Letters To The Editor

Letter- Thanks WSF boat Captains

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

  • 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

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

Vote for Duke, Haffner, vonTobel and Kartiganer | Letter

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

  • 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

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

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

Thank you EMTs | Letter

I would like to express a huge thank you to the EMTs…

  • Jul 12th, 2019

Thank you for DH fireworks show | Letter

We would like to thank the Orcas Island Fire Department and the…

  • Jul 12th, 2019

The true cost of vacation rentals | Letter

Does it feel to you like those short-term vacation rental properties are…

  • Jul 9th, 2019

Thanks for Pride | Letter

Orcas Island’s Pride festival was an incredible success. We danced, sang and…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Thanks for making One World a success

Since 2003, many of you have been coming to an event called…

  • Jul 6th, 2019

Thank you to OIEF

Many thanks to the Orcas Island Educational Foundation for supporting the Orcas…

  • Jul 4th, 2019

In Memoriam | Lily

Tony Suruda’s dog Lily died Friday, June 28 after a brief illness.…

  • Jul 3rd, 2019

An emu’s rise to stardom | Letter

First of all, I want to thank all the islanders who helped…

  • Jul 3rd, 2019

Ava for mayor

My name is Ava, and I am a candidate in the race…

  • Jun 27th, 2019

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

Thanks for recognizing dads | Letter

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

  • Jun 24th, 2019

Don’t deny medevac flights | Letter

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

  • Jun 21st, 2019

Thank you from senior center | Letter

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

  • Jun 19th, 2019

Whale watch compromise | Letter

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

  • Jun 18th, 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

Thank you for help with lost dog | Letter

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

  • Jun 11th, 2019

Two amazing candidates to visit San Juans | Letter

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

  • Jun 11th, 2019

Stand with Stand Up Men | Letter

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

  • Jun 10th, 2019