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Proposed propane tank prompts protests

The Seaview residential community is rising up to prevent the installation of…

 

Friday Harbor man found deceased

On Thursday, July 20, Jonathan Tapia-Rojas, who was in his mid-20s, was…

 

Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. July…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017

 

Sen. Ranker reacts to Republicans’ block vote of capital budget

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released this statement today after Senate Republicans…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Immigration group celebrates success

A coalition of islanders is one step closer to protecting the rights…

Coffelt sentenced to 33 months incarceration

Sarah Coffelt was sentenced on July 20 to serve 33 months incarceration,…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Detour at Orcas Hill Road during park and ride construction

Submitted by San Juan County Road work will begin on Orcas Hill…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Emergency ferry schedule in effect through end of month | Update

A new ferry schedule is released for the rest of July and possibly early August.

Planes, cars and more at annual Orcas Fly-in

Looking for something to do in early August? Come out to the…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

How I caught the bear who smelled like donuts

by Janice Williams Special to the Sounder All my life, I have…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

San Juan ferries on the fritz

Update: The Yakima is out of service until further notice due to…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Turtleback wildland fire extinguished in less than 24 hours

Less than a day after it began, a wildland fire located at…

  • Jul 15th, 2017

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Sen. Kevin Ranker speak in support of OPAL

The topic of affordable housing on Orcas is a large enough issue…

State vows to “fully fund” education, but local schools may lose out

Washington’s recently passed budget adds billions to fund public K-12 education, but…

San Juan soccer coach pleads guilty to assault with sexual intent

This is the third case negatively affected by former San Juan County Detective Stephen Parker.

JP and OK Rhythm Boys to play in the Village Green

Home from their triumphant 2017 Idaho/Montana Tour, JP and the OK Rhythm…

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Special three-day filing period for Port of Orcas commissioner

The San Juan County Elections Office is opening a special three-day filing…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Traveling art exhibit at Community Church

As a part of SummerFest, Orcas Island Community Church is hosting a…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Islands experience data outage

Internet, LTE, T-Mobile and other cell phone providers in the San Juan…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Car caper; mooring mishaps; firework flagrancy | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. July…

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Transient orca sightings on the rise

The village of Eastsound was treated to a rare sight on the…

Pharmaceutical help for seniors

Make an appointment or come visit with Melissa Lowry at the Orcas…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

New hands-free driving law goes into effect July 23

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office The new distracted driving…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

OISD reacts to state fully-funding education

Orcas Island School District is taking a proactive approach toward answering questions…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Cider and Mead Festival, July 22

It’s that time again! For the seventh year in a row, Orcas…

  • Jul 9th, 2017

Medication marauder; returning runaways; driver dashes | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. June…

  • Jul 8th, 2017

Mail scams target seniors

“Dorothy’s” daughter grew concerned as she leafed through the pages of her…

Join Washington State Ferries for Orcas Island terminal grand opening

Just in time for the busy summer season, Orcas Island has a…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Parking problems at county park

Places to leave your vehicle while you explore Agate Beach or Iceberg…

Lt. Governor Habib, Sen. Ranker, to host community forum

Join Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib and Sen. Kevin Ranker for a community…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Brass Patriots perform on the Village Green

Bring friends and family to the Village Green to enjoy the sounds…

  • Jul 4th, 2017

Islanders to use 10-digit dialing system starting July 29

Islanders will have to dial area codes to call neighbors, on any…

Italian arum is a noxious weed

The following was submitted by the San Juan County Noxious Weed Control…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Orcatrazz Swing Band to perform at Emmanuel

Come swing with band leader Ken Speck and the Orcatrazz Swing Band…

  • Jul 2nd, 2017

Orcas youth dies in apparent tragic accident

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office The San Juan County…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

NAS Whidbey Island SAR conducts a medical evacuation for Lopezian

A search and rescue team of five from Naval Air Station Whidbey…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

State government shutdown averted, Washington State Parks to remain open | Update

A state government shutdown was averted on Friday, June 30, and state…

Raccoon raid retaliation, peculiar patron, music mutiny | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: June…

  • Jun 29th, 2017

AGO files campaign finance complaint against San Juan County Democrats

Submitted by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office The Attorney General’s Office…

  • Jun 29th, 2017