The Shell refinery in Anacortes is an unloading zone for crude oil, not a shipping point. Islanders for Safe Shipping wants to ensure it stays that way, and has raised concerns over the refinery’s would-be project and capacity to receive crude by rail.
A cancer diagnosis is one that no individual wants to receive, especially when some treatment is accessible only on the mainland, but there’s a network of support across the San Juans to help ease the burden of travel and help get patients to where they need to be.
Although Bixby wasn’t the inspiration to start a bike tour, she propels the trip forward. What started as a dream, sparked by a chance meeting with two brothers making a documentary about off grid living and bicycling across America, turned into a crusade to find homes for rescue dogs.
A fully integrated estate, growing, harvesting and distilling all its lavender oil on site, Pelindaba Lavender Farm cultivates 25,000 lavender plants on 25 acres and distills over 100 gallons of lavender oil each fall.
San Juan Vineyard grows two white varieties on their estate, Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine. They will be trucking in Pinot Gris and Riesling grapes from the Yakima Valley to crush this year.