Guest Opinion: Why Should EWUA Charge Higher Fees for Guest Houses?

– from Michael Riordan – What some people seem to be missing in the current debate over EWUA policies is recognition of the many beneficial impacts this water system has on Eastsound and surrounding areas. We take it for granted that the system will always work fine, but without frequent … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: EWUA Meeting / One Member Perspective

– from Lesley Liddle – [Monday]’s EWUA meeting was a good informative meeting overall; Paul Kamin put together a well-organized presentation, some of it heavily weighted to impress on certain points of current policy with regard to the guest house bylaw and recent “initiative”, which I don’t necessarily or entirely … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Navy Jets Will Bring More Noise, Electromagnetic Radiation

– from John Titus – The Naval Air Base at Whidbey Island is proposing to add another 36 Growler jets to the existing 82 jets currently based there. This is part of a sweeping new plan by the Navy to increase the electronic warfare training taking place in northwest Washington. … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Contribute to the Support of the Fire Dept.

– by Richard Fadem – The medics and fire department arrived about 6:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, to treat me following a compression fracture in the spine that left me helpless. They arrived very rapidly, and, choreographed perfectly, they went through their complex routine with the utmost professionalism and calm—so … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on School Levy to Prepare Students for Future

To the Orcas community, I enthusiastically and absolutely support the levy to enable our Orcas Island school district to continue to do the best job possible in preparing our kids for the future. Yes, we did pass a bond in 2012 for much needed new construction and hurrah for that! … Continue reading

Letter to Editor: Support Continued Funding to Keep Our County Parks Open and Well-Maintained

– from Jeff Struthers – Support for proposition number one on the November ballot continues the current “Levy Lift” funding needed to keep our county parks open, well-maintained, and in good repair. Our county parks make it possible for us all to enjoy some of the best features of living … Continue reading