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Fairgrounds horse barn put out to pasture

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

 

Restaurant raffle kicks off April 1

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

  • Mar 25th, 2017

 

Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 27th, 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

Committee meeting for San Juan Republicans

The San Juan County Republican Party will be having its annual Lincoln…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Fire commissioners add two new faces to board

The Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners welcomed its…

News briefs

Community forum about the school Join Orcas School on Thursday, March 30,…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Innovated solutions needed for county’s longtime affordable housing crisis

Some say vacation rentals are responsible for the county’s lack of affordable…

What’s your vision for the county?

Islanders with a vision for the county can express their ideas soon.…

Spamalot is supreme | Letter

“Spamalot” at the Orcas Center is a superior event that will endure…

  • Mar 20th, 2017

Soapy clams raise concerns for island ecosytems

by Russel Barsh Kwiaht director Clams dug from beaches in Fisherman Bay…

  • Mar 20th, 2017

Border patrol says no immigration changes at this time

Immigration bans enacted by President Donald Trump have left islanders wondering if…

No parking at library on March 20

The Orcas Island Library parking lot will be closed all day on…

  • Mar 20th, 2017

OIFR responds to structure fire

At approximately 6:30 a.m., on Friday, March 17, Orcas Island Fire and…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Nighttime 5K run for SAFE San Juans

Submitted by SAFE San Juans “SAFE on the Rocks” Twilight Glow 5k…

  • Mar 19th, 2017

‘Living and Dying Well on Orcas Island’

Molly Roberts, Meika Neenan and Dorian King (Hospice NW) will serve on…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Bus stop bungle, goats gone wild and pick-up plate switcheroo | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 18th, 2017

Speaker to address: What can we learn from the Weimar Republic in Germany?

Jens Kruse, professor emeritus of German at Wellesley College, will speak on…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

OPALCO fiber project kicks off on south San Juan Island

Construction begins on March 20 to install fiber optic cables along Cattle…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Return of the Rufous

As the Pacific Northwest slowly unthaws, currants bloom, beckoning the return of…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

News briefs

Living and dying well on Orcas “Live and Dying Well on Orcas…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Four candidates show interest in fire commissioner seats

Orcas Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners will consider four commissioner…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Eastsound Vision 2035 released for community input

In January, 34 Orcas Island residents entered into a consensus building process…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Amendments to vacation rental permit ordinance proposed

County officials have questioned the correlation between vacation rentals and affordable housing…

County council holds weekly meeting on Orcas

Orcas Island infrastructure was the star of the San Juan County Council…

Grellet-Tinner files civil suit against his former power of attorney

Gerald Grellet-Tinner has filed a complaint about money judgment and restitution of…

Scattered sheep, horn honking and a backyard burn | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 11th, 2017

How to make your will executor’s job easier

Having a will, advance directive and durable powers of attorney for health…

  • Mar 9th, 2017

Professor Aniruddh Patel to speak on ‘Singing and the Brain’

Humans may be the only species that speaks, but we are just…

  • Mar 9th, 2017

Deer Harbor bridge opening

The Deer Harbor bridge project was officially completed with a ribbon cutting…

Disgraced detective involved in delayed filing of rape case

Jose Cruz Churape-Martinez, 26, of Friday Harbor, is charged with rape of…

Orcas woman claims deputy inappropriately searched her

An Orcas woman convicted of felony burglary and misdemeanor theft has filed…

Fire commissioners grow from three to five

During the special election held on Feb. 14, voters approved a measure…

School requests bond recount

Update: A recount was completed on March 3, and the results remained…

Sheriff’s Log Feb. 21–28

Feb. 21 A deputy was dispatched to found drug paraphernalia in Friday…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Larsen slams immigration executive order

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

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Island Reproductive Health Initiative thanks Henigson for her service

Submitted by IRHI Alarmed by a recent increase in teen pregnancy and…

  • Mar 6th, 2017

Free trades training available for islanders

There was a time when potential employees would line up outside an…

‘The housing puzzle: how we can put together a solution’ panel

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans (LWVSJ) will host…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017