Letters To The Editor

Serious questions for the animal shelter board | Letter

I just returned from the Orcas Animal Shelter, where I went to…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

 

In response to the article “9/11 memorial complete”| Letter

I deeply value Orcas Fire and Rescue. The service these professionals and…

  • Sep 17th, 2019

 

Now there’s a word for it|Letter

We’ve all felt it in our quiet moments: the breakdown of community…

  • Sep 18th, 2019

 

Community Conversations | Letter

The community conversation on vacation rentals continues 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

Thank you for the Jazz Festival | Letter

On behalf of the Orcas Island Jazz Festival, I would like to…

  • Sep 10th, 2019

Addressing Harold Van Doren’s letter | Letter

Harold Van Doren, in his letter to the editor a few weeks…

  • Sep 9th, 2019

Concerned about lack of after hours care | Letter

What are we supposed to do? On Saturday, Aug. 31, my 24-year-old…

  • Sep 7th, 2019

Concerns about Eastsound Roads | Letter

Editor’s note: The Orcas Island School District is not moving ahead with…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

What to do in an emergency | Letter

Dispatch has received a couple of calls from people for clarification on…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

Celebrate Friends of the San Juans | Letter

Friends of the San Juans cordially invites you to a spirited celebration…

  • Sep 1st, 2019

Lamenting the Orca Initiative | Letter

The Orca Protection Initiative was struck down in court, despite thousands of…

  • Aug 31st, 2019

Vacation rental impacts| Letter

Vacation rental impacts| Letter

  • Aug 30th, 2019

Wear a leash on a paddleboard | Letter

Thank you for your article and editorial warning of the dangers of…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Regarding ‘Orcas Fire handles increased calls’ | Letter

I understand the admission of vulnerability may overwhelm a person to not…

  • Aug 27th, 2019

Brother crow, sister crow | Letter

Machines roared crunching the beautiful trees into nothingness, toothpicks for the the…

  • Aug 26th, 2019

Whale watching gone too far | Letter to the editor

I’m struggling to find words to express my disgust at what could…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019

A major tribute to Orcas Fire | Letter

With my wife being ill and in the midst of the most…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival | Letter

As the final notes of the 2019 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019

Thank you for Doe Bay Fest | Letter

Dear Orcas Neighbors, Thank you for welcoming the visitors we invited to…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Response to whale sanctuary editorial | Letter

In your editorial “Do What’s Best for the Animals” (Aug. 1), you…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

There is an answer to island issues | Letter to the editor

There is a combination of ingredients that create difficulties on Orcas Island:…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Letter- Thanks WSF boat Captains

The San Juan Island Yacht Club would like to thank the Washington…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Thank you, United Way

The phrase “it takes an island to raise a child” is commonplace…

  • Aug 13th, 2019

Patriotism on demand | Letter

Let me begin with the fact that I am an Army veteran…

  • Aug 9th, 2019

Anacortes ferry terminal project

By now many of you have learned of the proposed project to…

  • Aug 5th, 2019

Letter – in support of Liz Lovelett

We support Elizabeth (Liz) Lovelett for State Senate. We are impressed with…

  • Aug 4th, 2019

Remembering Georgia Philbrook | Letter to the editor

by Kyle Freeman Orcas High School Principal It is with a heavy…

  • Aug 2nd, 2019

Dear Rep. Lekanoff

Dear Rep. Lekanoff: When visiting the Swinomish Casino recently we got into…

  • Aug 1st, 2019

Addressing the Navy presence

The Navy can be a wonderful asset in any community. I am…

  • Jul 31st, 2019

Vacation Rental Community Conversation thanks community | Letter to the editor

The organizers of the Vacation Rental Community Conversation thank all the members…

  • Jul 30th, 2019

Orcas Animal Shelter transition | Letter to the editor

Do you remember when there was no animal shelter on Orcas Island?…

  • Jul 29th, 2019

Thank you from OPAL | Letter

Thank you to each and every person who donated in order to…

  • Jul 26th, 2019

Meeting reflection | Letter to the editor

The two topics — the effect of vacation rentals on our island,…

  • Jul 25th, 2019

Update from healthcare district about local insurance provider | Letter

The Orcas Island Healthcare District Board understands that concerns around the availability…

  • Jul 23rd, 2019

Lawsuit against the Navy is a political spectacle | Letter

Editor’s note: The Sounder typically only publishes letters from residents within San…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019

Clearing up confusion about a medical mailer | Letter

Some of you may have received a post card within the past…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019

Vote for Duke, Haffner, vonTobel and Kartiganer | Letter

As a long-time resident and pilot on Orcas Island, please join me…

  • Jul 22nd, 2019

Thank you for Eastsound mayor race | Letter

Eastsound has a new mayor in town! The people have spoken and…

  • Jul 17th, 2019

More than 150 participate in July 4th 5K | Letter

The Funhouse Commons 4th of July 5K event was a tremendous success.…

  • Jul 16th, 2019

SJC Democrats Recommend State Senate Candidates | Letter to the editor

If you are a registered voter in San Juan County, you will…

  • Jul 15th, 2019