Topic: Transportation

EDC invites input from businesses, residents, on WSF service disruptions

Written on September 25, 2021 at 7:45 am, by

  The EDC invites island busi­ness own­ers, work­ers and res­i­dents to par­tic­i­pate in a sur­vey regard­ing Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries ser­vice dis­rup­tions this past sum­mer.  Islanders are invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the sur­vey here: Anec­do­tal infor­ma­tion and data derived from the sur­vey will be used to bet­ter under­stand eco­nom­ic and oth­er impacts from fer­ry ser­vice  Con­tin­ue Reading

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

“Global shortage of experienced mariners”

Written on August 26, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

This sto­ry comes from Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries and it may help shed some light on all the fer­ry sail­ing can­cel­la­tions due to “Short­age of Coast Guard doc­u­ment­ed crew”… We’re not the only marine trans­porta­tion sys­tem deal­ing with a lack of crewmem­bers. Fol­low­ing BC Fer­ries’ can­cel­la­tion of a cou­ple sail­ings last week due to a staffing short­fall,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Auditor Warns of Incorrect Letters regarding Personalized License Plates

Written on August 11, 2021 at 8:32 am, by

Coun­ty Audi­tor Milene Hen­ley is warn­ing San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents about let­ters incor­rect­ly gen­er­at­ed on August 4 by the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Licens­ing.  The let­ters tell vehi­cle own­ers that their per­son­al­ized plates have been can­celled.  The Depart­ment of Licens­ing sent out “thou­sands” of these let­ters in error.  They went only to vehi­cle own­ers who  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

Traffic Fatality

Written on June 2, 2021 at 11:32 am, by

Sher­iff Ron Krebs shares this sad news… On 05/31/2021 at approx­i­mate­ly 5:15pm a grey Sub­aru was trav­el­ling into town from the west end of San Juan Island when the car veered into the oncom­ing lane at Beaver­ton Val­ley and Lowe Lane and struck a jeep trav­el­ling the oppo­site direc­tion in the west bound lane.  The dri­ver, iden­ti­fied  Con­tin­ue Reading

Section of Southbound Mullis Street In Friday Harbor Closes For Two Weeks

Written on April 4, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Town of Fri­day Har­bor The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is con­tin­u­ing con­struc­tion on a Mullis Street round­about, and the exist­ing pave­ment will be demol­ished this week to pre­pare a sub­base for the road­way. Mullis Street will be reduced to one lane of traf­fic for vehi­cles trav­el­ing north­bound from Mon­day, April 5 to about  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