Sheriff’s Report | April 19 – 25, 2017

April 19, 2017 17-002111 Accident-HitRun 09:48:59 04/19/17 A Deputy was dispatched to a Hit and Run Unattended in Friday Harbor. A report was taken. 17-002115 Boating Problem 14:01:28 04/19/17 A Lopez Island deputy was called to the Hunter Bay boat ramp regarding children kayaking that were being blown further offshore … Continue reading

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

Fire Commission Calls Special Meeting

Thursday, April 27, 5:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Marla Johns, Acting Secretary — Agenda Special Meeting San Juan County Fire Protection District #2 April 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m. Special Meeting – This is a special meeting. The Secretary informed the Commission that the notice requirements of RCW 42.30.080 … 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

Site Clearing Underway at Park & Ride

— from Jesse Douglas-Seitz — Our Contractor, Razz Construction Inc., has made quick progress on site with clearing and grubbing activities at the Orcas Village Park and Ride site. Drivers are cautioned to reduce speeds within the work zone on Orcas Road at the WSF Access Road and on Orcas Hill … Continue reading

Immigration Rights Group Drafts Resolution for San Juan County

— from Orcas Women’s Coalition — In line with the recommendations of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Guidance Concerning Immigration Enforcement, the Immigration Rights Group, a sub-group of the Orcas Women’s Coalition (OWC), has drafted a resolution which provides guidance for San Juan County personnel regarding the gathering and … Continue reading

Ranker: Senate Must Act to Ensure Online Transparency

— from Dave Pringle, Senate Democratic Communications — Following the Washington state House of Representatives passing SHB 2200, protecting internet privacy, with a vote of 87-10, sponsor of the Senate version SB 5919, Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released the following statement: “People expect their online, personal information to be kept … Continue reading

Larsen Calls for Unity Against North Korea’s Nuclear Program

— from Douglas Wagoner — Congressman: ‘the US and South Korea must show the strength of our defense treaty alliance by demonstrating a united front and refraining from unilateral action’  Upon returning from the Korean peninsula as a part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement: … 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