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Volunteer opportunity for members to nominate OPALCO board candidates

As proposed by co-op members this fall, a new volunteer member committee…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

Orcas Center welcomes all members – old and new

On Monday, Dec. 5, Orcas Center will host a complimentary membership kick-off…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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Funhouse to renovate and expand its building

Using a portion of the generous gift from the Henigson family, and…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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Navy awards Larsen highest civilian honor

Rep. Rick Larsen has been awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award, the…

  • Nov 29th, 2016
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A day in the life of the Orcas Island Food Bank

The following article was originally submitted in November of 2011 by the…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Flights in an hour of need

Undergoing cancer treatment is a daunting prospect. For islanders, there is the…

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Orcas debaters take first and second place

Orcas Island High School debaters took first and second place during a…

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Standing Rock walkout on Orcas

Orcas Islander Jan Ehrlichman volunteered two weeks ago at the Standing Rock…

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Decommissioned sheriff’s vessel sinks while tied to dock

A decommissioned Sheriff’s boat at the Orcas Ferry Landing fuel dock sank…

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Hedrick Smith: ‘Trump overwhelmingly won the vote of the discontented’

The seats of the Orcas Center were full, extra chairs were packed…

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San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | Stolen cars; driving under the influence; fight at adult basketball game

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

  • Nov 26th, 2016
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Mid-wife Melinda Milligan retiring

Melinda Milligan, Certified Nurse-Midwife, announces her retirement and the closing of her…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Warming waters threaten Indian Island

Climate change is affecting the whole world – even a small island…

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How climate change is affecting the San Juan Islands

by Alyssa Johns and Chela Scheckel-Mohler Orcas Island High School This story…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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OIFR conducts rescue in Moran

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, Orcas Island Fire & Rescue was dispatched…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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County well policy moving towards ‘cautionary approach’

When you live on an island, water has the potential to be…

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San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | RV trespassing; dogs at large; suspicious activity on a dock

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

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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Suffering in the San Juans: Homeless in paradise

Fifty-eight. That’s how many people were identified as homeless in San Juan…

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San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | Car stuck on boulder; intoxicated men get into fight; car bumper found in roadway

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

  • Dec 3rd, 2016
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Big change coming in vehicle and vessel licensing

Washington State residents with vehicle and vessel transactions due in December are…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

Planning commission opening

The San Juan County Planning Commission will have an open position for…

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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Orcas Medical Center must raise $750k by Jan. 15 to partner with UW Medicine

Orcas Medical Center is at a crossroads. After Island Hospital announced it…

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Coast Guard assists kayakers stranded near Sucia

The U.S. Coast Guard assisted two kayakers to safety after they became…

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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Celebrate Indian Island on Nov. 17

Indian Island is beginning to show the effects of increasing tourist traffic…

  • Nov 13th, 2016
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Guest column | Third quarter review of county finances

by F. Milene Henley San Juan County Auditor My first year of…

  • Nov 11th, 2016

County approves six-year Transportation Improvement Plan

The San Juan County Council has approved a Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program…

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Crime briefs | Orcas man charged with burglary; FH man charged with meth possession

Friday Harbor man charged with meth possession Bradley Jason Faylor, 30, of…

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School pays tribute to veterans

Tears, smiles and respect were shared during the Orcas Island School District’s…

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Home invasion case on Orcas labeled ‘inactive’ | Reward money returned

After hundreds of police hours and very few leads, the case involving…

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San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | Vehicle-pedestrian collision; man hiding in bushes; bicycle rider hits deer

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

  • Nov 10th, 2016
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Lahari to offer end of life care for caregivers course

Sally Coffin, RN from Lahari will be teaching End of Life Care…

  • Nov 10th, 2016
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Standing with Standing Rock | a Lopezian’s experience

by Kai Sanburn Lopez Island I went to Standing Rock in September,…

  • Nov 9th, 2016
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Hedrick Smith to speak on the political earthquake of 2016

The following was submitted by Orcas Currents. Now that the most divisive…

  • Nov 9th, 2016
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Observing Veteran’s Day on Orcas

On Friday, Nov. 11, the American Legion Post 93 in Eastsound will…

  • Nov 10th, 2016
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San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | Loose calf; man with concealed weapon; intoxicated man jumps into water

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

  • Nov 8th, 2016
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Orcas voters overwhelmingly approve library levy

Orcas Island voters have supported the Orcas Library expansion. A total of…

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Watson and Hughes take the lead in council race

In the race for San Juan County Council District 1, Bill Watson…

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University of Washington sends medical center letter of intent

Orcas Medical Foundation has received a letter of intent from University of…

  • Nov 7th, 2016
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Winter ferry schedule released on Nov. 8

Washington State Ferries’ Winter 2017 schedule will release on Nov. 8 at…

  • Nov 7th, 2016
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San Juan County releases preliminary 2017 budget | Economy is ‘booming’

San Juan County says it is at “the beginning of a new…