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Come Celebrate Annie Moss-Moore’s Retirement from Orcas Center

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center cordially invites you to the retirement…

  • Jan 25th, 2020

Fraud fail, rogue recording, fallen fences | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Jan 25th, 2020

OPALCO board rescinds dam resolution in favor of collaboration with membership

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. At the Jan. 23 board…

  • Jan 24th, 2020

Middle East discussion at Orcas Library

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you…

  • Jan 24th, 2020
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                                At left: Caroline Nicolas.

‘Mozart Quartets’ presented in Eastsound

The 2020 Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents “Mozart Quartets” featuring a…

  • Jan 24th, 2020
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                                At left: Caroline Nicolas.
Karl Kruger. (Contributed photo.)

The paddler versus the passage

by Dan Rubinstein Special to the Sounder This story orignally ran in…

  • Jan 24th, 2020
Karl Kruger. (Contributed photo.)
Tom Rawson, Ellen van der Hoeven, and Carolyn Cruso play Orcas Center. (Contributed photo.)

‘Pete Seeger’ of Orcas arrives with Cruso

Tune-up your vocal cords, you’ll need ‘em! Three of the NW’s finest…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020
Tom Rawson, Ellen van der Hoeven, and Carolyn Cruso play Orcas Center. (Contributed photo.)

Junior SeaDoctors Night and Free Dinner at Camp Orkila on Feb. 5

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the SeaDoc Society and Camp Orkila will serve…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020

Music students fundraising for trip

Submitted by Mary Wachter. Thirteen of the Orcas High School Band and…

  • Jan 22nd, 2020

Introducing Nikko Naugle, Sounder writer

by Nikko W. Naugle nikko.mykajabi.com My name is Nikko W. Naugle and…

  • Jan 21st, 2020

Orcas Vikings battle at home

Orcas Vikings battle at home

  • Jan 20th, 2020
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                                Above: Nikko Naugle with Jeff Ludwig at the Exchange.

Zero Waste with The Exchange and Jeff Ludwig

by Nikko Naugle Third grade student, Orcas Island Elementary School Your garbage…

  • Jan 20th, 2020
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                                Above: Nikko Naugle with Jeff Ludwig at the Exchange.

‘Navigating Life’s Currents’ six-week course

“Navigating Life’s Currents: Finding balance, resilience, surrender, ease, and connection” will be…

  • Jan 19th, 2020
The M/V Samish undergoes sea trials on April 8, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Photograph by Stuart Isett/Vigor Industrial 2014 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.

Ferry ridership declines in 2019

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. For the first time in seven years,…

  • Jan 19th, 2020
The M/V Samish undergoes sea trials on April 8, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Photograph by Stuart Isett/Vigor Industrial 2014 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.

Coming soon to the county fairgrounds

Submitted by San Juan County Fairground New year, new San Juan County…

  • Jan 18th, 2020

Insecure infant, pilfered package and displaced dogs | San Juan County Sheriff Log

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

  • Jan 18th, 2020

Lovelett sworn in as senator for 40th Legislative District

Submitted by Sen. Liz Lovelett’s office. Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes) was sworn…

  • Jan 18th, 2020

Bill Watson will not seek re-election

San Juan County Councilmember for San Juan Island Bill Watson announced on…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

Navy airlifts patient during Orcas snowstorm

Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. A search and rescue team…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

Enjoy the land bank | Letter

We are now embarking on a new decade. Carrying the tide for…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

News from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. New roles at Orcas Senior Center…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

Wilderness first responder training

Submitted by San Juan Island EMS. San Juan Island EMS is offering…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

New Year Baby

Christian Carter and Leah Swearingen welcomed Eli Cassius Carter into the world…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

Whale of a Show rescheduled for Jan. 31

Whale of a Show, the Island’s Favorite Talent Show has been rescheduled…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

Thank you, Hughes and Watson | Letter

Thank you, Commissioners Hughes and Watson, for voting to appoint Alex Ramel…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

Ferries initiates severe weather schedule

Submitted by Washington State Ferries Washington State Ferries will operate on an…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

Free tooth extraction clinic

Dr. Triplett’s dental office at 445 Madrona Street in Eastsound is reserving…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
Learner Limbach. (Contributed photo.)

Learner Limbach announces county council campaign

Submitted by Learner Limbach I’m running to serve as your next representative…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
Learner Limbach. (Contributed photo.)

Vikings beat Wolverines

by Portia White Orcas Island High School Student Boys’ basketball The Vikings…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

Islanders learning trade skills to last a lifetime | EDC wraps another successful year of courses

A local organization has been quietly working to diversify the economy of…

  • Jan 14th, 2020

Request for salmon recovery project proposals

The San Juan County Lead Entity for Salmon Recovery is requesting salmon…

  • Jan 14th, 2020

Vacation Rentals | Letter

I was a little surprised to read the VRBO rebuke about the…

  • Jan 14th, 2020

Wild plants of the field, forest and sea | Cancelled due to snow

The following event has been canceled due to weather conditions. The Orcas…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

Christian school’s community dinner canceled

Orcas Christain School’s community dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 13, is canceled…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

ARC to host farmer, rancher listening session

ARC to host farmer and rancher listening session

  • Jan 13th, 2020

Salish Sea Early Music Festival on Orcas

Submitted by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival. The Salish Sea Early…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

Why a moratorium? | Letter

Every time someone asks us, “Why a moratorium?” we just have to…

  • Jan 13th, 2020
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San Juan EDC Knowledge Worker Network initiative 2019 wrap-up

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

  • Jan 12th, 2020
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Climate change and the future of salmon

Submitted by Kwiaht. A salmon barbecue, Holly B’s pastries, Lopez Island Vineyard…

  • Jan 11th, 2020

Community conversation on affordable access to food

Join the Orcas Food Co-op Jan. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the…

  • Jan 10th, 2020