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The present cadre of primary care providers is dangerously shorthanded and are themselves approaching the end of their careers. In the absence of strategic planning, within a few years there will be no primary care for our people. But the bigger issue is...
If OPALCO's board of directors didn’t know their lawyers were threatening people to silence them, that is a considerable dereliction of duty. If they did know and are denying it, the implications of that speak loudly about their fitness for their positions.
Praises for San Juan Community Theater's production of 'Annie'.
There is an apparent widespread lack of concern, much less resistance, to the abuses to the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.
Please help to make the residents of the island aware of this and ask all to contact the local permit department. Thank you.
Visually improving the shoreline by increasing setbacks is going to look nice to boaters, but it’s going to seriously impact the trades that otherwise would have been hired to make improvements without all the red tape.
However, the overseas sources of the virus remain active, are just a plane ride away, and we continue to play “whack-a-mole” with measles all around the continent.
Parcels transferred into the agricultural conservation land program were classified as Open Space Farm and previously received about an 85 percent reduction in taxes. The most they can receive under the farm and agricultural conservation land program is 35 percent, a 50 percent increase in taxes and hardly a shift of the tax burden to others.
We were taught that firearms were to be treated with the greatest respect because of the incredible damage they could cause. We hunted for the sole purpose of putting meat on the table.
I don’t think such fast and positive help could have happened anywhere else than in our special island community.
I decided to write a parody of Ted’s articles to lighten it up and write from the animal’s point of view on the fence. They were signed “Bambi and Spirit Eagle.”
In Washington, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Franklin, King, Kitsap, Skagit, Spokane, Thurston, Walla Walla and Yakima counties have changed their detention policy, and other Washington counties are in the process of changing or reconsidering their policies. San Juan County should do so, too.
We want to say thank you to everyone who helped make this such a successful event. Our deep appreciation goes to our committee who worked tirelessly to get the word out and coordinate the event.
Fifty-seven years later, we’re informed that our high school students are most definitely not where they should be in the core subjects of reading, math and science.
PIP staff and trained volunteers help students in the primary grades make an easier adjustment to school, get along better with others, and improve self-confidence.
Your prayers and support throughout my heart surgeries have been overwhelming and truly a humbling experience.
Every April and October, as I write those checks to the county, I thank the commissioners for allowing me to help out Paul Allen by paying the taxes that he is being allowed to avoid. After all, my Social Security check went up a whole $18 a month this year, so...
Obviously the cast put their heart and soul into the performance; but, what also deserves recognition are the dozens of people who work countless hours quietly, and efficiently behind the scenes.
Here’s a second—and last—attempt to make a few points. I was not speeding nor distracted by a cell phone (I don’t own one) nor by another in the car (I was alone), nor by my car’s sound system (it’s broken), nor by the attributes of the joggers; I didn’t see them until… I nearly hit someone.
Public disagreement and personal opinion are at the very heart of any democracy. Personal attacks and defamation are not.
Your grammar is atrocious and your syntax is terribly confused... I can’t help but picture you in a “Luxury SUV” (Whatever the hell that means) driving a bit too fast. Because you want people to pay attention to you, like the runners did not.
Two competent and knowledgeable people have resigned from the board recently and a third person was discouraged from running. That is suggestive of problems on the board which need explanation and airing.
It was considered profound in the 1950s when the comic page character Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and it is us!” In land use, every property owner wants to be able to do what he or she wants with his or her property, but they don’t want their neighbors to be able to do anything they want. So we have regulations.
We members are very lucky to have an informed, independent individual so devoted to learning not only what OPALCO is doing, but how, and what it is likely to result in.
Dan’s first words on coming round were, “Can we just start the show again?” and he has not wavered since, so, with the cardiologist’s approval already granted, not only will Twelfth Night go ahead as planned this summer, but we will be reprising “RED” in October.
Remember, we are but the “front line troops”. The real power lies with parents who do immunize their children—you are the commanders.
We all remember the economic damage and safety issues our community experienced when CenturyLink lost access to our islands.
As we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9, we want to give a huge thank you to the dedicated teachers and staff that make our island children thrive.
We are voting to keep two smart experienced board members to help guide Opalco through the big changes to come, both in broadband and, most especially, in the bigger transition to green energy that must come soon. We’re voting for Glenna Hall and Vince Dauciunas and we hope you will too.
How can one reconcile Mr. Cornelius’ statement in his letter: “In summary, the OPALCO board’s actions are transparent to the cooperative’s members and completely consistent with cooperative principles...” with the proposed or perhaps passed board policy No. 1, which states, “Directors are required to keep confidential all matters involving the cooperative that have not been disclosed to the public.”
Today, three of the eight positions which are currently filled (that’s right, 3-of-8) are held by leaders of a property rights group known as Common Sense Alliance, and they repeatedly trumpet their commitment to ‘common sense’ solutions to their own development objectives. Yet, ironically, they roundly condemn any suggestion that these three are in any way faced with a conflict of interest in their deliberations. Really? Does this make “common sense?”
Apparently anyone who does not agree with Evans’ political and environmental opinions is an “extremist.” As I suspect that most of my views are mainstream in our county, most readers are also likely to be considered extremists in Evan’s view. But you be the judge.
One of Glenna Hall's chief priorities is to make sure that this important service not be reserved solely for the rich due to high prices.
The mission of San Juan Island Service Scholarship is to support higher education and promote volunteerism among our community’s youth.
The board of Common Sense Alliance is made up of talented people who are making a difference in our community.
The ‘peaceful woodland garden’ comprises 10 acres of gardens surrounded by 43 acres of woodland. During a guided tour the docent gave an overview of the gardens history and pointed out species from Bhutan, Japan and China.
Orcas Island's Lambiel Museum is an incredible celebration and exhibition of our local artistic talents, and the building department is harassing the owner, Leo Lambiel, to the point where he is going to move it to LaConner. Why are we shooting ourselves in the foot?
Close call for this Friday Harbor driver and two joggers on Beaverton Valley Road.
"I support the Co-op’s taking the time necessary to examine very carefully all aspects of that role from the standpoint of prudent fiscal standpoint of prudent fiscal policy and enhancing, not harming, island businesses."
I urge the County Council to purge county boards and commissions of those who have a vested interested in pursuing destructive policies; and I urge local citizens with no vested interests to volunteer for these positions.