Topic: Technology

A Carbon-Free Adventure!

Written on September 24, 2021 at 5:51 am, by

Fol­low OPALCO’s EV Road Trip in Octo­ber: Start­ing Octo­ber 6th, an exclu­sive team from OPALCO (Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Spe­cial­ist Krista Bouchey and the “Switch it up pup” Pep­per) will be dri­ving the Co-op’s Kia Niro 100% elec­tric vehi­cle (EV) to East­ern Wash­ing­ton and back, mak­ing stops to vis­it wind and hydro projects, inno­v­a­tive pub­lic pow­er projects and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Electric Vehicle (EV) Jamboree

Written on August 3, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

FUN for Every­one at the Elec­tric Vehi­cle (EV) Jam­boree! Test dri­ve an EV, ride an elec­tric bike, check out elec­tric gar­den tools and an elec­tric UTV! Free hot dogs and pop­corn, great Island Way swag – and small kids can take the Island Way elec­tric jeep for spin (with parental super­vi­sion). EV deal­ers will have  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sun-E-Land Bikes Visits San Juan Islands

Written on March 29, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

Com­ing soon to vis­it Fri­day Har­bor, Lopez, Orcas… Sun-E-Land Bikes is a new Elec­tric Bicy­cle Com­pa­ny based in Belling­ham, now open for busi­ness and will be com­ing to the San Juan Islands to fea­ture and pro­mote the Sun-E-Land City Cruis­er. Matt Holmes is the own­er and oper­a­tor of Sun-E-Land Bikes. Sun-E-Land Bikes offers afford­able elec­tric  Con­tin­ue Reading

Port Holds Online Meeting On Proposed Marine Technical Center

Written on December 15, 2020 at 6:28 pm, by

By Port of Fri­day Har­bor A spe­cial Port of Fri­day Har­bor meet­ing will be held at noon, Wednes­day, Dec. 16 via Zoom. Vis­it–2020-special-meeting-documents/ for instruc­tions on how to log into the meet­ing. The Port of Fri­day Har­bor has com­plet­ed a con­cep­tu­al design for a 15,000 sq. ft. Marine Tech­ni­cal Cen­ter and Island Oil Spill  Con­tin­ue Reading

No OPALCO Rate Increase In 2021

Written on November 27, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

Com­mu­ni­ty Solar Project Com­ing to San Juan Island By OPALCO The OPALCO Board of Direc­tors passed the 2021 Co-op bud­get at their Nov. 24 meet­ing and approved a 0 per­cent rate increase – that’s no rate increase – in con­sid­er­a­tion of the ongo­ing pan­dem­ic and its eco­nom­ic hard­ships. The approved bud­get also includes a sec­ond,  Con­tin­ue Reading

View Ownership, Acreage of Washington Public Lands on App

Written on November 24, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By State of Wash­ing­ton Recre­ation and Con­ser­va­tion Office Recre­ation and con­ser­va­tion lands man­aged by local, state and fed­er­al gov­ern­ments in Wash­ing­ton state can now be viewed eas­i­ly online in a new map­ping appli­ca­tion. The Pub­lic Lands Inven­to­ry web app dis­plays more than 18.8 mil­lion acres of pub­lic lands used for recre­ation or wildlife habi­tat in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Larsen Leads Resolution On Drone Safety

Written on November 18, 2020 at 4:00 am, by

By Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Avi­a­tion Sub­com­mit­tee, Gar­ret Graves (LA-06), the Subcommittee’s Rank­ing Mem­ber, and Sharice Davids (KS-03), the Subcommittee’s Vice Chair, intro­duced a bipar­ti­san res­o­lu­tion des­ig­nat­ing the week of Nov. 16 – 22, 2020, as Nation­al Drone Safe­ty Aware­ness Week. Found­ed by the Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion in  Con­tin­ue Reading

PeaceHealth Earns Top Rating for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Written on November 7, 2020 at 4:00 am, by

By Peace­Health Peace­Health St. Joseph Med­ical Cen­ter locat­ed in Belling­ham, Wash­ing­ton, has earned a dis­tin­guished three-star rat­ing from The Soci­ety of Tho­racic Sur­geons for its patient care and out­comes in car­dio­tho­racic surgery. The three-star rat­ing, which denotes the high­est cat­e­go­ry of qual­i­ty, places Peace­Health St. Joseph Med­ical Cen­ter among the elite for car­dio­tho­racic surgery in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Last Day of San Juan County’s Virtual Fair!

Written on August 15, 2020 at 1:40 pm, by

<span data-mce-type=“bookmark” style=“display: inline-block; width: 0px; over­flow: hid­den; line-height: 0;” class=“mce_SELRES_start”></span> Link to: San Juan Coun­ty Vir­tu­al Fair

State Broadband Survey Requests Your Participation

Written on August 4, 2020 at 12:23 pm, by

State launch­es access and speed test sur­vey to doc­u­ment ser­vice gaps, pri­or­i­tize expan­sion needs and invest­ments…   OLYMPIA, WA — The Wash­ing­ton State Broad­band Office and state Pub­lic Works Board have launched a map­ping ini­tia­tive to iden­ti­fy gaps in high-speed inter­net ser­vice and areas of broad­band infra­struc­ture needs in order to advance the state’s goal  Con­tin­ue Reading

FHHS Aerospace Team’s International Space Settlement Design Competition, 2020

Written on July 30, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

The Fri­day Har­bor High School Aero­space Team is at it again! The 2020 Inter­na­tion­al Space Set­tle­ment Design Com­pe­ti­tion just fin­ished, though with­out trav­el­ling to NASA as in the last two years. The Aero­space Team’s name this year is “Grum­bo” (think Grum­man mixed with Boe­ing) and the Fri­day Har­bor High School Team joined with teams from  Con­tin­ue Reading

FHHS Aerospace Team earns Entry into the 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Written on May 21, 2020 at 7:18 am, by

Last sum­mer, the Fri­day Har­bor High School Aero­space Design team brought home a World Cham­pi­onship title from the Inter­na­tion­al Space Set­tle­ment Com­pe­ti­tion held at NASA. This year, the FHHS Aero­space Team (Island Orbital Tech­nolo­gies) has once again earned their way back to the Inter­na­tion­al Space Set­tle­ment Design Com­pe­ti­tion World Finals with a top-four design pro­pos­al entry.  After  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Note from Skagit Valley College

Written on May 21, 2020 at 7:18 am, by

We’re Online with You! Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege announces Sum­mer Quar­ter will be offered most­ly online Yes, Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege is open! We’re just doing things a lit­tle dif­fer­ent­ly. Our key focus is to meet you where you are right now. We’ve adapt­ed our instruc­tion, ser­vices, and resources to meet your needs and sup­port the health and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Real Estate News

Written on May 12, 2020 at 5:42 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son checks in again, this time with infor­ma­tion on inter­net avail­abil­i­ty on the island… Update to Our Inter­net Con­nec­tion Rock Island has been busy for the last 5 years installing the base struc­ture for our fiber and oth­er inter­net con­nec­tion options through­out the Coun­ty. As a REALTOR, I can state that inter­net reli­a­bil­i­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Compass Health Bridge

Written on May 2, 2020 at 5:55 am, by

Com­pass Health debuts rev­o­lu­tion­ary mobile tele­health sys­tem to pro­vide vital men­tal health and sub­stance abuse treat­ment dur­ing COVID-19 social dis­tanc­ing, and for future care Cloud-based Com­pass Health Bridge plat­form vir­tu­al­ly con­nects front-line behav­ioral health providers with clients in com­mu­ni­ty or home set­tings EVERETT – Com­pass Health has announced the orga­ni­za­­­tion-wide launch of its mobile tele­health sys­tem, Com­pass  Con­tin­ue Reading

Telemedicine: Eventide Health Switches to Zoom

Written on March 25, 2020 at 5:38 am, by

A mes­sage from Dr. House… Our ini­tial selec­tion of VSee as a client to host our telemed­i­cine proved to be the wrong choice as they couldn’t keep up with our demand or needs. As such we’ve switched our Telemed­i­cine ser­vice to Zoom. Please down­load the Zoom client onto your phone or tablet. It’s also avail­able as  Con­tin­ue Reading