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Eastsound Water Users Association explains new rate structure

by Corbin LaMont Sounder contributor Eastsound Water Users Association has unveiled a…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Friday Harbor man dies in traffic accident

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. At 5:30 a.m. on…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Bill to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21 heads to governor to sign into law

by Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The legal age to purchase…

  • Mar 31st, 2019

Spring speeders; assault allegations; nagging neighbors | Sheriff’s Log

The SJC Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. March 20 • An…

  • Mar 29th, 2019

Reduced vehicle capacity on ferries

Submitted by Washington State Ferries There will be reduced vehicle capacity on…

  • Mar 28th, 2019

Climate advocate training, March 30

Hope, optimism and effective climate action; these are the themes of the…

  • Mar 28th, 2019

Orcas woman’s death ruled accidental

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecutor/Coroner and Sheriff’s Office. A local…

  • Mar 25th, 2019

Chatter citation, fearful family, renegade RVer | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 25th, 2019
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                                Kasey Jo Weigley, Mac McCorison, Tony Simpson, LaRen Rossie, Sam Fowler, Alex Conrad.

Orcas Fire and Rescue participates in stairclimb

Orcas Fire and Rescue volunteers have raised $6,427 for the Leukemia and…

  • Mar 24th, 2019
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                                Kasey Jo Weigley, Mac McCorison, Tony Simpson, LaRen Rossie, Sam Fowler, Alex Conrad.

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Michael Davis, 25, of Friday Harbor, was charged with burglary in the…

Hogle’s trial postponed to May

The trial of an Orcas man accused of possessing and distributing child…

Temporary housing solution for deputy causes problems

Finding housing on Orcas Island is difficult. That dilemma landed the San…

Orcas man charged with methamphetamine possession

Anthony Kean, 31, of Eastsound, was charged with possession of a controlled…

Sheriff’s Office has no further leads in gunshot wound case

A case involving an Orcas Island man who sustained a gunshot wound…

Stabbing on San Juan

A San Juan Island man was stabbed on March 21 and was…

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Vehicular homicide trial postponed until July

The trial date for a man accused of vehicular homicide has been…

Orcas teen charged with drug possession

Aiden McGregor, 18, of Olga, was charged with possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)…

Voters to decide on daylight savings

by Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington residents could vote to…

  • Mar 21st, 2019
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                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy announces decision on Growlers

Under a decision announced March 13, the Navy will add 36 EA-18G…

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                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Want to join the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk?

If you have ever been interested in joining the Susan G. Komen…

  • Mar 19th, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged for assault against a deputy

Antonio Prieto-Sanchez, 56, of Roche Harbor, was charged in the San Juan…

University of Southern California students spend spring break giving back to Orcas

by Meredith M. Griffith Sounder contributor Last week, 15 students from the…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

Orcas man sues San Juan County, sheriff and deputy

An Orcas Island man is suing the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office…

Beach battle, teen toker, serial speeder | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 17th, 2019

Abandoned autos, dangerous drivers and violated vehicles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 14th, 2019

‘Mamma Mia!’ is a delightful escape from the cold

by Meredith M. Griffith Contributor Bitterly cold March winds may be howling,…

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Washington Attorney General sues three Fortune 15 companies for negligently fueling opioid epidemic

“Distributors ignored red flags while pouring staggering amounts of opioids into Washington”

  • Mar 12th, 2019

Coffelt Farm says critical infrastructure upgrades are needed to continue operations

by Meredith M. Griffith Contributor Coffelt Farm has proved profitable in its…

  • Mar 12th, 2019
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                                New deputy Bryce Peterson.

Orcas welcomes new deputy Bryce Peterson

Bryce Peterson still can’t believe his luck. Since Feb. 5, he has…

Colleen Smith photo
                                New deputy Bryce Peterson.

Update from the Island’s Oil Spill Association

Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management. In Eastsound on…

  • Mar 10th, 2019

Tax time means increased risk for phone scams

Submitted by IRS Media Relations. As the April filing deadline approaches, the…

  • Mar 9th, 2019

School District Montessori on schedule for this fall

Submitted by Eric Webb, OISD Superintendent “Montessori is definitely happening this fall…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

Debate over proposed Lopez pot farm

by Miles Becker Sounder contributor The topic of growing industrial marijuana was…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Home builders oppose legislation that increases housing costs

Submitted by the Building Industry Association of Washington Lawmakers arrived at the…

  • Mar 5th, 2019

Lopez man charged with burglary, imprisonment and malicious mischief

Darren Adam Hayes, 57, of Lopez, was charged in the San Juan…

Emergency error; tool theft; attitude adjustment | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 4th, 2019

Inslee launches 2020 presidential campaign

By Sean Harding WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee…

  • Mar 1st, 2019

Sean Hunter sentenced to 17 years for rape, assault

Sean Michael Hunter, 24 was sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison…

Port of Orcas special meeting Feb. 28

The Port of Orcas will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb.…

  • Feb 28th, 2019