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Inside the issues: Of fiber, broadband and OPALCO board election

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 11:26AM

OPALCO is moving ahead with expanding its Island Network services from its base of fiber optic cable servicing its electric grid. It is already an internet service provider and a network provider, mostly in populated areas like Friday Harbor and Eastsound, and it resells "backhaul" fiber connections to ISPs such as Rock Island, The Computer Place, CenturyLink, NoaNet and Zito Media.

 

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San Juans gain voice in Canada's review of tar sands shipping proposal

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Apr 16, 2013 at 3:25PM

Canada's National Energy Board selected 1,650 individuals and entities, including San Juan County and four local groups, to participate in the review of the Kinder Morgan tar sands shipping project; 468 applications were denied.

Offense unleashed: Wolverines prevail in seesaw battle | Softball

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:48PM

The Friday Harbor softball team shook off the rust, fired up the offense and left Concrete in the dust to seal a 14-11 win, notching its highest-scoring output of the season along with the victory.

Tug-of-war over Navy jet noise aired in D.C.

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 9:34AM

‘It was a better reception than we expected,’ — Mike Monson, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve

District dinged by state audit... again

  • Apr 15, 2014 at 11:41AM

The latest state audit of the San Juan hospital district’s books noted that financial controls “are inadequate to ensure accurate reporting,” but found no wrongdoing, misappropriation of funds or noncompliance which would require reporting to other government agencies or the legislature. District commission Chairman Dr. Michael Edwards said, “The auditors accepted our commitment to address the issues identified and said they will follow up during..."

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