Opinion

Navy takes environmental stewardship seriously | Guest column

by Christopher “Scotty” Gray Rear Admiral, USN Commander, Navy Region Northwest Recent…

  • Jul 20th, 2019

 

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 13th, 2019

 

Bikers and car drivers: remember rules of the road | Editorial

Island drivers share the road with meandering deer, brave bunnies and, from…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

 

We the People of the Salish Sea celebrate In(ter)dependence Day | Guest column

by Chom Greacen Lopez Island We the People of the Salish Sea…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

by Loren Johnson, MD As reported in the Sounder, the State Office…

  • Jul 5th, 2019

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jun 30th, 2019

Tanker traffic continues to increase through Salish Sea

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Vessel traffic from ocean-going oil…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

The solitude that comes with living in the San Juan Islands is…

Why the friends?

by George Lawson Lopez Island Departing daily at 7 a.m. from the…

  • Jun 24th, 2019

Wisdom for graduates | Editorial

High school graduation is the iconic event that officially carries you from…

Help get April’s Grove over the finish line | Guest column

by Hilary Canty Executive director, Orcas Island Community Foundation Access to affordable…

  • Jun 21st, 2019

I went to teach but I came away learning

by Joanna Massey Sounder copy editor It’s not every day you’re asked…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

What we learn from our fathers can stay with us far into…

  • Jun 15th, 2019

A Definitive Fork in the Road

by Steve Ulvi San Juan Island We conflate our form of government,…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

The reality of springtime sadness

by Colleen Smith Editor/Publisher Most of us associate depression with the darker…

  • Jun 4th, 2019

We have a healthcare void | Guest column

by Evan Perrollaz Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member and administrator of the…

  • May 31st, 2019

Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

by Sorrel North Lopez Island resident Lopez Island orca advocacy group, Southern…

  • May 29th, 2019

Bagby steps down as editor | Editorial

by Cali Bagby Journal general manager After three years of serving as…

  • May 27th, 2019

Island’s housing needs are moving along

by Diane Craig Staff reporter The last time Orcas Island saw the…

  • May 23rd, 2019

Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace

I was absolutely heartbroken to hear that Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center…

  • May 21st, 2019

Requiem for an island addict | Guest column

by Edwin Wordsworth Orcas Island It’s 8:30 a.m. Stage Junkie basks in…

  • May 20th, 2019
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                                Above: Jake Perrine and Grace McCune are presenting “Cirque-US” at Orcas Center.

‘Cirque-US’ brings the Orcas community together

by Robert Hall Orcas Center Grace McCune’s Rock on the Rock choir…

  • May 19th, 2019
Laura Kussman/contributed photo
                                Above: Jake Perrine and Grace McCune are presenting “Cirque-US” at Orcas Center.

Make your mental health a priority

Mental health issues have long lived in the shadows of shame. Stigmatized…

Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial

It’s easy to take for granted the storefronts that line our quaint…

Thank you vets and navigators for your service | Editorial

We salute the veteran navigators who have generously given their time to…

RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial

Sometimes I think I talk too much. Take my breast cancer, for…

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Are you SAFE? Elevate sexual assault & domestic violence prevention educationin the San Juans

by Ron Hanson, Larry Greene, Paul Walsh, Juan Lopez, Kerwin Johnson, Mick…

  • Apr 25th, 2019

Stand Up Men update

Stand Up Men chose April, Sexual Assault Month, to launch a campaign…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Help for an islander | Letter

An older hardworking woman finally confided in me about her circumstances. She,…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook

Words are powerful. While that may sound trite, it’s good to remember…

  • Apr 19th, 2019

A Love Letter to the Earth and the Salish Sea

by Chom Greacen Community Rights San Juan Islands Dear Earth, Dear Salish…

  • Apr 13th, 2019

We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial

Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Who are the people…

The impetus for after-hours urgent care on Orcas Island | Guest Column

by Vincent Shu, MD Orcas Island Despite there having been discussions and…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Overcoming alcohol addiction may feel like a Herculean task, but it can…

Lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez | Editorial

I was a little over a year old when the Exxon Valdez…

Land bank rejects ultimatum from Coffelt Farm Stewards | Guest Column

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. At its monthly public…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column

by Kimbal Sundberg Friday Harbor Imagine waking up in the San Juans…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

Save the Olga Post Office | Guest Column

by Clarissa Liening Last year Olga residents learned that their beloved post…

  • Mar 14th, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month | Editorial

I know exactly when I haven’t been eating enough fruits and vegetables.…

RB Chronicles Part 2 | Column

All too often, when our lives turn on a dime, it’s the…

  • Mar 6th, 2019