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Transient orca sightings on the rise

The village of Eastsound was treated to a rare sight on the…

OISD reacts to state fully-funding education

Orcas Island School District is taking a proactive approach toward answering questions…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

New hands-free driving law goes into effect July 23

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s office The new distracted driving…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Pharmaceutical help for seniors

Make an appointment or come visit with Melissa Lowry at the Orcas…

  • Jul 10th, 2017

Cider and Mead Festival, July 22

It’s that time again! For the seventh year in a row, Orcas…

  • Jul 9th, 2017

Medication marauder; returning runaways; driver dashes | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jul 8th, 2017

Orcas youth dies in apparent tragic accident

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office The San Juan County…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Mail scams target seniors

“Dorothy’s” daughter grew concerned as she leafed through the pages of her…

Join Washington State Ferries for Orcas Island terminal grand opening

Just in time for the busy summer season, Orcas Island has a…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Lt. Governor Habib, Sen. Ranker, to host community forum

Join Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib and Sen. Kevin Ranker for a community…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Parking problems at county park

Places to leave your vehicle while you explore Agate Beach or Iceberg…

Brass Patriots perform on the Village Green

Bring friends and family to the Village Green to enjoy the sounds…

  • Jul 4th, 2017

Islanders to use 10-digit dialing system starting July 29

Islanders will have to dial area codes to call neighbors, on any…

Italian arum is a noxious weed

The following was submitted by the San Juan County Noxious Weed Control…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Orcatrazz Swing Band to perform at Emmanuel

Come swing with band leader Ken Speck and the Orcatrazz Swing Band…

  • Jul 2nd, 2017

State government shutdown averted, Washington State Parks to remain open | Update

A state government shutdown was averted on Friday, June 30, and state…

NAS Whidbey Island SAR conducts a medical evacuation for Lopezian

A search and rescue team of five from Naval Air Station Whidbey…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

AGO files campaign finance complaint against San Juan County Democrats

Submitted by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office The Attorney General’s Office…

  • Jun 29th, 2017

Centurylink decline to explain landline outage

In the early morning of Sunday, June 18, residents on Orcas, Decatur…

Raccoon raid retaliation, peculiar patron, music mutiny | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 29th, 2017

Islanders request easier path to tiny home living

Issa Wild has only built five tiny homes for islanders since he…

School bond and levy to be voted on in November

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again is an adage…

SJC Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 24th, 2017

Summertime sizzle | Record highs are expected across the state this weekend

It’s only been a few days since the official start of summer,…

Tony Giefer to leave Orcas Medical Center

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

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

WSF to hold four public meetings about proposed rate increase

Ferry customers and anyone with an interest in Washington State Ferry fares…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Larsen-nominated San Juan County student to attend prestigious U.S. Service Academy

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), announced on Thursday, June 15, that a San…

  • Jun 19th, 2017

Matthew Laslo to perform summer shows

Last summer, 16-year-old magician Matthew Laslo made his network television debut on…

Class of 2017 graduates | Photos

A diverse class of scholars, athletes, artists, debaters and multi-linguists graduated from…

Missing musical instrument; Questionable correspondence; objectionable overnighters | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Iceberg Point dig postponed; environmental review extended

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management Editor’s note: The Categorical Exclusion,…

  • Jun 16th, 2017

Orcas Library’s 5,000-square-foot expansion is complete

Less than a year after the ground-breaking ceremony, the Orcas Island Library…

Immigrant Rights Group protects local immigrants

The Immigrant Rights Group of the Orcas Women’s Coalition launched Initiative 2017-07…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Library nears completion

It’s finally here! Moving Day! The Orcas Island Library will close at…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

County officials discuss how to protect orcas

San Juan County officials are brainstorming local ways to protect Southern resident…

County Council OKs Clure property purchase by San Juan County Land Bank

A once private beach on Lopez will soon be public, thanks to…

OASIS graduates eight students

There were tears and a lot of laughter at the OASIS graduation.…

Threatening texts, cement slide and tree topples | Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. May 31…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

OIFR rescues teen who fell off trail in Moran

On Wednesday, June 7, Orcas Island Fire and Rescue responded to a…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Sheriff confirms bear has been caught

The bear that has been touring Orcas Island since Memorial Day weekend…

  • Jun 9th, 2017