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At the helm: OPALCO's Hildreth talks solar, broadband, family

  • Today at 11:36AM

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's newly appointed general manager, Foster Hildreth, the power co-op's former vice president, is excited about continuing the co-op mission and about getting a few new projects off the ground, like Community Solar.

 

Community Events, October 2014

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New era unfolds at Port of FH; marina gets a makeover

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 4:03PM

Just like when any other neighborhood is under construction, those living at the marina anticipate some degree of inconvenience.

'Holy systematic study'; San Juans home to bats aplenty

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 7:18PM

“Over ten thousand bats were heard,” said Russel Barsh, director of the Lopez-based Kiwaht research center, which conducted the first survey of bats in the San Juans in 75 years. “... and that is only perhaps one percent of what’s out there.”

Fire danger in San Juan County drops—officially—to 'low'

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 1:21PM

With the reduction of the fire-risk rating, commercial and residential burn permits will be available beginning Oct. 1.

In Olympia: Tug-of-war over state pot revenue expected | Guest column

  • Sep 27, 2014 at 1:03PM

If it turns out that a significant amount of revenue raised by the sale of recreational marijuana is up for grabs, lawmakers will be able to amend the state law to make clear who should get it. Cities and counties have a suggestion: us.

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