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The San Juan Islands area is made up of three principle Islands, Orcas, San Juan and Lopez. The overall population is about 15,000 and the number of residential units about 11,000. OI TV is available through the Internet.

Orcas Island TV’s Bear..


We can learn something from other locations that at one time may have been a bit like Eastsound and the San Juan Islands.

Here’s a clip from Aspen’s effort to recall how it was ‘back in the day’ …

Next Time Travel Tuesday Looks at 1970s Growth Control Movement

Featured Speaker is Former County Commissioner

The Aspen Historical Society is pleased to present “Aspen Cries Uncle: Growth in the 1970s” on Tuesday, July 13th as the next in the Time Travel Tuesdays series. Presented in support of our new exhibit on life in mid-1970s Aspen, “Out of Your Mind, Body and Spirit: Voices of Aspen, 1975”, “Aspen Cries Uncle” will feature Michael Kinsley, Pitkin County commissioner from that time who will talk about that critical point in Aspen’s history from the ultimate insider’s view. This event will be held at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum and admission is $8 for adults or FREE for Society members.

As the bulldozers were “warming up in the woods” in the early to mid 1970s and waiting to take advantage of the development potential of the increasingly chic resort of Aspen, Colorado, a growing dread among an increasingly larger segment of the local populace began to take hold. Faced with the possibility that our quaint mountain town might begin to resemble the “cookie-cutter” resorts that were emerging as the world’s leisure time increased and tourism became a major economic player in the global economy, Aspen and Pitkin County decided to do something about it before it was too late. Though there were few if any other communities as examples, the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners knew they had to do something and that something was to control the potential for unencumbered explosive growth through legislation and zoning. Often creating policy and implementing changes without any models to go by, the triumvirate of Joe Edwards, Dwight Shellman and Michael Kinsley tackled the issue with resolve, creating ground-breaking policies that have been copied throughout the world. Get the inside story of how that happened at this event.

Time Travel Tuesdays continues every Tuesday throughout the summer and features engaging speakers, first-person recollections, living history performances and more. For more information about Time Travel Tuesdays or any other Society events, programs or sites please call the Aspen Historical Society at 970-925-3721″

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