Letter to the Editor: Support SJ Farmer Jenny Rice

 — from Lisa Lawrence — We would like everyone to show that we’re in “Solidarity with Jenny” and our local farmers, by wearing green this Friday 2/27/2015 in the Superior Courthouse, San Juan Island. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before and peacefully attend the 1:30 pm hearing for a summary judgement. The lawsuit … Continue reading

OPALCO and Rock Island Join Internet Forces

— from Rock Island Communications and OPALCO — General Manager Foster Hildreth announced today that Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) has acquired Rock Island Communications. Rock Island will merge its staff, infrastructure and operations with OPALCO to deliver modern, scalable and reliable broadband services for homes and businesses in … Continue reading

Larsen Addresses Drone (UAS) Regulations

— from Rick Larsen, 2nd District Representative, U.S. Congress – Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, released the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released draft rules regarding the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial purposes. “Safety is, and must be, the FAA’s number-one priority. I know … Continue reading

EDC Offers FREE Workshop on Business Planning, Financing

Tuesday, February 24, 9 a.m. — noon, Orcas Island Library – from Victoria Compton, Executive Director, San Juan County Economic Development Council – The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, on Tuesday, February 24th from 9 … Continue reading

Next Phase of Rosario Master Plan to Begin

rosario master plan meeting

Friday, Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Rosario Mansion Music Room  — from RosarioResort.com – Our guest rooms have been remodeled, our indoor swimming pool rebuilt, and our new kitchen is now open. returning it to its original location in the historic Moran Mansion. The upcoming phase of the … Continue reading

Fireside Chat at Peace Island Medical Center: Diabetes

Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 4-5 p.m. at Peace Island Medical Center, Friday Harbor — from Amy Cloud for Peace Health — PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC), at 1117 Spring St. in Friday Harbor, is hosting a series of free, public community education “Fireside Chats” as part of its new … Continue reading

Native Plant Sale and Expo: Pre-order Now

Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m, Orcas Island Grange – from Jane Wentworth, Master Gardener Foundation – The Master Gardener Foundation and the San Juan Islands Conservation District bring you the 2015 Annual Native Plant Sale and Expo. Pre-ordered plants pick-up will be March 21st on San Juan, … Continue reading

Ag Summit on Lopez End of Feb


– from Barbara Marrett for the San Juans Visitors Bureau – The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit 2015 will take place on Lopez Island, February 27 & 28. Keynote Speakers include food writer and visionary Gary Nabhan and award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds, Thor Hanson. Food-lovers, farmers, regional … Continue reading