Master Gardeners will be at Saturday’s Farmers Market, Driftwood on Wednesday

— from Dianne Macondray for San Juan County Master Gardeners — On Saturday July 13 the San Juan County Master Gardeners will be at the Farmer’s Market on the Green to answer questions and accept plant samples with problems.  If your sample is collected early, please refrigerate, in a ziplock … Continue reading

DOT still looking for your input about Anacortes ferry terminal site innovations

— from Washington State Ferries — The Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) is partnering with the Port and City of Anacortes to explore innovative public-private partnerships to enhance the 35-acre ferry terminal site. This could include commercial opportunities such as retail stores, lodging, and food options. WSDOT would like … Continue reading

Larsen announces 2019 Congressional App Challenge for students

— from Congressman Rick Larsen’s Office — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced the launch of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge. The competition, which runs through November 1, is open to high school and middle school students who live in or attend school in Washington’s Second Congressional District. Students may compete … Continue reading

Whale sanctuary? Learn about local project at upcoming meeting

Tuesday, July 23, 7 – 9 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church — from Mariann Carrasco for Whale Sanctuary Project — The Whale Sanctuary Project invites your comments at a town meeting regarding providing a sanctuary for orca whales in the San Juans. The Whale Sanctuary Project is working to create a permanent … Continue reading

School Board holding public hearing for 2019-20 budget

Thursday, July 11, 5 p.m., School Library  — from Orcas Island School District — The budget for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year is the lone topic at the School Board public hearing on Thursday, July 11, 5 p.m., in the school library. 5 p.m.  CALL TO ORDER – School Library                 … Continue reading

ShakeAlert® system not fully operational yet, but they’re working on it

— from ShakeAlert® — ShakeAlert® is an earthquake early warning (EEW) system that detects significant earthquakes so quickly that alerts can reach many people before shaking arrives. ShakeAlert is not earthquake prediction, rather a ShakeAlert indicates that an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) along with … Continue reading