Lopez Island Archives - Salish Current

Study shows local health impacts from Growler noise

June 5, 2024
Sam Fletcher

More than 74,000 people, mostly on Whidbey Island, face health risks due to Growler noise, research finds — but the Navy League has questions about the report’s legitimacy.

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Limited-equity co-op model moves Lopez Island affordable housing forward

May 30, 2024
Nancy DeVaux

Lopez Community Land Trust breaks ground on seventh affordable housing project

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Lopez author’s debut novel rooted in people and place

May 16, 2024
Gretchen K. Wing

Author Shari Lane finds island’s gift in a sense of belonging.

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Storm-battered county road on Lopez target of relocation efforts

May 2, 2024
Nancy DeVaux

Access to Iceberg Point National Monument and 80 properties at risk

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Update: Findings released re November hunting fatality on Lopez

March 8, 2024
Nancy DeVaux

Report finally released: November hunting fatality on Lopez Island is determined to have been an accident.

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Wait for information about Lopez Island hunting fatality nears an end 

March 5, 2024
Nancy DeVaux

Response to a Public Records Act request about a Nov. 18 hunting fatality on Lopez Island is promised by March 7.

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Design, permit delays stymie Lopez pool construction

September 29, 2023
Kathryn Wheeler

Water use, operating cost still contentious issues for anticipated Lopez Island pool.

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San Juans assess fire risk, in the aftermath of Lahaina

September 1, 2023
Kathryn Wheeler

Excess forest vegetation once controlled by managed burns by Coast Salish peoples now accumulates in dry, unhealthy forest conditions.

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Lopez school district grapples with shortfall, layoffs

July 7, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

What’s the solution to Lopez Island school district’s $700K shortfall? Administrators and school board candidates grapple for the solution.

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Change lives, expand minds, boost careers — with science — say teachers and the Science Guy

June 30, 2023
Matt Benoit

Bill Nye the Science Guy and local educators and students agree: studying science can be life-changing and career-enhancing.

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Where’s the ferry?

February 24, 2023
Nancy DeVaux

Islanders will see more crew, upgraded terminal … before new ferries.

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Tune in! Local independent radio is alive and well

January 27, 2023
Matt Benoit

KMRE-FM and Whatcom Community College partner for new opportunities in radio resurgence.

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Hamlet House: keeping seniors in the community

December 22, 2022
Gretchen K. Wing

Is nonprofit Hamlet House a model for maintaining connections and relationships through lifespans?

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Lopez pool plan is making waves

October 21, 2022
Kathryn Wheeler

An $8 million campaign to build a swimming pool on Lopez Island for its 2,800 residents has brought out donors, supporters—and opponents.

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‘Most special place’ for salmon, native culture gains protection with San Juan land bank purchase

February 25, 2022
Gretchen K. Wing

A pristine site along the southeastern shore of Lopez Island with deep history for Coast Salish peoples has gained protection from development with approval of its purchase by the San Juan County Land Bank.

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Paradise full: Finding space to rest at Lopez Island cemetery

January 18, 2022
Gretchen K. Wing

At 140 years old, pastorally situated Lopez Union Cemetery is encountering high demand — but running out of space. Managers are looking to ground-penetrating radar technology to help determine just how much space is available in the nonprofit cemetery, and considering other options as well.

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