Student Chef Entry Deadline of April 28 Is Coming Up Fast!

Student Chefs shine in the kitchen!

 – from Maddie Murray – Sponsors are signing up, excitement is mounting, judges are being selected and the deadline is drawing ever so near for the fifth annual Student Chef Competition!  Entries must be handed in to Chef Zach in the school cafeteria no later than Monday, April 28th! All … Continue reading

Hazardous Waste Round-up Free to Households

 – from Frank Mulcahy, County Public Works Director – The Orcas Hazardous Waste Round-up will be at the Orcas Transfer Station on Saturday April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hazardous waste will be accepted separately from your regular garbage and recycling, and there will be a separate line from … Continue reading

Letter to Editor: Sustainable Funding for First Responders

– from Rick Hughes – We live in a remote part of Washington State, in a community of islands with limited transportation options and no critical/urgent/hospital care available on Orcas Island. What we do have is an amazing group of locally trained volunteers and professional fire fighters and paramedics. Living … Continue reading

Canada to Hold Public Hearings on Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion

– from Dow Jones Business News — Canada’s main energy regulator said Wednesday [April 3, 2014], it will hold public hearings into Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P.’s planned expansion of a pipeline that carries crude from the Alberta oil sands to Canada’s Pacific Coast. … The National Energy Board said … Continue reading

Student Chef Competition Officially Launched!

— by Madie Murray – Entries must be received by April 28 Competition will be held on May 17 All students in the Orcas Island and Waldron Public Schools are invited to compete in our annual Student Chef Competition.  It’s your chance to shine in the kitchen! Almost every kid … Continue reading