Letter to the Editor: Vote for Levy and County Parks

Please Support Continued Funding to Keep Our County Parks Open and Well-Maintained. 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 … Continue reading

Crowdfunding Workshop Offered by San Juan County EDC

Monday, October 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Brickworks in Friday Harbor – from Victoria Compton, Executive Director, San Juan County Economic Development Council — Crowdfunding is an exciting way for entrepreneurs to use online communities like Kickstarter to ask for monetary pledges from individuals. Crowdfunding has significantly expanded the … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Sheriff’s Investigation of Guardian Accident

Dear Community, We are writing in support of Ron Krebs for Sheriff. We are supporting Ron because we feel he would be a positive leader of the Sheriff’s Department and we are confident Ron would be able to lead our county effectively and with integrity. One issue that concerned us … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Community Jet Noise Meeting an Opportunity to Discuss Concerns, Solutions

– by U.S. Congressional Representative Rick Larsen, WA-02 — On Tuesday, October 7th Commissioner Jamie Stephens held a meeting on Lopez Island to address community concerns about jet noise from flights out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). I attended that meeting at his request. Orcas Island County Council … Continue reading

LWV Orcas Forum: Replace the 2009 Levy Lid Lift?

LWV Mike and Nick feature

– by Margie Doyle – County Proposition 1 on the November election ballot would renew taxes to fund Senior Services, Parks, Extension Services (including 4-H), Victim Services, Public Health and Corrections in San Juan County.  The Proposition was established in 2009 as the County struggled to fund programs. County Manager … Continue reading