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Join the October trail trial

Submitted by Lopez Community Trails Network You are invited to participate in…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018

Pool celebration event postponed

Submitted by Friends of Lopez Island Pool Friends of Lopez Island Pool…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018

San Juan County cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Co-op members understand the power…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018

Burn permits available now

Submitted by San Juan County Burn season is right around the corner…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018

Natural systems in crisis: What will you choose

By Jan Scilipoti At Chimera Gallery starting Oct. 13 — two artists’…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018

Navy Releases Final EIS for Growler Operations at NAS Whidbey Island

Submitted by the U.S. Navy The Navy has released the Final Environmental…

  • Oct 2nd, 2018
Contributed photo/Center for Whale Research photo by Dave Ellifrit
                                J50 is tossed by J42 in 2015. J50 was presumed to be dead in September.

Governor’s task force releases draft plan to save local orcas

A state organization dedicated to protecting the area’s endangered orcas is one…

Contributed photo/Center for Whale Research photo by Dave Ellifrit
                                J50 is tossed by J42 in 2015. J50 was presumed to be dead in September.

Card fraud; dock disturbance; custody challenge | San Juan County Sheriff”s Log

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

  • Oct 1st, 2018

UW deans list

Margaret Anne Heard and Fletcher John Moore, seniors at University of Washington,…

  • Oct 1st, 2018

Gathering for the Salish Sea

Submitted by Community Rights San Juan Islands Over a hundred community members…

  • Sep 30th, 2018
Staff photo/ Hayley Day
                                Eric A. Kulp and his attorney in San Juan County Superior Court on Aug. 3.

Eric Kulp to serve just under 16 years for murder of wife on Shaw Island | Update

A Shaw Island man who pleaded guilty to the murder of his…

Staff photo/ Hayley Day
                                Eric A. Kulp and his attorney in San Juan County Superior Court on Aug. 3.

The Challenge of Housing For Young Lopezians

By Gretchen Wing One comment Lopezians often hear from tourists (after “what…

  • Sep 28th, 2018

‘The Journey Through Terminal Illness’ at the Lopez Library, Sept. 29

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library On Saturday, Sept. 29, at 3…

  • Sep 27th, 2018

Junk Bonds are back to help fund new glass dumpster

Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District The community gears up to…

  • Sep 27th, 2018

Lopez Island Grange Hosts Second Annual Fall Festival, Quilt Show and Square Dance

For the second year in a row, Lopez Island Grange is hosting…

  • Sep 26th, 2018

Fish and Wildlife Agencies Seek Help Conserving the Island Marble Butterfly

Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife After 90 years without…

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Burgled businesses, cunning campers, excessive emails | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

The San Juan County Sheriff’s office responded to the following calls. Sept.…

  • Sep 25th, 2018

Prescribed fire scheduled at San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge: Flower Island

San Juan Island National Wildlife Refuge is preparing to conduct a prescribed…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Women Who Made Him

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Library is pleased to…

  • Sep 24th, 2018

Share thoughts on Washington State Ferries plans at San Juans open houses

Submitted by Washington State Ferries More than half of Washington State Ferries’…

  • Sep 23rd, 2018

September is National Recovery Month | Guest column

Submitted by Georgeana M. Cook Lopez Island Prevention Coalition Executive Coordinator It…

  • Sep 22nd, 2018

Homeless man, seen in the San Juans, wanted for alleged child rape

Submitted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office The San Juan County…

  • Sep 21st, 2018

Countywide planned power outages

Submitted by OPALCO All of San Juan County will be affected by…

  • Sep 19th, 2018

Standing up for sitting down

Submitted by Lopez Island Prevention Coalition On the fourth Monday of this…

  • Sep 18th, 2018

They Call Me Q

The emotionally charged one-woman comedy “They Call Me Q” will be performed…

  • Sep 17th, 2018
Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368
                                 J50 beside her sister J42 in August.

Sick, young orca, J50, is presumed dead, while others continue search | Update

As of Sept. 13, some researchers presume that a missing adolescent orca…

Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368
                                 J50 beside her sister J42 in August.

Local Lopez school lunches

Submitted by Lopez Island School Students in the Lopez Island School District…

  • Sep 14th, 2018

NOAA considers capturing J50 for treatment

Submitted by NOAA J50’s condition in recent weeks has underscored the urgency…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

San Juan County officials explain ‘Home Fund’

Submitted by San Juan County What is the “Home Fund?” The Home…

  • Sep 13th, 2018

Ferry writer in residence: Iris Graville

Submitted by Iris Graville Recently, Washington State Ferries launched its first-ever “Writer-in-Residence”…

  • Sep 12th, 2018

‘Curious Lopez’ Art Exhibit

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library Every six weeks the Lopez Library…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Jason Colby on the history of humans and orcas at the library

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Island Library is pleased…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Strengthening families

Submitted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center The first round of the…

  • Sep 11th, 2018

Deserted drugs, confused canine, abandoned autos | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Task force to save orcas meets in Anacortes

With just 75 Southern resident orcas remaining, a group is taking action…

Letters left; delinquent drivers; permit problems | San Juan County Sheriff’s Log

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

  • Sep 7th, 2018

Lopez Dump is no longer recycling printers, but alternatives do exist.

Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District The cost of recycling printers…

  • Sep 6th, 2018

Know your Neighbor Library speaker series: author Priscilla Stuckey

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Library is pleased to…

  • Sep 6th, 2018
Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                OPALCO’s solar power project on Decatur.

Five facts about OPALCO’s solar power project

The sun shines brighter in the San Juans than most of Washington…

Contributed photo/OPALCO
                                OPALCO’s solar power project on Decatur.
Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368 J50 beside her sister J42.

Sick young orca, J50, spotted after two-day disappearance

Staff report A thin, sick juvenile orca, who has been missing for…

  • Sep 4th, 2018
Contributed photo/NOAA Fisheries West Coast under permit 21368 J50 beside her sister J42.