Letters To The Editor

‘Whale of a Show’ was a success | Letters

What a fun show it was! My heart felt so open the…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Thank you breakfast for deputies | Letters

The American Legion Post 93 on Orcas Island would like to cordially…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Why are the trees being cut down? | Letters

Last Saturday, I woke to the sound of trees being uprooted on…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Orcas Jazz Festival thank you | Letters

I wish to thank the following pillars of Orcas Jazz Society for…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Thanks for Parkinson’s support | Letter

Thank you, San Juan Islands community for supporting the Parkinson’s Alert Dog…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Orcas Islander Kurt Thorson battling ALS | Letter

This writing is to raise awareness about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and…

  • Sep 21st, 2017

Thank you from the sixth-graders | Letter

The Orcas Class of 2024 would like to thank Key Bank for…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Help at the 2018 fair! | Letter

Another great fair that was truly “all the buzz” is on the…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

It’s time for a hospital district | Letter

Marsha and I moved to Orcas in 1985 and after a year…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Orcas needs a hospital district | Letter

For many years, health care providers on Orcas struggled to provide the…

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Sign hospital district petition | Letter

You have probably been hearing about a petition circulating on Orcas in…

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Get hospital district on ballot | Letters

The people of Orcas Island need your assistance. If you are a…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Learning tolerance | Letters

Thank you to those who, through letters and reporting, have spoken out…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Questions about the ferry system | Letters

In your fine research article on our ferry crisis (Aug. 16 edition),…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Reply to Republicans | Letters

I fully agree with Martha Fuller’s comments (see “In response to Republicans”…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Actors Theater does it again | Letter

I saw one of the most moving plays I have seen in…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Republicans: have a little more insight | Letters

I read the article “Republicans harassed at county fair” with a sense…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Sign petition for public hospital district | Letters

I offer the following to support the Coalition for Orcas Health Care…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Put public hospital district on ballot | Letters

I am writing to encourage everyone in our community who is a…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Lessons from Harvey | Letters

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, there are lessons for us islanders.…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Go see ‘The Other Place’ at the Grange | Letter

I’m not sure how to accurately articulate the feeling that I experienced…

  • Sep 10th, 2017

An amazing county fair | Letters

Exhausted and happy to be home from a week spent at the…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Fund scientific research| Letters

Members of Congress return to Washington, D.C., soon: let’s send them back…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Thanks from chamber music festival | Letters

The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival says thank you to the entire…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Protect Popeye and people | Letter

On Thursday evening Aug. 10, a guest in the Friday Harbor Marina…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Shocked by immigration initiative passing | Letters

I attended the Aug. 15 county council hearing regarding the immigration/sanctuary initiative…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Tow Away Zone concert | Letter

The Tow Away Zone or TAZ, as they are more commonly known,…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Addition to news story on lecture | Letter

Many thanks for Meredith Griffith’s article, “Experts weigh in on future of…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Thanks for support of the Orcas blood drive | Letters

On Thursday, Aug. 10, your community blood drive registered a total of…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Watch the fair’s horse program | Letters

While you and I marveled over the hot weather while eating ice…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

When someone spins, it’s about trying to win | Letter

Our small close-knit island community is still grieving the tragic carbon monoxide…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Show care and respect when driving | Letter

When walking from my home, virtually atop Flaherty’s hill to Eastsound I…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Opposition to sanctuary county measure | Letter

I have spent most of my life studying other languages and cultures.…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

RE: editorial from July 26 edition | Letter

This is the first time I have to give a “rave” to…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

How can state ferries raise rates? | Letters

So with all the trauma that local ferry riders and visitors have…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Reaction to Sounder’s coverage of carbon monoxide lawsuit | Letter

The following is in response to last week’s story “Wrongful death lawsuit…

  • Aug 5th, 2017

Thank you Orcas Fire | Letter

Here is a huge thank you to all of the firefighters who…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Thanks for supporting affordable housing rally | Letter

OPAL Community Land Trust thanks our supporters and sponsors, the Orcas community,…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Summer safety for people and pets | Letter

As the sparkle of fireworks fades, there are a couple of courtesies…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

One World Music thank you | Letter

The One World Music Express came through Orcas and delighted many listeners…

  • Jul 12th, 2017