Letters To The Editor

The Mt. Baker Road changes are a mistake | Letter

It seems like our bureaucratic government is just intent on spending money…

  • Jun 24th, 2019

 

A conversation about vacation rentals | Letter

A diverse group of Orcas residents has been gathering information about the…

  • Jun 24th, 2019

 

Don’t deny medevac flights | Letter

The recent denials of many medevac flights by Kaiser Permanente, followed by…

  • Jun 21st, 2019

 

Thanks for recognizing dads | Letter

I don’t always have time to read the Journal — too busy,…

  • Jun 24th, 2019

Whale watch compromise | Letter

Compromise for whale watch boats balking at new distance rules: 400 yards,…

  • Jun 18th, 2019

Thank you from senior center | Letter

Many thanks to all who supported Orcas Island Community Foundation and the…

  • Jun 19th, 2019

Homeless child in need on San Juan

What would you do if you knew a child was living in…

  • Jun 17th, 2019

United Way supports prevention | Letter

Prevention can mean exercise, vitamins or seat belts. It can also mean…

  • Jun 13th, 2019

Two amazing candidates to visit San Juans | Letter

On Sunday, June 2, at the endorsement meeting of the 40th Legislative…

  • Jun 11th, 2019

Thank you for help with lost dog | Letter

To all the wonderful people on this island who helped us search…

  • Jun 11th, 2019

Stand with Stand Up Men | Letter

Four years ago, the Stand Up Men called for local men to…

  • Jun 10th, 2019

Thank you for Orcas Center gala | Letter

We have come to expect great art and programs at the Orcas…

  • Jun 7th, 2019

New road going In the wrong direction | Letter

As I sit in my house and watch Mt. Woolard go by…

  • Jun 5th, 2019

Coffelt farm update | Letter

Submitted by San Juan County Land Bank. The Land Bank is proceeding…

  • May 28th, 2019

Thanks for Carnivale help | Letter

Many thanks to all who supported the Orcas Montessori School Carnivale on…

  • May 23rd, 2019

Thanks to postal worker | Letter

I would like to publicly thank one of our postal workers for…

  • May 22nd, 2019

We need safer roads for pedestrians in Eastsound | Letter

I’m disabled, and I walk everywhere. Within the last several years, I…

  • May 20th, 2019

Cavanaugh talk was inspirational | Letter

Friends of the San Juans and Rainshadow Solar offered Orcas residents and…

  • May 20th, 2019

Rethinking plane travel | Letter

I have read that nothing we do pumps carbon dioxide into the…

  • May 18th, 2019

Help parks and rec buy a higher net

Baseball is a game played by strong men and woman using heavy…

  • May 17th, 2019

Choral Society concert was amazing

Ruth and I were in the audience at Orcas Center last Saturday…

  • May 16th, 2019

Say goodbye to DD

DD Glaze, beloved and unique Orcas resident for several decades, is moving…

  • May 15th, 2019

Regarding the search for a new Orcas Animal Shelter Director

Regarding the press release in the Islands’ Sounder (March 13, 2019, “Orcas…

  • May 14th, 2019

Thank you to OCS | Letter

A big thank you to the teachers and kids at Orcas Christian…

  • May 9th, 2019

Awesome cleanup and Earth Day Festival | Letter

Thanks so much to the dozens and dozens of people who participated…

  • May 8th, 2019

Response to Eastsound swale story | Letter

Regarding Toby Cooper’s May 1 (“Eastsound shapes plan to revitalize swale”) story…

  • May 8th, 2019

Thank you to these island women | Letter

The following is a list of the women of Orcas who have…

  • May 7th, 2019

James Lee Stanley returns to Orcas | Letter

I’m excited to let everyone know that singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire James Lee Stanley…

  • May 6th, 2019

A thank you, and a request

I want to share with our Orcas Island community my deepest appreciation…

  • May 1st, 2019

Regarding the marijuana article | Letter

Editor’s note: The Islands’ Sounder maintains that the facts (not quotes) provided…

  • May 1st, 2019

Moran thank you

As most residents of Orcas are aware, this winter was particularly hard…

  • Apr 25th, 2019

Concerns about Montessori lottery | Letter

I was denied permission to be a guest speaker for three minutes…

  • Apr 25th, 2019

Response vacation rental letter

In response to the questions “What is Happening to Orcas Island?” in…

  • Apr 24th, 2019

Stand Up Men update

Stand Up Men chose April, Sexual Assault Month, to launch a campaign…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Help for an islander | Letter

An older hardworking woman finally confided in me about her circumstances. She,…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Seniors Have Talent a success | Letter

Thank you to everyone who participated in Seniors Have Talent and to…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

Remembering Martin Friedmann

The recent obituary of Martin Friedmann (Feb. 27, 2019) was very interesting…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

Community Resource Center thanks United Way of San Juan County | Letter

The Orcas Community Resource Center would like to thank United Way San…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

What is happening to Orcas Island? | Letter

I am a professional ghostwriter for the United Nations and a permanent…

  • Apr 11th, 2019

Reading intervention project to start | Letter

Orcas will have its early reading intervention project thanks to lots of…

  • Apr 10th, 2019