County Seeks Consultants to Assist with Comp Plan Update

— from San Juan County Communications — San Juan County is seeking RFPs from qualified consultants to work on aspects of the SJC Comprehensive Plan Update. Proposals are encouraged from consulting firms with expertise in the Growth Management Act to assist with comprehensive planning, effective citizen engagement, and updates related … Continue reading

Rock Island DDOS Attack ‘No Big Deal’

— by Lin McNulty — Thousands of Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks occur on the internet every day. On Thursday, however, Rock Island, through an upstream network, experienced just such an attack. Wikipedia describes these attacks as typically accomplished by flooding the targeted machine or resource with superfluous requests … Continue reading

“Pull Together” Music Tour Comes to Orcas Resist Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion

Friday, March 31, 7 p.m., West Sound Community Center — from Katie Fleming — Canadian First Nations, environmental organizations, and internationally recognized musician Luke Wallace, join the “Pull Together” music tour to resist the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The proposed Kinder Morgan expansion would greatly increase vessel traffic … Continue reading

UPDATED: Eastsound Vision 2035 Released for Community Input

— from Gretchen Krampf — Beginning on Jan. 7, 34 Orcas Island residents entered into a consensus building process to craft a Vision Statement for Eastsound in 2035. The group’s work was done under the auspices of the Eastsound Planning and Review Committee, and EPRC members Bob Maynard, Fred Klein, and … Continue reading