108 people on Orcas Island reported feeling shaking to USGS
The beginning of this winter has been a blustery one to say the least, with frequent wind advisories and storm warnings as weather fronts batter the Pacific Northwest up and down the coast.
What do you remember best about Gene Knapp? A myriad of things come to people’s mind: his success as an attorney, his passion for land use issues, his involvement with the Land Bank and San Juan CountyCouncil. But overwhelmingly it was his calming disposition that set him apart. Gene passed away at his home on Orcas Island Oct. 18 after an extended illness.
Washington State Ferry personnel met with business owners on Orcas Island and San Juan Island to discuss the trials and tribulations of creating a reservation system to best meet the needs of visitors, residents and commercial traffic to the San Juan Islands.
It’s been one year to the day since San Juan County became the first county in the U.S. to voluntarily adopt the Leave No Trace Guiding Principles and Ethic to support stewardship on the San Juan Islands.
The League of Women Voters panel discussion “Gimme Shelter” delved into the affordable housing issue in San Juan County and tried to answer some lingering questions: Is there a crisis here in the county? To what extent? What is the risk to the community if we don’t solve the crisis? What factors make this issue so difficult to tackle and resolve?
Marijuana producer and processor NW Connoisseurs have begun the permitting process to move from their current facilities in Deer Harbor to Hope Lane in Eastsound. According to NW Connoisseurs Director of Operations Aarikka Tuss, the lease for their current building will be up soon, prompting the move.