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Dave Castor honored by Moran State Park

On Sept. 13, friends gathered to recognize volunteer Dave Castor.

  • Sep 21st, 2020

 

Friends of the library to elect directors

The meeting will be held virtually.

  • Sep 14th, 2020

 

Skagit Farmers Supply provides scholarship to an Orcas student

Skagit Farmers Supply has announced eight “Careers in Agriculture” scholarship awards to students for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • Sep 14th, 2020

 

Katie Jones/ Contributed photo, Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238
                                J35 with her new calf J57.

New calf born to Jpod

J35, Tahlequah, has given birth.

  • Sep 11th, 2020
Katie Jones/ Contributed photo, Center for Whale Research. Permit #21238
                                J35 with her new calf J57.

Three ways to catch Eth-Noh-Tec in September

Virtual storytelling!

  • Sep 10th, 2020
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)

The energetic cost of mussel byssal thread attachment

Specialized biological structures are key for organisms’ survival.

  • Sep 8th, 2020
Mussels are farmed on ropes suspended in the water. Mussels anchor themselves to the rope and other substrates by producing a network of fibers known as byssal threads. Photo taken at Penn Cove Shellfish LLC in Coupeville, Washington. (M. Stone, UW Media/contributed photo)

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

4-H’ers live up to “Learn by Doing” slogan at first ever virtual Fair

  • Sep 8th, 2020
Researcher Mark Sears permit #21348/contributed photo
                                J56 and J3.

Commercial and recreational boaters asked to“Take The Pledge” to protect pregnant orcas

Whale-watch companies asked to stop disturbing critically endangered orcas

  • Sep 6th, 2020
Researcher Mark Sears permit #21348/contributed photo
                                J56 and J3.

Lopez Island Grange recommended for state preservation grant, ranks highly

Submitted by Lopez Island Grange. The Lopez Island Grange was recently selected…

  • Sep 5th, 2020

Artist’s work at Washington Federal Bank

Local artist Peter Carlson is pleased to invite the community to see…

  • Sep 4th, 2020

OIFF announces drive-in film series

The Orcas Island Film Festival has announced the postponement of the in-person festival to next year

  • Sep 4th, 2020

Addressing alcohol addiction amid a global pandemic

While many are coping with the stress of a pandemic others are also struggling to maintain sobriety.

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

‘Seniors and Cannabis’ and more from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Island Senior Center. Seniors and cannabis While our…

  • Sep 3rd, 2020

WSU Extension offers Whole Farm Planning course

Are you a beginning farmer wanting to learn how to plan your farm business?

  • Sep 2nd, 2020

Working Washington small business emergency grant program

Department of Commerce is offering a second round for those impacted by COVID

  • Sep 1st, 2020

How are we doing: the economics of a pandemic | Guest Column

From the San Juan County Auditor

  • Aug 31st, 2020

SeaDoc Society celebrates 20 years of science and education in the Salish Sea

Registration is currently open for their ‘Cheers to 20 Years’ online event

  • Aug 31st, 2020

Friends of the San Juans welcomes new executive director

Friends is pleased to welcome R. Brent Lyles

  • Aug 28th, 2020

Leg amputation has not held Jacob Hansen back

by Laura Kussman Sounder contributor In the 14 months since his left…

  • Aug 27th, 2020

House moving from Golf Course to Rosario

On Aug. 27 another OPAL recycled house will be moved

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Above: Attacca Quartet.

Archipelago Collective concerts return

Archipelago Collective is thrilled to bring you a weekend of exciting concerts,…

  • Aug 26th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Above: Attacca Quartet.

Household hazardous waste round-up

Submitted by the Orcas Exchange The next Household Hazardous Waste Round-up is…

  • Aug 24th, 2020

Fire at Orcas transfer station sparks reminder to dump wisely

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Orcas Island Fire and Rescue…

  • Aug 24th, 2020

Friends of Library offers curbside book sales

Submitted by Friends of the Orcas Island Public Library The Friends of…

  • Aug 22nd, 2020

San Juan County seeks “Con” committee members for Voters’ Guide statements

Submitted by the San Juan County Elections Office San Juan County is…

  • Aug 21st, 2020

Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

Submitted by San Juan County As we head into the second half…

  • Aug 21st, 2020

Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book

Once Quinn Bailey realized how deeply nature moved him, the course of…

Contributed photo
                                Gavin and Yonatan.

It’s a great time to be a mentor

Submitted by The Funhouse. Ali, 31 and Serafina, 13 have been matched…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Gavin and Yonatan.

House moving from Golf Course to Rosario

Submitted by OPAL At the end of August, another OPAL recycled house…

  • Aug 16th, 2020

Kiwanis Club of Orcas Island to host yard sale fundraiser and recruitment event

Submitted by the Kiwanis Club of Orcas Island The Kiwanis Club of…

  • Aug 15th, 2020

Orcas Fire Department offers Carbon Monoxide detectors

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Thanks to the generosity of…

  • Aug 15th, 2020
Fresh produce at the foodbank. (Contributed photo.)

Foodbank thanks many

by The Orcas Island Food Bank Board, Staff and Volunteers The past…

  • Aug 14th, 2020
Fresh produce at the foodbank. (Contributed photo.)

Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

Submitted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club Race Committee. It turns…

  • Aug 14th, 2020

Born resilient | heal, bend, hope

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. Resilience is the ability…

  • Aug 13th, 2020

Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires

Submitted by Pacific Wild Fires Coordinating Group. As many people in the…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Wolf Hollow/contributed photo
                                The rare leucistic bald eagle was treated by Wolf Hollow and released back into the wild.

Wolf Hollow treats rare white bald eagle

Submitted by Wolf Hollow. Have you ever seen a Bald Eagle that…

  • Aug 11th, 2020
Wolf Hollow/contributed photo
                                The rare leucistic bald eagle was treated by Wolf Hollow and released back into the wild.
OPAL housing (Contributed photo.)

April’s Grove is Leasing Up

Submitted by OPAL Community Land Trust. As April’s Grove nears completion, leasing…

  • Aug 10th, 2020
OPAL housing (Contributed photo.)

Request for applications for Civilian Conservation Corps

Submitted by the San Juan Islands Conservation District The San Juan Islands…

  • Aug 10th, 2020

San Juan County Courts prepare to resume jury trials come fall – you will start seeing juror summonses again soon.

The San Juan County Superior Court and District Court are taking steps…

  • Aug 9th, 2020

A need for some two-wheelers at the airport

The airport on Orcas has a need it hopes the island can…

  • Aug 8th, 2020