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Vacancies for San Juan County boards and commissions

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching…

  • Jan 2nd, 2018

Computer carried off; stealing from good samaritan; running robber | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 29th, 2017

Con artist scams hopeful renters on Lopez Island

The rental house would be perfect for their family. Orcas Islanders Erin…

  • Dec 28th, 2017

Friends of the San Juans appeals shoreline master program for ‘failure to protect orca, salmon, forage fish and beaches’

The following was submitted by the Friends of the San Juans. On…

  • Dec 28th, 2017

Top stories of 2017 | Part I

At the end of the year, the Islands’ Sounder takes a look…

  • Dec 27th, 2017

Tis the season to view orcas | Guest column

Tis the season for one of the best for shore-based viewing of orcas in the inland waters.

  • Dec 25th, 2017

Second public hospital district town hall held

The second town hall answered community questions and concerns regarding the proposed tax district.

Abducted Apple, abandoned auto and toppled tree | Sheriff Log

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

  • Dec 23rd, 2017

UW Medicine names chief of Orcas-Lopez island clinics

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

  • Dec 21st, 2017

Tony Giefer to leave Orcas Medical Center

The following was submitted by Tony Giefer. My last day practicing at…

  • Dec 21st, 2017

Without a hospital district, Orcas will lose UW Medicine

This winter the Orcas Island community donated or pledged a staggering $1…

  • Dec 21st, 2017

SHIBA helps sign up patients for Medicare

Orcas Island residents who are covered by Medicare and need assistance choosing…

  • Dec 21st, 2017

County awarded $10,000 in public records lawsuit

Edward Kilduff of Lopez Island was ordered to pay San Juan County…

Lopez public hospital district hires Orcas resident to be superintendent

At its regular board meeting on Dec. 14, the Board of Commissioners…

  • Dec 20th, 2017

School board welcomes new directors

John Fleming, Josh Culp and Diane Boerstler will serve four-year terms.

  • Dec 20th, 2017
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Another supermoon on the way

In two months, Orcas Island will have witnessed three supermoons

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Start the new year off right with a First Day Hike

Washington State Parks invites the public to start the new year off…

  • Dec 20th, 2017

Judge Eaton retires from San Juan County Superior Court

When Judge Donald Eaton moved to San Juan Island, almost 40 years…

Crews battle structure fire

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responded to a reported structure fire in…

  • Dec 19th, 2017

State looking to protect net neutrality after repeal

San Juan County, as well as Washington state, may be immune to…

Elementary events, pilfered petrol and sign swiped | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 18th, 2017

OPALCO bills go up in January – average of $7

The following was submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperatve. When Orcas…

  • Dec 16th, 2017

Open house to discuss airport master plan

The Orcas Island Airport is conducting a public open house to discuss its master plan.

  • Dec 14th, 2017
Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor pleads not-guilty to three counts of child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14.

Friday Harbor woman pleads not guilty to child rape in the third degree

A San Juan Island woman pleaded not guilty to child rape with…

Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                Kelsey Lee O’Day, 27, of Friday Harbor pleads not-guilty to three counts of child rape in the third degree on Dec. 14.

Friday Harbor woman pleads not guilty to child rape in the third degree

A San Juan Island woman pleaded not guilty to child rape with…

EPRC receives visioning survey results

More than 350 community members completed the survey.

Angela Anderson named new executive director at San Juan Preservation Trust

The board of trustees of the San Juan Preservation Trust, a nonprofit…

  • Dec 13th, 2017

San Juan County’s unique broadband option to maintain net neutrality

San Juan County has become a leading example of how to provide…

State Parks talks expansion

Washington State Parks considers purchasing three adjacent properties to two Orcas parks.

Orcas Public Hospital District town hall no. 2, Dec. 18

Residents are invited to hear more information and voice questions about the proposed district.

  • Dec 8th, 2017

Coalition presents first public hospital district town hall

First of four meetings prior to the island voting on the formation of a public hospital district.

Purloined prescriptions; vehicle vandalized; bold bull | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Dec 7th, 2017

San Juan Island woman charged with rape of a child

Editor’s note: The accused is not named in this article to protect…

Local girls may be allowed to join Cub Scouts

Lifting a century-old tradition could breathe new life into San Juan County’s…

Wanted walker, vacant vehicles and Thanksgiving thefts

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

  • Dec 4th, 2017

Assistance for enrolling in health insurance

Our Revolution of San Juan County is sponsoring assistance with enrolling in…

  • Dec 3rd, 2017

OPALCO members get year-end money back

Colder temperatures in 2017 brought in greater revenue than projected and, as…

  • Dec 1st, 2017

Second wrongful death lawsuit filed in carbon monoxide poisoning case

Troy Sullivan and Kelli Ashcraft were discovered dead in a home outside of Friday Harbor.

County board and commission vacancies

The San Juan County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Strong winds lead to island power outages

After nearly 20 hours without power on Sunday, Nov. 26, it was…