Public Hearings on Two Comp Plan Amendments Coming Soon

Friday, Jan. 16 at 8:45 a.m. in County Council Chambers, Friday Harbor —  from Colin Maycock, County Senior Planner — Notice is hereby given that the San Juan County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on two draft ordinances amending and clarifying the administrative procedures required for all legislative … Continue reading

EDC Offers Free QuickBooks Workshop

— from Victoria Compton for Economic Development Council of the San Juans — The San Juan County Economic Development Council, in partnership with Islanders Bank and Lake Kennedy McCulloch, CPAs, will present a free workshop on QuickBooks tips. Accounting software is a critical tool in successfully running any small business, … Continue reading

Market Bucks a Big Success

— from Tamara Joyner, SJC Public Health Nurse — Thanks to coordinated efforts of the Orcas Farmers’ Market, the Orcas Island Community Foundation, Orcas Family Connections, and our local Washington State WIC (Women Infants Children) Program, the Market Bucks project enjoyed its first successful year. WIC provides seasonal farmers’ market … Continue reading

Doe Bay’s Pizza and Open Mic Nights to Benefit Orcas Island Rowing

 — by Martin Taylor — Doe Bay’s Pizza and Open Mic Thursday nights in January will benefit Orcas Island Rowing. Thursday Evenings are Open Mic & Pizza Night from 5-10 p.m. Go to Doe Bay Cafe for local and regional talent for their weekly Open Mic and Pizza night! Just come … Continue reading

Cuba: A Laboratory for Energy Conservation

Friday, January 2, upstairs, 1 – 3 p.m., Orcas Food Co-op Meeting Room — from Linda Lyshall, PhD, District Manager, San Juan Islands Conservation District — Come learn about the Cuban energy revolution from Mario Alberto Arrastía Avila, physicist, educator, and specialist with the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and … Continue reading

Watch the Video and Help Jordan Griffith Advance as a Videographer

(Update, Dec. 28 at 2:30 p.m.: To see the video at 7 p.m. tonight, click on this link: ) December 17, 1991 Rachel Griffin was five months pregnant with her twin boys when she was notified that their father was killed while serving our country. Sixteen years later, on … Continue reading

Letter to Editor: Consider Cannabis as Agricultural Crop

— from Denise Clark, Lopez Island — Since the discussion regarding growing marijuana in San Juan County is complicated and multi-faceted, I would like to start a conversation with one concern at this time. I would like to make a case for considering cannabis as an agricultural crop. Let’s compare … Continue reading