Conversation about teen drug use

  • Today at 7:00AM updated at 9:42AM

This week a group of concerned islanders gathered to dialogue on the topic, led by marriage and family therapist Beth Jenson.


Community Events, October 2014

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Unwanted roommate, parcel theft and cyclist collision | Sheriff's Log

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:12AM

Oct. 8: A Friday Harbor woman was awakened by a man banging on her door looking for her roommate. Entry was not gained, and the man departed before deputies arrived.

Kids dissect island recycling

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:09AM

Orcas Islanders are not doing a very good job recycling. That's what Laura Tidwell’s 8th grade science class found out when they looked into the recycling at the Orcas Transfer Station in early October.

OIFR dog rescue

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 4:02PM

On Tuesday, Oct. 28 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Orcas Island Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Woodside Farm in the Obstruction Pass neighborhood of Orcas Island to rescue a dog stranded at the base of a cliff.

Modern message in a bottle: ‘this could be oil’

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 7:00AM

A tanker carrying hundreds of tons of fuel lost power close to the shores of Haida Gwaii, a northern British Columbia archipelago, Thurs., Oct. 16. The vessel, nearing the shoreline, in danger of running aground and spilling fuel into the water, was rescued by a U.S. tug boat after the Canadian Coast Guard was unable to tow it to safety.

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