The letter from Herb Schiessl titled “Money not well spent at ferry terminal” questions the costs to implement the reservations program, pointing to a recently-awarded $199.5 million contract.
Several years ago a friend expressed her frustration about her need to drive a car, which only added to the destruction of the air quality and contributed to global warming.
What a day it was! Martin Luther King, Jr. Da – -a day of service throughout the country. To celebrate service to others, islanders picked up litter on beaches, in woods, and along streets.
ing existing tollbooth, 600 LF controlled blasting, 300 CY rdwy excavation, 104 LF pre cast conc. barrier, 1390 LF paint line, toll booth. The list goes on to include a verity of communication cables and equipment, Hwy advisory radio transmitter sys, variable mess. sign etc. Target start date 8/01/2014. Contact information:
Every YMCA program, including summer camp at Orkila, comes with the promise that, “All are welcome. Financial assistance is available.”
I greatly appreciated the guest column by State Senator Kevin Ranker in the Jan. 14 issue of The Islands’ Sounder.
The worst thing about OPALCO’s new “rate structure” is how grossly unfair it is. For example: With the higher “facility charge” added to the kilowatt-hour charge, a typical small user of 400 kilowatt-hour per month would pay $34 for power plus the $38.90 facility charge, a total of $72.90 divided by 400 equals 18.2 cents per kilowatt-hour.
My father James McRae grew up farming on San Juan Island. Although he passed away in 1975 I will always remember his telling me that he had the best childhood a person could have. My mom Flossie Mullis McRae grew up in the Town of Friday Harbor, but even so raised chickens, sheep and ate from a kitchen garden and family orchard.
A number of events occurring on our islands as I was reading “Six Degrees” by Mark Lynas has me thinking – how can we be a better community in this new year and beyond? Here are a few thoughts: