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Barbara Lowe Brown | 1931-2020

Long time Orcas Island resident Barbara Lowe Brown passed away at Harborview…

  • May 31st, 2020

State Parks offers three free days in June

Submitted by Washington State Parks. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission…

  • May 31st, 2020

Statement from sheriff regarding protestest

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs Over the last few…

  • May 31st, 2020

Case exposure on San Juan Island

Submitted by San Juan County The San Juan County Health & Community…

  • May 30th, 2020

Compensation calamity, taped trespassers, lost license | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 30th, 2020

EDC introduces ‘Trades Talks’

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. The San Juan…

  • May 30th, 2020

WSF reminds riders of San Juan Islands’ face-covering requirement

Submitted Washington State Ferries. Please be advised that San Juan County has…

  • May 30th, 2020

What does the future bring?

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation As Orcas enters summer under…

  • May 29th, 2020
Anthony Kashurs. (Contributed photo.)

Kaskurs graduates summa cum laude from Gonzaga

Anthony Kaskurs, Orcas Island High School class of 2016, graduated summa cum…

  • May 29th, 2020
Anthony Kashurs. (Contributed photo.)

Orcas Island Elementary welcomes kindergarteners for 2020-2021

Spring is in full swing and Orcas Island Elementary welcomes Kindergarteners for…

  • May 29th, 2020

Free mask signs for businesses

Community volunteers are helping to get the word out to encourage all…

  • May 28th, 2020

Update from Orcas Island School District | Letter

As we approach the first of June, a lot of attention has…

  • May 28th, 2020

How to reduce your waste impact during COVID-19 times

Submitted by the Marine Resources Commitee In 2018 members of the Marine…

  • May 27th, 2020

Orcas Island Physical Therapy reopens

To our Orcas Island Community, We hope that you, your family and…

  • May 27th, 2020

American Red Cross local update

Submitted by the American Red Cross, San Juan County. We have all…

  • May 27th, 2020
Boating green in the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo.)

Green boating in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans The 2020 boating season is…

  • May 26th, 2020
Boating green in the Salish Sea. (Contributed photo.)

New proposed dam will impact orcas | Letter

The Southern Resident orcas have captivated us for decades. To many of…

  • May 26th, 2020

Coffelt Farm Preserve draft Stewardship and Management Plan open for public comment

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank San Juan County Land…

  • May 25th, 2020

New video from visitors bureau: ‘The San Juan Islands Miss You’

Submitted by San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As our weather warms and…

  • May 25th, 2020

OIHS class of 2020 graduation celebrations

Submitted by Orcas Island School District. For this year’s graduating class, the…

  • May 25th, 2020

OICMF offers virtual summer concerts

Submitted by Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival…

  • May 24th, 2020

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application

Submitted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The U.S. Small Business Administration,…

  • May 24th, 2020

Commerce, EDC announce local recipients of the “Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant”

Submitted by San Juan Economic Development Council. The Washington State Department of…

  • May 24th, 2020

The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

Submitted by San Juan County With roots dating back to the Civil…

  • May 24th, 2020

Comprehensive Plan update drafts available for review

Submitted by San Juan County. New draft documents of the San Juan…

  • May 24th, 2020

Vacation rental concerns | Letter

We face a unique challenge in San Juan County. We have a…

  • May 23rd, 2020

San Juan County approved for Phase Two

San Juan County has entered Phase Two of the state’s Start Safe…

  • May 23rd, 2020

Beware of unemployment frauds

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office As more unemployment fraud…

  • May 23rd, 2020

Fraudulent finances, weapons wrongdoing, raucous retorts | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 23rd, 2020

San Juan County Health Officer extends ban on transient lodging

Submitted by San Juan County On May 22nd, San Juan County Health…

  • May 23rd, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Doe Bay Marshall strawberries.

Marshall strawberries are back with sweet gusto on Orcas

Submitted by the Olga Strawberry Council In the Spring of 2017, the…

  • May 22nd, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Doe Bay Marshall strawberries.

San Juan County’s Coronavirus future

by Michael Riordan Orcas Island Thanks to a vigorous response to the…

  • May 22nd, 2020

Funhouse makes face shields for Orcas essential workers

Submitted by The Funhouse Commons. About a month ago community volunteer Scott…

  • May 22nd, 2020

Thank you to the Orcas Food Bank| Letter

An open letter to the Orcas Food Bank, Board of Directors, work…

  • May 22nd, 2020

New San Juan County Health Officer order on face coverings

Submitted by San Juan County. Supported by the San Juan County Council,…

  • May 21st, 2020

Blame and mistrust hurt people

Submitted by the Washington Department of Health. Misinformation about COVID-19 can create…

  • May 20th, 2020

Distancing measures remain critical as COVID-19 transmission persists

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. A new statewide report shows…

  • May 19th, 2020

Goodbye Max, “the most social dog”

By Luna Honorary Mayor of Eastsound When we lost Noni and I…

  • May 18th, 2020

Help for Orcas islanders from OPAL mortgage and rental assistance

Submitted by the OPAL Community Land Trust As of May 14, OPAL…

  • May 18th, 2020

Historical Museums thank Orcas Food Co-op |Letter

The Orcas Island Historical Museums had big plans for our garden this…

  • May 17th, 2020