Letter to Editor | Eggs May Be Cheaper in the Country, But Not Healthcare

— from Tom Eversole — The Public Hospital District won’t build a hospital on Orcas. Rather, it will support and stabilize local practices to provide ongoing access to primary, urgent, and after-hours medical care. Sustaining local healthcare access begs the question: Why is it harder for a medical practice (doctor’s office) … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Thank you as Orcas Family Health Continues Financial Drive

— from Ken Speck, President, Orcas Family Health Center — This is a huge “thank you” to the many people who have responded to our request for funds to support the continuation of Orcas Family Health Center (OFHC). I am very pleased to tell you OFHC has received $145,000 to … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Montessori School Thanks the Community

— from The Orcas Montessori School Families and Staff — The families and staff of the Orcas Montessori School would like to sincerely thank everyone who generously supported our holiday wreath sale this year. The wreath sale is our second biggest fundraiser, and it benefits the school in a multitude of … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Improve on Election Returns Local Democrats to hold first meeting of the year

— from David Turnoy, Chair, San Juan County Democrats — Hello Progressive Residents of San Juan County, The San Juan County Democrats will hold our first meeting of 2018 on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Skagit College in Friday Harbor starting at 11:30 a.m. It is time to improve on our … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Orcas Recycling Looks Forward With Gratitude Thank you for helping us re-open The Exchange

— from Board and Staff of ORS & The Exchange — Almost five years ago our collective heart sank when the quirky but beloved Exchange burned to the ground. Today, Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) would like to thank you. A beautiful new Exchange reuse facility has re-opened on the original spot … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Don’t Miss Healthcare Coalition Meeting

— from Lisa Byers — I am writing to encourage you to attend an upcoming town hall meeting about health care on Orcas Island. The Orcas Healthcare Coalition (coalitionfororcashealthcare.com) is sponsoring the event that will include an overview of rural medicine and an opportunity for questions and discussion on how … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Public School Employees Union Seeks Wage Support

— from members of the Orcas Island Chapter of Public Employees Union– Thank you Orcas Island Community for passing the OISD Bond and Levy, this will provide funding for necessary school improvements! The Orcas chapter of the Public School Employees union is currently in negotiation with the OISD Administration concerning … Continue reading