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8/15/2018 7:36:41 PM

— by Margie Doyle — The regular Port Commission meeting of Aug. 9 was attended by three Port Commissioners: Dwight Guss, Greg Sawyer and Steve Hopkins. Missing were Commissioners Brian Ehrmantraut  and Shawn Simpson. The Commissioners approved a number of expense vouchers, including the $10, 723 July payroll.. Previous to … Continue reading

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8/15/2018 6:23:10 PM

— from Orcas Recycling Services — The nation-wide crisis in the recycling industry has hit home. Recycling prices at the Orcas Transfer Station will go up August 9th, as they have already done on San Juan Island. On Orcas, the cost for a 32-gallon can of recycling will increase from … Continue reading

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8/15/2018 1:53:22 PM

Wednesday, August 29, 7 p.m., The Grange — from Mandy Troxel — Please join us on Wednesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at the Grange, as touring Breedlove Guitars 2018 Festival singer-songwriter Erin Cole-Baker of New Zealand makes her debut appearance on Orcas. Erin will be joined by our resident … Continue reading

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8/15/2018 12:50:37 PM

Friday, August 17, 9 a.m., Council Hearing Room — from Katie Fleming for Friends of the San Juans — Protecting San Juan County’s marine shorelines is among the most important actions we can take to support the recovery of Chinook salmon and Southern Resident Killer Whales. Join us on Friday August … Continue reading

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8/15/2018 10:30:04 AM

Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Orcas Library — from Kathi Ciskowski — The Orcas Island Genealogy Club is free and open to anyone who is interested in exploring family genealogy–whether you have years of experience or are just wanting to begin now. The monthly meetings will happen on … Continue reading

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8/14/2018 12:27:37 PM

— from Orcas Island School District — CATHERINE NAUJOKS, 1st / 2nd Grade Teacher My name is Catherine Naujoks and I am very excited to teach at Orcas Island Elementary School. I have visited Orcas Island many times and am looking forward to living here full time. I love the … Continue reading

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8/14/2018 11:28:54 AM

— by Alex MacLeod — Not long after Randy Gaylord filed sex charges against Gerald Grellett-Tinner, then an Orcas High School teacher, he signed a “Certificate of Helpfulness” on behalf of a “U Visa” request of the young immigrant woman who was the legal victim in the case.The 19-year-old mother … Continue reading

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8/14/2018 11:15:48 AM

— from San Juan County Communications —Air monitors in our region today are reporting ‘unhealthy’ levels of particulate matter in the air due to wildfire smoke, largely from fires burning in British Columbia. San Juan County Health & Community Services is advising the public to limit time spent outdoors and … Continue reading

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8/14/2018 8:01:57 AM

— by Randy Gaylord — Dear Editor, My thanks to those who voted in the primary election. Shortly after the election, Team Gaylord removed most of the Re-Elect Gaylord for Prosecutor signs from our scenic roadways. I believe residents and visitors deserve to finish the summer with a landscape without … Continue reading

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8/13/2018 2:56:59 PM

— from Nancy Wang and the Orcas Senior Center– Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec invites you to take a class in storytelling. Ever wanted to tell a compelling tale, personal story, legend, myth or folk tale? Ever wanted to take the stage and capture an audience with your story? Ever wonder … Continue reading

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