Governors Issue Statement on Offshore Drilling In response to White House Executive Order

— from Chase Gallagher, Gov. Inslee’s Office — Governor Jay Inslee, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement today in response to a presidential executive order to revise offshore oil and gas leasing in federal waters: “Today’s unilateral action is short-sighted. For good … Continue reading

Inslee on Renewed Efforts to Repeal ACA 

— from Governor Inslee’s Office — Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on renewed congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill under consideration, if passed, would shift $1.4 billion a year in costs to Washington or take health care away from more than 700,000 working people … Continue reading

Orkila’s Spring ROAR Will be Annual Event

— by Gray Gailey (6th grader) — This year, on Apr. 23, Camp Orkila hosted their first annual ROAR, or Rogue Obstacle Adventure Race, on a windy, rainy afternoon. Before the race began, a Camp Orkila counselor spoke to the excited crowd of participants, ages ranging from five to 50, … Continue reading

Morris: Victoria to Get Sewage Treatment Plant

— from Rep. Jeff Morris — This year has…seen the resolution of a problem that has affected our shores for decades. Victoria, BC does not have full sewage treatment for their city and most waste is dumped into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, where it has affected the San … Continue reading

UW Medicine to Manage Orcas Primary Care Clinic Collaboration with Island Hospital will assure smooth transition

— from Susan Gregg, UW Medicine — UW Medicine has begun work with Island Hospital to transition the management of a primary care clinic located on Orcas Island from Island Hospital to UW Medicine. The two entities are collaborating to ensure that the community will continue to have access to care … Continue reading

Schedule Appointment for Spring Healing Arts Fair

Saturday & Sunday, May 6 – 7, Healing Arts Center — from Anita Holladay — The Healing Arts Center welcomes the community to attend their Spring Healing Arts Fair, on Saturday and Sunday May 6–7. For this fundraiser, offered twice a year, practitioners donate their services; all proceeds support the nonprofit … Continue reading

Farm to Classroom Expands Students’ Knowledge of Edible Plants Orcas Island Public School

— from Ashley  Randall — During the month of March, the sun began to shine brighter on our school garden. With spring on our minds, we tested our knowledge of edible and medicinal herbs by playing a cooperative board game, developed a garden map, created teacups from clay, examined the … Continue reading

Eastsound Water To Conduct Routine Flushing See if your area affected

Tuesday – Wednesday, April 4 – 5 — from Eastsound Water Users — Eastsound Water will be conducting a routine flushing of the water mains in the area of: Blanchard Seaview Mountain View Bunny Donahue Nina Aeroview Terri Michael Timber Lane This will happen on Tuesday and Wednesday April 4 … Continue reading