Letters To The Editor

Consider using vinegar as a cleaner | Letters

There is nothing better than a clean bathroom, and for that, I…

  • Feb 21st, 2018

Thank you from Orcas Island Education Foundation | Letters

The cheese does not stand alone. Especially when it comes to grilled…

  • Feb 21st, 2018

I will never stop eating salmon | Letters

I will never stop eating salmon. I was taken aback by the…

  • Feb 21st, 2018

A safety net to save our students | Letters

It is hard to know how to respond to the increasing violence…

  • Feb 21st, 2018

Don’t let a school tragedy happen here | Letters

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free…

  • Feb 21st, 2018

Art show is a must-see | Letters

The “Man Made” exhibition currently showing at the Orcas Center is by…

  • Feb 14th, 2018

Island Aerial Acrobatics offers online auction | Letters

I’m excited to say that our auction is now LIVE! Please check…

  • Feb 14th, 2018

If you love orca whales, stop eating salmon | Letter

It’s curious that in all the scientific studies conducted on orcas, and…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

Yes to hospital district | Letters

When Jim and I bought our property on Orcas in 1977, our…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

Yes to the public hospital district | Letters

I write in support of the forthcoming ballot initiative to create a…

  • Feb 7th, 2018

Kudos for whale coverage | Letters

My belated compliments on your coverage of the vessel-noise impacts on orcas…

  • Jan 31st, 2018

Wilks sell Eclipse Charters | Letters

Wilks sell Eclipse Charters Denise and Daniel Wilk, of Orcas Island Eclipse…

  • Jan 31st, 2018

Why Orcas needs health commissioners | Letter

The proposed Orcas Public Hospital District presents many issues for consideration, but…

  • Jan 24th, 2018

Eggs may be cheaper in the country, but not health care | Letters

The Public Hospital District won’t build a hospital on Orcas. Rather, it…

  • Jan 17th, 2018

Thank you for supporting PADs | Letters

PADs for Parkinson’s of San Juan Island enjoyed a very successful 2017…

  • Jan 12th, 2018

Kudos for sea level reporting | Letter

Kudos to Hayley Day and The Sounder for bringing up anthropogenic sea…

  • Jan 10th, 2018

Love to Scott Gianola | Letters

Scott Gianola left this world just before Christmas and leaves a large…

  • Jan 10th, 2018

Thank you from the Willis family | Letter

Thank you to all our friends and neighbors for your caring thoughts…

  • Jan 9th, 2018

Thank you from health center | Letter

This is a huge thank you to the many people who have…

  • Jan 9th, 2018

Be a ‘Stand Up’ man | Letter

In recent days and weeks, we have all read and seen the…

  • Jan 3rd, 2018

Thoughts on what Veterans Day | Letters

Thoughts on Veterans Day means The Sounder article on Veterans’ Day described…

  • Dec 27th, 2017

Yes for hospital district | Letters

As a retired surgeon and Orcas resident, I am writing in support…

  • Dec 26th, 2017

Orcas Senior Center challenge grant a success | Letters

Thank you to the more than 200 donors for your generous support…

  • Dec 24th, 2017

Thank you, Orcas | Letters

Our family would like to thank everyone in the community for their…

  • Dec 23rd, 2017

Health care sign-up was a success | Letters

Fifteen Orcas residents and families signed up for health insurance Thursday, Dec.…

  • Dec 20th, 2017

Annual tree lighting a glowing success | Letter

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all those who…

  • Dec 13th, 2017

The Art of Inclusion Project ‘Unspoken’ – call for participants | Letter

Image-making is an integral and life-enhancing part of being human. The artist…

  • Dec 13th, 2017

OFHC to stay open; donations still needed | Letters

Last month, Orcas Family Health Center began a fundraising campaign to raise…

Attend the health care meeting | Letters

I am writing to encourage you to attend an upcoming town hall…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Support for hospital district | Letters

We certainly support the passage and implementation of the public hospital district…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Thank you for Willy Wonka production | Letters

Thank you, Orcas Island community, for your strong support for our “Willy…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Thank you to OPALCO linemen | Letters

So I woke up in the pitch dark 5 a.m. Sunday morning,…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Support for Orcas hospital district | Letters

Access to medical care is key to a healthy community. Orcas will…

  • Nov 19th, 2017

Support for UW Medicine | Letters

As we approach this season of gratitude, high on my list is…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Give UW Med a second chance | Letters

I was recently contacted by Jay Priebe, director of Rural Primary Care…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Orcas School union in negotiations | Letters

Thank you to the Orcas Island community for passing the OISD bond…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Property taxes and us voters | Letters

In a letter to the editor, Phil Peterson stated about property taxes:…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Shame on you, CenturyLink | Letter

On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 1, a call arrived on my answering machine…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Thank you for Elders in the Garden | Letters

Thank you for including our story about Orcasong Farm’s “Elders in the…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Property taxes rising | Letter

In recent weeks there have been letters, articles, a postcard and election…

  • Nov 10th, 2017