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  1. Revision to state law allows county to use road fund for marine-related projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Journal of the San Juans

    Gov. Jay Inslee signs House Bill 1868, May 11, flanked by San Juan County Councilman Rick Hughes, left, Laura Merrill of Washington State Association of Counties, far left, and state Sen. Pam Roach, right. What once were muddied waters should be a good deal clearer thanks to the persistence of a San Juan County Councilman and the signing of a new bill that expands the list of state-authorized projects that can be paid for by local road funds.

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  2. What's the buzz? Find answers to questions by Co-op members onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Journal of the San Juans

    No fewer than 54 members of Orcas Power & Light Cooperative offered up questions and comments at the Co-op's recent annual meeting, and did so with an expectation that their queries would be answered by Co-op. The answers to those series of questions and comments are available online at the Co-op's website, listed under " Recently Asked Questions ": www.opalco.com/members.

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  3. Fun & 'Games' in dramatic proportionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Journal of the San Juans

    Bob and Sean O'Connell will lead a "Theatre Games" a series of two-hours workshops: Lopez , May 23, San Juan, May 30, Orcas, June 7, sponsored by SJC Arts Council, The San Juan County Arts Council is sponsoring a series of roving workshops entitled "Theatre Games," led by new Lopezians and long-time theatre folks Bob and Sean O'Connell.

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  4. Adams reelected, Cornelius wins seat on OPALCO boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Journal of the San Juans

    Incumbent Winnie Adams and former general manager Randy Cornelius outpaced the competition in the four-way race for two spots on the Orcas Power & Light Cooperative board of directors. The election generated the highest voter turnout to date for OPALCO, with a total of 2,758 co-op members casting ballots, a 24 percent rate of return.

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  5. Of refreshments, raffles, rates, broadband and ballots: OPALCO Annual MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Journal of the San Juans

    The election of two members of the Orcas Power & Light Cooperative board of directors will be just one of many activities in store at OPALCO's 78th annual meeting , Saturday, May 2, onboard the inter-island ferry. Residents of San Juan Island will have to get an early in order to attend the meeting, either by making reservations to be shuttled to Orcas Island onboard a chartered boat departing Friday Harbor at 7:20 a.m., or by catching the red-eye, at 6:10 a.m. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m at Spring Street Landing, at the Port of Friday Harbor, or call 376-3559 to reserve a seat on the chartered boat; space is limited.

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  6. Giddy up... and heave-ho to all those hazards | EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Journal of the San Juans

    Number five and counting. Kudos to all. The 26th annual San Juan County sponsored Hazardous Waste Roundup begins Friday, May 8, starting at the transfer station on San Juan Island's Sutton Road.

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  7. Squeaky clean by the sea; big 'high-five' to all GIC participants | LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Co-organizers of the 5th annual Great Island Clean-Up on San Juan Island, Lori Stokes, Jana Marks, and David Dehlendorf, would like to thank our island's approximately 225 volunteers who participated on April 18, helping to make San Juan Island "litter-free by the sea." Many groups provided enthusiastic litter-picker-uppers: Cub Scout Pack 4090, Cutthroat Pirates, Friday Harbor Labs, Friends of the San Juans, Islanders Bank, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters, Lions, Mitchell Pt.

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  8. Pedal power: Good times, good cause, good reason to get in gearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    You can go the full distance, 31 miles roundtrip, or you can call it quits anywhere along the way, or whenever you feel the tug to retire from the roadway or the spirit moves. It may well be the "make-it-up-as-you-go" nature of the annual bicycle tour hosted by Lopez Island, the Tour de Lopez, that makes this springtime event the true kick-off to the tourist season in the San Juans.

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  9. Summer reservations paralyzed by bug in WSF machineRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    The Sealth, which carries a maximum of 90 autos, is expected to remain in the San Juans through the end of the spring schedule, reducing carrying capacity between Anacortes and Lopez and San Juan islands by a combined 500 cars per day. If you thought it was time to go ahead and make a reservation for summer travel onboard the state ferry system , well, you're right, and your wrong.

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  10. FH Grange to sponsor OPALCO candidate forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Here's your chance to question the candidates about rates, revenue, loans, submarine cables, fiber-optics, facility charges, broadband, bylaw amendments... or, whatever else might come to mind. At least three of the four candidates vying for two spots on the board of directors of Orcas Power & Light Cooperative will attend an open public forum and Q & A in Friday Harbor Saturday, April 18. Sponsored by Friday Harbor Grange No.

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  11. Frustration looms large at power co-op candidate forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    These were the concerns voiced by islanders at Orcas Power and Light Cooperative's candidates forum on April 9 on Orcas Island. Incumbent board member Winnie Adams said it was a "rewarding discussion that dug deep into the complexities of the co-op."

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  12. Clean up in progress for Island Petroleum tanker truck fuel leakRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    An Island Petroleum Services tanker truck tipped on its side around 3 p.m. on April 10 on Seaview Street. The 5200-gallon tank was leaking 3 gallons per minute of fuel.

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  13. Orcas woman with heroin-packed syringe gets 45 days for drug convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    An Orcas Island woman who was carrying a syringe loaded with heroin in her brassiere at the time she was arrested for shoplifting will serve a 45-day sentence following a felony drug conviction. On March 27, Rachelle Leanne Engelmann-Murray, 22, pleaded guilty in San Juan County Superior Court to one count of possession of heroin, a Class C felony.

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  14. Herko hurls three-hitter, Allen, Lawson deliver RBIs in one-run win | Prep baseballRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Brandin Allen lets a ball go by in the dirt in the Wolverines 1-0 win at home, March 24, over Orcas. Allen drove in one of two runs in the Wolverines 2-1 victory April 2 at Bellingham.

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  15. Circus, theater, acrobats-and dance-oh myRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Catch the dazzling performance of critically acclaimed and national touring troupe, Acrobatic Conundrum, Friday, April 3, at San Juan Community Theatre. What's philosophical, sexy, yet still fun for the whole family? The upcoming aerial acrobatic show at San Juan Community Theatre -that's what.

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  16. Remedy for research excess: The Beagle Freedom Project | Guest ColumnRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    It was love at first sight and these days it is hard to find us apart. Nugget is mostly a beagle so it was not surprising that when I learned of the Beagle Freedom Project I knew I had to get involved.

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  17. Another 50 tons hauled away in ongoing campaign against creosoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    A hefty creosote-tainted log is hauled from the waterfront of Shaw Island's South Beach by members of the state-sponsored Puget Sound Conservation Corps. Over the past month, restoration crews from the Washington Department of Natural Resources removed more than 50 tons of toxic creosote-treated wood from public and private beaches on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands.

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  18. Lawson posts second-straight shutout to lead Wolverines over Orcas; 1-0 | BaseballRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Senior Gabe Lawson notched a second-straight shutout in a 1-0 victory over Orcas Island Tuesday, March 24, at Hartman Field. Friday Harbor's Gabe Lawson notched win No.

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  19. Low-end users of electricity in for a shock? | Guest ColumnRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Some of us, particularly small electricity users, might be in for an electrifying shock treatment. Electricity prices are going up to the point where some may no long be able to afford this supposedly basic necessity.

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  20. Four candidates chase two spots in OPALCO board of directors electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Former OPALCO general manager Randy J. Cornelius and Eastsound Water & Sewer Commissioner Ed Sutton are challenging OPALCO board incumbents Winnie Adams and Chris Thomerson for two positions in the co-op's District 2 boundaries, which include Orcas, Blakely, Obstruction islands and surrounding outer islands. Candidate bios are sent to each co-op member by mail with their ballot, and are available online, as is the OPAlCO's latest annual report, at www.opalco.com .

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