Orcas Film Festival preview: ‘Oil and Water’

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Although the new documentary “Oil and Water,” directed by two Seattle filmmakers and showing at the Orcas Island Film Festival from Oct. 10 to 13, partially takes place along the Amazon, this movie tracing the coming-of-age of two young men into the world of social awareness, big oil and environmental activism couldn’t be more connected to the San Juan Islands and the waters of the Salish Sea that surround us.


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Meeting of the minds

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Sep 19, 2014 at 9:38AM

That is according to Dr. Melody Rose, President of Marylhurst University and former Chancellor of the Oregon University System, who will present “Leader of the Free World? The Future of American Women in Politics” on Saturday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m. at Orcas Center as part of the Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series.

Human remains found at Moran shrouded in mystery

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Sep 18, 2014 at 1:58PM

A fisherman found decomposed human remains with a wallet in a collapsed tent located off-trail in a secluded area of Moran State Park near the bridge over the Cascade Lake lagoon on Sept. 6.

A baby orca is finally born

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 7:00AM

A two-year drought came to a welcomed end Saturday, Sept. 6, as researchers with the Center for Whale Research spotted a killer whale calf off the west side of San Juan Island.

New ferry schedule, off-peak fares highlight fall sailing season

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:16AM

Changing foliage and shorter days aren’t the only things Washington State Ferries’ customers can count on every fall.

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