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12/14/2018 12:01:18 AM

— from Washington State Ferries — The National Weather Service is forecasting high winds throughout the region on Friday, Dec. 14. This storm could bring sustained wind speeds of up to 30 mph with 60 mph gusts in some areas of Western Washington. Safety is Washington State Ferries’ number one … Continue reading

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12/13/2018 2:44:51 PM

— from Crystal Mossman for OPAL — In mid-November site work began on April’s Grove, OPAL’s planned 45-home rental neighborhood, when Island Excavating began clearing brush and felling trees. The crew is working carefully to remove trees where buildings will be constructed, while maintaining the “preserve and protect” areas surrounding … Continue reading

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12/13/2018 1:55:40 PM

Tuesday, December 18, 2 p.m., Orcas School Cafeteria — from Orcas Island School Board —  Orcas Island School Board will meet in a special meeting on Tuesday, December 18. The 2 p.m. meeting in the school cafeteria will address the opening of re-bids for the next phase of 2017 Bond/Levy … Continue reading

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12/13/2018 12:42:55 PM

— from National Weather Service — The National Weather Service in Seattle has Issued a High WindWatch, which is in effect from Friday morning through Fridayevening. a Wind Advisory remains in effect until Noon today. * Wind, South Wind 25 to 35 MPH with Gusts of 45 to 55 MPHthrough … Continue reading

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12/13/2018 10:17:00 AM

Sunday, December 16, 12 – 1 p.m., Orcas Ferry Landing — from Jim Biddick for Orcas Lions — In parts of the world, Santa arrives by sleigh, slides down chimneys or walks through front doors. But for people living in small island communities in the Pacific Northwest, access to the … Continue reading

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12/13/2018 9:46:28 AM

— from Amanda Munger for Rick Larsen’s Office — WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement after voting for the Farm Bill, which would support Washington’s Second Congressional District: “The final Farm Bill addresses some of the concerns I raised regarding the House Farm Bill in May. Nearly … Continue reading

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12/12/2018 2:42:51 PM

— from Susan Anderson — The new conference room at the Orcas Island Community Foundation was buzzing with excitement as the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Initiative convened its first Sustainability Task Force meeting December 7.  Over the past four years, the ECE Initiative, comprised of educators from the three schools, … Continue reading

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12/12/2018 2:02:25 PM

— by Matthew Gilbert, Orcas Issues reporter — On December 5, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (SJCEDC)hosted its second annual “Datapalooza” to present the latest figures and projections on the county’s economic health and future .Joining Victoria Compton (director of the SJCEDC) in the two-hour workshop, titled “Growing … Continue reading

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12/12/2018 11:43:38 AM

— by Susan McBain, Orcas Issues reporter — A recent discussion between Orcas Island Health Care District (OIHCD) commissioners and UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) regional officials took center stage at OIHCD’s December 4 meeting. The discussion produced the most positive results to date in OIHCD’s effort to achieve its desired … Continue reading

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12/11/2018 10:03:55 PM

Orcas Road near Nordstrom Lane On Monday, Dec. 17, County Councilman Rick Hughes will address Orcas Islanders from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center. Hughes will update attendees on the year’s activities in Council legislation, and give progress reports on matters such as the Orcas Road improvements. … Continue reading

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