San Juan Islands http://kplu.org en San Juan Island Park Offers World-Class Whale Watching http://kplu.org/post/san-juan-island-park-offers-world-class-whale-watching <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you think of going whale watching, you probably envision taking a boat. But there’s a place on San Juan Island that’s considered one of the best places in the world to see killer whales from shore.</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 9692 at http://kplu.org San Juan Island Park Offers World-Class Whale Watching Senate holds hearing on protection for San Juans' public lands http://kplu.org/post/senate-holds-hearing-protection-san-juans-public-lands <p>A bill <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1559/show">to establish a National Conservation Area</a> that would give permanent protection 1,000 acres of unique landscapes in the San Juan Islands is wending its way through Congress. A key committee <a href="http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/live-webcast">took up the legislation</a> this afternoon. Senator Maria Cantwell <a href="http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-and-business-meetings?ID=edec1618-2b93-42ea-88c4-7124f5b323dd">told a panel</a>, the bill would stave off the threat of future development.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:43:27 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4538 at http://kplu.org Senate holds hearing on protection for San Juans' public lands Campaign to protect precious lands in San Juan Islands http://kplu.org/post/campaign-protect-precious-lands-san-juan-islands <p>The <a href="http://www.visitsanjuans.com/">San Juan Islands</a> are known for pristine natural beauty that includes a <a href="http://www.fws.gov/washingtonmaritime/sanjuanis/">national wildlife refuge</a> and several remote state parks. &nbsp;</p><p>But they also contain about 1,000 acres of federally owned land that has been largely forgotten by authorities. Some islanders fear it might be sold off to developers.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2208 at http://kplu.org Campaign to protect precious lands in San Juan Islands Most lights on again across San Juan Islands http://kplu.org/post/most-lights-again-across-san-juan-islands <p><em>KPLU Staff update at 4:32 pm, Monday</em></p><p>The light are on again for more than 9,000 Orcas Power and Light customers in the San Juan Islands. A late morning outage was caused by a problem at a substation operated by the Bonneville Power Administration.</p><p><a href="http://www.opalco.com/power-information/outages/">In a short statement from Orcas Power and Light's website</a>:</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 20:57:00 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 292 at http://kplu.org Most lights on again across San Juan Islands