It’s a tough time to be in the ferry business.
On Dec. 18, Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed her 2009–11 state budget, closing a projected $5.7 billion shortfall through a combination of program reductions, suspension of state employee, teacher and care worker salary increases, pension changes, increased federal contributions and the use of the state’s rainy day fund.
Orcas Christian School junior Jordan Griffin was the victim of a snowboarding accident on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
The sixteen-year-old was with friends at the golf course when he fell while snowboarding off a jump they had built. He broke his neck and was flown to Harborview in Seattle, where he underwent surgery on Thursday, Dec. 18. His c-six vertebrate was removed and replaced with a titanium rod. He is paralyzed from the chest down.
The Orcas community has a lot of pride in its schools and works hard to keep them praiseworthy. Now Orcas High has received recognition on a national level for its outstanding scholastic performance.
It was all about Eastsound Monday night at the fire hall.
The Eastsound Planning and Review Commission (EPRC) held an open house on Monday, Dec. 8 at the Orcas Fire Hall with representatives from Eastsound Sewer and Water, San Juan County, the Conservation District, the Land Bank, OPAL, and more to discuss future projects in or near Eastsound.