Alex MacLeod of Shaw Island has had three letters published by island news outlets over the past couple of months. They detail the OPALCO Board’s chicanery and apparent dishonesty.
July 4: At 7:30 p.m., OIFR responded to Raccoon Point neighborhood to assist a 67-year-old male in cardiac arrest. After CPR and other significant emergency medical procedures were administered, the patient did not respond to resuscitation attempts and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Robin Williams not only said those words but he lived them to the fullest. His madness made him one of the most brilliant comedians of the last century. Devastatingly, that spark went out when he took his own life on Aug. 11.
The only thing better than seeing bears is talking about seeing bears. Viewing such an animal and living to tell the tale is perhaps a throwback to the days when our ancestors roamed the earth living in true fear of these large predators.
When my parents moved to an assisted living community in their late 70s, my mom lived in a special memory unit because she was severely disabled from Alzheimer’s. My dad lived in his own apartment down the hall and up one floor from her, and he visited daily.
Yep, with a quick look at the calendar we’re reminded that opening day of the San Juan County Fair is just a week away. Its four-day run begins Aug. 13.
Orcas has the irresistible lure of a natural paradise and the attraction of a welcoming civic spirit – a caring human community. A decade ago, that community spirit inspired San Juan Islanders to raise $18.5 million to save Turtle Back Mountain from development and to preserve its pristine beauty.