Editorial | Sheriff’s Office Professionally Handled Potential Deadly Incident In response, islander reaches out to assist veterans

— by Lin McNulty — On Jan. 27 of this year, San Juan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a request to check on the welfare of an Iraq War veteran on Orcas Island. The call came in at 11:10 a.m. on a Friday morning. The deputy arriving on the scene contacted … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Trees in Eastsound Swale Essential to Good Development and how one woman worked to preserve essential open spaces

— by Sadie Bailey — I really appreciate the thought that went into Charlie Carver’s Letter to the Editor on March 6 (see orcasissues.com/waterfront-development-not-waterfront-reclamation/ ).Thank you for caring about Eastsound; so few Orcas people understand what we are up against here. I would add one thing to your concerns that’s … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Grateful that School Music Matters to Orcas Community

— from Catherine Pederson, President, Music Advocacy Group — Last Sunday supporters of our Orcas School Music Program filled the school’s Old Gym for the 20th Anniversary School Benefit Concert presented by our community’s Music Advocacy Group. Our community is rich in its support of the arts. This concert is … Continue reading

Free Workshop on Business Feasibility for Entrepreneurs Is there a market for your business idea?

Monday, March 20, 12:30 – 2 p.m., San Juan Island Library — from Victoria Compton — All entrepreneurs wonder if there is a market for their business ideas, or if they will make money from them. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop to learn … Continue reading

No Discover Pass Needed for State Parks’ 104th Birthday Visit state parks for free on March 19

— from Jacqueline Daigle — Washington State Parks turns 104 years old on Sunday, Mar. 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day. With the 2017 spring and summer seasons just around the corner, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission reminds … Continue reading