As superintendents of our San Juan Islands public schools, we believe in educating our students for the future. Renewable energy is our future. We believe in providing our students with the tools they need to find meaningful work and make the best decisions for tomorrow.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council commends OPALCO for its rapid progress on the broadband initiative, particularly its work on the completed broadband plan and development of “Neighborhood Connections” for broadband deployment in the county.
I read last week’s story about Madrona Point. Back in July, a friend and I went for a wildflower walk on Madrona Point.
After the League of Women’s Voters event on Lopez, there is a clear choice for Sheriff: Rob Nou. It is refreshing to hear candidates talk about their qualifications and even acknowledge and respect their opponents. Sheriff Nou opened by speaking about his 30 plus years in law enforcement and the achievements of the Sheriff’s office during his tenure.
I am asking you to vote for Ron Krebs as our next sheriff. For those of you who do not know me, I am a recently retired sergeant from the San Juan County sheriff’s office.
I am Nikki Rogers, a deputy with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office assigned to San Juan Island. I wanted to take the opportunity to offer my support to Ron Krebs for sheriff. I have worked with Ron for the last seven years and it has been an honor and a privilege.
The years I was privileged to serve as a San Juan County Council member offered many opportunities to watch excellent employees conduct the business of running local government. Rhonda Pederson stood out among our best.
I would like to take a moment to thank you for your support in the passage of the construction bond and the technology levy for Orcas Island Schools two years ago!
A couple of weeks ago I got a very poorly-worded letter from Eastsound Water Users Association about outbuildings on my property that might have a toilet or sink that I have not reported to EWUA.
This letter is in regards to the OPAL office in Eastsound. We have not been to Essex, Mass., nor do we see the relevance of the color of a folk art museum there to a replica of an historic farm house here on Orcas Island.
This year’s November ballot will have numerous measures to vote on. One of them is the renewal of the Levy Lid Lift, which includes several social programs, one of them being senior services. When the levy was passed in 2009, it funded primarily Social Services personnel necessary to the ongoing operation of the senior centers in the county.
This November, voters will have the opportunity to retain a wonderful and dedicated public servant who has served the community with distinction.
Northwest Washington is a unique and beautiful part of our state in which to live and raise a family. With its natural beauty, great recreational opportunities, good schools and many, many other things, Northwest Washington is a wonderful place to live and work.
In this time when we have communities expressing negative opinions on cops across the country, it is necessary to show the GOOD report cards on these men and women who work to keep order and safety around us.
On behalf of Adia Dolan, Axel Greening and myself, thank you for your generous support of our Deception Pass Classic bike ride to benefit MS! We rode 112 miles over two days and successfully raised a combined total of $2,265 to help put an end to Multiple Sclerosis.
While waiting to board the Chelan for Friday Harbor (from Anacortes) last week, I noticed the crew delay the sailing while the crew hosed down the deck.
I never expected to see Orcas Island disappearing beneath me framed by my two feet; but on a gurney in a helicopter that is exactly the view.
Skagit Habitat for Humanity thanks all the Orcas Islanders who donated items to the store truck on Sept. 22. So many donors showed up that the truck was full by noon at Island Market. We were glad we could help you while you helped us.