OPALCO’s member survey results are available

  • Sep 1, 2014 at 7:00AM

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is listening to its members. A web-based member satisfaction survey was recently offered to all 11,281 members in exchange for a $5 bill credit. Participation was great: 2,172 surveys were completed between May 3rd and June 20th, representing about 20% of the membership.


Community Events, September 2014

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Kevin Ranker to speak at climate action event

  • Aug 31, 2014 at 7:00AM

Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker is one of the keynote speakers at the final event of the climate action summer speaker series Sept. 10 at the San Juan Community Theatre.

CenturyLink responds to Washington state fines

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

In August, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission recommended that CenturyLink be penalized to the tune of $170,000 for the 10-day outage last November in the San Juans.

A look back at OICF

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 7:00AM updated at 9:24AM

The Orcas Island Community Foundation hosted a 20th Anniversary Board Reunion on Aug. 21. Attendees heard about the early years of the foundation, perused a timeline of the organization, nibbled on tasty appetizers and honored Bruce Coffey for his 18 years on the board.

Taxable sales increase 4.9 percent for first quarter of 2014 | Washington State Department of Revenue

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:56AM

The state’s taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 (Jan. 1-March 31), recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Retail trade, a subset of total taxable retail sales, rose 2.4 percent to $12.3 billion.

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