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Deer Harbor Yacht Club schedules meeting

Submitted by Michael Durland, Vice Commodore. There will be an important meeting…

  • Apr 23rd, 2021

Lummi Nation totem stops at islands on way to Wash., D.C.

A totem pole carved at the Lummi Nation from a 400-year-old red…

  • Apr 23rd, 2021

Judge mandates new elections for senior center directors

Submitted by James P. Grifo. On April 19, 2021, Judge Lee Grochmal…

  • Apr 23rd, 2021
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Mobile app helps boaters follow Puget Sound no discharge zone rule

Submitted by Washington Sea Grant. “Pumpout Nav” is a free, simple tool…

  • Apr 23rd, 2021
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The Youth Conservation Corps in action.

Youth Conservation Corps taking applications

The Youth Conservation Corps provides conservation and stewardship summer programs in the…

  • Apr 22nd, 2021
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The Youth Conservation Corps in action.
This week's sheriff log.

Purloined plates; plane peril; tossed two-wheelers | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 22nd, 2021
This week's sheriff log.

Special election for school levy

by Linda Sheridan Orcas Island School District, School Board President The school…

  • Apr 21st, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/San Juan County Commissioner and Orcas MOWS celebrity driver Cindy Wolf.

Local celebrities highlight county-wide Senior Nutrition Program

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Throughout the month of March, resident…

  • Apr 21st, 2021
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/San Juan County Commissioner and Orcas MOWS celebrity driver Cindy Wolf.
Drug take-back program is this weekend.

Drug take-back program on April 24 | Sponsored post

The Coalition for Orcas Youth will be hosting a prescription drug take-back…

  • Apr 20th, 2021
Drug take-back program is this weekend.
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There are still vaccine appointments available

Submitted by San Juan County. For many months, islanders have been awaiting…

  • Apr 20th, 2021
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Left to right: Patty Codd, Frank James and Aaimee Johnson.

Consolidated health clinic for Orcas Island is up and running

Island Primary Care — Orcas is officially serving patients. A ribbon-cutting ceremony…

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Left to right: Patty Codd, Frank James and Aaimee Johnson.
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More vaccine appointments available, April 20

More than 3,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available at 9 a.m.,…

  • Apr 19th, 2021
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San Juan County is best in state for small business; and an economic update

San Juan County earned the honors of best county in Washington state…

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Learn about ham radios.

Add amateur radio to your disaster toolkit

Submitted by the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society. Has COVID got…

  • Apr 18th, 2021
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Learn about ham radios.
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Orcas Montessori

What’s new at Orcas Montessori

by Teresa Chocano Orcas Montessori School Perhaps you are wondering what all…

  • Apr 18th, 2021
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Update on vaccine breakthrough cases in Washington state

Submitted by Washington State Department of Health. The Washington State Department of…

  • Apr 17th, 2021
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A dozen new COVID cases in San Juan County over the past week

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

  • Apr 16th, 2021
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Three National Guard members board the Tillikum during a previous visit to San Juan Countyto help distribute COVID vaccines in early 2021. (<a href="http://www.army.mil" target="_blank">www.army.mil</a> photo)

National Guard to return to San Juan County

Vaccine registration opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20

  • Apr 16th, 2021
Three National Guard members board the Tillikum during a previous visit to San Juan Countyto help distribute COVID vaccines in early 2021. (<a href="http://www.army.mil" target="_blank">www.army.mil</a> photo)
The prescription take-back event is on April 24,

Drug Take-Back event can prevent opiod abuse

Submitted by the Coalition for Orcas Youth. The Coalition for Orcas Youth…

  • Apr 16th, 2021
The prescription take-back event is on April 24,
Orcas Christian School

Orcas Christian announces National Honors Society students

Six Orcas Christian School high school students were recently recognized by the…

  • Apr 15th, 2021
Orcas Christian School
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Above: Post 93 Commander Patricia Ayers.
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Post 93 Commander Patricia Ayers.

Remembering our Vietnam Veterans

It was a war that lasted 19 years and saw an unprecedented…

  • Apr 14th, 2021
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Above: Post 93 Commander Patricia Ayers.
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Post 93 Commander Patricia Ayers.
A featured vineyard at Virtual Vineyards.

Upcoming events from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center. Meeting of the Minds Meeting of…

  • Apr 14th, 2021
A featured vineyard at Virtual Vineyards.
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Passengers survive after plane goes down off Blakely Island

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. A 911 transfer from…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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Motorcycle fatality on Orcas Island

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. On April 12, 2021…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the DOH

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. The Washington State Department…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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Learn Computer-Aided Design with the EDC

Those seeking to enter a new career or boost their job skills…

  • Apr 12th, 2021
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Snatched sign, drifting dinghy, pinched pipe | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

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

  • Apr 11th, 2021
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OPALCO Virtual Annual Meeting

If you pay your power bill to OPALCO, you’re a member of…

  • Apr 10th, 2021
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Thirteen new cases of COVID since April 2

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

  • Apr 9th, 2021
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Check Out Washington Program now serves libraries statewide

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks and the Washington State…

  • Apr 9th, 2021
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Gratuitous graffiti, absent Apple, skilled Samaritans | San Juan County Sheriffs Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. March…

  • Apr 9th, 2021
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Inslee announces vaccine eligibility expansion to all adults April 15

Submitted by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. Gov. Jay Inslee announced on April…

  • Apr 8th, 2021
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Straight talk for right now

Submitted by San Juan County. First off, though it was slightly tempting…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
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MirĂ³ Quartet violist and chef extraordinaire John Largess | Contributed photo

Renaissance man John Largess presents online cooking class

by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Miró Quartet violist and chef…

  • Apr 6th, 2021
MirĂ³ Quartet violist and chef extraordinaire John Largess | Contributed photo
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County seeks Orcas resident for housing committe

Are you an Orcas resident who is passionate and knowledgeable about affordable…

  • Apr 5th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccinations began on Dec. 31, 2020.

San Juan County leads the state in COVID-19 vaccination rates

At the tail end of 2020, San Juan County began holding its…

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COVID-19 vaccinations began on Dec. 31, 2020.
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SJC COVID-19 vaccine registration, 9 a.m., April 5

Submitted by San Juan County. San Juan County Health and Community Services…

  • Apr 4th, 2021
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Hospice of the Northwest

Celebrating the Gifts of Hospice Volunteers | Editorial

by Hospice of the Northwest and Sounder staff For more than 30…

  • Apr 3rd, 2021
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IslandRides is hoping to launch on Orcas.

IslandRides Orcas

Submitted by Orcas Community Resource Center. While we have known that there…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
IslandRides is hoping to launch on Orcas.
The Exchange is now open five days a week.

The Exchange is back open to five days a week

Submitted by Orcas Recycling Services and The Exchange. The sun is shining,…

  • Apr 2nd, 2021
The Exchange is now open five days a week.