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Children’s House still shines today thanks to Sandra Starr | Guest Column

Submitted by Children’s House Children’s House exists today in no small part…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Extra Anacortes to Orcas sailings added for film festival

In anticipation of the Orcas Island Film Festival this weekend, Washington State…

  • Oct 5th, 2017

Islanders canvass in Redmond for Manka Dhingra

by David Turnoy Why would 82 people from San Juan, Whatcom, and…

  • Oct 5th, 2017

School prepares for bond and levy vote

Orcas Island School District is requesting a bond and a levy from…

Interviews for San Juan County Superior Court judge replacement underway

San Juan County will have a new Superior Court Judge next year,…

Kickoff event for the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy on Orcas

Climate Justice Steward Sharon Abreu will host a kickoff event for the…

  • Oct 2nd, 2017

Baby doorstep delivery, car combustion, refile refuse | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 30th, 2017

Community tries to save Life Care Center

The islands’ only live-in facility, with 24-hour nursing, is set to close…

Residential burning opens Monday

Residential burning season will be opening, with limited hours, on Monday, Oct.…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Baby orca, J-52, passes away

Submitted by the Center for Whale Research As of Sept. 19, another…

  • Sep 29th, 2017

Family planning in island communities

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood Executive Director Linda McCarthy spoke to an audience…

San Juan Islands are overrun by deer

If you’re familiar at all with the San Juan Islands, you’re aware…

County-wide burn ban lifted

From the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s office Due to the recent…

  • Sep 27th, 2017

A conversation with County Councilman Hughes

As the year enters its final quarter, San Juan County Council Chairman…

Washington State Ferries grapple with funding issues

At the Washington State Transportation Commission meeting on Sept. 19, most speakers…

Rally with Ranker in Redmond

by State Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas This Saturday, Sept. 30, is your…

  • Sep 25th, 2017

Port of Orcas removes trees on property adjacent to airport

Submitted by the Port of Orcas In an effort to maintain the…

  • Sep 25th, 2017

Farm tours on the way

Come meet local farmers and feast on the bounty of local harvest…

  • Sep 24th, 2017

Traffic troubles, fraudulent finances and trespassing tourist | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 22nd, 2017

JP & the OK Rhythm Boys play Random Howse

JP and the OK Rhythm Boys will be playing at Random Howse…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Orcas public hospital district to be on April 2018 ballot

By Art Lange On behalf of the all-volunteer Coalition for Orcas Healthcare…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Ranker speaks to Washington State Transportation Commission about summer ferry interruptions

The Washington State Transportation Commission held a meeting to discuss summer ferry…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Comprehensive plan education sweeps county

San Juan County Community Development staff is on a county-wide tour to…

Community solar proposals sought for design and construction

Submitted by OPALCO More than 1,200 members responded to an online survey…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Praying Mantis: beautiful but invasive

Submitted by KIWAHT At KWIAHT, we have received several reports of the…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Bike burglary, delinquent docking and banned burn | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 17th, 2017

Comprehensive plan update meetings

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Department of Community…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands to close this fall

Life Care Centers of America has announced plans to close Life Care…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Planned Parenthood discussion Sept. 22 on Orcas Island

The following was submitted by Our Revolution of San Juan County. An…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Transportation commission meeting Sept. 19

Local officials and community leaders from the San Juan Islands will meet…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Lummi Nation fishers capture more than 43,500 Atlantic salmon

The Lummi Nation’s fishing fleet has removed 43,522 Atlantic salmon from waters…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

San Juan County settles with alleged assault victim

A convicted felon, who claims she was assaulted by the San Juan…

Deputies injured at San Juan County Sheriff’s Office training

Three San Juan County deputies were injured during active shooter trainings in…

UW Medicine holds town hall meeting about management of OMC

It was standing-room only in Orcas Center for a town hall meeting…

Dog discovery, Lopez lurking and attempted assault | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Aug.…

  • Sep 10th, 2017

San Juan County settles with alleged assault victim

A convicted felon, who claims she was assaulted by the San Juan…

  • Sep 9th, 2017

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal and Senator Kevin Ranker visit Orcas School

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas,…

  • Sep 9th, 2017

MAG’s $10,000 challenge grant will provide new opportunities for students

The Music Advocacy Group has announced the formation of the Joyce Burghardt…

  • Sep 8th, 2017

Dr. David Russell and Kirsten Pickard, ARNP, to join the UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic

UW Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. David Russell and Kirsten…

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey help | Orcas Animal Shelter to bring back dogs from Texas

Hurricane Harvey ravaged everything in its path, and residents of southeast Texas…