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Orcas Fire and Rescue handles multiple calls in one night

Crews from Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responded to multiple simultaneous calls…

  • Feb 17th, 2017

 

New bill proposed for outdoor preschools

Bipartisan bill SB 5357, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island), will…

  • Feb 19th, 2017

 

Hughes, Henley and Thomas give county review

The San Juan Islands were not immune to the effects of the…

 

String of burglaries allegedly tied together

(Official charges have not been made for individuals mentioned below, therefore the…

OPALCO scholarship amount doubles to $1k

Applications are now being accepted for OPALCO’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship…

  • Feb 17th, 2017

Friday Harbor woman accused of embezzling from San Juan Community Theatre

The San Juan Community Theatre has filed a civil complaint against former…

Affordable housing on the rocks

Believe it or not, at least on the calendar, spring is just…

  • Feb 19th, 2017

State Supreme Court upholds ruling against discriminatory florist shop

The Washington State Supreme Court unanimously upheld a lower court decision in…

  • Feb 16th, 2017

Mentor profile: Haley and Angelina

Haley Winchell first heard about the Funhouse Mentor Program through word of…

  • Feb 17th, 2017

Two arrested in Shinola burglary

On Feb. 10, the Shinola Jewelry store in Eastsound was burglarized. On…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

School bond looking grim; fire commission increases members | Update

After another ballot count on Feb. 15, the $8 million Orcas School…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Whidbey Navy crews conduct MEDEVACs in the San Juans

Search and Rescue teams from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted three…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Town Hall with Hughes and Henley

San Juan County Councilman Rick Hughes and County Auditor Milene Henley will…

  • Feb 13th, 2017

School and parents join together to correct classroom disruptions

A handful of sixth-grade parents are working with Orcas school administration to…

Ranker to talk on hope and action

Senator Kevin Ranker presents “Hope and Action: The Three Steps We Can…

  • Feb 11th, 2017

Burglar strikes Eastsound jewelry store

Sometime during the night of Thursday, Feb. 9, someone broke into Shinola…

State and local governments address public record requests

Electronic public records requests are free, so the public has been requesting…

Community church welcomes new pastor TJ Meaney

Orcas Island Community Church is excited to introduce our new Pastor for…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Community forum on emergency preparedness

Orcas Power and Light Cooperative, Orcas Fire and Rescue, San Juan County…

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Ranker fights for prescription drug cost transparency

Recognizing the real impact of prescription drug costs on Washington citizens’ pocketbooks…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Salish Sea Stands on Olympia

Monday, Feb. 13 is Salish Sea Stands Lobby Day; let’s show up…

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Killorn charged with five counts of firearm possession

Ronald Bruce Killorn of Friday Harbor has been charged with five counts…

Hiyu gets second life as entertainment venue

Washington State Ferries announced today the sale of its smallest retired ferry,…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Orcas schools closed

Orcas Island School District is closed on Feb. 7, due to icy…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

IRS scammers call islanders

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, an Internal Revenue Service agent called Leah McConnell,…

Library to be closed Feb. 13

As part of the library’s building expansion project, contractors will be spraying…

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Community news briefs

Calling all tree huggers Know someone who deserves to walk the stewardship…

  • Feb 9th, 2017

OPALCO seeks candidates for board election

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The 2017 Orcas Power and…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Request for salmon recovery project proposals

The San Juan County Lead Entity for Salmon Recovery is requesting salmon…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Small swarm of quakes shakes the islands

Between Jan. 29 and Feb. 3, 23 earthquakes rocked the San Juan…

Dwyer to discuss Polar Gigantism in Antarctic Sea Spiders

Dwyer to discuss Polar Gigantism in Antarctic Sea Spiders

  • Feb 7th, 2017

The facts of teen dating violence

Submitted by SAFE San Juans February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Larsen introduces legislation to counter politicization of the National Security Council

After what he described as a “holy crap” moment, Rep. Rick Larsen…

  • Feb 4th, 2017

UW Medicine and Catherine Washburn Medical Association announce plans to pursue partnership for Lopez Clinic

Submitted by the Catherine Washburn Medical Association Board and UW Medicine UW…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Found items, trespassing and animals-at-large | Sheriff’s Log

San Juan County Sheriff deputies responded to the following calls: Jan. 25Someone…

  • Feb 2nd, 2017

Orcas road improvements

For the past few years, the Prune Alley improvement project has been…

Arden Foster charged with assault with sexual motivation

Warning: the following story contains graphic details. Arden Wayne Foster, 50, has…

Rock Island representatives want proof of CenturyLink’s 911 backup

If a CenturyLink cable breaks and causes a long-term outage, Rock Island…

Larsen condemns Trump’s actions as contrary to American values

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after President Donald…

  • Jan 30th, 2017

The Affordable Care Act is not dead yet

by U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen Like the “dead” man scene in the…

  • Jan 30th, 2017