The website for The Humane Society if theUnited States has great tips for keepingyour dog safe this 4th of July weekend…
Time and tide wait for no man – but it’s different for goats. When Jan Sanburg’s nanny goat, Apple, was in distress delivering her two kids on June 27, the interisland ferry backtracked to Shaw Island and then diverted back to Orcas Island so that veterinarian Ron Schuler could assist the mother goat.
Angelica Mayo’s eyes shine as she speaks about her new counseling service, “Anima Mundi, Center for Imaginative Studies.” She looks forward to sharing her educational skills and training people who decide it is time to work through personal issues that have been holding them back. “The whole thing is about helping people help themselves. Anima Mundi (from Latin) means ‘tending the soul of the world,’” says Mayo.
Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) crews responded at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25 to an outage due to a fault in the submarine cable that runs from the Lopez substation to serve Decatur, Blakely and Center Islands.
This Wednesday, July 2, the summer recreational crabbing season opens in San Juan County. Simultaneously, volunteers from the local office of the WSU Beach Watchers Program will begin visiting selected docks throughout the county to hand out information about crab pot escape cords, and free samples of the cord.
On Friday, June 20, the teaching schooner Adventuress, out of Port Townsend, ran aground in Wasp Pass about noon and floated again just before 4:30 p.m., according to Lee Brown, resident of Double Island and owner of the Double Time. Brown’s boat was taking guests to the Orcas ferry landing when she diverted to assist the Adventuress.
Items discussed at the San Juan County Council’s June 24 meeting on Orcas Island included employment of a lobbyist at Olympia, the achievements and mission of the Eastsound Plan Review Committee (EPRC), and Eastsound Urban Growth Area (UGA) compliance with the Growth Management Act (GMA).
Orcas Island Fire Department responded to a reported wildland fire threatening a home on Thursday, June 24. Brush Engine 21, Engine 21 and Tender 26 responded to Sedum Hill Road around noon. Lt. Jeff Jones arrived first on scene to report a growing grass fire being battled by residents on scene. Firefighters arrived and quickly got the fire under control. It was determined that a burn pile of scotch broom got out of control, charring approximately an 140 by 80 foot area near two residences.
New Washington State Vessel Laws became effective June 12, 2008. Materials to inform boaters on the new laws for Southern Resident Orcas are now available, outlining the state laws as well as an overview of the Endangered Listing Status and State and Federal Laws in the latest edition of the Washington State Parks Adventures in Boating Handbook. In Washington State, it is unlawful to:
When Tom Cowan served on the San Juan County Commission from 1982-94, the county had two code enforcement officers to make sure projects were developed as approved in the permits. “If a crisis came up, we had more employee capacity,” Cowan said.