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Dear Fellow Islanders, I am writing to urge you to join me…
We recently moved to Lopez Island, attracted by its remoteness and serenity.…
The Land Bank should abandon its plan to purchase the Clure property…
On November 10th, the Navy released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)…
I consider it a privilege to endorse Michael Durland for County Council.…
Others have written letters of support for Bob Jarman, and I feel…
We are going to vote for Bill Watson for the San Juan…
I am voting for Bill Watson for County Council. Why? Because he…
I’ve gotten to know Rick Hughes over the past couple of years,…
A recent Guest editorial “Expecting More from Our County” has created more confusion than clarity. There are two parts to the situation described by Shireene Hale.
We all are so busy that we certainly do need reminders about things that are not a part of our everyday lives - we need to be reminded to VOTE!
Carol Steckler is an excellent candidate for Lopez School Board. She has served our community in a number ways, most recently on the School’s Finance Committee.
Steve Adams has been a part of strengthening the Port of Lopez and fulfilling its mission for the benefit of the citizens of Lopez Island. With your vote he can continue this work on the Port Commission.
I am supporting Steve Adams for Port of Lopez Commissioner. Why? In these negative political times Steve stands out as a positive person whose vision, leadership, integrity, honesty and dedication to the citizens of Lopez Island are an asset.
“I have personally known Steve Adams for more than 15 years. He is honest, conscientious and intelligent and cares about the community. His long record as an EMT, Firefighter and Lopez High School teacher are examples of his dedication to our community.
We would like to recommend Carol Steckler for the Lopez School Board. Carol is a long-time Lopez resident, community member, community builder, activist and friend. Over the 20 -plus years we have known Carol, she has been involved and passionate about the school and the well-being of all children.
Steve Adams is the best choice for port commission position #2. He has a firm grasp of airport operations and understands the economic benefits for Lopez. He understands the need for the port to be able to handle emergency flights and to be able to function in the event of a catastrophic situation.
We have known Steve in a number of different capacities since we moved to Lopez in 2003. Since long before that time, Steve has been serving Lopez in more ways than we can count – as a schoolteacher, a firefighter, a member of the County Planning Commission and most recently, as a Lopez port commissioner.
The San Juan Island Grange #966 has adopted a resolution concerning San Juan County’s proposed greenhouse regulations. Our mission, in addition to fostering social and political engagement, is “to support a resilient community of growers, makers, and keepers.”
I am pleased to announce that the Rock En-Roll Music Festival that occurred on Sept. 6 raised over $3,500 for Lopez Island School District’s Music Program.
A safe and well managed Lopez Airport contributes immeasurably to the quality of life on the island. It’s easy to take for granted, but closer analysis identifies all the benefits it provides.
OPALCO recently instituted new fixed rate power usage increases, some of which have already become effective. These rate structure increases have resulted in many letters lamenting the present and future impacts to San Juan islanders.
Friends of Lopez Island Pool would like to jump in and say thanks for all of those who participated in the SPLASH event on Aug. 1.
“Over-the-top” doesn’t begin to describe the ensembles that graced the runway at the 2015 Trashion-Fashion Show. We salute and thank the Lopez “Trashionistas” who dedicated time and energy to creating the amazing outfits enjoyed by the audience. You took the concepts of recycling and reuse to a whole new level!
Funding for the Lopez Island Family Resource Center programs comes from many sources including United Way. The Lopez Summer Workshops Program is one of our programs that relies on these dollars in order to keep fees affordable and provide scholarships for local youth.
Thank you so very much, San Juan County road crew and passersby on the byways for respecting my line of blackberries …
Three cheers and a chorus of hallelujahs for the immediate, outstanding and far beyond the call of duty actions of Rick and Marge McCoy of our community Pharmacy.
I have been recording my energy usage about every two to three hours (except nighttime) and can report the following for the first week (June 22 at 10 a.m. through 10 a.m. on June 29).
Thank you to Grandpa Jon and many volunteers for making the Kid’s Fishing Derby a casting success, and to IMC for stocking our favorite bait and donating the grand prize, poles and gear.
I went to the Journal’s website. When I clicked the search items for legal notices regarding the Mackaye Harbor Water District Proposal the links are blank. It seems strange that notice was given, if indeed notice there was, in this paper instead of the Island’s Weekly, distributed to every Lopez home.
Before retiring, I was an open heart surgical assistant and research assistant in a prominent heart research center, so I have the background to say the following: The death Mr. Ghiglione cites in his recent article, while tragic, was not necessarily due to a five-minute lapse in treatment.
The Lopez Island Conservation Corps summer crew of seven youth and one crew leader is hard at work completing hands-on conservation projects on public lands. Through the six week program, youth earn a stipend, gain new skills and explore the outdoors.
Gathering of Island Voices and Expressions, better known as KLOI-LP, 102.9 FM, Lopez Island’s Community Radio station, would like to publicly thank United Way of San Juan County for the grant awarded to them this year.
I wrote the following response to Kevin Ranker’s request for input on ferry reservations: Kevin, thank you for soliciting ideas on reservations.
Thank you OPALCO for placing a huge strain on some of us and destroying the trust in “our” co-op for many of us. I sometimes feel Enron didn’t die, it has returned as a Phoenix rising out of the Salish Sea.
In addition to the harm to citizens in San Juan County and surrounding communities, the Growler jet noise is destroying the serenity of our public places.
Last fall I went to a community workshop in the village called “Leave No Trace.” I was very taken with the trainers and the program that promotes making good decisions to protect the environment.