Life

A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were. (Morgan Bond)

San Juan County receives $400k for salmon recovery projects

Submitted by Wash. Recreation and Conservation The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board…

  • Dec 29th, 2019
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. This adult fish is shorter in length than its predecessors were. (Morgan Bond)

Capital Credits checks going out

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative When you become a co-op…

  • Dec 25th, 2019
More than 700,000 ferries customers will dash through the Sound over Christmas week

More than 700,000 ferries customers will dash through the Sound over Christmas week

People driving vehicles onto vessels should plan for long wait times

  • Dec 25th, 2019
More than 700,000 ferries customers will dash through the Sound over Christmas week

OPALCO rate increase held at 3 percent

OPALCO rate increase held at 3%

  • Dec 24th, 2019

San Juan County Seeks Pro and Con committee members

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors office San Juan County is…

  • Dec 24th, 2019
Opportunities abound for a variety of park projects and positions

Opportunities abound for a variety of park projects and positions

Submitted by the Washington State Parks The Washington State Parks Volunteer Program…

  • Dec 23rd, 2019
Opportunities abound for a variety of park projects and positions
Phase one of Taproot Kitchen Build-out complete

Phase one of Taproot Kitchen Build-out complete

Submitted by Taproot Board Taproot Kitchen on Dill Road re-opened for business…

  • Dec 23rd, 2019
Phase one of Taproot Kitchen Build-out complete
Lopez 3rd graders presented with new Rotary Club dictionaries

Lopez 3rd graders presented with new Rotary Club dictionaries

Submitted by Brian Goff On Nov. 5, Barbara Fagan of Rotary Club…

  • Dec 20th, 2019
Lopez 3rd graders presented with new Rotary Club dictionaries
Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results

San Juan County’s seniors say services are lacking throughout the islands. The…

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s senior survey results
A Winter Solstice Concert with SeaMuse

A Winter Solstice Concert with SeaMuse

Submitted by Lopez Center for Community and the Arts SeaMuse is four…

  • Dec 18th, 2019
A Winter Solstice Concert with SeaMuse
End of year library update

End of year library update

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library The Lopez Island Library’s Board of…

  • Dec 17th, 2019
End of year library update
(Children of the Rising Sun/contributed photo)

Lopezian helps Kenyan youth

Submitted by John Waugh Cathy Doherty moved to Lopez in 1990. If…

  • Dec 16th, 2019
(Children of the Rising Sun/contributed photo)
The Sassafras Sisters to play teen nite at monthly square dance

The Sassafras Sisters to play teen nite at monthly square dance

Submitted by Kelsey Nelsen Teen band The Sassafras Sisters will be playing…

  • Dec 12th, 2019
The Sassafras Sisters to play teen nite at monthly square dance
‘A Christmas Carol’

‘A Christmas Carol’

San Juan Community Theatre is proud to present Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas…

  • Dec 11th, 2019
‘A Christmas Carol’

Merry Christmas | Poetry

By Colleen James BLACK FRIDAY! CYBER MONDAY! These words assault us from…

  • Dec 10th, 2019
Spotlight on: Wendy and Michael Mickle

Spotlight on: Wendy and Michael Mickle

Wendy and Michael Mickle were shaped by Lopez in their tender years,…

  • Dec 10th, 2019
Spotlight on: Wendy and Michael Mickle
Port Stanley Schoolhouse Holiday Fair

Port Stanley Schoolhouse Holiday Fair

Submitted by Jules Mcleland Lopez Island might still be one of the…

  • Dec 8th, 2019
Port Stanley Schoolhouse Holiday Fair
How to share paradise

How to share paradise

The pace of island life ebbs and flows slowly, like soft rolling…

  • Dec 6th, 2019
How to share paradise
Local American Red Cross units host ‘Safe and Well’ drills

Local American Red Cross units host ‘Safe and Well’ drills

Submitted by Michael Hansen American Red Cross On the San Juan Islands,…

  • Dec 5th, 2019
Local American Red Cross units host ‘Safe and Well’ drills
“Winds in the Morning”

“Winds in the Morning”

Special to the Sounder by Toby Cooper Lopezian playwright Richard Carter remembers…

  • Dec 5th, 2019
“Winds in the Morning”
FV Sally J - A Community Restoration Project

FV Sally J – A Community Restoration Project

Submitted by Ralph Bladt Board Member, Lopez Island Historical Society This past…

  • Dec 4th, 2019
FV Sally J - A Community Restoration Project
Visit San Juans/contributed photo

Washington State Parks acquires 134-acre Point Lawrence property on Orcas

Submitted by Washington State Parks Washington State Parks and the Alberg and…

  • Dec 1st, 2019
Visit San Juans/contributed photo
Photos with Santa, Nov. 30

Photos with Santa, Nov. 30

Submitted by Jim and Shanley Lett Santa will once again be available…

  • Nov 29th, 2019
Photos with Santa, Nov. 30
Protest period opens for monument management plan

Protest period opens for monument management plan

Submitted by the San Juan Islands National Monument The San Juan Islands…

  • Nov 28th, 2019
Protest period opens for monument management plan
Lopez rental housing coming soon

Lopez rental housing coming soon

Submitted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center Lopez Island has a new…

  • Nov 27th, 2019
Lopez rental housing coming soon
40th annual Preschool Holiday Bazaar

40th annual Preschool Holiday Bazaar

Submitted by Malia Sanford The time has arrived! Cue the trumpets: Too-too-too-toom!…

  • Nov 26th, 2019
40th annual Preschool Holiday Bazaar

Colors | Poetry

By Colleen James Color my childhood yellow Filled with sunshine, buttercups and…

  • Nov 26th, 2019

Jingle Bell Dinner Auction brings out the best

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

  • Nov 26th, 2019
Living in a county without animal control

Living in a county without animal control

Without enough cases to warrant a full-time animal control officer, islanders struggle…

  • Nov 25th, 2019
Living in a county without animal control
Lopez Thanksgiving basket and Spirit of Giving programs

Lopez Thanksgiving basket and Spirit of Giving programs

Submitted by The Lopez Island Family Resource Center November is here again…

  • Nov 21st, 2019
Lopez Thanksgiving basket and Spirit of Giving programs
Contributed photo                                Charlie McGready hoists a full Red Bag in support of the Lopez Library Book Sale.

Thanksgiving weekend book sale at the Lopez Library

Submitted by The Lopez Library The Friends of Lopez Library once again…

  • Nov 19th, 2019
Contributed photo                                Charlie McGready hoists a full Red Bag in support of the Lopez Library Book Sale.
Community Shakespeare will razzle your dazzle

Community Shakespeare will razzle your dazzle

Submitted by Community Shakespeare Need a break from — well — everything?…

  • Nov 18th, 2019
Community Shakespeare will razzle your dazzle
K25 (Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research/contributed photo)

Gone, but not forgotten

Islanders paid tribute to three Southern resident orcas, Princess Angeline, J17, Scoter,…

  • Nov 15th, 2019
K25 (Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research/contributed photo)
Travel photography and new art exhibits at the Lopez Library

Travel photography and new art exhibits at the Lopez Library

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

  • Nov 14th, 2019
Travel photography and new art exhibits at the Lopez Library
Going for the gold

Going for the gold

A dark shadow flies through the air contrasting against the bright blue…

  • Nov 13th, 2019
Going for the gold
Open Source Wellness program demonstration

Open Source Wellness program demonstration

Submitted by Lopez Island Family Resource Center Open Source Wellness is coming…

  • Nov 13th, 2019
Open Source Wellness program demonstration

Knowledge workers symposium

Submitted by The San Juan County Economic Development Council Knowledge workers can…

  • Nov 12th, 2019
Meals on Wheels serving seniors

Meals on Wheels serving seniors

Submitted by the Whatcom Council on Aging When asked about what he…

  • Nov 12th, 2019
Meals on Wheels serving seniors

SCORE, the SJICF and the EDC invite business owners and nonprofit leaders to a workshop on reducing risk

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council More than 40…

  • Nov 12th, 2019
Contributed photos                                Right: Larry at the 4-H livestock auction. Left: Larry playing bass 30 years ago.

Spotlight on: Larry Cochran

When Larry Cochran was an adolescent, daydreaming in math class, his teacher…

  • Nov 11th, 2019
Contributed photos                                Right: Larry at the 4-H livestock auction. Left: Larry playing bass 30 years ago.