Paul Roberts and The Impulse Society

Paul Roberts feature

Wednesday, Oct 22 at 6 p.m.at Emmanuel Church Paris Hall; reception and book signing immediately afterwards at Darvills Bookstore in Eastsound – by Margie Doyle – Paul Roberts, journalist and author, will return to Orcas Island, where he grew up, to speak to islanders about his latest book, The Impulse … 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

Orcas Island Film Fest Review: Deux Jours Une Nuit

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— by Paula Treneer — Deux Jours Une Nuit (Two Days One Night): Social realist drama shows Marion Cotillard at her finest The gripping drama directed by Belgium’s Dardenne brothers features an ordinary woman played subtly but unglamorously by the beautiful Oscar award winner Marion Cotillard (for her La Vie … Continue reading

Meet The New Artworks Building Café Owners

 — by Madie Murray – Though the name is yet to be determined, Cheryl Helm and Chris Lohman are a very determined twosome who are the owners and operators of the new café to be located in the Artworks Building when it reopens. “We couldn’t be more excited about these … Continue reading

EDC Commends OPALCO for Broadband Progress

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– from Victoria Compton, San Juan Co. Economic Development Council – The San Juan County Economic Development Council commends OPALCO for its rapid progress on the broadband initiative, particularly its work on the completed broadband plan and development of “Neighborhood Connections” for broadband deployment in the county. The EDC has … Continue reading