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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,
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Orcas Christian announces National Honors Society students

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

  • Apr 15th, 2021
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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

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  • 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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Miró 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
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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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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.
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

Catching up with the ferries

Though ferry ridership in the San Juans has nearly returned to its…

The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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Kicked car, enigmatic explosion, consistent cat | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 30th, 2021
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Orcas Christian hires new teacher

Submitted by Orcas Christian School. Orcas Christian school has announced a new…

  • Mar 30th, 2021
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Talking about organic waste in San Juan County

More than 40 million tons of food waste ends up in landfills…

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OCS Snow Club ends season at Mt. Baker

Submitted by Orcas Christian School. The sun was out and the snow…

  • Mar 29th, 2021
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Washington State Ferries want your input

Our next survey is just around the corner, and we want your…

  • Mar 29th, 2021
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San Juan County Courts resume jury trials

You will start seeing juror summonses again soon.

  • Mar 27th, 2021
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Two new COVID cases ends San Juan County’s caseless streak

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  • Mar 26th, 2021
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Charter Review Commission Update

By Minor Lile Sounder Contributor It has been a busy two weeks…

  • Mar 26th, 2021
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The new clinic opens April 5.

New clinic to offer after-hours care

A new model of after-hours care will soon be available to islanders.…

The new clinic opens April 5.
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Celebrity volunteer Orcas Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lance Evans helped deliver hot meals as part of the March for Meals.

Home delivery offers heart and health to area’s elders

Perhaps nothing says love better than a hot meal or a warm,…

  • Mar 24th, 2021
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Celebrity volunteer Orcas Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lance Evans helped deliver hot meals as part of the March for Meals.

Register online for Orcas Family Health Covid vaccine clinic

Orcas Family Health Center will be opening registration for first dose vaccine…

  • Mar 22nd, 2021
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Insect interference, aircraft accidents, mistaken moorage | The San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 22nd, 2021
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The mobile dental unit is on the way.

Mobile dental clinics offer Medicaid and uninsured patients access to care on Orcas Island

People in San Juan County who don’t have dental insurance or who…

  • Mar 21st, 2021
The mobile dental unit is on the way.