Breaking News: Sheriff’s Guild Issues Support for Sheriff Candidate Ron Krebs

– from San Juan County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild – On September 15, 2014, the San Juan County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild, which represents all the sworn Deputies, Detectives, Sergeants and the professional Dispatch and Corrections staff, hosted a question and answer session for both Sheriffs candidates, Rob Nou and Ron Krebs. … Continue reading

We’re Still Here and Our Daily Digest Headlines Will Be Back

Dear Orcas Issues readers, As many of you already know, our Mail Chimp feature that sends or “feeds out” our Daily Digest headlines isn’t working properly, and since Sept. 11, the late-afternoon headlines — that go to over 650 of you — haven’t been sent. We apologize! While we’re working … Continue reading

Pink Kittens Have Red Socks for Halloween Costumes

– by Lin McNulty – Yes, “Pink Kittens Have Red Socks for Halloween Costumes” is the key to leadership. Well, okay, so it’s an acronym for the qualities of a good leader: Patience, Kindness, Honesty, Respect, Selflessness, Forgiveness, Humility, Commitment. This last summer, in mid-July, five Orcas High School students, along … Continue reading

New Ferry Schedule, Off-peak Fares Highlight Fall Sailing Season

Riders should consult new schedule for possible changes to their route – from Washington State Ferries – Changing foliage and shorter days aren’t the only things Washington State Ferries’ customers can count on every fall. Seasonal service adjustments start Sunday, Sept. 21, and off-peak fares go into effect Wednesday, Oct. … Continue reading

Ocean Degradation is Fact, Not Theory

Shellfish Growers and Marine Scientists Agree that Ocean Degradation is Fact, Not Theory; Collaboration and Adaptation Key Next Steps — from Julia Vouri — Ocean acidification is fact, not theory, and collaboration and adaptation are key to tackling this crisis. That was the conclusion of local shellfish growers, marine managers … Continue reading

Orcas Fur and Feathers 4-H Club Dinner

Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Orcas Senior Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Dinner Menu: Cauliflower soup, Local green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, Roasted Chicken, creamy mashed potatoes with gravy, veggies and Apple Rhubarb crisp for dessert served with coffee & tea. Cost: $5 kids and seniors, $10 adults. … Continue reading

Leave No Trace Comes to San Juan Islands Sept 23-28

— from Barbara Marrett for San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau — Special Education Events September 25-29 in the San Juan Islands with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers to Help Preserve and Protect Natural Resources for Generations to Come Leave No Trace Selected Washington’s San Juan Islands as One of … Continue reading