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Port of Orcas removes trees on property adjacent to airport

Submitted by the Port of Orcas In an effort to maintain the…

  • Sep 25th, 2017

Farm tours on the way

Come meet local farmers and feast on the bounty of local harvest…

  • Sep 24th, 2017

Traffic troubles, fraudulent finances and trespassing tourist | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 22nd, 2017

JP & the OK Rhythm Boys play Random Howse

JP and the OK Rhythm Boys will be playing at Random Howse…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Orcas public hospital district to be on April 2018 ballot

By Art Lange On behalf of the all-volunteer Coalition for Orcas Healthcare…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Ranker speaks to Washington State Transportation Commission about summer ferry interruptions

The Washington State Transportation Commission held a meeting to discuss summer ferry…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Comprehensive plan education sweeps county

San Juan County Community Development staff is on a county-wide tour to…

Community solar proposals sought for design and construction

Submitted by OPALCO More than 1,200 members responded to an online survey…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Praying Mantis: beautiful but invasive

Submitted by KIWAHT At KWIAHT, we have received several reports of the…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Bike burglary, delinquent docking and banned burn | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 17th, 2017

Comprehensive plan update meetings

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Department of Community…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands to close this fall

Life Care Centers of America has announced plans to close Life Care…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Planned Parenthood discussion Sept. 22 on Orcas Island

The following was submitted by Our Revolution of San Juan County. An…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Transportation commission meeting Sept. 19

Local officials and community leaders from the San Juan Islands will meet…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Lummi Nation fishers capture more than 43,500 Atlantic salmon

The Lummi Nation’s fishing fleet has removed 43,522 Atlantic salmon from waters…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

San Juan County settles with alleged assault victim

A convicted felon, who claims she was assaulted by the San Juan…

Deputies injured at San Juan County Sheriff’s Office training

Three San Juan County deputies were injured during active shooter trainings in…

UW Medicine holds town hall meeting about management of OMC

It was standing-room only in Orcas Center for a town hall meeting…

Dog discovery, Lopez lurking and attempted assault | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 10th, 2017

San Juan County settles with alleged assault victim

A convicted felon, who claims she was assaulted by the San Juan…

  • Sep 9th, 2017

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal and Senator Kevin Ranker visit Orcas School

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas,…

  • Sep 9th, 2017

MAG’s $10,000 challenge grant will provide new opportunities for students

The Music Advocacy Group has announced the formation of the Joyce Burghardt…

  • Sep 8th, 2017

Dr. David Russell and Kirsten Pickard, ARNP, to join the UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic

UW Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. David Russell and Kirsten…

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey help | Orcas Animal Shelter to bring back dogs from Texas

Hurricane Harvey ravaged everything in its path, and residents of southeast Texas…

Statewide ban expands upon local restrictions | Burn ban update

With multiple fires burning on the landscape and communities suffering from dense…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Protect yourself from wildfire smoke

Submitted by San Juan County With a change in the weather pattern,…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Yakima sailings delayed 90 minutes to two hours

The Yakima has been delayed for U.S. Coast Guard documentation issues and…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Honey bees can displace native bees

Submitted by Russel Barsh My lab has been documenting pollinators in San…

  • Sep 4th, 2017

Harassing ex-husband, victim of a Volvo and stolen plate swap | Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 3rd, 2017

Senator Ranker helps secure missing Orcas landing park and ride funds

As soon as Senator Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, was notified that the state…

Phone problems in Lopez Village since May

For more than three months, businesses and residences in the Lopez Village…

Samish Indian Nation wins map contest award

Submitted by The Samish Indian Nation The Samish Indian Nation announced on…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

Orcas Island School District hires new para-educator Katie Wlaysewski

Orcas Island School District has hired a new para-educator, Katie Wlaysewski (pronounced…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

From Standing Rock to the San Juans: concerns about oil are hitting home

The fight against fossil fuels is moving west. Citizens of the San…

All about elections

Now that Orcas voters are looking in their rearview mirror at the…

Reminder: San Juan County is GMO-free

As farmers and gardeners begin to plant their crops for the coming…

Fire commissioners add two new faces to board

The Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners welcomed its…

Border patrol says no immigration changes at this time

Immigration bans enacted by President Donald Trump have left islanders wondering if…

Orcas Medical Foundation fundraising successful

Orcas Medical Foundation successfully raised $750,000 toward getting University of Washington Neighborhood…

Orcas Medical Foundation is more than halfway to its $750,000 goal

With one month left until University of Washington Neighborhood Clinic’s deadline, Orcas…