Letters To The Editor

Vote for Jarman | Letter

I am 14 years old, and I am Bob Jarman’s granddaughter. I…

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Durland for county council | Letters

I consider it a privilege to endorse Michael Durland for County Council.

  • Oct 28th, 2016

Hughes supports the library levy | Letter

The Orcas Public Library is one of the most important places for our community

  • Oct 28th, 2016

Vote for Durland | Letter

Michael Durland has amazing analytical skills that are applied to getting work done just right.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Vote for Rick Hughes | Letter

It's not possible to know how someone new to elected office will perform.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Vote for Bill Watson | Letter

Who do county employees support in the election for county council? Bill Watson for seat one (and Rick Hughes for seat two).

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Vote for Jarman | Letter

I am very grateful to Bob Jarman for all he has done and continues to do for our county.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Vote for Bob Jarman | Letter

Bob Jarman is the obvious choice for County Council District 1.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Vote for Bill Watson | Letter

Bill Watson has my vote for County Council District no. 1 – and I'll tell you why.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Vote yes on I-732 | Letter

Please join us in voting "YES" on I-732 in November.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Vote for Watson | Letter

Senator Kevin Ranker endorses Bill Watson for San Juan County Council District no. 1

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Watson, Durland for county council | Letter

This is an exceptionally depressing election season ...

  • Oct 26th, 2016

A note from LWVSJ | Letter

As almost everyone knows, there's an important election coming up in November.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Stop insurance redlining in SJC | Letter

What if FDR had never pushed the Rural Electrification Act?

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Response to “CenturyLink is not keeping landlines open.”

Response to “CenturyLink is not keeping landlines open.”

  • Dec 26th, 2015

Special Christmas for Sounder reader | Letter

Back a couple of months ago there was an article in the Sounder asking for medical financial help for Gary and Melinda Hart.

  • Dec 24th, 2015

Thanks for Helping to Get Big Money Out of Politics | Letters

Thanks for Helping to Get Big Money Out of Politics | Letters

  • Dec 22nd, 2015

Letter of Appreciation to the Artisans Faire | Letter

Letter of Appreciation to the Artisans Faire | Letter

  • Dec 22nd, 2015

CenturyLink is not keeping landlines open | Letter

CenturyLink is not keeping landlines open | Letter

  • Dec 22nd, 2015

A letter to the council about the planning commission | Letter

Letter from Peg Manning to the Planning Commission

  • Dec 22nd, 2015

Prosecuting attorney and sheriff speak out about Keaton Farris | Letter

We were shocked to learn of the death of Keaton Farris at the Island County jail, and we remain saddened by the tragedy. Our heart goes out to Keaton’s mom and dad and his extended family.

  • Dec 17th, 2015

‘Seniors have talent’ a big success | Letter

Thank you to everyone who attended Seniors Have Talent on Nov. 7. We had a full house!

  • Nov 20th, 2015

Great editorial | Letter

Just wanted to say that I thought your editorial about the teacher and student was right on (“When a teacher crosses the line,” 11/4/15). You outlined the issues very clearly and mentioned other opinions that are irrelevant. Nicely done.

  • Nov 19th, 2015

Disagree with Sounder editorial | Letter

In the November 5 issue of Islands’ Sounder, two editorials regarding sexual misconduct by a high school teacher were printed. The one article, credited to three high school seniors of The Viking Voice, was tempered with compassion and respect for all those involved in the situation. It calls for restraint from judgement and blame, as well as calls for the use of right speech in discussing the situation in our community.

  • Nov 19th, 2015

Goodbye to Roger | Letter

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Roger Congdon. I first met Roger about 25 years ago, when I joined the American Legion Post #93.

  • Nov 19th, 2015

Thanks, Rock Island

It is a real treat to work with our very own start-up internet/phone company. We now have high speed internet at our home. No more spinning wheels, and streaming doesn’t stop. Who would have thought it possible?

  • Nov 19th, 2015

Fosters say thank you | Letter

The Fosters would like to thank the community of Orcas Island for the renovation of our bathroom to accommodate Luanne’s wheelchair.

  • Nov 19th, 2015

Vote for Heinmiller | Letter

I’ve already voted for Wes Heinmiller for Orcas Island Fire Commissioner and I’m encouraging you to do just the same. In fact, our whole family has voted, signed, sealed, and delivered the ballots to the elections office several days ago.

  • Oct 31st, 2015

Vote for Jones | Letters

Please join me in voting for Deborah Jones for Orcas Island Park and Recreation District Commissioner.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Vote for Heinmiller | Letters

I strongly endorse Wesley (Wes) Heinmiller for San Juan County Fire District #2 Commissioner.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Vote for Heinmiller | Letters

This letter is written in a resounding and unwavering support for Wes Heinmiller as fire commissioner.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Vote for Heinmiller | Letters

I believe Wes Heinmiller posses the conviction, skill sets and grasp of priorities, necessary to supervise and lead our OIFD to a new levels of superiority.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Vote for Remington | Letters

As the race for District 2 fire commissioner heads into its final weeks, the difference in perspective between candidates Wes Heinmiller and Julie Remington appears in bold relief in the voter’s pamphlet.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Vote for Remington | Letters

I am endorsing Julie Remington for the Fire Commissioner’s position in the upcoming election.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Vote for Remington | Letters

I met Julie Remington 10 years ago at the Orcas Island Fire Department where she had been a volunteer for some time.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Habitat Store: a final thank you | Letters

On Oct. 19, the Skagit Habitat for Humanity Store truck made what is probably its final visit to Orcas Island.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

When the Lions roar | Letters

The end of summer marks the end of a busy fundraising season for the Orcas Island Lions Club.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Thoughts on the grow operation | Letters

I recently attended a meeting of the owners of North West Connoisseurs, a local 502 licensed marijuana grow-op, and concerned business owners in the area of Mt. Baker Road and Hope Lane, where the new facility would be located.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Pass budget with increased funding for science | Letters

Scientific research is the most powerful tool we have against disease.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Vote for Heinmiller | Letters

I’m voting for Wes Heinmiller for the position of Orcas Island Fire Commissioner because he is a terrific fit for the position.

  • Oct 20th, 2015