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Orcas Island Airport Master Plan Overview

Orcas Island Airport Master Plan Overview

by Leah Whitfield CM, ACE, Aviation Manager The Orcas Island Airport Master…

  • Nov 16th, 2019
Orcas Island Airport Master Plan Overview
I-976 could have dire consequences | Editorial

I-976 could have dire consequences | Editorial

Our hearts sank when the election results filtered in on Nov. 5.…

I-976 could have dire consequences | Editorial
RB Chronicles | Part 4

RB Chronicles | Part 4

Anniversaries are funny things. From celebrating a wedding anniversary, sobriety milestones, friendships,…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
RB Chronicles | Part 4
Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column

Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column

Submitted by the SAFE San Juans Team. SAFE San Juans is pleased…

  • Nov 2nd, 2019
Thanks for support of SAFE San Juans | Guest column
Vacation Rental Working Group to petition county council

Vacation Rental Working Group to petition county council

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Vacation Rental Working Group and other concerned…

  • Oct 31st, 2019
Vacation Rental Working Group to petition county council
ESWD wastewater treatment plant expansion project

ESWD wastewater treatment plant expansion project

Submitted by the Eastsound Sewer and Water District Board of Commissioner. Last…

  • Oct 30th, 2019
ESWD wastewater treatment plant expansion project
A hidden problem, a community solution | Guest column

A hidden problem, a community solution | Guest column

by Necia Quast San Juan Island Most islanders don’t know many teens…

  • Oct 29th, 2019
A hidden problem, a community solution | Guest column
ERIP Results Report

ERIP Results Report

by Tom Owens The Early Reading Intervention Project created and taught by…

  • Oct 29th, 2019
ERIP Results Report
Yes on county’s levy lift; no on I-976 | Editorial

Yes on county’s levy lift; no on I-976 | Editorial

Vote yes for Proposition 2 The county has put forth a levy…

  • Oct 28th, 2019
Yes on county’s levy lift; no on I-976 | Editorial
Another award-winning year for island newspapers | Editorial

Another award-winning year for island newspapers | Editorial

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association held its 132 Annual Meeting over the…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019
Another award-winning year for island newspapers | Editorial
Proposition 2 will benefit our island community

Proposition 2 will benefit our island community

Submitted by Ken Carrasco. Elections such as the one coming up this…

  • Oct 21st, 2019
Proposition 2 will benefit our island community
Tim Eyman’s I-976 severely impacts Ferries | Guest column

Tim Eyman’s I-976 severely impacts Ferries | Guest column

by the San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee Tim Eyman is back…

  • Oct 19th, 2019
Tim Eyman’s I-976 severely impacts Ferries | Guest column
Vote yes on I-976 | Guest column

Vote yes on I-976 | Guest column

by Tim Eyman Taxpayers are getting ripped off and politicians refuse to…

  • Oct 19th, 2019
Vote yes on I-976 | Guest column
Importance of the Census | Guest Column

Importance of the Census | Guest Column

by Brad Brown Special to the Sounder There is a commercial on…

  • Oct 16th, 2019
Importance of the Census | Guest Column
Women in business: why we matter

Women in business: why we matter

by Diane Craig Staff reporter Why, after nearly three decades, do we…

  • Oct 14th, 2019
Women in business: why we matter
We cannot give up on the climate | Reporter’s notebook

We cannot give up on the climate | Reporter’s notebook

If the climate crusade is exploding, Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg lit the…

  • Oct 11th, 2019
We cannot give up on the climate | Reporter’s notebook
Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column

Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column

by Samantha Community Advocate and Therapist for SAFE San Juans. In 1987…

  • Oct 10th, 2019
Domestic Violence Awareness month in the San Juans | Guest column
Are you being abused? | Editorial

Are you being abused? | Editorial

Our local domestic violence and sexual assault agency has seen a surge…

Are you being abused? | Editorial
OPALCO: visionary IRP but dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion

OPALCO: visionary IRP but dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion

Submitted by Chris and Chom Greacen. Orcas Power and Light Cooperative is…

  • Sep 30th, 2019
OPALCO: visionary IRP but dam removal opposition should wait for scientific study completion
Disaster prep for business – it makes sense | Guest column

Disaster prep for business – it makes sense | Guest column

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. As storm season…

  • Sep 30th, 2019
Disaster prep for business – it makes sense | Guest column
The 2020 census is underway | Part Two

The 2020 census is underway | Part Two

by Brad Brown Special to the Sounder The first Article, second Section…

  • Sep 29th, 2019
The 2020 census is underway | Part Two
Thank you to the pilot angels of Orcas and San Juan | Guest column

Thank you to the pilot angels of Orcas and San Juan | Guest column

by Karen Hiller Orcas Island When my husband and I moved to…

  • Sep 27th, 2019
Thank you to the pilot angels of Orcas and San Juan | Guest column
An opportunity to help house our aging population | Reporter’s notebook

An opportunity to help house our aging population | Reporter’s notebook

Community. The very word conjures a sense of security, of belonging, of…

  • Sep 26th, 2019
An opportunity to help house our aging population | Reporter’s notebook
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The power of speaking your truth | Editorial

  • Sep 16th, 2019
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Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process

by David Turnoy Chair, SJC Democrats For those of you who have…

  • Sep 12th, 2019
Update on Washington State Democratic presidential candidate selection process
Enjoy our islands’ fall bounty | Editorial

Enjoy our islands’ fall bounty | Editorial

Our communities have breathed a collective sigh of relief now that the…

Enjoy our islands’ fall bounty | Editorial
Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column

Submitted by Cedar Law PLLC Cedar Law PLLC, a Seattle-based education firm,…

  • Sep 9th, 2019
Lopez Island School District under fire for discrimination and sexually hostile work environment | Guest column
A story of tsunamis | Editorial

A story of tsunamis | Editorial

When I lived in Oregon, I was just 80 miles from the…

A story of tsunamis | Editorial
Everett Earl “Bud” McKee | Passages

Everett Earl “Bud” McKee | Passages

Everett Earl “Bud” McKee was born May 31, 1931 in Longview Washington…

  • Sep 4th, 2019
Everett Earl “Bud” McKee | Passages
Respect for the whales | Guest Column

Respect for the whales | Guest Column

by Mike Conner Lopez Island Born into a sea of noise, Tahlequah’s…

  • Aug 29th, 2019
Respect for the whales | Guest Column
Back to school means vaccine time | Guest column

Back to school means vaccine time | Guest column

Submitted by the Orcas Island Health Care District Get a jump start…

  • Aug 28th, 2019
Back to school means vaccine time | Guest column
Why turtles should not be carnival prizes | Editorial

Why turtles should not be carnival prizes | Editorial

We received a flurry of complaints from islanders after a carnival game…

Why turtles should not be carnival prizes | Editorial
Eliminate the private automobile

Eliminate the private automobile

Submitted by Stephen Carter I have a modest proposal. Let’s eliminate the…

  • Aug 23rd, 2019
Eliminate the private automobile
As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the sun sets on summer, school starts

As the summer nears its end, and the weather starts to cool,…

As the sun sets on summer, school starts
The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook

In the last 10 years, the sport of stand-up paddleboarding has exploded,…

The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook
Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men

by Dave Dunaway Executive Director SAFE San Juans Four years ago a…

  • Aug 14th, 2019
Heartfelt thanks to the Stand Up Men
Response to pledge Editorial - Guest Column

Response to pledge Editorial – Guest Column

by Minnie Knych San Juan Island I am not an Army brat;…

  • Aug 7th, 2019
Response to pledge Editorial - Guest Column
San Juan County Fair: Cultivating a love of community | Editorial

San Juan County Fair: Cultivating a love of community | Editorial

It’s time to get a little dust on your boots, hay in…

San Juan County Fair: Cultivating a love of community | Editorial
Do what’s best for the animals | Editorial

Do what’s best for the animals | Editorial

I remember the first time I saw an orca, or really, any…

Do what’s best for the animals | Editorial
Mullis Center treated unfairly over pledge debate | Editorial

Mullis Center treated unfairly over pledge debate | Editorial

I am an Army brat. I was born in a hospital on…

Mullis Center treated unfairly over pledge debate | Editorial