Letters To The Editor

Save Coffelt Farm | Letter

I am writing this letter to beg the San Juan County Land…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Thank you to EMTs

Thank you, thank you to the EMTs and paramedics. On March 2,…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Vacation rental tipping point | Letter

We are concerned and worried about our island communities! Short-term vacation rentals…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Culp resigns from school board

It is with mixed emotions that I formally announce my resignation from…

  • Mar 19th, 2019

30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column

by Kimbal Sundberg Friday Harbor Imagine waking up in the San Juans…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

Thanks for support of school music

The Orcas community enjoyed a real musical treat on Sunday, March 3…

  • Mar 15th, 2019

‘Kick Butts’ Day

The Orcas Island High School club NextGeneration will once again organize and…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

Update on shooting?

I was wondering when the sheriff’s office was going to tell the…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

Response to Rick Hughes’ ferry column | Letter

I wanted to share some thoughts in regard to Rick Hughes’ guest…

  • Mar 1st, 2019

Immigration indignation | Letter

I am ashamed and disappointed with many of the things the orange…

  • Feb 28th, 2019

Thank you, Norm | Letter

Huge thank you to Norman Flint of all the volunteer snow removable…

  • Feb 28th, 2019

Thank you, EMT response team | Letter

I have read many letters to the editor praising the Orcas Island…

  • Feb 27th, 2019

Congrats to Viking Voice staff | Letter

My congratulations go to the editorial staff of the Student Viking enclosure…

  • Feb 26th, 2019

Stand up to WSF | Letter

How much money has your family spent traveling on Washington State Ferries?…

  • Feb 25th, 2019

Salmonberry thanks energy efficiency project supporters | Letters

Salmonberry School’s faculty, staff, students and families would like to thank everyone…

  • Feb 20th, 2019

Thank you, Sounder, for editorial | Letter

I was pleased to see the political editorial “Valentine’s Day in a…

  • Feb 19th, 2019
Jane Alden photo From left to right: Jake Moeller, Emalyne Babcock, Sawyer Helms, Reily Helms, Cameron Smart and Terry Jones.

Neighbors build an igloo | Letters

Some residents of Bonnie Brae, led by Terry Jones, decided to build…

  • Feb 16th, 2019
Jane Alden photo From left to right: Jake Moeller, Emalyne Babcock, Sawyer Helms, Reily Helms, Cameron Smart and Terry Jones.

Thanks to Kevin Ranker

Kevin Ranker has been a fierce advocate for our community, our county…

  • Feb 15th, 2019

Fond memories of the maple tree | Letter

When the Islands’ Sounder came to me on Jan. 24 with a…

  • Feb 14th, 2019

Thank you for helping me raise puppies for Summit Assistance

I am so grateful for the amazing support of the Orcas Island…

  • Feb 13th, 2019
Winner Dante Miller

Grilled cheese event a success | Letter

The Orcas Island Education Foundation wants to congratulate Dante Miller of Roses…

  • Feb 8th, 2019
Winner Dante Miller

Call on Gaylord to take action | Letter

Many people have approached me asking for my views on Sheriff Krebs’…

  • Feb 7th, 2019

Measles outbreak in Washington: please vaccinate your kids | Letter

There’s a major measles outbreak happening in the Vancouver, Washington area –…

  • Feb 6th, 2019

Thank you for story about the maple | Letter

Thank you for the great article on the beloved maple tree next…

  • Feb 5th, 2019

‘Streetcar’ opens up an important conversation | Letters

I am writing with two “hats” on: as a Community Advocate for…

  • Jan 30th, 2019

‘The Great Regret’ | Letter

Grizzly bear scare! Kill ‘em. Buffalo roam where “settlers” want to build…

  • Jan 16th, 2019

Help the homeless | Letter

My fellow islanders, I have a problem. I care about homeless people.…

  • Jan 16th, 2019

Thank you for care | Letters

A huge thank you to the considerate Orcas Community, Orcas Family Health…

  • Jan 16th, 2019

Thank you, Rosario | Letter

The Orcas Island Education Foundation would like to give a huge thank…

  • Jan 15th, 2019

Thank you, Nutts | Letter

A big thank you and Merry Christmas to the Nutt family at…

  • Jan 14th, 2019

A new year’s safety resolution | Letter

As island children return to school, we are asking that everyone take…

  • Jan 9th, 2019

End of year ideas | Letter

My thoughts this New Year’s eve are centered on my gratefulness to…

  • Jan 9th, 2019

Why are island gas prices so high? | Letter

Living in the San Juans has its challenges, both logistical and economic.…

  • Jan 8th, 2019

Comprehensive plan or disaster? | Letters

In the book “The Little Prince,” there is a story about a…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Thank you, OIFR | Letters

To all members of Orcas Fire and Rescue, thank you for your…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Thank you to the community | Letters

I just want to thank everyone who has helped anyone and everyone…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Thanks to blood donors | Letters

Thanks to blood donors On Thursday, Dec. 20, the Orcas community blood…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Thank you to the Orcas School board | Letters

The Music Advocacy Group would like to express our heartfelt thanks for…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Thank you, Lions | Letter

We want to thank the Orcas Lions Club for being invited to…

  • Jan 7th, 2019

Protecting the Salish Sea | Letters

Reading the heartfelt oral testimony of the Salish Sea’s Swinomish, Tulalip, Suquamish…

  • Dec 20th, 2018