Let There Be Light — or Not

 — by Fred Klein — The Eastsound Planning and Review Committee, EPRC, in conjunction with the Orcas Chamber of Commerce, has scheduled a public meeting to consider the issue of lighting in the public realm of Eastsound. Where: The Eastsound Fire Hall When: Tuesday, June 30th, 6 pm until 8 … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Wireless Installations Critical for Public Safety

— by Jim Ghiglione, Lopez Fire Chief, San Juan County Fire District #4 — When I first began my work as your Lopez Island Fire Chief July 1, 2008 I was challenged to improve communications for our first responders and thereby improve public safety for all. This has been a … Continue reading

A Letter to OPALCO Members to Clear-Up Some Lingering Confusion

(Editor’s note: A version of this letter appeared in the Comments section under the Orcas Issues post last Friday:  ((orcasissues.com/opalco-board-sets-temporary-revenue-recovery-add-on )). Since there has been a response to the letter, we are keeping the original version in the Comments as well as publishing it here.) — from Suzanne Olson (solson@opalco.com)– … Continue reading

Guest Editorial: Gov. Inslee Applauds “Obamacare” Decision

— from the office of Governor Jay Inslee — Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued the following comment regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare]: “I applaud the Supreme Court for upholding this landmark law that is helping so many people here in Washington state … Continue reading

Adults: Row Your Boat – Learn to Scull

July 6 through July 9 — Reserve Your Spot Now! — by Martin Taylor for Orcas Island Rowing (OIR) — Orcas Island Rowing (OIR) is offering a beginning sculling (rowing) class for adults. Rowing is a great sport. It is a low impact fun outdoor exercise. Once you become involved … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote for a Lady Mayor

 — from Carol Owens — Re:http://orcasissues.com/analysts-review-tightly-contested-mayors-race The mayoral race is hotly contested this year!  Have you done your duty? Voted often , bought as many votes as you can? Personally, my favorite mayor was April; who, though of the bovine persuasion, wasted no time chewing her cud when it came … Continue reading