Watch Installation of Funhouse Solar System!

 — from Krista Bouchey, The Funhouse Commons Executive Director – Funhouse Solar System is being installed today and tomorrow! With the break in the weather, we are excited to announce that our photovoltaic solar demonstration system is being installed today and tomorrow, Oct. 29 and 30! This project was made … Continue reading

Guest Column: Many Questions Raised by New EWUA Compliance Policy

— by Doug Bechtel — I’m surprised that Eastsound Water Users Association (EWUA) continues to hold a hard line on their plan to make people with bathrooms in outlying buildings pay for an additional half membership. After hearing from affected people at their recently held Board Meeting, they must understand … Continue reading

Guest Column: Why I Welcome the New Ferry Reservation System

FERRY MEETING ALERT!! Saturday, November 1, at the Orcas Library, WSF representatives will give three “Reservations 101” presentations: 2:00–3:15p.m., 3:30–4:45 p.m., 5–6 p.m. This is a change from the previous announcement. – by Margot Shaw – They tell us that, to keep young minds and bodies, we should change our … Continue reading

State-wide Projects Benefit from 50 Years of Recreation & Conservation Program

Formed by Citizens’ Initiative, RCO Celebrates 50 Years of Investing in Washington’s Great Outdoors — from Susan Zemek for the State Recreation and Conservation Office — Gov. Jay Inslee will be the featured speaker at the 50th anniversary celebration of The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) celebrates 50 … Continue reading

Venerable Orcas Group Celebrates 70 Years


– from Patty Pirnack-Hamilton for Stitch & Gossip — “Stitch & Gossip” Orcas 98280 just celebrated their 70th anniversary this year! They had an entry in the 4th of July Parade which received “Honorable Mention”, a display at the library set up by the current President, Linda Armstrong, and their … Continue reading

Navy Plans to Add Two Scoping Meetings for Growler EIS

– Mike Welding, Public Affairs Officer, NAS Whidbey Island – In response to requests from elected officials, the Navy has decided to hold two additional scoping meetings for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing EA-18G Growler operations at NAS Whidbey Island. These scoping meetings will be conducted in Port Townsend … Continue reading