Smart planning is needed for Eastsound | Editorial

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 8:00AM

Eastsound is the hub of activity for retail, dining, foot traffic, community events, parades and more on the island.


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Rock Island: why it makes sense for OPALCO | Guest column

  • Mar 4, 2015 at 7:00AM

The news last week that Orcas Power and Light Co-op and Rock Island have joined forces to deliver Internet services to islanders in San Juan County is the latest in a long chain of thoughtful decisions and deliberate action on the part of the OPALCO leadership.

Is a poor appetite dangerous? | Guest column

  • Feb 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

I once consulted with a company to evaluate the health of people over 80 who had applied for long-term care insurance. The goal: to ensure they were healthy enough not to use their insurance benefits right away.

Don’t ignore the threat of tsunamis | Editorial

  • Feb 25, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 11:06AM

Be afraid, but don’t be too afraid, and above all – be prepared. That is essentially the message that Brendan Cowan of the San Juan County’s Department of Emergency Management wants to get out to island residents.

Is spring here? | Editorial

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 7:00AM

Yes we live on an island. Many of us moved here for the temperate climates. The founding American pioneers came here to escape the grueling snowstorms and freezing temperatures in the east and the extra inches of rainfall on the mainland.

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