Opinion

Navy takes environmental stewardship seriously | Guest column

by Christopher “Scotty” Gray Rear Admiral, USN Commander, Navy Region Northwest Recent…

  • Jul 20th, 2019

Summer update from the land bank | Guest column

by Lincoln Bormann Land Bank Director The San Juan County Land Bank…

  • Jul 13th, 2019

Bikers and car drivers: remember rules of the road | Editorial

Island drivers share the road with meandering deer, brave bunnies and, from…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

We the People of the Salish Sea celebrate In(ter)dependence Day | Guest column

by Chom Greacen Lopez Island We the People of the Salish Sea…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Kaiser investigation imperils county emergency services| Guest column

by Loren Johnson, MD As reported in the Sounder, the State Office…

  • Jul 5th, 2019

Remember: personal fireworks are illegal | Editorial

They glisten across the night sky and symbolize the rocket’s red glare…

  • Jun 30th, 2019

We’ve been let down by Kaiser | Editorial

The solitude that comes with living in the San Juan Islands is…

Tanker traffic continues to increase through Salish Sea

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Vessel traffic from ocean-going oil…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

Why the friends?

by George Lawson Lopez Island Departing daily at 7 a.m. from the…

  • Jun 24th, 2019

Help get April’s Grove over the finish line | Guest column

by Hilary Canty Executive director, Orcas Island Community Foundation Access to affordable…

  • Jun 21st, 2019

Wisdom for graduates | Editorial

High school graduation is the iconic event that officially carries you from…

I went to teach but I came away learning

by Joanna Massey Sounder copy editor It’s not every day you’re asked…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

Sharing the wisdom of fathers | Editorial

What we learn from our fathers can stay with us far into…

  • Jun 15th, 2019

A Definitive Fork in the Road

by Steve Ulvi San Juan Island We conflate our form of government,…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

The reality of springtime sadness

by Colleen Smith Editor/Publisher Most of us associate depression with the darker…

  • Jun 4th, 2019

We have a healthcare void | Guest column

by Evan Perrollaz Inter Island Healthcare Foundation member and administrator of the…

  • May 31st, 2019

Campaign launched for San Juan County Orca Protection Initiative

by Sorrel North Lopez Island resident Lopez Island orca advocacy group, Southern…

  • May 29th, 2019

Bagby steps down as editor | Editorial

by Cali Bagby Journal general manager After three years of serving as…

  • May 27th, 2019

Island’s housing needs are moving along

by Diane Craig Staff reporter The last time Orcas Island saw the…

  • May 23rd, 2019

Animals’ lives depend on leaving no trace

I was absolutely heartbroken to hear that Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center…

  • May 21st, 2019

Requiem for an island addict | Guest column

by Edwin Wordsworth Orcas Island It’s 8:30 a.m. Stage Junkie basks in…

  • May 20th, 2019
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                                Above: Jake Perrine and Grace McCune are presenting “Cirque-US” at Orcas Center.

‘Cirque-US’ brings the Orcas community together

by Robert Hall Orcas Center Grace McCune’s Rock on the Rock choir…

  • May 19th, 2019
Laura Kussman/contributed photo
                                Above: Jake Perrine and Grace McCune are presenting “Cirque-US” at Orcas Center.

Make your mental health a priority

Mental health issues have long lived in the shadows of shame. Stigmatized…

Why you should care about Small Business Week | Editorial

It’s easy to take for granted the storefronts that line our quaint…

Thank you vets and navigators for your service | Editorial

We salute the veteran navigators who have generously given their time to…

RB Chronicles Part 3 | Editorial

Sometimes I think I talk too much. Take my breast cancer, for…

  • Apr 26th, 2019

Are you SAFE? Elevate sexual assault & domestic violence prevention educationin the San Juans

by Ron Hanson, Larry Greene, Paul Walsh, Juan Lopez, Kerwin Johnson, Mick…

  • Apr 25th, 2019

Help for an islander | Letter

An older hardworking woman finally confided in me about her circumstances. She,…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Stand Up Men update

Stand Up Men chose April, Sexual Assault Month, to launch a campaign…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Redefining how we speak about sexual assault | Reporter’s notebook

Words are powerful. While that may sound trite, it’s good to remember…

  • Apr 19th, 2019

A Love Letter to the Earth and the Salish Sea

by Chom Greacen Community Rights San Juan Islands Dear Earth, Dear Salish…

  • Apr 13th, 2019

We cannot ignore sexual assault | Editorial

Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Who are the people…

Breaking free from alcohol addiction | Editorial

Overcoming alcohol addiction may feel like a Herculean task, but it can…

The impetus for after-hours urgent care on Orcas Island | Guest Column

by Vincent Shu, MD Orcas Island Despite there having been discussions and…

  • Apr 3rd, 2019

30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column

by Kimbal Sundberg Friday Harbor Imagine waking up in the San Juans…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

Land bank rejects ultimatum from Coffelt Farm Stewards | Guest Column

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank. At its monthly public…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

Lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez | Editorial

I was a little over a year old when the Exxon Valdez…

Save the Olga Post Office | Guest Column

by Clarissa Liening Last year Olga residents learned that their beloved post…

  • Mar 14th, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month | Editorial

I know exactly when I haven’t been eating enough fruits and vegetables.…

RB Chronicles Part 2 | Column

All too often, when our lives turn on a dime, it’s the…

  • Mar 6th, 2019