Spotted Wing Drosophila An Emerging Fruit Pest

Thursday, April 6, 11 – 1 p..m., Skagit Valley College — from Jay Lucas — The Master Gardener Foundation of San Juan County in partnership with San Juan County Washington State University Extension is pleased to present a workshop on Spotted Wing Drosophila by Dr. Beverly S. Gerdeman, Join us … Continue reading

Bolshoi’s “A Contemporary Evening” Streams at Orcas Center

Saturday, April 1, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s “Frank Bridge’s Variations,” Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s “Short Time Together” and Alexei Ratmansky’s “Russian Seasons.” This encounter between some of the … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | March 15 – 21, 2017

March 15, 2017 17-001363 Theft 11:38:25 03/15/17 An Orcas Island resident reported a trespass and theft from his property. Investigation continues. A report was taken. 17-001365 Fraud 11:55:26 03/15/17 A Shaw Island reported being a victim of identity theft and fraud. An investigation is ongoing. A report was taken. 17-001371 … Continue reading

Bioacoustic Scientist Will Speak on “Seeing Sound”

Saturday, April 1, 2 – 4 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal — from Janet Thomas — The Southern Resident Killer Whales are on the brink of extinction. Several threats to their recovery include shortage of Chinook salmon, pollution, oil spills, and noise and harassment from vessels. The threat least understood by the public … Continue reading

Inslee Statement on Canceled Republican Health Care Vote

— from Governor Inslee’s Communications Office — Gov. Inslee issued the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan announced he was removing the Republican legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration: “Today 600,000 Washingtonians beat Congress, and can rest easy knowing that Speaker Ryan and President Trump have failed in … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Many Thanks to OWL Supporters

— from Suzanne Olson, Sandi Burt, Berto Gandara, Serena Burman and RJ Myers — On behalf of the students, families, and teaching team that have just completed the 26-week Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education Program for 7-9th graders, we would like to thank the following businesses and individuals, without … Continue reading

Ranker: Republican Budget Balanced on Backs of Most Vulnerable San Juans will see property tax increase

— from Dave Pringle, Senate Democratic Communications — Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, lead Senate Democrat on budget negotiations, issued the following statement following passage of the Senate Republican’s operating budget proposal: “After a marathon 18 hours of debate in a 36-hour period, Republicans passed a budget today that falls short … Continue reading