Agreement with WU

The Catherine Washburn Medical Association sponsored a program this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Lopez Community Center to explain the steps being taken and to be taken to associate with the University of Washington Medical School. Between fifty and seventy people attended. The meeting opened with extended praise for the director of the CWMA, the new commissioners of the Public Hospital District (PNH), the members of the clinic staff and Dr. Wilson especially, and the representatives of the University of Washington Physician Network (WUPN). An extended presentation of the WUPN, its various outlets and the thing they have accomplished Read More …

The Agate Beach Road Question

Our District 3 Council member, Jamie Stevens has submitted a proposal to vacate the part of the road that runs along the northern part of the “Agate Beach Road,” a part of the officially named Mackaye Harbor Road,  because it is threatened by beach erosion. So far the county council agrees and has obtained $350,000 grant from the state for studies of the project. However, as the two aerial photos show, the beach along the northerly portion, has not shown any erosion for forty five years. The section to be vacated, runs for approximately 2,000 feet along Outer Bay. It Read More …

We Need More Island History

We have an historical void here in the islands. There probably few communities in the United States as drastically separated from their history as are the communities in the San Juan Islands. The islands have gone through three phases of historical succession each marked by a drastic disconnect with its predecessors. There was the Indian/aboriginal phase, succeeded by the farmer/settler phase which, in turn, was succeeded by the present leisure/recreational phase of island history. None of the phases has had any appreciable relation to its past or influence on its future. The Indian era dates from antiquity but began to Read More …