Letters To The Editor

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

Re: Tiny home story | Letter

Regarding the recent article, “A quest for easier tiny home living,” I’d…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

We will miss Dr. Giefer | Letter

Dr. Giefer is an excellent physician. He is knowledgeable, stays current, is…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

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