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San Juan Islands Codefest/Hackathon

designed to help local transportation via the ferry system and address issues for local search, the San Juan Islands is having a codefest/hackathon. Codefests bring together innovators, software designers, programmers, graphics individuals with local ideas that are designed to solve…

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Islanders’ Version San Juan Islands Ferry Schedule

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Andrew Hyde, Founder of Startup Weekend

Andrew Hyde wrote I’ve now run over 1,000 events with as few as three people to over 25,000. Every one of them I run with the same methodology that I wanted to share with you. It isn’t perfect but has…

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Beta Test of SJI BST New Feature

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Well Bless Your Soul

The story about Doubloons and Pirates in the North Puget Sound creates a surreal air of relaxed speculation and playful exploration. For decades, creative, inspired thinkers relaxed at this hidden treasure – a part of an island area just a…

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Century Link Restores Service, Doesn’t Know What Happened

In the initial reports, Century Link claimed it might have been an earthquake the cause a cable to be severed. Dubious thought, since the quake was so tiny. No details exist that offer Islanders much reassurance that the networks Islanders…

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Orcas Island Homecoming

Its been a few months since I left Orcas Island. The dusty road has been home traveling through the southwest, eventually getting to my paternal home.. Colorado. Re-igniting old friendships, enjoying new ones in Colorado made the travel intense and…

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23 Northwest Lawmakers: The Bonneville Power Administration Must Remain Independent

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Warns the Energy Department that Decisions Affecting Northwest Energy Supplies Must be Made in the Northwest Washington, D.C. –Every lawmaker representing Oregon, Washington and Idaho urged the U.S. Energy Department to maintain an independent Bonneville Power…

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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…

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Rural Broadband 10 Years Ago

Today, we’re talking about 10 megabit service to rural America as if that’s a big deal. At this location, 10 years ago, a 10 megabit 5 wireless access points offered service to a large part of Aspen Colorado. 10 years…

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