During the 4 of July parade, a group protesting jet noise from NAS Whidbey participated. When they passed, my wife and me, both navy vets, we gave them the thumbs down sign, without further comment.
We recently spent three wonderful days kayaking in the San Juans using our own kayaks. Leaving Jones Island we had the option of landing in Friday Harbor or Orcas Island near the ferry.
I want to take a moment to thank the voters of San Juan County for participating in the 2014 Primary Election.
My name is Ron Krebs. As your next Sheriff of San Juan County, there are a number of goals that I want to achieve. There are a number of issues that I believe directly affect the communities that we serve. My goals are as follows:
The monster in our country is blind ignorance and greed. The monster is someone with the gift of money feeling like they can abuse Earth however they please, because they “own it.”
Many thanks go out to Cynthia Wood, Alva Arguello and Barbara Ehrmantraut for donating their time and talents to help allow our office to provide $3,800 in free dentistry at our May 14 clinic to our friends and neighbors in need.
An 80-foot seine net used by the Indian Island Marine Health Observatory has disappeared from its storage site at Eastsound’s county park.
We recently had the opportunity to re-visit the Lambiel Museum on Orcas. We moved here more than 16 years ago. It was one of our first local experiences. How special to see art work, sculptures and pottery by so many local familiar artists again.
At our Board meeting on Tuesday, July 15, Victoria Parker, the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s Executive Director since 2006, announced her upcoming retirement, sometime within the next year.
If there appears to be a shortage of housing on Orcas, you need look no further than homeaway.com and airbnb.com.
On July 23, Olga Community Club held its annual Olga Daze – a summer festival of fun for young and old.
The San Juan County Fair is Aug. 13 to 16 and, thanks to the San Juan Island Community Foundation, you will have an opportunity to help fund a much-needed new Islands’ Oil Spill Association spill response equipment trailer and enjoy an outing to the fair at the same time.