I enthusiastically and absolutely support the levy to enable our Orcas Island school district to continue to do the best job possible in preparing our kids for the future.
Joan White has served this county for many years as San Juan County Clerk and in the clerk’s office, and is truly a bright spot in our little system of government.
I have been a social worker, administrator and community advocate and – most importantly – wife of a police officer for nearly 20 years.
The upcoming election for sheriff is an important one. I intend to vote for Ron Krebs. Our islands and the residents who live here, both full-time and seasonal, are a unique group of people.
Another election cycle is in full chat. Another group of candidates has had their chance to talk with the people at the candidate forums, concluded just last week, and now we will decide who will be representing all of us for the next few years.
The third annual Chili Cook-off is over and it was a great day. First time in three years we didn’t have rain and in fact we had some sun late in the day.
Now that the tourist season is winding down, the Orcas Island Museum has shifted to its off-season schedule. It is also time to give some special thanks to the supporters of the society.
I have been a member of EWUA since the early 1990s, and have often appreciated the cooperation and assistance of EWUA staff.
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.