OPALCO’s member survey results are available

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:00AM

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is listening to its members. A web-based member satisfaction survey was recently offered to all 11,281 members in exchange for a $5 bill credit. Participation was great: 2,172 surveys were completed between May 3rd and June 20th, representing about 20% of the membership.

Kevin Ranker to speak at climate action event

  • Aug 31, 2014 at 7:00AM

Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker is one of the keynote speakers at the final event of the climate action summer speaker series Sept. 10 at the San Juan Community Theatre.


Mysteries of the natural world | Guest column

  • Aug 31, 2014 at 7:00AM

Immersion experiences in wild places – “breaking the suction of town” – can run the gamut: tranquil moments, exhausting climbs, wading swollen creeks, the endless play of light and clouds, pitch darkness, hunkering under a tarp in a downpour, senses heightened and evidence all around of the ephemeral nature of life.

Historical auction raises money for senior housing

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 7:42PM

The Historic Benefit Auction An Orcas Family: 130 Years and Counting was held at Emmanuel Church, Benson Hall to a sold out crowd on Aug. 30.

CenturyLink responds to Washington state fines

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

In August, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission recommended that CenturyLink be penalized to the tune of $170,000 for the 10-day outage last November in the San Juans.

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