One More Time
A 2.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 6:53 pm, Thursday, November 26, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was located just off the east coast of Guemes Island, according to the USGS, approximately 2.4 miles north of Anacortes. It was approximately nine miles beneath the earth’s surface. It was the second small earthquake to rattle Guemes Island in the past two weeks, following 2.5-magnitude quake November 16.

For-Profit Corporation Wants To Buy Hospice NW
"Two Skagit public healthcare districts who own Hospice of the Northwest...are in discussions to sell Hospice of the Northwest to the for-profit, private equity-owned organization, Bristol Hospice." Such sales have not worked out well for patients since the only way to make or increase profits is to cut staff, training and services. Please read the discussion and send an email to the hospital board members who will decide. [Read more]

Sign A Petition To Keep Hospice NW Non-profit

77 Acres Donated To Land Trust
"Skagit Land Trust has received a generous gift adding 77 acres of forest, wetland and agricultural fields, associated buildings and barn to our Guemes Mountain and Valley Conservation Area. This expands the total protected area to 284 acres. The Trust is excited to work with community members to steward this special place. The old farmhouse is vacant, however the agricultural areas are still actively farmed. Due to safety concerns, the farmhouse site is currently closed to public access without permission from Skagit Land Trust."

Skagit County Election Certified Results
Guemes Island voted for Commissioner:
Browning  292, Hudson 314. Lundsten 486, Wesen 156 (bold names winner)

Washington State Election Results

Soup To Go
Thursdays, 11:30 to 12:15
, Guemes Island Church Parking Lot. Soup of the day, roll and cookie, prepared by the Gathering crew, will be delivered to your car in the Church parking lot. Suggested donation $4 per serving. Delivery available for shut-ins. Call Lorraine, 360.540.0920 before 11:30 am. Sponsored by Guemes Connects.

Face Coverings Required At Guemes Ferry
"Masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn by all customers in public spaces at the terminals and on the vessel." [Read more]

Everyone Must Wear Masks In Public
Governor Inslee announces new statewide requirement that all residents wear masks in public.

Skagit County COVID-19 Cases
November 30, 2023 cases (+28), 141 in hospital, 27 deaths.

State Department of Health Daily Bulletins

Between Eden and Oz
Life On Guemes Island 1990-2010
246 pages with photos and illustrations. Introductory price of $19.95. Proceeds benefit LineTime and other Island organizations. "Reading this brought me pleasure and an education. I learned a great deal about people both familiar and unfamiliar to me, and about the island’s history and culture. And there is some very good writing in here." —Nick Allison 
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Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 11.7.20

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River Otter Pups by Chris LeBoutillier