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Just Twice a Year, the Sun Rises on the flanks of Mt. Baker

April 15, 2017
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Islanders’ Version San Juan Islands Ferry Schedule

February 14, 2014
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Islanders’ Version San Juan Islands Ferry Schedule

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911 Outage: DEM News

November 6, 2013
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911 Outage: DEM News

For immediate release 11/6/2013 Friday Harbor, WA – A 911 and phone service outage is well into the second day in the San Juan Islands as local residents and responders continue to cope with the challenges of the phone outage. Centurylink has reported that there is a break in the fiber optic cable between Lopez andSan Juan Islands causing the service disruption. The break in the cable is limiting...

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Orcas Island Food Co-op Survey Results

October 30, 2013
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Orcas Island Food Co-op Survey Results

Islanders have the amazing San Juan Island Food Co-operative as a great example of a community centric, healthy foods oriented, locally owned non-profit food store. San Juan Island Food Co-op members and leadership met with several Orcas Islanders back in 2010 to share how they overcame the challenges of a Startup company and became an key part of San Juan Island’s food system. San...

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Islander, Local Economy Evangelist Alex Huppenthal Launches Startup Weekend Aspen

August 7, 2013
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Islander, Local Economy Evangelist Alex Huppenthal Launches Startup Weekend Aspen

Since 2009, Orcas Islander and Aspen business owner Alex Huppenthal has volunteered time to design and develop online services for Islanders that build local community fabric, and strengthen the local economy. Teach by doing and experiential learning is precisely what the public benefit company Islanders Club offers. By reducing the outflow of capital from local communities and by building awareness of local products and...

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Aspen Public Radio’s Tom Egan and Orcas FM Radio

June 18, 2013
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Aspen Public Radio’s Tom Egan and Orcas FM Radio

Tom Egan graciously spent time with me today to talk about Aspen Public Radio. Aspen Public Radio helps connect to the community through local talent and production as well as nationally through NPR and even through BBC. Aspen Public Radio offers NPR shows mixed with local news information and weather. Locally produced radio to the Roaring Fork Valley in Central Colorado includes the largest...

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Orcas Island FM Radio Podcast: “To Russia With Love”

June 5, 2013
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What does Russia and the US have in common? What GMO actions affect San Juan County? This and more in our first meeting on taking advantage of the recently passed legislation to expand FM radio coverage in small areas. This evening we organized a last minute gathering at the Orcas Island Airport to discuss the FCC’s new FM radio station licensing for non-profit community...

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FM Radio on Orcas Island

June 1, 2013
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FM Radio on Orcas island been talked about for years. This summer we have a unique opportunity to launch a rural community radio station. Let’s brainstorm how it can be done, and see if we have enough interested DJ’s and sponsors to make it feasible. From Music to PC repair, Gardening and Cooking to Diet and Exercise, our Island has talent. This might be...

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Orcas Island Pilot Training: Aviation in the San Juan Islands

May 19, 2013
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Orcas Island Airport may host an Aviation training school starting this summer. EAA Young Eagles program / New Flyers should stop by at Orcas Island Airport for Young Eagles Day. June 8th, 2013 EAA’s event that offers free introductory flights to those 14 and older who would like to experience flying. This year’s event will co-incide with Truckapalooza, an annual event that also features...

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Red Rabbit Farm: Orcas Island’s Christina

May 18, 2013
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Red Rabbit Farm: Orcas Island’s Christina

Christina is an icon of Orcas Island. She’s flavored the Island for visitors and locals alike. Christina has established Orcas Island as a culinary destination, at her namesake restaurant and now at Red Rabbit Farms. It’s not often I say I’m impressed by a chef. When I am, I want everyone to know. Christina is more than a chef. Her restaurant: “Christina’s” on Orcas...

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