Broadband project well underway

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 6:00AM

“We can’t keep up with the demand,” said Gerry Lawlor, executive vice president of Rock Island Communications, the new for-profit subsidiary of OPALCO. “We can’t get it out fast enough; we are a small team. We figured most early adaptors would want it cheap and easy by using a wireless adaptor, but most neighborhoods are opting for fiber installation.”


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Worker crushed between two cars on ferry

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 7:33PM

KOMO News reports a ferry worker was injured when he was crushed between two cars on Friday, April 18. The accident happened as the M/V Elwha was loading and unloading cars at the Orcas Island ferry dock around 5:30 p.m.

Author to discuss climate change

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 9:33AM

Robert Arthur Stayton of Santa Cruz, Calif., will speak at the Parish Hall on Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. about a change that’s coming that will set human civilization on a new course for the future as he traces the history and evolution of energy from fire to fossil fuels and the ever-increasing pollution from their unintended consequences.

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Summer reservations paralyzed by bug in WSF machine

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Apr 16, 2015 at 10:54AM

The glitch affects only reservations for the summer schedule, which goes into effect June 14. Sailings that appear on the spring schedule (ending June 13) remain available. Troubleshooting and repairs are expected to take at least one week, according Lynne Griffith, WSF assistant secretary.

Artworks comes home to Olga

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 10:48AM

Thanks to community support and contributions large and small, the historic Strawberry Building in the hamlet of Olga has been restored after its devastating fire in July of 2013. The Orcas Island Artworks will reopen its doors on Saturday, April 25.

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