Next week, Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard will deliver her annual “State of the Town” address. She will speak 6 p.m. Monday at Christopher’s restaurant on Coveland Street. During her presentation Conard will talk about sales and lodging taxes and how those are a good indicator of how the town is doing financially.
As any child can tell you, the Mesozoic Era ends with the extinction of the dinosaurs. Most geologists think the cause of that extinction was the impact of an enormous meteorite that hit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. As the theory goes, the impact was so large it led to global changes in the composition of the atmosphere. Smoke and dust raised by the collision blocked the sun’s light for a time, making temperatures drop and plants die off. Many species of both plants and animals didn’t live through the crisis, as parts of the food web simply fell apart.
Everyone has an opinion. I may not agree with your opinion and you may not agree with mine, but that’s what makes this society so great. We can have a healthy debate on a topic and agree to disagree.
Last November, Sen. Barbara Bailey (R-Oak Harbor) was elected to Washington Senate District 10, representing all of Island and parts of Snohomish and Skagit counties. She carried a hair under 53 percent of the vote while ousting long-time Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen. In that same election, Referendum 74 regarding same-sex marriage was approved in Island County by a hair under 53 percent of the vote.
Remember when power outages used to be fun? As a child I got so excited when the power went out. It meant sitting by candlelight, playing games as a family and warming soup on the wood stove.