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Protect yourself from wildfire smoke

Submitted by San Juan County With a change in the weather pattern,…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Yakima sailings delayed 90 minutes to two hours

The Yakima has been delayed for U.S. Coast Guard documentation issues and…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Honey bees can displace native bees

Submitted by Russel Barsh My lab has been documenting pollinators in San…

  • Sep 4th, 2017

Harassing ex-husband, victim of a Volvo and stolen plate swap | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 3rd, 2017

Senator Ranker helps secure missing Orcas landing park and ride funds

As soon as Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, was notified that the state…

Phone problems in Lopez Village since May

For more than three months, businesses and residences in the Lopez Village…

Samish Indian Nation wins map contest award

Submitted by The Samish Indian Nation The Samish Indian Nation announced on…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

Orcas Island School District hires new para-educator Katie Wlaysewski

Orcas Island School District has hired a new para-educator, Katie Wlaysewski (pronounced…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

From Standing Rock to the San Juans: concerns about oil are hitting home

The fight against fossil fuels is moving west. Citizens of the San…

All about elections

Now that Orcas voters are looking in their rearview mirror at the…

Reminder: San Juan County is GMO-free

As farmers and gardeners begin to plant their crops for the coming…

Fire commissioners add two new faces to board

The Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners welcomed its…

Border patrol says no immigration changes at this time

Immigration bans enacted by President Donald Trump have left islanders wondering if…

Orcas Medical Foundation fundraising successful

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

Orcas Medical Foundation is more than halfway to its $750,000 goal

With one month left until University of Washington Neighborhood Clinic’s deadline, Orcas…

OIFR names Williams fire chief

After a year of accusations, an investigation and a financial surprise from…

Six people run for fire commissioner

Six people have shown an interest in filling the vacant Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners seat.

OIFR board considers commissioner applicants

Six people have shown an interest in filling the vacant OIFR Board of Commissioners seat.

Man from British Columbia charged with assault

Donnelly allegedly punched another man repeatedly causing wounds to his head and face.

Orcas man charged with assault

According to the deputy report, a witness saw a male subject punch a female in the face.

Orcas School looks at phase three of campus remodel

Orcas School looks at phase three of campus remodel

Head of WSF visits the San Juan Islands

The 30-minute rule, food vendor conflict and rider satisfaction were the hot topics.

Sea View Theater hosts ‘Conversations with a cop’

It all started with a cardboard sign.

Orcas candidate forum

The five candidates running for the position of County Council District 1 each got a chance to share their opinions on topics plaguing San Juan County at one of three forums held by The League of Women Voters.

Senior center art auction

The Orcas Senior Center’s first ever art auction is well under way. The silent auction, which began on June 13, will run through July 9, when a live auction will be held at the senior center.

OIHS students speak with science teacher aboard Nautilus

Though technical difficulties caused a delay in the interview, Orcas High School students were still able to speak with Timothy Dwyer aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus on Wednesday, May 18.

Orcas Fire and Rescue staff stars in nearly nude calendar

Orcas Fire and Rescue staff stars in nearly nude calendar

EWUA postpones rate increase

The Eastsound Water Users Association board decided to put a six-month hold on the rate increase at their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 17. The hold will allow board to begin working group discussions with the members most impacted by the change in the rate structure.

Common Sense Alliance takes case to U.S. Supreme Court

Common Sense Alliance has taken its objections to San Juan County’s Critical Area Ordinance to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Senator Ranker visits with Lions Sunrise Volunteers

Senator Kevin Ranker shared breakfast and state budget news with a cafe full of attendees on Friday, April 22.

Williams appointed acting Fire Chief

Scott Williams has been appointed acting Fire Chief, with Chad Kimple acting as Assistant Fire Chief.

County council adopts Shoreline Master Plan

by Mandi Johnson

Ranker and Habib talk budget and community

Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib and State Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, held a…

Park and ride progresses

Construction of the Orcas Ferry Landing Park and Ride is nearing its…

League of Women Voters starts comp plan program

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans (LWVSJ) announces a…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

Coalition for Orcas Health Care petitions for public hospital district

Submitted by the Coalition for Orcas Health Care Volunteers for the Coalition…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

Smaller ferry fills in while Hyak is out of service

Ferry service in the San Juan Islands has hit another speed bump…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Ghiglione retires, new fire chief hired

Lopez Island Fire and EMS Fire Chief Jim Ghiglione submitted his letter…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

UW Medicine names chief of Orcas-Lopez island clinics

UW Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael D. Alperin has…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Propane tank permit postponed

Inter-Island Propane’s request to install a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank in an…