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OPALCO linemen work dark to dark to bring back the light

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Co-op Sunday, Nov. 26 was a…

  • Nov 27th, 2017

Tree lighting and Santa visit

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Tree Lighting…

  • Nov 27th, 2017

Joyful reunion just around the corner for Lopez woman and beloved dog

When Nancy Ewert adopted Black Lab Bella in late April, she knew…

  • Nov 26th, 2017

Brazen burglars, crashed cars and vehicle vandal | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 24th, 2017

Capital credit checks coming from OPALCO – plus a little extra

In December, capital credit checks will be sent out to members who…

  • Nov 23rd, 2017

Orcas woman arrested for allegedly hiding a fugitive and possessing drug paraphernalia

Kami Philbrook, 29, was arrested by San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies on…

OIFR contains Nov. 19 Swan Road fire

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue crews were released from the scene of…

  • Nov 21st, 2017

Task force formed to look at elder care options

Over the last few weeks, islanders have shown concern about the limited…

  • Nov 19th, 2017

San Juan County residents face property tax increase, mostly from state

San Juan County property owners will see significantly higher property tax bills…

Alleged car theft, wallet theft and business break-in on Orcas

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is following up on three crimes…

Town hall meetings about the public hospital district measure

The Coalition for Orcas Health Care (COHC) wants to hear from as…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Disappeared dinghy; lifted lighter; wind wreck| San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Lan Stratton retires from post office

The Eastsound Post Office would like the invite everyone to come say…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

School celebrates bond and levy success

Orcas voters overwhelmingly approved the school’s proposed bond and levy measures on…

High winds sweep through San Juan County

High winds and power outages swept San Juan County on Monday, Nov.…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Katie Loring appointed judge for San Juan County Superior Court

In early November, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment of Friday Harbor-based…

Dog licenses available Nov. 15

Tucker, a 13-year-old black lab with a distinctive skill, received the first…

  • Nov 12th, 2017

Burghardt Fund exceeds challenge target, paving new ways for local music students to reach full potential

In June this year, at the Music Advocacy Group’s annual meeting and…

  • Nov 11th, 2017

Supporting veterans starts locally | Guest column

Submitted by U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen As a grateful nation pauses to…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

League of Women Voters membership meeting

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will be holding…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

OICF pledges $250k to April’s Grove housing development | $450,000 in pledges still needed by January

OPAL Community Land Trust’s 45-unit rental project is inching its way closer…

Orcas Park and Ride opens

The park and ride at the Orcas Ferry Landing hit a few…

Inslee names Loring as San Juan County Superior Court Judge

Submitted by the office of Gov. Jay Inslee Washington Governor Jay Inslee…

  • Nov 10th, 2017
Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                Before the ban, the San Juan Island Transfer Station accepted items on the above list, posted at the center.

Chinese ban sends San Juan recyclables to landfills

San Juan Transfer Station Recycling no longer accepts co-mingled or mixed materials for recycling.

Staff photo/Hayley Day
                                Before the ban, the San Juan Island Transfer Station accepted items on the above list, posted at the center.

Langworthy being held on pending drug charges

The following was submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. On…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

How do you see Eastsound in 2036?

by Margaret Payne, Yonatan Aldort and Jeffrey Otis In January and February…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Orcas Islanders canvass in Redmond for Manka Dhingra

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

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Bedell and Sutton face off in fire commission race

Ed Sutton is running against incumbent Barbara Bedell for San Juan County…

Hearing Examiner denies Inter-Island Propane’s tank request

After months of deliberation, San Juan County Hearing Examiner Sharon Rice has…

San Juan County lawsuit updates

County settles four lawsuits in 2017; another case heads to state Supreme Court

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Goat gang, property prowler and burgled boat | Sheriff Log

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

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Orcas Family Health Clinic seeks donations to keep its doors open | Guest column

Submitted by Aimee Johnson, Orcas Family Health Center Our Board at Orcas…

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Moment of silence on ferries Saturday to honor veterans

In a salute to the men and women who have served in…

  • Nov 9th, 2017

Annual community Thanksgiving for all

Once again the Odd Fellows will be holding a traditional Community Thanksgiving…

  • Nov 9th, 2017

SeaDoc wins environmental grant from Patagonia

Thanks to the recommendation of world-famous kayakers Shawna Franklin and Leon Sommes…

  • Nov 8th, 2017

State Parks considering long-term boundary revisions for two Orcas Island parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is beginning a public process…

  • Nov 8th, 2017

School bond and levy pass | SJC Election results

An overwhelming number of voters approved the Orcas School bond and levy…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Insurance issue, camera kidnap and capsized kayaker | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Nov 6th, 2017

UW Medicine hosts open house

Though the clinic saw its first patient at 8:30 a.m. on Sept.…

Veteran’s Day 2017 activities on Orcas

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the American Legion Post 93 in Eastsound will…

  • Nov 6th, 2017