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What lies behind OPALCO’s rate increases?

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 5:02PM

If you find the electricity rate increases, 12 percent this year and 41 percent by 2019, rather shocking, what’s behind the rising rate is even more alarming.

Arbor Day Tree Give-Away

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 11:03AM

Arbor Day will be celebrated on Lopez Island Saturday, April 11 with a Tree Give-Away hosted by Lopez Island Grange #1060. This year’s tree will be the Flowering Currant.

Ski bus to Baker from Friday Harbor

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 12:08PM

Calling all ski bunnies and bums – the Winter Ride Ski Bus to Mount Baker returns in 2015.


  • Enchanted Quilters of Lopez IslandAlexander spins tales of local quilters, quilt-making and quilt-backed fundraising efforts on her home island, Lopez. She says the Enchanted Quilters of Lopez Island was formed in 1984 to raise funds for the Lopez Senior Center, and the group has conjured up almost one raffle quilt per year since.
  • Gluten Free FoodiesCelebrate the foods that you can eat!
  • Iris Graville: bloggerbyconvincementWriter Iris Graville lives on Lopez Island. She blogs about life and faith, Quakerism, war, sacred spaces and more, also finding time to write about projects like building her own wooden kayak. Graville is also the author of Hands at Work, inspired by a showing of Summer Moon Scriver’s black-and-white photographs of hands.
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