Hazardous Waste Round-Up This Weekend Saturday on Orcas, Sunday on Lopez

— from San Juan County Public Works/Environmental Resources — Many household items may be harmful to you, your family, animals, and the environment. San Juan County and the Washington Department of Ecology conduct annual Hazardous Waste Round-Ups to remove these toxic materials from our islands and maintain a healthy environment. … Continue reading

Over 550 State Legislators Oppose Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal More than 40 states commit to state action

— from Dave Pringle for State Legislature — Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, California State Senator Kevin de León, Massachusetts State Senator Michael Barrett, and over 550 state legislators from across the country issued a statement [June 21, 2017} committed to maintaining U.S. leadership on fighting climate change and adhering … Continue reading

Propane Tank and Delivery Service Planned for Residential Area Comments need to be submitted by June 21

— by Margie Doyle, updated June 17 at 4:30 p.m. — County officials are considering the application for InterIsland Propane to place a 30,000-gallon propane tank and distribution center on a lot just west of the airport, adjacent to residential homes on Seaview Street and within 300 feet of Opal … Continue reading

Schedule for 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update Posted

— from San Juan County Communications — The schedule for the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update has been revised and is now posted on the Community Development website. The website has also been expanded to include a page showing status of the on-going work with links to work products. Background and … Continue reading

West Coast States Encourage Worldwide Fight Against Ocean Acidification

— from Tara Lee for Governor Inslee’s Office — West Coast states called on nations at the United Nations Ocean Conference this week to take action against ocean acidification to protect vital economic and cultural resources around the world. Representatives from Washington state and California are joining other members of … Continue reading

OPALCO No Longer Accepting CenturyLink Payments

— from Suzanne Olson of OPALCO — Since 1994, OPALCO has been accepting CenturyLink payments in its office locations and in drop boxes throughout the County as a service to the Co-op membership. CenturyLink has informed OPALCO that this type of bill collection program is no longer cost-effective for their … Continue reading