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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.
Community Events, August 2014
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
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.
On Wednesday afternoon at 4:55 p.m. a two vehicle collision occurred on Bailer Hill Road north of Kanaka Bay Road resulting in minor injuries to a Friday Harbor woman.
“She could ask me to fly to the moon tomorrow and I would do it,” said Mierau about her long-time best friend.