Letters To The Editor

Suicide coverage missed a point | Letters

The Feb. 28, 2018, headline, “Helping those in a crisis,” missed a…

  • Mar 7th, 2018

Support for public hospital district | Letters

In 1939, at the onset of WWII, my father was a practicing…

  • Mar 7th, 2018

Why didn’t the fire department warn about drill? | Letters

The Eastsound Fire Department was performing an exercise with the Navy around…

  • Mar 7th, 2018

Looking at immigration | Letter

For a year now Orcas has been posted with signs that say,…

  • Mar 6th, 2018

UW isn’t serving needs of community | Letter

I have the exact problem that Coleen O’Brien outlined in her letter…

  • Mar 6th, 2018

Celebrating music | Letters

Spring is coming and so is the 21st Anniversary Benefit Concert for…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Do you want to heal this world? | Letters

Your best tools to heal this world are visualization and prayer. We…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Thank you, Sounder | Letters

The Sounder’s story about the marine science lecture starring Joe Gaydos speaking…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

Thoughts on gun violence | Letters

My cousin asked, “Why are military weapons permitted and available? I can’t…

  • Feb 28th, 2018

UW Medicine needs to change | Letters

Caution: I have been and remain a grateful supporter of forming a…

  • Feb 27th, 2018

Thank you OIFR | Letters

On behalf of Orcas Rotary, a branch of the San Juan Island…

  • Feb 22nd, 2018

Vote yes for hospital district | Letters

I’ve been playing the medical yo-yo game on Orcas Island for many…

  • Feb 21st, 2018

Support for public hospital district | Letters

Support for public hospital district I fully support and will vote YES…

  • Feb 21st, 2018

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