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San Juan County joins national opioid lawsuit

The San Juan Islands are not immune to the national opioid crisis,…

Locally grown foods in the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering again with Soroptimist…

  • Jun 21st, 2018

Orcas Island Health Care District works on writings its rules

Members of the Orcas Island Health Care District commission spent seven hours…

Orcas school district opts to continue Montessori

The Orcas Island Elementary School Montessori class will accept first-grade students in…

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Orca death leads to lowest Southern resident killer whale population in 30 years

The orcas who call the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands home…

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Carbon monoxide poisoning wrongful death lawsuits dismissed

Two wrongful death lawsuits filed after the carbon monoxide poisoning of Troy…

Don’t leave pets in cars

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone that with…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Local students make Gonzaga honor roll

Anthony Kaskurs made Gonzaga University’s President’s list and Dana Sabine made the…

  • Jun 18th, 2018
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                                The 2018 Orcas Island High School graduating class celebrates receiving their diplomas by throwing off their caps.

Here’s to the future | Orcas Island High School commencement ceremony

The class of 2018 bid farewell to high school and said hello…

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                                The 2018 Orcas Island High School graduating class celebrates receiving their diplomas by throwing off their caps.

Strong opposition to Trans Mountain Pipeline

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Environmental and indigenous leaders from…

  • Jun 18th, 2018

Cell citations; dashing dog; phone fraud | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. June 6 • A…

  • Jun 16th, 2018

All residential burning closed for the season

Submitted by San Juan County Fire Marshal All burn permits are expired…

  • Jun 15th, 2018

San Juan County Amateur Radio Society Field Day

The San Juan County Amateur Radio Society is pleased to announce that…

  • Jun 15th, 2018
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                                San Juan County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Barnett, right, and Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s lawyer Nick Power present at San Juan County District Court on May 30.

Grellet-Tinner seeks to file citizen charges against former county detective

Two November election candidates take part in questioning county staff’s hire of former detective

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                                San Juan County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Barnett, right, and Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s lawyer Nick Power present at San Juan County District Court on May 30.

Election season means time for political signs

by F. Milene Henley Auditor It’s election time, and with that comes…

  • Jun 13th, 2018

Health district adopts initial budget for 2018

An initial budget for the remainder of 2018 has been set by…

Stuck truck, dangerous drivers and pouting patrons | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 10th, 2018

County removes free speech case to federal court

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecutor Office A commentary on political…

  • Jun 9th, 2018
Some of the more than 12 members of the Veteran Navigator Program team that came to Orcas on June 19.

A day for veterans

by Meg Massey for the Orcas Community Resource Center Often we wait…

  • Jun 8th, 2018
Some of the more than 12 members of the Veteran Navigator Program team that came to Orcas on June 19.

Kulp pleads not guilty to murder in the second degree

A Shaw Island man accused of murdering his wife has pleaded not…

Multi-agency response to Judd Cove boat fire

San Juan County dispatch received a report of a vessel on fire…

  • Jun 6th, 2018

County council meeting to discuss comprehensive plan vision, June 11

The San Juan County Council will discuss the planning commission’s recommended amendments…

  • Jun 6th, 2018
photo courtesy Windermere Real Estate/Orcas Island/Wally Gudgell

The truth about Oprah Winfrey’s reported land purchase on Orcas | Interview with the realtor

Online news outlets have reported that Oprah Winfrey purchased an Orcas Island…

photo courtesy Windermere Real Estate/Orcas Island/Wally Gudgell

Eastsound woman killed in Highway 20 crash

A 95-year-old Eastsound woman was killed Monday in a collision on Highway…

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Orcas woman charged with assault

Marilyn Naumann, 67, of Eastsound has been charged with assault in the…

Potential affordable housing solution seeks community feedback

Housing advocates across San Juan County are exploring the feasibility of launching…

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Public school debates future of Montessori program

Orcas Island Elementary School’s Montessori program may not accept new first-graders for…

Voters will decide on real estate excise tax for affordable housing this November

Purchasers and sellers of county real estate may pay more to help…

Student at Orcas Elementary diagnosed with chickenpox

by Cindy Sapp Orcas Island School Nurse An Orcas Island elementary school…

  • May 31st, 2018

Sheriff Ron Krebs to seek re-election

The following was submitted by Ron Krebs. I was elected Sheriff of…

  • May 31st, 2018

Larsen votes to improve small business and rural community lending

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the following statement after voting for S.2155,…

  • May 30th, 2018

Assault, car theft charges for San Juan Island man

Days after being released from jail on assault charges, a local man…

Ferries’ new summer service plan

What happens when a ferry goes out of service and there are…

  • May 27th, 2018

Two trees taken; horse havoc; trashed tire | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 26th, 2018

Judge Kathryn Loring Orders SJC from Enforcing Code Provision against Power

Submitted by Nick Power, attorney at law Judge Loring of San Juan…

  • May 25th, 2018

GiveOrcas wraps up campaign | $234k awarded to local organizations

The Orcas Island Community Foundation distributed $234,000 to 20 programs serving the…

  • May 24th, 2018

Parent education night to cover sexuality education and abuse prevention

SAFE San Juans and Orcas Island Elementary are working together to provide…

  • May 24th, 2018

Friends of the San Juans joins lawsuit against Army Corps of Engineers

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans A lawsuit filed on May…

  • May 23rd, 2018

Lawsuit against county finalized, county awarded $10,000

Lopez resident Edward Kilduff and attorneys Nick Power and Michelle Earl-Hubbard were…

Health care district hosts first regular meeting

With one regular meeting now in its rearview mirror, the Orcas Health…