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2 hrs ago | Kenmore Reporter

Kenmore Air holding Spring Seat Sale for travel through June 16

Kenmore Air announced their annual Spring Seat Sale on April 16 for flights between Seattle and the San Juan Islands, Victoria, BC or Nanaimo, BC for travel through June 16. Save $50 per person on round-trip flights between Seattle and the San Juan Islands* , Victoria, BC or Nanaimo, BC Airport.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

San Juan Islander

Phone Scam: Fake Airlift Northwest callers

Recently an Orcas Island Citizen received a telephone call from a male representing himself as a representative of Airlift Northwest.

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Journal of the San Juans

San Juans gain voice in Canada's review of tar sands shipping proposal

Letters and citizen action seeking intervenor status for San Juan County and other interested local parties has resulted in Canada's National Energy Board selecting the county and four local advocacy groups as intervenors in the review process for the Kinder Morgan tar sands shipment project .

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

West Seattle Blog

West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in the area again

Multiple reports this morning of orcas back in the area - we've heard of southbound whales sighted near Bainbridge and Blake Islands.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

West Seattle Blog

West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas might pass by

We've heard time and again that orca fans would like to hear about "possibilities," not just sure-bet sightings, so: Alisa Lemire Brooks , posting on the Orca Network Facebook page , has been tracking a group for the past few hours, currently off Bainbridge and southbound until they stopped for a snack.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

San Juan Islander

Glenna Hall running for second term on OPALCO board

I am proud to be the San Juan Island District representative on the Board of Directors of Orcas Power and Light Cooperative.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Candidates Corner: Glenna Hall | Guest Column

I am proud to be the San Juan Island district representative on the Board of Directors of Orcas Power and Light Cooperative.

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Journal of the San Juans

Scenic Byway bears signs aplenty

More than ninety San Juan Islands Scenic Byway 'wayshowing' signs will be posted on Orcas and San Juan islands during April - eight and one-half years after the beginning of the Scenic Byway process in 2005.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Seventeen vie for single FH pot retail license; lottery pick in store

San Juan County residents and visitors can now legally puff on a joint, but you won't be able to buy it here until at least July of this year.

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San Juan Islander

Measles Immunization clinic on SJI Tuesday

The Health Department will be conducting immunization clinics in Friday Harbor on Tuesday April 8, 2014 and, on Orcas Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Co-op election draws seven

A total of seven candidates will be vying for two positions on the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative board of directors, with the future of the co-op once again at the crossroads.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

In the cards; spread of possible oil spill tracked by 'drift card' study

Conservation groups from Washington and British Columbia commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill by launching 650 'drift cards' along Salish Sea oil tanker routes.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Miami Herald

Washington's San Juan Islands offer peaceful beauty

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. - Before bed on the night I arrived in the San Juan Islands, the island chain that sits as far northwest as you can go in this country before hitting Canada, I decided, as any reasonable person would, not to set an alarm clock.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Renewable energy entrepreneur joins OPALCO board

Aerospace engineer and noted inventor Dr. Jerry Whitfield is the newest member of the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative board of directors.

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Sat Mar 22, 2014

San Juan Islander

Person falls off 200' cliff on Orcas

Rescue efforts are underway for a person who fell 200 feet off a cliff on Raccoon Point Road on Orcas Island.

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San Juan Islander

ORS/The Exchange completes site master plan; begins rebuilding process

After receiving a permit from the Department Of Natural Resources, Orcas Recycling Services/The Exchange has cleared the old Exchange site of trees, in preparation for a new facility.

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Fri Mar 21, 2014

Journal of the San Juans

Drop in property values subsidies-for some

The assessed value of the 18,456 taxable parcels in San Juan County declined by a combined sum of nearly $3 million dollars in 2013, according to the San Juan County Assessor .

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Wed Mar 19, 2014

San Juan Islander

Jarman withdraws from OPALCO Board Election

San Juan County Council member Bob Jarman will not be running for a position on the Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Board.

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Tue Mar 18, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Josh Noel: San Juan Islands offer peaceful beauty

Before bed on the night I arrived in the San Juan Islands, the island chain that sits as far northwest as you can go in this country before hitting Canada, I decided, as any reasonable person would, not to set an alarm clock.

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