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Menacing mutt, relic remains, minor’s missteps | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 13th, 2021
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Recommendations from the sub-committees must be adopted by the full commission before proceeding further. Recommendations that are approved by the full commission will also be reviewed by the County Prosecutor’s office

County Charter Review Commission considers sub-committee recommendations

by Minor Lile Sounder contributor After several weeks of work at the…

  • May 12th, 2021
Recommendations from the sub-committees must be adopted by the full commission before proceeding further. Recommendations that are approved by the full commission will also be reviewed by the County Prosecutor’s office
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2021 County Home Fund monies now available

Submitted by San Juan County Health & Community Services. Approved by voters…

  • May 11th, 2021
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Vessel drift report is out

Findings of Vessel Drift and Response Analysis revealed

San Juan County, in partnership with Nuka Research & Planning Group LLC…

  • May 10th, 2021
Vessel drift report is out
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San Juan County COVID case update

Submitted by San Juan County. Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • May 10th, 2021
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Master Gardeners on Orcas

Spring has arrived and, with a new gardening season, you perhaps have…

  • May 10th, 2021
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Monument Advisory Committee to meet virtually

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management. The Bureau of Land Management…

  • May 10th, 2021
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Running for public office? Candidate Filing Week is May 17-21

Submitted by the Washington Secretary of State’s office. Candidate Filing Week is…

  • May 10th, 2021
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A COVID update from San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County. This Hot Topic [article] is going to…

  • May 8th, 2021
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Summer surcharge and new WSF fares effective May 1

Submitted by Washington State Ferries. Washington State Ferries’ summer surcharge on fares…

  • May 7th, 2021
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Learn Construction Project Management with the EDC

Submitted by the San Juan County EDC. Those seeking to build their…

  • May 6th, 2021
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OCRC combats hygiene poverty

OICF’s GiveOrcas spring catalog is underway to a successful start. Orcas Community…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Fuel shortage at the airport until May 14

Port of Orcas Airport Manager Jeanne Sharp wants pilots to be aware…

  • May 6th, 2021

Montessori open house

Submitted by Orcas Montessori School. Orcas Montessori School invites the community to…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Lawmakers send a $59 billion budget to the governor

By Sydney Brown, WNPA News Service As the end of the mostly…

  • May 6th, 2021
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Lifted loo, filched flags, parking patter | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • May 6th, 2021
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Coffelt Farm report now available for public viewing and comments to SJC Land Bank

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

  • May 5th, 2021
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Case count and vaccine distribution update

Submitted by San Juan County. Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • May 5th, 2021
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Inslee announces two-week pause on phases; every county will remain in its current phase

Originally published on Gov. Jay Inslee’s Medium. Gov. Jay Inslee announced a…

  • May 4th, 2021
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News from Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center. Life Line Screening Life Line Screening, the…

  • May 4th, 2021
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Diego Rivera with Dave Billings, his mentor throughout the training program. The aircraft pictured is a Beechcraft B-23 Sundowner.

OCS Rivera receives Airhawks scholarship

by Bob Waunch and Rebecca Carter Special to the Sounder The Airhawks…

  • May 3rd, 2021
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Diego Rivera with Dave Billings, his mentor throughout the training program. The aircraft pictured is a Beechcraft B-23 Sundowner.
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San Juan County Fair’s new Market Series

Submitted by the San Juan County Fair. As part of the 2021…

  • May 3rd, 2021
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Contributed photo/Ron Myers streams on www.OrcasCenter.org on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Pianist Ron Myers streams Orcas Center performance

Submitted by Orcas Center. Orcas Center is pleased to present island legend,…

  • May 2nd, 2021
Contributed photo/Ron Myers streams on www.OrcasCenter.org on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
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Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund opens for new applications

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. Gov. Jay Inslee announced applications will…

  • May 2nd, 2021
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Orcas High School ranked #9.

OIHS ranks ninth in state

U.S. News and World Report ranked Orcas Island High School as ninth…

  • May 1st, 2021
Orcas High School ranked #9.
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OPALCO recaps its 2021 annual meeting

Submitted by OPALCO. On Saturday, April 24, Doug Marshall of the member…

  • May 1st, 2021
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Say thank you to a teacher or school staff member.

Teacher appreciation week

by Linda Sheridan Orcas School Board Chair Teacher and staff appreciation week…

  • May 1st, 2021
Say thank you to a teacher or school staff member.
Contributed photo/Darcey Miller is a prod buddy with OSC's Buddy Check-In program.

Spring clean-up and more at OSC

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Are you itching to get outside…

  • Apr 29th, 2021
Contributed photo/Darcey Miller is a prod buddy with OSC's Buddy Check-In program.
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Captive cat, galavanting goat, missing mutt | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

This week’s Sheriff’s Log included several incidents regarding mental health issues. They…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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Ray’s Pharmacy vaccine and COVID-19 testing update | Letter

Ray’s Pharmacy has expanded its vaccination services to now include COVID-19 vaccinations.…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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SNAP/EBT comes to the Orcas Farmers’ Market

by Erica Lyons OIFM Board Member At last estimate, approximately 1,945 individuals…

  • Apr 28th, 2021
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Walk-in clinic on Apri 27.

Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic today

There will be a free, no-registration walk-up COVID vaccine clinic today, April…

  • Apr 27th, 2021
Walk-in clinic on Apri 27.
Help raise money for an upgrade to the Buck Park basketball court while competing against your friends for a prize.

Hoop shoot competition to raise money for Buck Park

Submitted by Portia White, Orcas High School senior. Help raise money for…

  • Apr 27th, 2021
Help raise money for an upgrade to the Buck Park basketball court while competing against your friends for a prize.
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Ece Kocak, a volunteer driver on Lopez.

IslandRides comes to Orcas after flourishing on San Juan and Lopez

For those who do not drive or have access to a vehicle,…

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Ece Kocak, a volunteer driver on Lopez.
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Solar Town Hall May 5 – OPALCO workshops begin

Submitted by OPALCO. Interested in solar? A Solar Town Hall is the…

  • Apr 27th, 2021
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COVID cases continue to climb in San Juan County

Submitted by San Juan County. Note: Current positive case numbers are available…

  • Apr 26th, 2021
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More opportunities to get your teeth checked out are coming up!

More upcoming mobile dental clinics on Orcas

The Arcora Foundation — SmileMobile sees babies (first tooth) up through high…

  • Apr 26th, 2021
More opportunities to get your teeth checked out are coming up!
Contributed photo/Ellen Muldoon hopes to encourage more people to bike the island.

Orcas Bikes opens in Eastsound

Submitted by Ellen Muldoon. Beginning in early May, Ellen Muldoon will start…

  • Apr 25th, 2021
Contributed photo/Ellen Muldoon hopes to encourage more people to bike the island.
Island Ride is now on Orcas.

Orcas needs Rides

County transportation program leaders and Orcas Island social service agencies concur with…

  • Apr 25th, 2021
Island Ride is now on Orcas.
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Program created to support quarantine and isolation needs is saving lives

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. A program created by…

  • Apr 24th, 2021
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