Airport Begins Tree Removal Across Mt. Baker Road, South of Runway

— from Tony Simpson for Orcas Airport — In an effort to maintain the safety of the flying public and airport, tree removal has begun on Port of Orcas property located South of Mt Baker Road, East of Lover’s Lane, North of the Saw Shop and Enchanted Forest Road and … Continue reading

Skagit Valley College Foundation Announces New Endowed Scholarship

— from Skagit Valley College — Skagit Valley College Foundation is honored to announce that a new endowed scholarship has been established. The Shayla K. Martin Memorial Scholarship was established by Shayla’s daughter, Tanya Young, to honor the life of her mother, who was a victim of the Cascade Mall … Continue reading

September 30 is National Public Lands Day; Visit State Parks for Free

— from Jacqueline Daigle for Friends of Moran — On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites people to celebrate National Public Lands Day with a free visit to Washington’s state parks. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. You are invited to the … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | September 13 -19, 2017

— from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office — September 13, 2017 17-006511 Accident-NonInj 14:28:54 09/13/17 A Deputy in Friday Harbor received a report of a traffic collision. The investigation showed that two vehicles backed up and collided with each other in the roadway. A state accident report was taken and … Continue reading

Homeland Security Confirms Russian Hackers Unsuccessfully Targeted WA State Election System

— from WA Secretary of State’s Office — Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today officially informed Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman that Russian hackers attempted to access Washington state election systems prior to the 2016 General Election – and failed. Wyman, the state’s chief elections officer, … Continue reading

History Matinee: Coast Salish Women and Cross-Cultural Marriages Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station

— from Carol Kulminski for the Orcas Island Historical Museum — Candace Wellman, author of the book Peace Weavers, is the presenter at the History Matinee sponsored by the Orcas Island Historical Museums on Sunday, September 24, 3:00 pm at the Eastsound Fire Station. The following is a book review … Continue reading

Whale Museum Summer Lecture Series Continues Piecing together what ails our whales

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m., The Whale Museum — from Tracie Merrill for The Whale Museum — On September 26, Dr. Brad Hanson from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) will present on the research he has been conducting on Southern Resident killer whales. The lecture will take place at 6:30 … Continue reading

Reclaim the Rock — an Orcas Center First

Saturday, September 23, 1 – 7 p.m., Orcas Center’s Live Music Outback Stage “Reclaim the Rock,” aka Silly Season Cessation Soiree, is a mini-music festival outdoors behind Orcas Center, at Orcas Center’s new Outback Stage near the Storage Building. By Islanders, for Islanders! The lineup includes Funk Sway, Dust Bunnies, … Continue reading

Orcas Library Seeking New Trustee Apply by Oct. 20

— from Orcas Island Public Library — The Orcas Island Public Library is seeking a new trustee to begin serving a five-year term on January 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2017. The board comprises five members who plan the direction of library services, make sure … Continue reading