Sheriff’s Report | April 5 – 11, 2017

April 5, 2017 17-001790 Medical Emergency 00:38:43 04/05/17 A Deputy responded to the Sheriff’s Office to deal with an injured inmate. Medication was provided and Correction Officers were notified. 17-001795 Traffic Violation 11:10:39 04/05/17 A Lopez Island man reported a minor collision that had occurred on Fisherman Bay Rd. The … Continue reading

Orcas Village Park and Ride Project is Underway

— from San Juan County Public Works — This week marks the beginning of construction activities for the Orcas Village Park Project. Drivers are cautioned to reduce speeds within the work zone on Orcas Road at the WSF Access Road and on Orcas Hill Road. Estimated completion is 83 working … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | March 29 – April 4, 2017

March 29, 2017 17-001647 Suspicious Person/Circumstance 02:14:56 03/29/17 A deputy on Orcas Island responded to distraught male subject that was lost and concerned about the location of his girlfriend who had left his presence earlier in the evening. The girlfriend’s whereabouts was known to the deputy. The subject was notified … Continue reading

Washington Senators Introduce Bipartisan Washington Internet Privacy Act

— from Dave Pringle, Senate Democratic Communications — Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, and Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, have introduced bipartisan legislation known as the Washington Internet Privacy Act (SB 5919) following a vote of Congress to suspend FCC rules protecting internet privacy. Thirty-two state senators have signed on in … 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

Larsen Fights to Save Consumer Protections for Internet Privacy

— from Douglas Wagoner — Congressman: ‘we need to continue fighting hard to ensure consumers are protected, our environment is protected, and the workplace is protected – my ‘no’ vote is an effort to keep that fight up’ Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement on S.J. Res … Continue reading

Bioacoustic Scientist Will Speak on “Seeing Sound”

Saturday, April 1, 2 – 4 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal — from Janet Thomas — The Southern Resident Killer Whales are on the brink of extinction. Several threats to their recovery include shortage of Chinook salmon, pollution, oil spills, and noise and harassment from vessels. The threat least understood by the public … Continue reading

Vision for Eastsound Will Be Presented to Public

Friday, March 31, 6 – 8 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Gretchen Krampf — The Vision for Eastsound has been released for Community input and feedback at www.eastsound.vision. On Friday, Mar. 31, a Community Meeting will be held at the Eastsound Fire Hall from 6-8 PM as an opportunity … Continue reading

Governors, Mayors Issue Joint Statement Regarding Clean Power Plan

 — from Tara Lee, Governor Inslee’s Office — Following is a joint statement from West Coast Governors and Mayors in anticipation of a possible Executive Order from President Trump, including a directive to withdraw and rewrite the Clean Power Plan, as well as weaken other standards that protect our air … Continue reading

Larsen, Colleagues, Lead Effort to Prevent Mass Shootings in Schools

— from Douglas Wagoner — Bipartisan School Safety Act of 2017 would renew federal program – unfunded since 2010 – to address school safety U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and cosponsored by Reps. Mike Coffman (CO-06), … Continue reading

Navy Updates Drinking Water Testing on Whidbey

— from  Mike Welding — The following update is provided as part of the Navy’s ongoing community drinking water testing for the emerging, national environmental issue of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). •        As of March 17, 2017, the Navy has received 211 lab results from drinking water sampling at private … Continue reading