Life

Caregiver-owned homecare cooperative

Submitted by Deborah Craig Recently, caregivers on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

WSU Extension offers forest stewardship course for property owners

Submitted by Brendan Whyte WSU Extension Dead and dying trees have proliferated…

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Lopez Lions Club provides free diabetes coaching

By Glenn Aufderhar Lopez Lions Secretary Lyn Lindboe, RN, CEN, CDPE, will…

  • Feb 18th, 2019
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                                Above: A young crow in care at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation Center.

Crows are smart, in life and love

Through pain and hardship, a crow couple endured. British Columbian artist June…

  • Feb 14th, 2019
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                                Above: A young crow in care at Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation Center.

Carnival for land preserve

Submitted by event organizers Carnevale, a Venetian-themed masquerade ball will be held…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Blind date | Poetry

by Colleen James The small talk Grew ever smaller Even after pouring…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Animal acupressure demonstration at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

Submitted by Blue Island Animal Acupressure, LLC A demonstration of how animal…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Now accepting 2019 San Juan County Fair Vendors

Submitted by San Juan County Parks & Fair Have you or your…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Spotlight on: Molly Swan-Sheeran

Creativity burns a more variegated flame in Molly Swan-Sheeran than in most…

  • Feb 13th, 2019
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                                Jennifer Barcelos.

Friends of the San Juans has new attorney

Submitted by Friends of the San Juans Friends of the San Juans…

  • Feb 13th, 2019
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                                Jennifer Barcelos.
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, a female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whale. Whale researchers who track the small endangered population of Puget Sound orcas say three whales are believed dead or missing since summer. The Center for Whale Research says that as of Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, there are only 80 animals. Two females and a 10-month old calf are believed gone. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Southern residents focus of Way of the Whales conference

The more we learn about the orcas, the less we know, according…

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, a female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whale. Whale researchers who track the small endangered population of Puget Sound orcas say three whales are believed dead or missing since summer. The Center for Whale Research says that as of Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, there are only 80 animals. Two females and a 10-month old calf are believed gone. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Dan Weber performs at the Grange Feb. 1

Submitted by Mandy Troxel Liven up a dark winter’s night with some…

  • Feb 2nd, 2019

Senior services says goodbye to Wendy Stephens

The Mullis Center cafeteria housed a dozen tables at its lunch –…

SeaDoc Society premieres new web series

What would you do if a sea lion wrapped its mouth around…

Electrify the San Juan Islands ferry routes first | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative The Washington State Ferries long-range…

  • Jan 25th, 2019
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                                Anah-Kate Drahn with Advocate Richard Carter

Lopez Grads Thriving With LICSF Scholarships

By Gretchen Wing This fall, three Lopez graduates headed off to colleges…

  • Jan 19th, 2019
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                                Anah-Kate Drahn with Advocate Richard Carter
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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 19th, 2019
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                                Jess Newley, Friends of the San Juans’ Marine Program Assistant, surveys for Pacific sand lance on Shaw Island.

Longtime San Juan County District Court judge retires, replacement sworn in

A U.S. Founding Father’s quote on the importance of the justice system…

Soroptimist International expands Women’s Emergency Fund

To broaden our actions in the Soroptimist mission of improving the lives…

  • Jan 15th, 2019

Get a dog

by Colleen James A lover leaves you You mourn You move on…

  • Jan 15th, 2019

I am the one

By Colleen James I’m the one you loved I’m the one you…

  • Jan 15th, 2019

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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                                Gareth Curtiss sculpts the face of the statue.

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

Comment on fairground master plan

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

  • Dec 28th, 2018

New Year brings new laws affecting child support

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

  • Dec 28th, 2018

OPALCO capital credit checks coming

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

  • Dec 20th, 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.

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
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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.

Hummingbirds are hangin’ ‘round

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

  • Nov 30th, 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

Killer whale thriller hits bookstands

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

  • Nov 26th, 2018

San Juan’s wild turkeys remembered

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

  • Nov 25th, 2018