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Island ferries to return to four-boat schedule

Washington State Ferries announced that the Anacortes-San Juan Islands route will resume…

  • Nov 1st, 2018

Veterans Day events at school and legion

The American Legion will hold a Veterans Day Service on Sunday, Nov.…

  • Oct 31st, 2018

Some county residents have not yet received ballots | Call elections office

by F. Milene Henley Have you received your ballot for the Nov.…

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Tires tampered, cyclist slammed, freed Fidos follow | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Drop off your hazardous waste

Orcas Recycling Services and San Juan County Public Works will host a…

  • Oct 26th, 2018

Is your Medicare Part D policy out of date?

You may be spending too much money for your Part D insurance…

  • Oct 24th, 2018

San Juan County Council approves lodging tax grants

Staff report The San Juan County Council approved almost $170,000 less in…

  • Oct 24th, 2018
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                                Nick Power

San County Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Candidates | Q&A

Staff report In the Nov. 6 general election, islanders will vote on…

  • Oct 24th, 2018
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                                Nick Power

Sounder wins awards from WNPA

Staff from The Islands’ Sounder and Journal of the San Juan Islands…

  • Oct 23rd, 2018

Candidates debate the issues at Orcas forum

Seven candidates vying for a variety of government offices gathered to discuss…

Tucker Abdon charged with vehicular homicide | Not guilty plea entered

Tucker Samms Abdon, 33, of Eastsound, has been charged with one count…

News from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Long-Term Care meeting Are you concerned…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018

San Juan County 2019 preliminary budget released

The following was submitted by San Juan County. San Juan County’s Preliminary…

  • Oct 22nd, 2018

Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff responded to the following calls. Oct. 10…

  • Oct 21st, 2018

Sheriff’s Office looking for information about reported hit and run involving a boy

A driver reportedly struck a 10-year-old boy and drove away from the…

Community Foundation gives $250,000 check to OPAL

Submitted by OICF. The Orcas Island Community Foundation recognizes that access to…

  • Oct 20th, 2018

Orcas Ferry Landing construction to begin Oct. 31

Submitted by San Juan County The time is nearing for construction at…

  • Oct 19th, 2018

Countywide chickenpox outbreak

Countywide Chickenpox outbreak

  • Oct 17th, 2018

WSF announces three-boat schedule

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries has been without a…

  • Oct 16th, 2018

Pesky pigs, maligned mailboxes, abandoned autos | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Oct 15th, 2018

State supreme court upholds county’s permit fees

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecutor’s office The Supreme Court ruled…

  • Oct 12th, 2018
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                                Steve Brandli (by Mark Gardner) and Carolyn M. Jewett (by Ashley King).

San Juan County District Court judge candidates | Q&A

Staff report On Nov. 6, a new San Juan County District Court…

  • Oct 12th, 2018
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                                Steve Brandli (by Mark Gardner) and Carolyn M. Jewett (by Ashley King).

San Juan County listening forums

San Juan County Department of Health and Community Services is working with…

  • Oct 11th, 2018

Wolf Hollow announces new executive director

Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on San Juan Island has hired a…

  • Oct 11th, 2018

Learn about creating your own rain garden

Submitted by the Orcas Island Garden Club. The Orcas Island Garden Club…

  • Oct 10th, 2018
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Navy maintains 36 more Whidbey Growler jets in final EIS

Submitted by U.S. Fleet Forces Command. On Sept. 28, the U.S. Navy…

  • Oct 8th, 2018
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Abandoned autos, bad bite, anchor atrocity | Sheriff Log

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

  • Oct 8th, 2018

Sheriff’s Guild endorses Krebs

The following was submitted by the Sheriff’s Guild. We, the members of…

  • Oct 8th, 2018

Library board seeking new trustee

The following was submitted by the Orcas Library. The Orcas Island Library…

  • Oct 7th, 2018

Driver hits flagger, vehicles in downtown Friday Harbor

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. At about 7:15 a.m.,…

  • Oct 5th, 2018

Hogle charged with possessing and distributing child pornography | ‘Not Guilty’ plea entered

Eastound resident Christian Hogle, 53, has been charged with one count of…

Washington state calls for oil spill protections with Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

The Washington Department of Ecology has directed the operator of Canada’s Trans…

  • Oct 3rd, 2018

Wandering walker, mailbox mischief and filched firewood | Sheriff Log

The San Juan County Sheriff Office responded to the following calls. Sept.…

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System

At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, FEMA will conduct the…

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Could you be eligible for services from Island Reproductive Health Initiative?

What is IRHI, you ask? It stands for: Island Reproductive Health Initiative.…

  • Oct 1st, 2018
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                                J50 is tossed by J42 in 2015. J50 was presumed to be dead in September.

Governor’s task force releases draft plan to save local orcas

A state organization dedicated to protecting the area’s endangered orcas is one…

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                                J50 is tossed by J42 in 2015. J50 was presumed to be dead in September.

Homeless man wanted for alleged child rape | Update: suspect apprehended

Sean Michael Hunter, 24, was picked up for two counts of rape…

Port master plan progresses

The Port of Orcas’ master plan is approximately two-thirds of the way…

Cyclist Lance Armstrong speaks to Orcas Christian School students

Lance Armstrong believes in always moving forward – whether he’s facing a…

OPALCO pole replacement for Orcas Road re-alignment

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Sep 28th, 2018