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Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents Shakespeare in Italy

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents a program of mostly Italian…

  • Mar 6th, 2018

Join the Year to Zero Waste challenge

Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District With significant restrictions on plastics…

  • Mar 2nd, 2018

Helping those in crisis in San Juan County

The phone rang at 6 a.m. The voice on the other line…

Contributed photo/San Juan Preservation Trust staff archive

Mrount Grant preserve expands

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank On the heels of…

  • Feb 28th, 2018
Contributed photo/San Juan Preservation Trust staff archive

Story Bridge comes to Lopez

Submitted by Lopez Community Land Trust So many fronts are impacting islanders…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Free Estate Planning Workshop on Lopez

Local attorney Cyrus Field is presenting a free Estate Planning Workshop at…

  • Feb 27th, 2018
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                John Stamey handing out flowers.

Carnations around town from Stand Up Men

The Stand Up Men were not afraid to stop traffic to hand…

  • Feb 26th, 2018
Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                John Stamey handing out flowers.

Basic boater education class offered in Friday Harbor

Submitted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San…

  • Feb 26th, 2018
Contributed photo/Center for Whale Research
                                A Southern resident killer whale leaps from the water.

Captain Hobbes creates organization to protect orcas

Captian Hobbes organizes for whale protections

  • Feb 26th, 2018
Contributed photo/Center for Whale Research
                                A Southern resident killer whale leaps from the water.

Nourdine Jensen scholarship applications due March 9

Submitted by OPALCO Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth…

  • Feb 26th, 2018

Loring says goodbye after ten ‘friendly’ years

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans After 10 years of public…

  • Feb 23rd, 2018

The Age of Loneliness: Cultivating Spirit through Environmental Activism

Submitted by the San Juan Island Grange How can we stay hopeful,…

  • Feb 22nd, 2018
Contributed photo/Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching
                                From left to right, Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching Owner Jeff Friedman, Matthew McConaughey’s mom, Matthew McConaughey, and Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching Owner Spencer Domico.

Lincoln commercial features Matthew McConaughey on San Juan Islands barge

The commercial that locals have been waiting for is finally on the…

Contributed photo/Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching
                                From left to right, Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching Owner Jeff Friedman, Matthew McConaughey’s mom, Matthew McConaughey, and Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching Owner Spencer Domico.

Twelth annual Farmers Market poster contest

The Lopez Farmers Market is having its 12th annual poster contest. The…

  • Feb 18th, 2018

Consent: What it is and how to get it | Teen dating violence

In the impressionable pre-teen and teen years, youth form ideas about dating…

  • Feb 16th, 2018

Meet OPALCO election candidates

Submitted by OPALCO The volunteer-based elections and governance committee has selected two…

  • Feb 16th, 2018

Joyce Sobel | A legendary life

Passionate about assisting children and families, Joyce Sobel was a quiet leader…

  • Feb 13th, 2018

Spotlight on: The Post Siblings — Delores Post Foss, Dan Post, Stuart Post

When Stuart Post was asked for a Spotlight interview, he suggested: “How…

  • Feb 9th, 2018

Healthy relationships and teen dating violence

Submitted by SAFE San Juans By exploring the dating process, teenagers gain…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

Teen dating violence, part 1 | Guest column

Submitted by Matalika Lyons, 8th grade February is Teen Dating Violence (TDV)…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

Conservations groups urge Canadian federal government to protect Southern resident killer whales

Submitted by Raincoast Conservation A coalition of conservation groups from Canada and…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

Amateur radio technician class and test

San Juan County’s amateur radio volunteers form a critical communications link between…

  • Feb 8th, 2018

How to be a citizen activist; Nick Licata visits Lopez

Nick Licata served on the Seattle City Council for 18 years, and…

Legendary filmmaker and ski icon Warren Miller, 93, passes away at Orcas home

Warren A. Miller, the iconic and beloved filmmaker who introduced generations to…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

Lopez School District receives long-awaited state grant

Submitted by Lopez School District Lopez Island School District has been awarded…

  • Feb 5th, 2018

San Juan County’s 2018 Ag Summit coming soon

The sixth annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit will take place on…

  • Feb 3rd, 2018

February Local Writers Read focuses on ‘home’

Anyone who has struggled with or embraced the idea of home sweet…

  • Jan 31st, 2018

Military bills violate state’s constitution | Guest column

Military installations bills violate state’s constitution | Guest column

  • Jan 31st, 2018

Winter writing workshops

This winter the Lopez Library is introducing a new program called Lopez…

  • Jan 31st, 2018

Guitar phenom Beppe Gambetta returns to Lopez Island

By Gretchen Wing If you need some light at the end of…

  • Jan 26th, 2018

Discussion: A journey from anger to forgiveness

A lesser-known day of remembrance occurs each year on Feb. 3, Four…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

Warmth in the Heart of Winter

Submitted by the band “There is nothing more wonderful than good songs…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

Apply for OPALCO board

Submitted by OPALCO Nominations are open for the 2018 OPALCO Board of…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

EDC offers free Healthy Desk workshop

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council Working an office…

  • Jan 23rd, 2018

Salish Sea Music Festival’s 2018 season begins on Lopez

Treble viol, baroque guitar and flute — the opening performance among seven…

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

Stand Up Men’s message resonates through the islands

A movement is spreading like wildfire across the country, fueled by brave…

Photo credit/ Dr. Astrid van Ginneken, Center For Whale Research

Killer whale campaign

The Center For Whale Research is taking action to increase public awareness…

Photo credit/ Dr. Astrid van Ginneken, Center For Whale Research

Peter Garlock appointed to fill OPALCO board vacancy

Peter Garlock of Lopez Island joins the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative…

  • Jan 19th, 2018

Gov. Inslee Proclaims January as School Board Recognition Month

Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month. This…

  • Jan 18th, 2018

NASA astronaut visits Lopez school

The Lopez Island School District is pleased to be hosting NASA astronaut…

  • Jan 16th, 2018