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Revised school bond is best for our children | Guest column

Due to failing pipes and septic problems, a wheelbarrow and shovel are not an uncommon sight at the Lopez School kitchen. - Lopez School photo
  • Oct 13, 2014 at 3:59PM

Having carefully considered the facts and differing opinions regarding the upcoming school bond, we believe that the revised bond deserves our support. The fact that we do not have a perfect school or management cannot be used as a justification for holding Lopez children hostage and voting down the revised bond. Here is why.

 

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Bringing the old and the young together | Guest column

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

I am 81 years old and one day I realized that I missed having a little girl in my life, with that wonderful innocent youthful energy. My grandchildren are gone and do not live on the island.

Vote yes for prop 1 for solid waste levy | Guest column

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 10:03AM

The Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District has had another successful year. Through July 2014, 267 tons of garbage (up 12 percent from this time last year) and over 167 tons of recyclables (up 17 percent), not counting metals, batteries, E-waste, and this year textiles, departed Lopez on local trucks – including our own truck– with local drivers.

Plans afoot for stormwater solutions | Guest column

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 3:35PM

Last year the season started with a shockingly large storm event that overwhelmed our Eastsound storm sewer system. With that memory almost one year behind us, the Stormwater Utility is moving into the final phase of countywide stormwater management planning.

Ignoring aging won’t make it go away | Guest column

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 3:31PM

If you want to learn mountain climbing, you won’t start with Mount Everest. If you yearn to become a great cook, I doubt you’ll begin by hosting a huge dinner party. For all things that are complicated and worth knowing, it takes time, education, practice and patience to learn the tricks, absorb the subtleties and understand what’s really involved.

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