Senior Center Art to Exhibit “A Gentleman’s View”

Reception: Saturday, May 6, 5 – 7 p.m., Senior Center — from The Senior Center Visual Arts Committee — There are many talented and accomplished artists who live on Orcas Island. Although women make up the majority, men are also represented. They are painters, sculptors, potters, wood carvers, print makers and more. … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | April 19 – 25, 2017

April 19, 2017 17-002111 Accident-HitRun 09:48:59 04/19/17 A Deputy was dispatched to a Hit and Run Unattended in Friday Harbor. A report was taken. 17-002115 Boating Problem 14:01:28 04/19/17 A Lopez Island deputy was called to the Hunter Bay boat ramp regarding children kayaking that were being blown further offshore … Continue reading

SJ National Monument Not on Trump’s List Small is better in this case

— by Lin McNulty — On Apr. 26, 2017 the White House initiated an executive order authorizing the review of national monuments designated since Jan. 1, 1996. The order targets monuments of more than 100,000 acres in size or that were “made without adequate public outreach and coordination with relevant stakeholders.” … Continue reading

Governors Issue Statement on Offshore Drilling In response to White House Executive Order

— from Chase Gallagher, Gov. Inslee’s Office — Governor Jay Inslee, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement today in response to a presidential executive order to revise offshore oil and gas leasing in federal waters: “Today’s unilateral action is short-sighted. For good … Continue reading

Pigs, Plants, and Pickett: A Peek into Our History “History Lives Here” brings island stories to life in May

— from Amy Nesler, San Juan Visitors Bureau — Who would have thought a trespassing pig could start a war? Only in Washington’s San Juan Islands. Discover this and other colorful stories during History Lives Here – National Historic Preservation Month in the San Juan Islands. During the month of … Continue reading

Inslee on Renewed Efforts to Repeal ACA 

— from Governor Inslee’s Office — Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on renewed congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill under consideration, if passed, would shift $1.4 billion a year in costs to Washington or take health care away from more than 700,000 working people … Continue reading

Choral Society Will Sing “Songs from the Heart”

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m., Orcas Center — from Lynn Baker — True love…false love…maternal love…eternal love… Love of the lover, the country, the child. Orcas Choral Society celebrates the many kinds of human love in its “Songs from the Heart” spring concert May … Continue reading

Invasive Green Crab Found at Dungeness Spit

— from MaryAnn Wagner, Sea Grant — A new population of invasive European green crab has been found at Dungeness Spit, near Sequim, Washington, rekindling concern over the potential for damage to local marine life and shorelines. Staff and volunteers from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which manages Dungeness … Continue reading

Orkila’s Spring ROAR Will be Annual Event

— by Gray Gailey (6th grader) — This year, on Apr. 23, Camp Orkila hosted their first annual ROAR, or Rogue Obstacle Adventure Race, on a windy, rainy afternoon. Before the race began, a Camp Orkila counselor spoke to the excited crowd of participants, ages ranging from five to 50, … Continue reading