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10/17/2018 7:51:41 PM

— from Suzanne Olson, Orcas Power & Light Cooperative — The world lost a true friend in the passing of Paul Allen. Many are telling the stories of his incredible contributions to science, technology and humanity around the world and particularly in Washington State. You may not realize it, but … Continue reading

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10/17/2018 11:17:25 AM

— from Lauren Sands — We hired Stephen A. Brandli as our attorney in a local boundary dispute. I was floored by the depth and breadth of Steve’s real estate knowledge and I continually refer clients to him. He’s a great attorney but he’s also a great person who’s truly … Continue reading

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10/17/2018 11:01:11 AM

— from San Juan County Public Works — The time is nearing for construction at the Orcas Landing Marine Facility to begin. Work will start in earnest by October 31, but construction-related activities should be expected leading up to this date. On-site construction activities could include: contractor mobilization, construction fencing … Continue reading

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10/17/2018 11:00:02 AM

— from Our Revolution Steering Committee — Shortly after the November, 2016 election, a San Juan County branch of Our Revolution (OR) was formed. As were so many people at the time, we were concerned about the outcome of the election and the need to work against the direction of … Continue reading

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10/17/2018 8:55:25 AM

— from James T. Powers — I write to wholeheartedly endorse Jeff Asher for the position of Sheriff of San Juan County. I have known Jeff for over 20 years, having met him in my then capacity as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I was stationed … Continue reading

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10/17/2018 8:46:00 AM

— by Joe Symons — At the San Juan County/Department of Community Development (DCD) Orcas Island workshop held at the Eastsound Fire Hall last Wednesday (Oct 10, 2018), I showed maps that describe the development potential at buildout for rural parcels in San Juan County (SJC). (Maps shown at the … Continue reading

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10/16/2018 4:57:21 PM

— from Eric Webb for Orcas School District — The following is a Chickenpox Alert from San Juan County Health & Community Services. At this time Orcas Island School District does not have a student with a confirmed case of the chickenpox. Three school- and preschool-aged children have CONFIRMED cases … Continue reading

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10/16/2018 4:13:12 PM

— by Susan McBain, Orcas Issues Reporter — The Orcas Island Health Care District (OIHCD) had another short meeting on Oct. 9, devoted mostly to the budget. Superintendent Anne Presson presented a draft of the formal budget to the commissioners based on figures from the OIHCD finance committee’s financial model. … Continue reading

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10/16/2018 3:55:07 PM

— from Sara Boyle for Orcas Senior Center — Support Orcas Seniors by Shopping on Oct 18th at the Co-op! Please support the Orcas Senior Center Nonprofit by shopping at the Orcas Food Co-op on Oct. 18 for 3% Thursday Community Shopping Day! For this day only, 3% of all … Continue reading

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10/16/2018 3:02:35 PM

— from Katie Fleming — As a mom of two young children, this week was another hard one for me in regard to climate change and the future of younger generations. On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading international body for the assessment of climate change, … Continue reading

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