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  • Oct 24, 2016 at 5:06PM

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Changes to OPALCO election process approved

  • Oct 24, 2016 at 2:07PM

After hearing from the membership at OPALCO open house events, the Board approved a number of the changes to the election process that were proposed by a volunteer Member Review Committee. Beginning in 2017, all voting will be by electronic (online) or mail-in ballot. The era of voting on the boat is over in order to have a more substantive and informational annual meeting on the ferry. Voting districts will remain as they stand and members will continue to vote in every election, not by district.

Water rate issues still not resolved

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Oct 20, 2016 at 2:40PM

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Eastsound Water Users Association board was prepared to hear the results of a series of community engagement sessions held the month prior. However, there was not enough time during the meeting and the review has been pushed out until the next gathering on Nov. 15.

Orcas Islander continues volunteer work in Haiti

  • Oct 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:04AM

Hurricane Matthew, a category 5 storm that ravaged the southeastern United States during the second week of October, hit the island nation of Haiti before breaking ground domestically.

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