Guest Column: Many Questions Raised by New EWUA Compliance Policy

— by Doug Bechtel — I’m surprised that Eastsound Water Users Association (EWUA) continues to hold a hard line on their plan to make people with bathrooms in outlying buildings pay for an additional half membership. After hearing from affected people at their recently held Board Meeting, they must understand … Continue reading

State-wide Projects Benefit from 50 Years of Recreation & Conservation Program

Formed by Citizens’ Initiative, RCO Celebrates 50 Years of Investing in Washington’s Great Outdoors — from Susan Zemek for the State Recreation and Conservation Office — Gov. Jay Inslee will be the featured speaker at the 50th anniversary celebration of The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) celebrates 50 … Continue reading

Orcas Cuisine Artists Featured at “Bite of the Islands”

 — from Shannon Borg for the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau – On Sunday, October 26 from 1 to 4 p.m., the passionate and talented chefs, farmers, fishers, winemakers, distillers and brewers of the San Juan Islands will create a unique tasting event—the Bite of the San Juan Islands—showcasing the … Continue reading

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