Hurricane Matthew, a category 5 storm that ravaged the southeastern United States during the second week of October, hit the island nation of Haiti before breaking ground domestically.
by Learner Limbach
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Eastsound Water Users Association board was prepared to hear the results of a series of community engagement sessions held the month prior. However, there was not enough time during the meeting and the review has been pushed out until the next gathering on Nov. 15.
The 2017 Preliminary Budget for San Juan County has been published. The theme of the 2017 Budget Message is "Building for the Future." With the effects of the Great Recession now largely behind the County, the goal for the 2017 budget is to look forward, positioning the County to serve its citizens for the next 20 years. The budget can see viewed at: http://sanjuanco.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/10618.
The first in a series of workshops about the future of Eastsound was held at the Orcas Senior Center on Thursday, Oct. 14.
by Bob Friel
After several severe storm warnings and the canceling of many community events, the final numbers show gusts reached 70 miles per hour on the coast and 40 in the interior of Western Washington. Eastsound experienced wind gusts up to 32 mph on Friday, and 39 mph on Saturday. As for the severe weather warning, most islanders are asking, "Where did the storm go?"
"Incongruous" was the word on many lips that night.
Voters filled the conference room at Eastsound Fire Station for a candidate forum presented by the San Juan County League of Women Voters on Oct. 4.
Medicare is not easy to understand. Every year Medicare premiums and copays change. The insurance companies change the formula of drugs they cover and the copays you will pay. Most years, one or more plans leave our area, and new plans are introduced.
Submitted by San Juan Department of Emergency Management
Submitted by SAFE San Juans from "How's Your Relationship?" published by the Washington Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Submitted by the San Juan County Department of Emergency Management
Submitted by San Juan County Department of Emergency Management
The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, on Monday, Oct. 17 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station. Advance registration is required.
Submitted by OPALCO
By Hilary Walker, OT
The Board of Fire Commissioners for Orcas Island Fire and Rescue announced its newest commissioner during a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 3.
San Juan County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls:
Submitted by the Friends of Moran State Park.