Staying connected | Editorial

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

As an avid hiker, I often find myself alone in the woods. I find it peaceful among the trees where I am soothed by the smell of pine and fir.


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Ignoring aging won’t make it go away | Guest column

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 2:06PM

If you want to learn mountain climbing, you won’t start with Mount Everest. If you yearn to become a great cook, I doubt you’ll begin by hosting a huge dinner party. For all things that are complicated and worth knowing, it takes time, education, practice and patience to learn the tricks, absorb the subtleties and understand what’s really involved.

Orcas Fire chief’s report

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 7:00AM

The total call volume for 2013 was 879 – a 12 percent increase over the year before. For 2014, the increase over 2013 is already at 8.6 percent.

National 4-H week celebrates youth | Editorial

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

I awaited every spring with one thing in mind: when would the box of baby chickens arrive. I fed them, stroked their soft feathers, cried when the weak ones died and rejoiced when the others grew up strong and feisty, laying eggs for us all year long.

Recognizing Jim Bredouw | Guest Column

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 1:23PM

Jim has been a guiding light and role model – both as a community minded guy and a friend to so many. Even though it is the last thing on his mind, I hope y’all are able take a minute and thank Jim. I am looking forward to his next “mission”!


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