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SJC Democrats Resolution on Police Reform

by David Turnoy We in the San Juan County Democrats are as…

  • Jun 29th, 2020

Laser show for the community on July 4

There may not be a typical fireworks display on Orcas Island this…

  • Jun 28th, 2020

Bronn graduates from Whitworth

Lana Bronn of Eastsound received a Master of Arts in marriage and…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

This week at the drive-In movie theatre

Submitted by the Orcas Island Film Festival The pop-up Orcas Drive-In Theatre…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

League of Women Voters holds virtual primary election forums for San Juan County Council

Submitted League of Women Voters of the San Juans The League of…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

I-1776: Stop Discrimination

Submitted by the San Juan County Democrats Please read this note. It…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

AOK garage-ish sale

Submitted by Art for Orcas Kids Remember March 2020? Well, WAY back…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

Going back to work amid COVID-19

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. As we reopen more businesses…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center thanks community for overwhelming support

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center wants to express its gratitude and appreciation…

  • Jun 25th, 2020

Smoke Filled Forecast for Wildfire Risk

by Kai Hoffman-Krull San Juan Islands Conservation District During a pandemic, it…

  • Jun 25th, 2020

OPAL’s annual Gala moves online June 27 to 30

Submitted by OPAL In response to this year’s need for social distancing,…

  • Jun 24th, 2020

Washington State Ferries hosting virtual community meeting June 30

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Transportation Washington State Ferries is…

  • Jun 24th, 2020

Orcas Fire experiences communications outage during double search and rescue effort, fire call

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue A communications outage left San…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020

2020–2021 Budget and four-year Budget Plan Summary | Legal notice from OISD

Submitted by the Orcas Island School District As required by RCW 28A.505.050…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020
The crew. (Contributed photo.)

The Bistro, Oyster and Wine Bar grand opening June 15

Submitted by Mark Sawyer and Toni Knudson. After 10 glorious years with…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020
The crew. (Contributed photo.)

School Music in virtual mode has lessons for students and teachers

Submitted by the Music Advocacy Group. Congratulations to 2020’s Orcas Island School…

  • Jun 21st, 2020

‘Do I need to…?’

Frequently asked questions on cloth face coverings

  • Jun 21st, 2020

Orcas Island residents can utilize safe storage and other disposal options

Submitted by the Coalition for Orcas Youth Coalition for Orcas Youth encourages…

  • Jun 20th, 2020

Stop the spread by staying local

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health As counties are reopening…

  • Jun 20th, 2020

Orcas Fire rolls out new ambulance, resumes in-person training

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue A new ambulance is on…

  • Jun 19th, 2020

Senior Cider Available Now at Boathouse Ciderworks

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Local business owner Libby Garcia at…

  • Jun 19th, 2020

Giving and receiving support

Whether you need help or want to help

  • Jun 18th, 2020

Playfest 2020 becomes PlagueFest 2020

The Actors Theater of Orcas Island has announced a “Stay At Home”…

  • Jun 17th, 2020
Contributed photo
                                Charly Taylor and her daughter Rosie.

Orcas mom sets up diversity fund at local bookstore

A local mother is making a contribution to the Black Lives Matter…

Contributed photo
                                Charly Taylor and her daughter Rosie.

“Imagine your Story” with the Orcas Library

Readers of all ages will explore all things fairytale, fantasy, and myth…

  • Jun 15th, 2020

Orcas Island volunteer firefighters step up for virtual climb

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Orcas Island Volunteer Firefighters are…

  • Jun 14th, 2020

State Parks partners with outdoor gear rental company

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks announces a new partnership…

  • Jun 13th, 2020

The Exchange to re-open June 18; will alternate intake and sales days

Submitted byOrcas Recycling Services/The Exchange The Exchange reuse store, located at the…

  • Jun 12th, 2020

Discover San Juan Islands 2020

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

  • Jun 12th, 2020

Ferry reservations restart

Submitted by the Washington State Ferries Vehicle reservations for travel on the…

  • Jun 11th, 2020

Grad procession on June 13

Submitted by Justin Paulsen. Saturday, June 13 will mark Graduation Day for…

  • Jun 11th, 2020

The Governor’s “Safe Start” plan and what it means for San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County On May 29 Governor Inslee released further…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

Island papers offer grants to local businesses

Sound Publishing is launching a new program to help local companies spread…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

A pop-up drive-in movie theatre is coming to Orcas Island

This week the much-anticipated Orcas Island Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Theater presented by…

  • Jun 8th, 2020

Invitation to Orcas graduation

by Kyle Freeman, Principal Orcas Island High School The faculty and staff…

  • Jun 8th, 2020
Roy Light (left) and Christopher Giesting.

Roy Light retires from EWSD; Christopher Giesting is new general manager

Submitted by the Eastsound Sewer and Water District board members Greg Ayers,…

  • Jun 8th, 2020
Roy Light (left) and Christopher Giesting.

Marine debris can ruin a day on the water | Boaters are the front line in keeping Washington’s waters safe and clean

by Sea Grant Washington With summer here it is more important than…

  • Jun 7th, 2020
Keel-billed Toucans by Peter Cavanagh

A Photographic Journey: Iconic Birds of the World with Peter Cavanagh

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans. Are you experiencing travel withdrawal…

  • Jun 6th, 2020
Keel-billed Toucans by Peter Cavanagh

The Orcas Island Library is now offering curbside pickup for reserved materials!

Submitted by the Orcas Island Public Library Many of you may have…

  • Jun 6th, 2020

Smoke detector alerts sleeping homeowner to fire

Submitted by Orcas Island Fire and Rescue An Orcas Island family is…

  • Jun 5th, 2020