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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
Household hazardous waste round-up

Household hazardous waste round-up

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

  • Aug 24th, 2020
Household hazardous waste round-up
Friends of Library offers curbside book sales

Friends of Library offers curbside book sales

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

  • Aug 22nd, 2020
Friends of Library offers curbside book sales
Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning

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

  • Aug 21st, 2020
Guidelines for parents considering home-based group learning
San Juan County seeks “Con” committee members for Voters’ Guide statements

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
San Juan County seeks “Con” committee members for Voters’ Guide statements
Naturalist, poet and Orcas alum Quinn Bailey releases his first book

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

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

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

House moving from Golf Course to Rosario

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

  • Aug 16th, 2020
House moving from Golf Course to Rosario

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

Orcas Fire Department offers Carbon Monoxide detectors

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

  • Aug 15th, 2020
Orcas Fire Department offers Carbon Monoxide detectors
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

Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race

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

  • Aug 14th, 2020
Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race
Born resilient | heal, bend, hope

Born resilient | heal, bend, hope

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

  • Aug 13th, 2020
Born resilient | heal, bend, hope
Get ready for that summer road trip: Make sure your ride doesn’t spark wildfires

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

Request for applications for Civilian Conservation Corps

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

  • Aug 10th, 2020
Request for applications for Civilian Conservation Corps
San Juan County Courts prepare to resume jury trials come fall – you will start seeing juror summonses again soon.

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
San Juan County Courts prepare to resume jury trials come fall – you will start seeing juror summonses again soon.
A need for some two-wheelers at the airport

A need for some two-wheelers at the airport

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

  • Aug 8th, 2020
A need for some two-wheelers at the airport
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture                                Spotted lanternfly.

Public asked to check trees for invasive species in August

Submitted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Throughout August, the Washington…

  • Aug 7th, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture                                Spotted lanternfly.
OPALCO rebuttal to MacLeod’s column | Guest column

OPALCO rebuttal to MacLeod’s column | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Despite Mr. MacLeod’s repeated attempts…

  • Aug 6th, 2020
OPALCO rebuttal to MacLeod’s column | Guest column
Orca Network launches ‘Share the Water’

Orca Network launches ‘Share the Water’

Submitted by Orca Network. Orca Network, a Whidbey Island based nonprofit organization…

  • Aug 4th, 2020
Orca Network launches ‘Share the Water’

San Juan County 4-H invites you to celebrate local youth with this year’s Virtual Showcase Fair!

Fair week is swiftly approaching, and due to COVID-19, kids and teens…

  • Aug 3rd, 2020
Contributed photo                                Nikko W. Naugle and Rivkah Sweedler

Living Simply with Rivkah Sweedler

By Nikko W. Naugle Writing for The Sounder is an amazing experience.…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020
Contributed photo                                Nikko W. Naugle and Rivkah Sweedler
Art dancing with the wind and sky

Art dancing with the wind and sky

The art of 21 local artists will be dancing in the wind…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020
Art dancing with the wind and sky
Record $5.2 Million Gift Expands Turtleback Preserve and precedent-setting donation also returns land to the Lummi Nation

Record $5.2 Million Gift Expands Turtleback Preserve and precedent-setting donation also returns land to the Lummi Nation

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

  • Jul 31st, 2020
Record $5.2 Million Gift Expands Turtleback Preserve and precedent-setting donation also returns land to the Lummi Nation
Flying into a purpose-filled future

Flying into a purpose-filled future

Not everyone has a clear idea of their life’s path, especially at…

  • Jul 30th, 2020
Flying into a purpose-filled future
Laser show (Contributed photo.)

Donations needed for the July 4 laser show

Donations needed for the July 4 laser show

  • Jul 29th, 2020
Laser show (Contributed photo.)
Orcas Island School District safe return to school update

Orcas Island School District safe return to school update

Submitted by Eric Webb, Orcas Island School District Superintendent. You may recall,…

  • Jul 27th, 2020
Orcas Island School District safe return to school update
Alex Conrad (Contributed photo)

Alex Conrad graduates Harborview Paramedic Program, returns to Orcas Fire

Submitted by Orcas Fire and Rescue After an intense 12-months immersed in…

  • Jul 27th, 2020
Alex Conrad (Contributed photo)
‘Town to Shore’ exhibition

‘Town to Shore’ exhibition

Submitted by The Crow Valley Gallery and Island Thyme Shop The Crow…

  • Jul 26th, 2020
‘Town to Shore’ exhibition
Army returns for second round of removing derelict nets

Army returns for second round of removing derelict nets

Deep beneath the waves off the south end of San Juan Island,…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Army returns for second round of removing derelict nets
Mammograms Offered at Orcas Senior Center

Mammograms Offered at Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center Assured Imaging Women’s Wellness will be…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Mammograms Offered at Orcas Senior Center

Virtual Fair coming soon

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair. San Juan County Fair staff…

  • Jul 21st, 2020
Orcas Food Bank mid-year updates

Orcas Food Bank mid-year updates

Submitted by the Orcas Island Foodbank Our community has changed in so…

  • Jul 21st, 2020
Orcas Food Bank mid-year updates

Orcas Health Care District hosts third town hall

The Orcas Island Health Care District is hosting a third virtual Town…

  • Jul 20th, 2020

Ballots are on the way for Washington’s Aug. 4 Primary

Submitted by the Washington Secretary of State Registered voters throughout Washington will…

  • Jul 20th, 2020
Drive-In magic show unites community

Drive-In magic show unites community

From a young age, 19-year-old magician Matthew Laslo dreamed of starring in…

Drive-In magic show unites community
Party like it’s 2020

Party like it’s 2020

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health If your county is in…

  • Jul 15th, 2020
Party like it’s 2020
Mask-making Maggie

Mask-making Maggie

The answer to why Maggie Kaplan chose to create cloth masks for…

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Mask-making Maggie