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Message from Mayor Granny | Letter

  • Jun 16, 2016 at 7:30AM

Sometimes the tides turn in ways we don't expect. As your Mayor I want to make special mention of a female orca from L-Pod named Tokitae, who was renamed Lolita after her capture and confinement in a tiny tank at the Miami Seaquarium when she was four years old. She was a vital and enthusiastic youngster who was dearly loved by her family and friends. I was very fond of her. She was free in the Salish Sea, swimming with her mother Ocean Sun L25 and the rest of our close knit community. Then came the boats and the bombs and the planes and the noise and the confusion and the terror of the captures.


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Thank you for One World concerts | Letter

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 1:30AM

If anyone sensed a rumbling throughout the island this last weekend, the source of it might have been a musical freight train at the Orcas Epicenter in Eastsound. The 2016 One World Unlimited rolled through again making stops in American musical history.

Put back the sign on Roehl’s Road | Letter

  • Jun 20, 2016 at 12:06PM

Here's a boring headline: Moving Truck Takes Wrong Turn. Here's a more serious one: Furniture Truck Misses Chasm by Inches. Here's an alarming headline: EMT Lost On Unmarked Road.

Support for I-732 | Letter

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 7:30AM

I've been coming up to Orcas for 16 years and recognize how much island residents value the beauty, health, and sustainability of the natural environment. Over time I expect we've all noticed disturbing changes: warmer temperatures, fewer fish, less snow in the mountains. Around the world there are unprecedented floods, dying shellfish, and dangerously dry forests. Last week an oil train exploded in our state. Clearly, we must stop our dependence on fossil fuels! That's why I'm going to vote Yes on Initiative 732 in November.

Clarification regarding Mount Baker Farm | Letter

  • Jun 11, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:03PM

I understand that some readers of our recent article have drawn the conclusion that the purchase of Mount Baker Farm has already happened, or is definitely going to happen. This is not true.

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