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A time of renewal for the Islands Oil Spill Association | Guest column

By Ken Carrasco, Secretary, IOSA Board of Directors For many of us,…

  • Jan 14th, 2019

 

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                                Gareth Curtiss sculpts the face of the statue.

Art in motion

Art in motion | Friday Harbor statue is sculpted in front of museum onlookers

 

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                                Jess Newley, Friends of the San Juans’ Marine Program Assistant, surveys for Pacific sand lance on Shaw Island.

Local research finds new forage fish spawning beaches

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Did you know that our…

  • Jan 15th, 2019

 

Chloe: a testament of love and endurance

Chloe looks up in adoration with her big hazel eyes and her…

  • Jan 9th, 2019
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                                Blackmouth salmon.

Fish for science this winter with Kwiaht

Submitted by Kwiaht Those interested in participating in one of this winter’s…

  • Jan 8th, 2019
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                                Blackmouth salmon.

Free tea makes peace a reality

There has to be a catch: not even tea is free. Islanders…

  • Jan 4th, 2019

New Year brings new laws affecting child support

The following was submitted by the Washington State Department of Social and…

  • Dec 28th, 2018

Comment on fairground master plan

The Fairgrounds Master Plan is currently being developed and the first draft…

  • Dec 28th, 2018
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                                The sick trumpeter swan at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation.

Wolf Hollow staff treat swan with lead poisoning

Submitted by Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. After receiving a call about…

  • Dec 19th, 2018
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                                The sick trumpeter swan at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation.

OPALCO capital credit checks coming

Capital credit checks will be sent out in December to members who…

  • Dec 20th, 2018

Lopez community supports educational opportunities

Submitted by Lopez Island Education Foundation Thanks to generous donations by locals…

  • Dec 17th, 2018

Winter boating safety tips

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Winter weather is upon…

  • Dec 13th, 2018
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                                A house swallowed by the tides.

Extreme tides and rising waters

Photos of the high king tides may provide answers about rising sea…

  • Dec 6th, 2018
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                                A house swallowed by the tides.

Donated blood in the San Juans

Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the holiday season,…

  • Dec 4th, 2018

Spotlight on: Stephen and Holly Lovejoy

By Gretchen Wing Special to the Island’s Weekly If Lopez Historical Society…

  • Nov 29th, 2018

Rights for the Salish Sea: A community discussion forum

Submitted by Orcas Women’s Coalition Community Rights San Juan Islands is hosting…

  • Nov 29th, 2018

Hummingbirds are hangin’ ‘round

According to Russel Barsh of KWIAHT, the San Juans are experiencing an…

  • Nov 30th, 2018
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                                A breaching Southern resident orca.

Add orca sightings to digital database at The Whale Museum

Submitted by the Whale Museum The Whale Museum staff is seeking a…

  • Dec 3rd, 2018
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                                A breaching Southern resident orca.

San Juan’s wild turkeys remembered

By Peggy Butler San Juan Island Although wild turkeys have been absent…

  • Nov 25th, 2018

Friday Harbor Labs scientist first speaker in Ocean Night series

SeaDoc Society held its inaugural family-friendly, multimedia-focused Ocean Night at Sea View…

New trails proposed throughout the islands

In a county of disjointed land, separated by water, locals are looking…

Lopez Community Singers holiday concert

Submitted by Ginni Keith The Lopez Community Singers opens its third season…

  • Nov 21st, 2018

Black Widows among us?

by Terese Smith-Prescott San Juan Island My husband and I were surprised…

  • Nov 20th, 2018

Jingle Bell Dinner auction brings out the best

Submitted by Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support Lopez Island Hospice and…

  • Nov 19th, 2018

Killer whale thriller hits bookstands

Submitted by Pendrell Sound Press “Lost Frequency, A Novel of Sound, Speed,…

  • Nov 26th, 2018

Community Shakespeare presents ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’

Are you California Dreamin’? Or Helplessly Hoping to be Feelin’ Alright because…

  • Nov 15th, 2018

Friends of the Lopez Library Book Sale Saturday November 24 At The Library

Everyone loves the Library Book Sale! This year you can combine your…

  • Nov 12th, 2018
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                                Bill Chevalier and Lizzy Graignic Chevalier’s family on Stuart Island.

History of first island families

The rich culture of Native Americans is still alive in San Juan…

  • Nov 11th, 2018
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                                Bill Chevalier and Lizzy Graignic Chevalier’s family on Stuart Island.

Eating Well is Vital, Part 2

Submitted by Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support Lopez Island Hospice and…

  • Nov 9th, 2018

Orcas Island Historical Museums fundraiser screening of documentary ‘Sacred Journeys’

The Orcas Island Historical Museum is pleased to announce “Sacred Journeys,” an…

  • Nov 4th, 2018
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                                Paul Allen, shown in 2015.

Paul Allen leaves a legacy on the San Juan Islands

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen not only left a substantial impact on the…

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                                Paul Allen, shown in 2015.

Help the Bureau of Land Management plan for the San Juan Islands National Monument

Submitted by the Bureau of Land Management There are several upcoming meeting…

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Mixed plastics recycling update from the Lopez Dump

Submitted by the Lopez Dump The Lopez Dump’s “Mixed No. 1-7” plastics…

  • Oct 30th, 2018

Learn how to guide the islands in Leadership San Juan Islands training

Submitted by Leadership San Juans If you want to strengthen leadership skills,…

  • Nov 5th, 2018

Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls: Oct.…

  • Oct 26th, 2018
Pete Souza, official White House photo.
                                President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, in the Oval Office, Oct. 11, 2013.

How women shaped the world | Women in Business

Throughout history there have been women who made great advancements to society,…

Pete Souza, official White House photo.
                                President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, in the Oval Office, Oct. 11, 2013.
photo by Linda Hudson

Professor Ben Gardner on tourism, culture and the politics of conservation

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library How does tourism shape the very…

  • Oct 25th, 2018
photo by Linda Hudson

Renowned scientist Frans de Waal talks animal intellect

For more than four decades, Frans de Waal has studied primates to…

Chloe Mason graduates with honors

Chloe Mason of Shaw Island graduated from Pacific University, in Forest Grove,…

  • Oct 16th, 2018

LCLT’s Annual Harvest Dinner welcomes guest speaker Jane Koger

By Rhea Miller LCLT is pleased to announce Jane Koger as the…

  • Oct 12th, 2018