New OPALCO Surcharge to Correct Shortfall

Rate Structure Discussion Ongoing — by Suzanne Olson for OPALCO — OPALCO leadership pledged to continue to work toward a better rate structure while, in the interim, a surcharge will appear on bills beginning in July to address the revenue shortfall. More than 20 members representing four islands attended OPALCO’s … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report: May 13 – 29, 2015

— from Robin DeLaZerda, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office — May 13, 2015 15-002333 Animal at Large 12:33:18 05/13/15: A Lopez Island deputy assisted in the safe return of a dozen cows to the owner’s field after they went in search of greener pastures Wednesday afternoon. 15-002344 Parking Problem 15:34:41 05/13/15: Overflow parking from Elementary … Continue reading

Welcome to the 2015 WSU Master Gardener Interns

— from Connie Domenech — Congratulations to 26 new WSU Master Gardener Interns!  After completing  well over 60 hours of in-class and online training, the new WSU Master Gardener Interns will be completing their volunteer hours through various community education activities. Welcome to the following new interns: Blakely Island:  Linda Whitcomb … Continue reading

Governor Orders Legislators Into Special Session

Legislature’s next round: compromise? — by John Stang for Crosscut.com — Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered a second-30-day special session to begin Friday in order to resolve sluggish talks on the 2015-2017 budget for Washington. And Inslee ordered that House Democratic and Senate Republican budget negotiators meet face-to-face daily in … Continue reading