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Q&A with OPALCO candidates

OPALCO is a member-owned cooperative governed by a Board of Directors who…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

 

Update: Story of emergency responders being impersonated on the island is false

The family involved in the case below called the Sounder to clarify…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

 

Barking dogs, credit fraud and a drive-by shooting | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 21st, 2017

 

‘Researching Our History’: A free workshop for anyone with a story to tell

Join members of the Writing Our History Project and their partners History…

  • Apr 20th, 2017

San Juan Island National Historical Park is recruiting youth

San Juan Island National Historical Park is currently recruiting for the 2017…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

OIFR response to car fire on Mt. Constitution

Crews from Orcas Island Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a vehicle…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Property taxes are due April 30

San Juan County Treasurer Rhonda Pederson would like to remind county property…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Electric vehicles: from STEM to sustainability

The following was submitted by the San Juan Islands Conservation District. The…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

UW Medicine works with Island Hospital for smooth transition of Orcas Medical Center

UW Medicine has begun work with Island Hospital to transition the management…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

From sea to shining EPRC

Sidewalks, water and the village vision were the big topics at the…

Speeding cars and herding horses | Sheriff’s Log

April 5 • A deputy responded to the sheriff’s office in Friday…

  • Apr 15th, 2017

School seeks strategic planning input

This past week the Orcas Island Public School District sent out invitations…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Celebrating early learning for island kids

County Council Chairman Rick Hughes believes that investing in early learning benefits…

Reviewing regional recyclables

Living on an island, you get used to slow internet, minimal cell…

The Gottman Institute to hold research study with Orcas Island couples

The Gottman Institute, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Peluso of Florida Atlantic…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

Community news briefs

Lecture about soil Good soil is an important ingredient in the recipe…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Girlfriend gone, potato cannon problems, drug use park stop | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 10th, 2017

What to do if you get head lice

What to do if you get head lice

More than 100,000 bats and counting

by Russel Barsh Director of KWIAHT Kwiaht released the first annual findings…

  • Apr 9th, 2017

Final call for 911 dispatcher

Behind the screened counter at San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, in a…

Emmanuel Church will serve as a place of welcome for refugees

The following was submitted by the Emmanuel Episcopal Parish of Orcas Island.…

  • Apr 7th, 2017

Coffelt pleads guilty to wire fraud

Sarah Coffelt pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Seattle on…

Noisy Seas

Oceans were once so acoustically crystal clear that the low rumble of…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

Meet the OPALCO candidates

Orcas Power and Light Co-op members will have a chance to vote…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

Trumpcare didn’t pass, but Rep. Larsen lists Obamacare fixes

Three days after Republicans pulled their Affordable Care Act repeal from a…

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in death of two San Juan Island residents | Update

The San Juan County Coroner has confirmed that the death of two…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

Are Southern Resident Killer Whales starving? | SeaDoc Society

By Bob Friel SeaDoc Society On March 6, the SeaDoc Society together…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Finding a strategy to accelerate Chinook recovery | Salish Sea Currents

By Bob Friel Salish Sea Currents Muck boots and waders sinking deep…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Republican Lincoln Day luncheon

“We are living in an age of miracles,” he said. “We’ve put…

New deputy for Orcas Island: Eric Peter

Moving to Orcas to work for the San Juan County Sheriff’s office…

School board re-evaluates bond: Community forum

After the tortuously slim, three-vote failure of February’s $8 million school bond…

Elwha ferry out of service – several routes canceled

The Elwha remains out of service for the entire operating day due…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017

Mountain Lake closed for construction

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced that an upcoming construction…

  • Apr 2nd, 2017

Sheriff’s Log

March 22 • Deputies responded to an Eastsound residence regarding potential vandalism…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Reminder: San Juan County is GMO-free

As farmers and gardeners begin to plant their crops for the coming…

Fairgrounds horse barn put out to pasture

Hold your horses — the San Juan County Fairgrounds horse barn isn’t…

Sheriff’s Log

March 15 • A Lopez deputy was asked to verify whether an…

  • Mar 27th, 2017

Restaurant raffle kicks off April 1

In conjunction with a nutrition program, early learning center Children House is…

  • Mar 25th, 2017

Fruit pest workshop

The Master Gardener Foundation of San Juan County in partnership with San…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Free Health Screening Canceled | Update

UPDATE: The free health screening has been canceled. There is no future…

  • Mar 27th, 2017