Bored? Join a Board

— from San Juan County Communications — The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website.  Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should … Continue reading

Citizens Ask Federal Court for Injunction to Halt Growlers


— from Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve — The US Navy is being taken back into federal court by citizens seeking an injunction to halt the “ongoing and irreparable injury” from the “noise assault” created by the EA-18G Growler attack jets based at Whidbey Naval Air Station. The controversial Growlers are … Continue reading

County’s Economic Assistance Offers FREE Business Workshop

Tuesday, May 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. on Lopez Island — from the 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 Lopez Island, on Tuesday, May 5th from 8-11 a.m. Advance … Continue reading

OPAL Homeowner Goes to D.C., to Lobby for Affordable Housing

OPAL homeowner goes to Washington, D.C., to lobby for affordable housing

— from Judy Whiting, OPAL — Eros Belliveau of Eastsound recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he met with federal lawmakers to advocate for increased funding for affordable housing on Orcas Island and across the country. One of six homeowners chosen nationwide to represent community land trusts, Belliveau, who owns … Continue reading

Inslee Praises Oil Transportation Act Passage, But What About our Salish Sea?

Statement by Gov. Jay Inslee on legislative passage of the Oil Transportation Safety Act (HB 1449) — from Jaime Smith — “Today, legislators did the right thing and approved a much-needed bill to improve the oversight of crude oil being transported through Washington and our ability to prevent and respond to … Continue reading

WSF Reservations System Simply on Overload

— from Washington State Ferries — WSF introduces “staggered” release dates April 28- May 19 for summer reservations A team of information technology specialists determined the Washington State Ferries’ online vehicle reservations system stopped working last Tuesday, April 14, because it was unable handle the large volume of customers that … Continue reading

Guest Column: LWV Sums up Legislature’s Work on Education and Budget

State Legislature still at work in last week of session — from the League of Women Voters of Washington State— The regular Legislative session end is fast approaching, on Sunday, April 26. The Supreme Court hearing is scheduled the next day to consider possible sanctions related to the contempt … Continue reading

Celebrate Money Smart Week at the Library!


April 21-30 at the Orcas Island Public Library — from Phil Heikkinen, Director, Orcas Island Public Library A national partnership between the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, Money Smart Week brings to the Library local experts to help consumers learn to better manage their personal … Continue reading