The 2008 Tour de Lopez sold out a month before its event date.
San Juan County Democrats caucused in Friday Harbor on Saturday to elect eight delegates and four alternates to represent San Juan County at the Democratic State Convention and the 2nd Congressional District Caucuses. Over 150 delegates and alternates, elected at the precinct caucuses, showed almost the same preferences as they did in February. Seven delegates were apportioned to Barack Obama and one delegate to Hillary Clinton. After spirited short speeches by the nominees the following people were elected:
The San Juan County Council’s three person stormwater subcommittee has effectively withdrawn its proposed Stormwater Utility funding ordinance and taken a different approach to addressing the problem in light of an immediate legal deadline to comply with a Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) Order.
Orcas Island Prevention Partnership (OIPP), “working together to support a safe and healthy community,” sponsored a Town Hall meeting on teenage drinking on March 31 at the Senior Center. The meeting, called a “Community Conversation,” was held in response to the Surgeon General’s “Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.”
The discovery of ancient bison bones in an Orcas Island peat bog a few years ago is changing researchers’ ideas about the arrival of humans in the New World, and the extent of the ice-age glaciers. The bones lend credence to the idea that the Pacific Coast offered a food-rich ecosystem for ice age hunters some 14,000 years ago – much earlier than the prevailing scientific theory pegs the arrival of humans to the New World.