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Currently, the Lopez Island Family Resource Center is announcing that assistance can be had in the areas of energy and tax services. Patsy Haber, LIFRC coordinator, said, “We just received an additional 20 slots for the energy assistance program, and I am sure there are people out there that would really benefit. This doesn’t mean you have to be in crisis to qualify for the assistance. To be eligible, you need to own or rent your home, pay energy bills, and your income needs to be at or below the qualifying guidelines. We can help you figure out the income qualifications.” Interested parties can contact the LIFRC and staff members can assist clients with the financial tables. Haber continued. “You can get help paying energy bills, and there are other benefits. Opportunity Council members will even come out and do an energy assessment on your home for free...what they call an energy conservation education. They can also provide weather stripping and better light bulbs and information on how to weather-proof your home,” said Haber.
SEATTLE – On Friday, Jan. 16, the Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division (WSF) closed the sale of the passenger-only fast ferries Chinook and Snohomish to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District of Larkspur, California. The total sale price for the two vessels was $4 million.
The County’s newly purchased public dock at Orcas Landing is welcoming boaters with 430 feet of moorage space available without charge for up to four hours during the day. According to Public Works director Jon Shannon, the facility will also offer a space for public meetings when renovations to the main building are completed this Spring.