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Washington State Ferries to host meeting on Orcas

This spring, Washington State Ferries will host a series of community meetings…

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Lean, green, ferry machines: Washington State Ferries releases action plan for sustainable ferry system

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation In honor of Earth Day,…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

OPALCO Hires Three Local Apprentices: The Future is Here!

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative. OPALCO has hired three new…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

County temporarily halts marijuana farm permits

A proposed marijuana farm on Lopez Island prompted action from the county…

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                                2019 OPALCO Board of Directors.

Silverstein, Garlock and Whitfield retain OPALCO board seats

Submitted by OPALCO. On Saturday, April 13, The results of OPALCO’s Board…

  • Apr 22nd, 2019
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                                2019 OPALCO Board of Directors.

Gallivanting goats, wandering wallets and beached boats | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 19th, 2019

Recovery in Community hopes to decrease the barriers to social services

Those who grapple with mental health issues or addiction can feel overwhelmed…

Happenings at the Orcas Senior Center

Zumba classes on Tuesdays Zumba Gold is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class…

  • Apr 17th, 2019

County welcomes new deputy prosecuting attorney

When Lindsey Callahan gave birth to her son Graham two years ago,…

Tree not trash, deer dodging dogs and turning troubles | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 14th, 2019

Pick up litter during Great Island Clean Up

Join fellow Earth enthusiasts in a day dedicated to making the islands…

Click-it ticket, tool theft, predawn prowler | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Apr 9th, 2019
Dan Heims

Container crazy and plants for small gardens

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Dan Heims, president of Terra Nova…

  • Apr 7th, 2019
Dan Heims

April Community Meetings on Oil Spill Response in San Juan County

Submitted by Islands Oil Spill Association. The Islands’ Oil Spill Association is…

  • Apr 6th, 2019

Accidental drowning claims the life of an Orcas resident

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney/Coroner. At mid-afternoon on Sunday,…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019

Baby announcement | Evelyn Harvey

Raymond and Katie Harvey of Eastsound, Washington welcomed daughter Evelyn Harvey on…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019

Protest over Mueller report

Activists on Orcas Island are joining more than 200 groups around the…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Eastsound Water Users Association explains new rate structure

by Corbin LaMont Sounder contributor Eastsound Water Users Association has unveiled a…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Friday Harbor man dies in traffic accident

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. At 5:30 a.m. on…

  • Apr 1st, 2019

Bill to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21 heads to governor to sign into law

by Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau The legal age to purchase…

  • Mar 31st, 2019

Spring speeders; assault allegations; nagging neighbors | Sheriff’s Log

The SJC Sheriff’s Office responded to the following. March 20 • An…

  • Mar 29th, 2019

Reduced vehicle capacity on ferries

Submitted by Washington State Ferries There will be reduced vehicle capacity on…

  • Mar 28th, 2019

Climate advocate training, March 30

Hope, optimism and effective climate action; these are the themes of the…

  • Mar 28th, 2019

Orcas woman’s death ruled accidental

Submitted by the San Juan County Prosecutor/Coroner and Sheriff’s Office. A local…

  • Mar 25th, 2019

Chatter citation, fearful family, renegade RVer | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Mar 25th, 2019
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                                Kasey Jo Weigley, Mac McCorison, Tony Simpson, LaRen Rossie, Sam Fowler, Alex Conrad.

Orcas Fire and Rescue participates in stairclimb

Orcas Fire and Rescue volunteers have raised $6,427 for the Leukemia and…

  • Mar 24th, 2019
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                                Kasey Jo Weigley, Mac McCorison, Tony Simpson, LaRen Rossie, Sam Fowler, Alex Conrad.

Friday Harbor man charged with burglary and malicious mischief

Michael Davis, 25, of Friday Harbor, was charged with burglary in the…

Hogle’s trial postponed to May

The trial of an Orcas man accused of possessing and distributing child…

Temporary housing solution for deputy causes problems

Finding housing on Orcas Island is difficult. That dilemma landed the San…

Orcas man charged with methamphetamine possession

Anthony Kean, 31, of Eastsound, was charged with possession of a controlled…

Sheriff’s Office has no further leads in gunshot wound case

A case involving an Orcas Island man who sustained a gunshot wound…

Stabbing on San Juan

A San Juan Island man was stabbed on March 21 and was…

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Vehicular homicide trial postponed until July

The trial date for a man accused of vehicular homicide has been…

Orcas teen charged with drug possession

Aiden McGregor, 18, of Olga, was charged with possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)…

Voters to decide on daylight savings

by Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington residents could vote to…

  • Mar 21st, 2019
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                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Navy announces decision on Growlers

Under a decision announced March 13, the Navy will add 36 EA-18G…

Navy photo
                                A total of 36 additional EA-18G Growlers will be coming to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Want to join the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk?

If you have ever been interested in joining the Susan G. Komen…

  • Mar 19th, 2019

Friday Harbor man charged for assault against a deputy

Antonio Prieto-Sanchez, 56, of Roche Harbor, was charged in the San Juan…

University of Southern California students spend spring break giving back to Orcas

by Meredith M. Griffith Sounder contributor Last week, 15 students from the…

  • Mar 18th, 2019