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Trump executive order opposed by 325 bipartisan state legislators representing 44 states

A bipartisan group of 325 state legislators from 44 states sent a…

  • May 15th, 2017

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary, theft, forgery

Jerad Alan Grey, 34, of Friday Harbor, has been charged with residential…

Public Rotary meeting with Island Air, May 26

Island Air has flown more than 2,300 medical evacuation missions to hospitals…

  • May 15th, 2017

Bitten boy; dodgy dog; contractor conflict; stolen shrimp | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 14th, 2017

Kindergarten transition events

All children entering kindergarten in September (and their parents) are invited to…

  • May 12th, 2017

Sharing your neighborhood with wrens, robins and woodpeckers

Orcas Garden Club and the Orcas Library will present John Marzluff, a…

  • May 12th, 2017

Orcas Island Education Foundation to hold annual fundraiser for public schools

The following was submitted by the Orcas Island Education Foundation. The Orcas…

  • May 11th, 2017

Library parking lot closures coming up

The Orcas Island Library parking lot will be closed temporarily this Friday,…

  • May 11th, 2017

Marketing and advertising internship at Orcas Center

Orcas Center is offering a marketing and advertising internship. The intern will…

  • May 11th, 2017

Former Orcas student interns for Senator Patty Murray

by Cara Bowes Special to the Sounder Perturbed by the results of…

  • May 10th, 2017

Trash cans in town are not for household garbage

The businesses of Eastsound would like to remind the public that the…

  • May 10th, 2017

Two upcoming workshops about the teenage brain and building self-esteem

Building the self-esteem of Orcas “Building the self-esteem of Orcas Island” will…

  • May 9th, 2017

PlayFest 2017 is on the way

The 12th Annual PlayFest featuring plays written by Orcas Islanders will open…

  • May 8th, 2017

Getting to know Cuba | Dinner and presentation by students

by Devon Mann Orcas High School In April, a group of nine…

  • May 8th, 2017

Dauciunas and Madsen win OPALCO board election

The following was submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. OPALCO members…

  • May 8th, 2017

New Hull Identification Number requirements

With the weather finally warming up, boaters are polishing the rails of…

  • May 7th, 2017

Botched break-in; sheep set free; teen with THC | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 6th, 2017

Medical Foundation annual meeting features UW Medicine

The community is invited on Saturday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. in…

  • May 5th, 2017

Fostering an appreciation for movement | Stephanie Moss leading dance exploratories

Stephanie Moss connects with kids through the universal language of dance. The…

Inslee signs Ranker’s outdoor preschool pilot bill

Sen. Kevin Ranker’s bill to allow for outdoor preschools was signed by…

  • May 5th, 2017

Planned outage for Shaw and Orcas overnight – beginning 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10

OPALCO members on all of Shaw Island and west of Youngren’s Pond…

  • May 5th, 2017

Charles Greenwalt charged with second degree rape

The following story contains graphic details. Charles Eugene Greenwalt of Happy Camp,…

Expect traffic delays at Orcas ferry landing

Beginning Wednesday, May 3, through Thursday, May 4, drivers are advised to…

  • May 3rd, 2017

Vacation rental permit changes up for debate

Vacation rentals are almost as old as San Juan County, but new…

David Wallace convicted of child rape

Warning: The following story contains graphic details about sexual assault. Lopez Island…

A crash course on bicycle safety

May is National Bike Month. Since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists…

Calling all partners in philanthropy: Give Orcas May 1-19

The site www.GiveOrcas.org is live and open for donations! Over 20 organizations…

  • May 2nd, 2017

Grellet-Tinner’s charges dismissed, former Orcas teacher seeks $10 million

The Orcas high school teacher previously found guilty of sexual misconduct with…

SoundToxins monitor harmful algal blooms

by Lynnette Wood, Ph.D. Four Orcas Island volunteers are currently monitoring weekly…

  • May 1st, 2017

Blown away boaters; sea lion in the surf; citizens clash | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 29th, 2017

OIHS earns gold status from US News and World Report

US News and World Report announced its 2017 high school rankings and…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Ferry updates

The following updates were posted by Washington State Ferries. Elevator not working…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

Rotary presents ‘Caught in the Webb’

Join the Orcas Island Rotary Club for a public meeting on Friday,…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Guards plead ‘not guilty’ on charges of falsifying logs

Two former Island County corrections deputies accused of forging jail records after…

Former Orcas teacher Grellet-Tinner’s sexual misconduct case dismissed

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney On Friday, April 21,…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Orcas student organizes ‘Bowls for the Arts’

There aren’t many opportunities to eat a delicious meal and then go…

Medicare class at Orcas Library

There are many confusing new provisions and options to understand for Medicare.…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Q&A with OPALCO candidates

OPALCO is a member-owned cooperative governed by a Board of Directors who…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Update: Story of emergency responders being impersonated on the island is false

The family involved in the case below called the Sounder to clarify…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

Barking dogs, credit fraud and a drive-by shooting | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 21st, 2017