Letters To The Editor

On tolerance | Letter

As lead author of the letter Bill Criddle criticized in his guest…

  • Jan 12th, 2017

 

Gratitude to Orcas Fire | Letter

I want to express my extreme gratitude for the work of the…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

 

Land Bank, don’t waste our tax dollars | Letter

The land bank wants to purchase a property along the west side…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

 

Lopez Clinic and Medicare: key issues and changes

Submitted by the CWMA and LIMC You may have seen a petition…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

Goodbye to the matriarch of Jpod | Editorial

The southern resident killer whales are sacred, wondrous members of our Pacific…

Bring back Bernie | Letter

“The time has come the walrus said, to talk of many things.”…

  • Jan 5th, 2017

A UW Clinic accessible to everyone | Letter

Merchants, tradesmen, teachers, students, parents, real estate agents, restaurant staff, business owners,…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

A balance between planning and ecological preservation | Guest Column

Sometimes far out suggestions evoke new ways to envision an issue that…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Thank you, Orcas | Letter

Words cannot express the overwhelming generosity and true spirit of our caring…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

The Exchange in the home stretch! | Letter

The Orcas community has really come together to help rebuild the Exchange…

  • Dec 27th, 2016

What happened to tolerance? | Guest Column

by Bill Criddle Special to the Sounder I read Michelle Loftus’s column…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Blood drive thanks | Letter

This last blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 15 set records. We had…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Ensure health care stability | Letter

I deeply appreciate the conversation about health care on Orcas! Some folks…

  • Dec 22nd, 2016

Response to Loftus | Letter

This letter is in response to the guest column that originally ran…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

It’s now or never | Letter

If we continue to quarrel about the past and present, we may…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Let’s get beyond ‘General Hospital’ | Guest Column

by Donna and Michael Riordan Special to the Sounder Having lived on…

  • Dec 20th, 2016

Grellet-Tinner a victim of the justice system | Letter

Over a year ago, in the Nov. 4, 2015 edition of the…

  • Dec 16th, 2016

Clearing up Orcas Medical Center facts | Letter

Much of what has been written or placed online recently about the…

  • Dec 16th, 2016

I like the jet noise | Letter

My heart warms when I hear the Navy Jets fly over my…

  • Dec 15th, 2016

Final election column of the year

by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley The votes are counted,…

  • Dec 15th, 2016

Thank you, Orcas | Letter

After my husband Duane passed away, I have so many people to…

  • Dec 14th, 2016
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A bounty of gifts in your own backyard: shop locally | Editorial

Before you are standing in line at that big department store, Christmas…

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Healthcare on Orcas: a call to action | Letter

A small group met to consider the question: How can the health…

  • Dec 12th, 2016

Health care on Orcas: a call to action | Letter

A small group met to consider the question: How can the health…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Chain of support | Letter

In the emergency medical world, we often refer to the “chain of…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Orcas Medical Foundation Q&A | Part II

by the Orcas Island Medical Foundation This is the second in a…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Hearing jet noise | Letter

The hamlet of Olga is a peaceful, neighborly place to live. The…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Stand with San Juan Islands | Reporter’s Notebook

This past weekend was a success for water protectors at the Dakota…

Orcas Medical Foundation Q&A | Guest Opinion

by Orcas Medical Foundation This is the first in a series of…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

The gift of quality health care | Letters

Let’s all consider giving a gift to ourselves and the entire island…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

Thanks for dodgeball | Letter

Well, that was fun! The Orcas Island Education Foundation would like to…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

A physician’s perspective on the Orcas Medical Center | Guest Column

by Dale Heisinger Special to the Sounder After attending the University of…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

Nine excellent reasons to support UW Neighborhood Clinics on Orcas

by Alison Shaw Special to the Sounder I worked at OMC as…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Unify medical care for Orcas Island | Letter

Orcas Island residents are in a quandary about medical care again. This…

  • Nov 25th, 2016

It’s time for change | Letter

Carl Sagan once said, “History is full of people who out of…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Thanks for ‘Bag It!’ | Letter

I want to thank the Orcas Recycling Services and Orcas Island Co-op…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

Carbon reduction | Letter

Okay, the election’s over. Federal protection of our environment will shortly go…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

What will the future bring? | Letter

Of course no one knows what the future – even the near…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Thank you from Watson | Letter

I want to thank all of the people who gave me encouragement…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Why barricades in Mountain Lake? | Letter

I love Moran State Park. My children really love our hikes around…

  • Nov 15th, 2016