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

Native Plants Find New Home in School Garden Grant from Garden Club nurtures school garden

— from Ashley Randall — Cascade Penstemon, Flowering Red Currant, Kinnikinnick, Sea Blush.  Do you know the three things all these plants have in common?  Go ahead, read ‘em again and think about it. You got all three? Okay, let’s see if we came up with the same answers: 1. … Continue reading

Rock Breaking, Road Construction Make Progress

— from Jesse Douglas-Seitz for San Juan County Public Works — Roadway excavation and rock breaking activities have made significant progress at the site of a new Park and Ride lot above Orcas ferry landing. Utility relocation is active on Orcas Hill Road. Rock breaking is scheduled to continue on site … Continue reading

Ranker: Up to Washington to Fight Climate Change With Trump administration's lack of leadership

— from Dave Pringle, State Senate Communications — Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released the following statement following President Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord: “Today, the president announced his ill-advised decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, … Continue reading

Larsen Statement on Trump’s Exit From Paris Climate Accord "Today, he abdicated that responsibility."

— from Douglas Wagoner, Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after President Trump announced America will exit the Paris climate accord – an agreement between 195 countries to slow the effects of global climate change. “Withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate … Continue reading