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.
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.
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.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation hosted a 20th Anniversary Board Reunion on Aug. 21. Attendees heard about the early years of the foundation, perused a timeline of the organization, nibbled on tasty appetizers and honored Bruce Coffey for his 18 years on the board.
The state’s taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 (Jan. 1-March 31), recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Retail trade, a subset of total taxable retail sales, rose 2.4 percent to $12.3 billion.
“She could ask me to fly to the moon tomorrow and I would do it,” said Mierau about her long-time best friend.
On Wednesday afternoon at 4:55 p.m. a two vehicle collision occurred on Bailer Hill Road north of Kanaka Bay Road resulting in minor injuries to a Friday Harbor woman.
Webb is replacing superintendent Barbara Kline, who worked for the district for 24 years, first as middle and high school principal and then as superintendent. His first impression of the school is that it is supported by a strong faculty.
Ekomotiv, a local non-profit being established to procure and operate the Crescent Beach Service Station as a cooperative, is seeking five to seven Orcas Island residents to serve on a steering committee; with success, the steering committee members will have the opportunity to populate the Board of Directors.
The event was limited to 40 people and the guest list included Washington Governor Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee and Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
The investigation also concludes that the company violated state laws and rules related to major outages, as well as requirements for communicating outage information to the public.
Feel that buzz around town? It’s more than just tourists. Economic activity is picking up in San Juan County.
Aug. 13: A deputy contacted homeowner on San Juan Island concerning a reported trespassing. A male subject came to the property to discuss an alleged problem that could not be proven. • A deputy responded to a reported act of vandalism. After the investigation it was determined the damage to the car window was caused by flying debris from weed eater.
The Community Foundation was gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2014 San Juan County Fair when over $31,000 was donated to eight different projects featured in the matching program. This amount was raised in just the four days of the fair.
Orcas Island’s four pre-schools – Montessori, Children’s House, Kaleidoscope and Salmonberry – have combined school fundraising, parent tuition and community-based “investment” dollars to provide all Orcas three- to five-year-olds access to quality early childhood education.
Deputies throughout the county will be attentive to driving behavior consistent with impairment; making traffic stops to assure the safety of everyone who uses our roadways.
A San Juan Island man who recently served six months for a felony sex offense faces a new round of criminal charges for allegedly spending time with a woman and her child shortly after his release from jail.
Thistles are recognizable weeds in the San Juan Islands, and there are several varieties that are native to the U.S., one of which is located in the county: Indian thistle.
The U.S. Postal Service expects to save more than $500,000,000 a year by shutting down or cutting hours at about 13,000 post offices across the nation, mostly in rural locations.
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