Letters To The Editor

Tiny homes | Letter

Permitting “tiny homes” to be built in our county can only be…

  • Jul 4th, 2017

UW and OMF dropped the ball | Letter

First of all, congratulations to Dr. Giefer for a well-deserved retirement. You’ve…

  • Jul 3rd, 2017

Loneliness after loss

Loneliness after loss can be hard to talk about with others. Join…

Thank you, EMS | Letter

I would like to thank the paramedics from Orcas Fire and Rescue…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

Greetings from Mayor Lewis | Letter

My time as mayor is coming to a close. I want to…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Orcas Medical Foundation says goodbye to Dr. Geifer | Letter

The Orcas Medical Foundation (OMF) board of directors wishes to thank Dr.…

  • Jun 26th, 2017

Protect our public lands

I am deeply concerned about recent executive order attempts to undermine our…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Vacation rental permit fee is unfair

I realize that the county would like a new pool of cash…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Sheriff Krebs handled bear situation well

Dear Sheriff Ron Krebs, thank you for your positive and professional action…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Community shows awesome support for sailing | Letter

Over the years as I have worked and raised my family here…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Recognizing young musicians | Letter

Student musicians work mostly out of the limelight – practicing in class…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Thank you from the education foundation | Letters

The Orcas Island Education Foundation would like to thank all of the…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Who will pay the price for Kinder Morgan? | Letter

Who will benefit from the proposed Canadian Kinder Morgan pipeline and who…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Fix the dock on Waldron Island | Letter

I live on Waldron and we are served by a county dock…

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Support for OIEF | Letter

When you support OIEF, you can see exactly where your money goes.…

  • May 30th, 2017

Tim Seifert to leave preservation trust

After 15 years at the helm of the San Juan Preservation Trust,…

  • May 17th, 2017

Monitoring National Monument status | Letter

The San Juan Islands National Monument is not on the initial list…

  • May 16th, 2017

A policeman’s lot | Letter

Three weeks ago my second cousin, and dear friend, died alone at…

  • May 15th, 2017

Lancaster not to seek re-election | Letter

With much consideration and fretting, I have decided it best for family…

  • May 15th, 2017

Funhouse names Gincig and Vollmer interim directors | Letter

We are excited to share with you the news that the Funhouse…

  • May 10th, 2017

Thanks for spaghetti dinner support | Letter

As we plan the exciting events at the end of our school…

  • May 10th, 2017

Orcas Montessori thanks community | Letter

We would like to thank the Orcas community for supporting the Orcas…

  • May 10th, 2017

Response to airport letter | Letter

This letter is in response to the article in last week’s Sounder…

  • May 3rd, 2017

Build for the eagles | Letter

Anyone thinking of buying, selling or building needs to be aware of…

  • May 2nd, 2017

Ghazel not running for re-election to school board

I won’t be running for reelection to the school board this November.…

  • May 1st, 2017

Yo, Taxpayers of Orcas | Letters

Editor’s note: The Orcas airport was slated for a major runway reconstruction…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Dauciunas, Madsen for OPALCO | Letter

I am writing to voice my support for both Vince Dauciunas and…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Get involved in solving vacation rental problems | Letter

Short-term vacation rentals have become a subject of increasing concern, due to…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Legion scholarship drive | Letter

Each year, at this time, we reach out to the businesses and…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Thank you, Orcas | Letter

What a few weeks I have had. On the morning of March…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Thank you, United Way | Letter

I am writing this letter from two perspectives. The first is wearing…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Save the barn | Letter

I have worked as a planner and a cultural resources specialist for…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Housing shortage or ‘nanny state’? | Letter

While I appreciate Rikki Swin’s thoughts on housing (as ran in the…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Funhouse thanks the United Way | Letter

We would like to thank the United Way of San Juan County…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

Montessori school thanks the United Way

Submitted by the Orcas Montessori School The Orcas Montessori School would like…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

Orcas Resource Center thanks United Way | Letter

The Orcas Community Resource Center would like to thank United Way San…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

Re: Vacation ordinance | Letter

I must comment on the front-page story “Amendments to vacation rental permit…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

Thanks from OWL | Letter

On behalf of the students, families and teaching team that have just…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

MAG update | Letter

Thank you to the over 100 members of our community who responded…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Thank you, Orcas | Letter

This last Blood Drive, Thursday, March 16 again set records. We had…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017