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SeaDoc Society and Exchange join forces to reduce single-use beverage containers

Orcas Recycling Services/The Exchange and The SeaDoc Society, both Orcas based non-profits,…

  • Jan 20th, 2017

 

Orcas Medical Foundation fundraising successful

Orcas Medical Foundation successfully raised $750,000 toward getting University of Washington Neighborhood…

 

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Women’s march on Orcas

Numerous Orcas Island women and children are amassing in Washington, D.C., Seattle,…

  • Jan 19th, 2017

 

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Mail tampering, falsified ID and forced coin machine | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 19th, 2017
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Ferries get new director

Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation Roger Millar announced the…

  • Jan 17th, 2017
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Pedestrian hit by car at Anacortes ferry landing

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 a woman was struck…

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County affirms its stance on immigration

At the first meeting of the San Juan County Council in 2017,…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

School to ask for $8 million bond for campus improvements

Faced with a combination of deteriorating buildings and a $1 million donation…

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Linnes given ‘Citizen of the Year’ award for saving woman’s life

Jason Linnes was socializing and enjoying his meal at the Orcas Chamber…

Jason Linnes with Ronda Greenawalt.
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County news briefs

Vision Mapping How do successful business owners and entrepreneurs achieve goals and…

  • Jan 17th, 2017
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Drones are added to orca protection zone

Most San Juan Islanders know vessels and aircraft can’t be within 200…

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Councilmen sworn in, CT, submarine cables and orcas discussed at SJC Council

The first San Juan County Council meeting of the year, on Jan.…

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Funding for Glenwood Springs on the line

The Glenwood Springs Hatchery on Orcas Island may soon be needing to…

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Lopez public hospital district could be on April ballot

By Hayley Day The creation of a Lopez Island public hospital district…

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Four-course cooking class

Learn to cook a romantic dinner for two with Christina Orchid at…

  • Jan 14th, 2017
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Community news briefs

Shop at the co-op, help the Funhouse The Funhouse Commons is the…

  • Jan 13th, 2017
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San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | Malicious mischief; man leaves knife; commercial burglary

The San Juan County Sheriff’s log responded to the following calls. Jan.…

  • Jan 13th, 2017
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Maine Conservation Corps welcomes Robin Gropp

The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Robin Gropp to serve as an…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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Village Green to receive free internet access

Wireless internet access is coming to the Village Green. During an Eastsound…

Larsen, Murray and Cantwell push Navy to extend environmental impact study public comment period

Rep. Rick Larsen along with U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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Tree falls on deputy’s car

At approximately 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, Orcas Island Fire and…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Councilman Hughes looks forward to new year

Rick Hughes has reached the end of his first four years representing…

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Leadership San Juan Islands launches its 13th Year

The Leadership San Juan Islands professional development program launched a new class…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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OPALCO rate increase takes effects in January

When co-op members get their power bills in January, the 2017 rate…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Fire and power outage on Orcas

A fallen tree caused a wildfire and power outages in the early…

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Lopez Clinic and Medicare: key issues and changes

Submitted by the CWMA and LIMC You may have seen a petition…

  • Jan 10th, 2017
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Orcas Christian School’s robotics team wins first place

by Darby Wright OCS freshman The Orcas Christian School robotics team traveled…

  • Jan 9th, 2017
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Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve reaches finish line

After two years of fundraising, the $4.2 million campaign for Mount Grant…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Baby Derby winner 2017

The first baby of the year arrived right on time on Jan.…

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EDC offers Women’s Business Boot Camp

Women entrepreneurs are invited to attend the San Juan County Economic Development…

  • Jan 9th, 2017
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Pertussis cases continue in San Juan County

San Juan County Health and Community Service continues to investigate new cases…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Friday Harbor man pleads guilty to one count of child molestation

(Warning: This story contains disturbing details about the alleged sexual assault against…

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Serious concern for sunflower sea stars

by Bob Friel Special to the Sounder Science usually happens a millimeter…

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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Partially submerged boat is back up

The 60-foot schooner Phoenix is living up to her name. After a…

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Larsen urges SJC residents to share Affordable Care Act stories

Submitted by Rep. Rick Larsen’s office Facing a Republican-led White House, Senate…

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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OMF nears $750,000 goal

As University of Washington Neighborhood Clinic’s Jan. 15 deadline set for Orcas…

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County seeks to fill board and commission vacancies

The San Juan County Council is searching for county citizens to fill…

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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Lopez Medical Clinic partnership update

Submitted by the Catherine Washburn Medical Association and Lopez Island Medical Clinic.…

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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Gulf herring windfall gives stressed Chinook salmon a break

An exceptionally large spring hatch of herring in the Gulf Islands provided…

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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Red Cross recommends preparing for disasters in 2017

The New Year is coming and many will make resolutions about things…

  • Jan 5th, 2017