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The new 30 minute rule from Washington State Ferries requires riders to be past the tollbooth in order to not lose their reservations.
For the animals
Kudos for Spring Street work
by Bruce Williams
It is increasingly difficult to remember that the "C" in OPALCO stands for "cooperative." No one is having a harder time doing so than its management and board. Remember when the annual meetings allowed members to stand up and ask questions of management and the board?
Our local member-owned electric cooperative, Orcas Power & Light Co-op, announces the slate of candidates for its Board of Directors.
St. Pat success
In all of the hundreds of articles from the various bloggers, pundits, and news sources that I've read to date reflecting on this year's democrat presidential candidates the following stands out in my mind the most:
My sister has stage four breast cancer. She was able to enroll in a health insurance program this past year even with this serious preexisting condition. We have friends that have chronic diseases that prior to the Affordable Care Act could not obtain health insurance due to their pre-existing health conditions.
Submitted by Bill Watson
Submitted by Sasha Seiden
Hummingbird season is upon us. The little migratory Rufous Hummingbird has returned from its usual wintering grounds in Mexico. Hordes of Rufous Hummingbirds will pass through our area on their way north to Southeast Alaska, but many will stay here to breed and raise young. The Annas Hummingbird is the second hummingbird species that frequent our islands. They are not migratory and they will hang around all winter, especially if fed at feeders.
By Bruce Williams
A Friday Harbor woman's Facebook request went viral, reaching more than 30,000 eyes.
Stop by the main lobby of PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center on Friday, March 18, when Easter baskets will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Peace Island Volunteers have been busy assembling the baskets, which feature such themes as Kids, Baby, Pets, Gardening, Spa, Get Well, Hostess Gifts, and Cancer Care. Each basket is chock full of donated goods that are sure to delight.
Grandparent alert! Someone called us this morning impersonating our grandson.
Future of fish | Letters
Clarity after Larsen meeting | Letters
Concerns about OPALCO | Letters
When a mistake is made, the best thing to do is take full responsibility, look at why it happened and implement changes to prevent it from occurring again.
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued the following statement today following the Senate’s passage of the 2016 supplemental operating budget.
There has been some more information released by the state Democratic Party about the Democratic caucus on March 26 at 10 a.m.
The first in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor.
The San Juan Island community has made it clear that programs like this are important to our community by last week’s passing of the public school’s Capitol Projects and Technology Levy.
If you haven’t already heard the rumblings, or even if you have, I can confirm them for you here: this will be my last edition with the Journal of the San Juans.
Did you notice the new line item on your January bill from OPALCO? All co-op members began paying about 45 cents per month to fund the new Energy Assistance Credit.
As a part of its coverage expansion, T-Mobile launched Extended Range LTE, using the same type of 700 MHz spectrum that OPALCO purchased in 2014.
" A kind, gentle, giant of a man with a huge heart and a great sense of humor.”
With the first update in 18 years, today’s changes to the Shoreline Master Program will determine how our shorelines look and function for decades to come.
As island communities, preserving our 400 miles of coastline is critical for our way of life today, and more importantly, future generations.
We have another chance to give our support to our local children. The San Juan Island School District is seeking voter approval for the reauthorization of the capital and technology levy for the years 2017-2020.
The fact that we live in a place where people are willing to invest in the lives others, especially younger others, means we are willing invest in ourselves and grow as people.
Strong schools are the foundation upon which vibrant communities are built. Please vote yes to renew the Capital and Technology levy on Feb. 9.
If you agree and want to complain about the off-leash, out-of-control dogs at the gravel pit, call Island Rec
As graduates of San Juan Island public schools and recent college graduates, we’d like to ask you to vote yes for the renewal of the school district Capital Projects and Technology Levy.