World record attempt on WSF ferry - Life jacket record set to fall Saturday

SEATTLE – Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day is this Saturday, May 20, and it’s the kickoff of National Safe Boating Week. Washington State Parks Boating Program, the United States Coast Guard and Washington State Ferries have joined forces to set a new record for the greatest number of people wearing life jackets in a single location. With the public’s help and 1,500 life jackets at the ready aboard the brand new state ferry, Chimacum, the current record of 1,046 life jacket wearers, is in serious jeopardy.

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Permit applications: 7 Vacation rentals, beach parking, underwater cable and more...

Recent permit applications in San Juan County include seven vacation rentals - five on Orcas Island, two on San Juan Island -  a farm stay, additional parking at Agate Beach Park, Environmental review of Forest Practice Conversion, and  one for OPALCO to replace existing underwater power cable.  

Details can be viewed on this PDF of the NOTICE

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OPALCO will no longer accept CenturyLink payments - at CL's request

Since 1994, OPALCO has been accepting CenturyLink payments in its office locations and in drop boxes throughout the County as a service to the Co-op membership. CenturyLink has informed OPALCO that this type of bill collection program is no longer cost-effective for their company. The last day that OPALCO and the county drop boxes that OPALCO maintains can accept CenturyLink payments will be Thursday, June 15, 2017.

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Sheriff's Log - May 3-9: Stolen shrimp, dog bite on ferry, phone scams

Deputies in the San Juan Islands responded to 151 calls from May 3-9, 2017 including this one: Deputies responded to the Peace Island Medical Center Emergency Department on a dog bite. A 3 1/2 boy was bitten on the ferry by a small dog. The parents did not get any information from the dog owner, but felt they were visitors. Deputies were unable to locate the dog owners in town.

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