Letters To The Editor

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

OFHC to stay open; donations still needed | Letters

Last month, Orcas Family Health Center began a fundraising campaign to raise…

Attend the health care meeting | Letters

I am writing to encourage you to attend an upcoming town hall…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Support for hospital district | Letters

We certainly support the passage and implementation of the public hospital district…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Thank you for Willy Wonka production | Letters

Thank you, Orcas Island community, for your strong support for our “Willy…

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Thank you to OPALCO linemen | Letters

So I woke up in the pitch dark 5 a.m. Sunday morning,…

  • Nov 28th, 2017

Support for Orcas hospital district | Letters

Access to medical care is key to a healthy community. Orcas will…

  • Nov 19th, 2017

Support for UW Medicine | Letters

As we approach this season of gratitude, high on my list is…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Give UW Med a second chance | Letters

I was recently contacted by Jay Priebe, director of Rural Primary Care…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Orcas School union in negotiations | Letters

Thank you to the Orcas Island community for passing the OISD bond…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Property taxes and us voters | Letters

In a letter to the editor, Phil Peterson stated about property taxes:…

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Shame on you, CenturyLink | Letter

On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 1, a call arrived on my answering machine…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Thank you for Elders in the Garden | Letters

Thank you for including our story about Orcasong Farm’s “Elders in the…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Property taxes rising | Letter

In recent weeks there have been letters, articles, a postcard and election…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Thank you, volunteers | Letters

Orcas Island Park and Recreation District would like to thank the volunteers…

  • Nov 8th, 2017

Thanks for a great Halloween

Once again, the annual Halloween Dance at the Odd Fellows Hall was…

  • Nov 8th, 2017

‘Homeboy’d’ – or how losing can still feel like winning | Letters

‘Homeboy’d’ – or how losing can still feel like winning “You got…

  • Nov 1st, 2017

Vote yes on the school bond and levy | Letters

I hope you will join me to vote yes for both the…

  • Nov 1st, 2017

Yes on the school bond and levy | Letters

We would like to voice our support for both the school bond…

  • Nov 1st, 2017

Vote ‘yes’ on bond and levy | Letters

I am writing to urge the community to approve the upcoming school…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Yes on Orcas School bond and levy | Letter

While my direct student involvement was several years ago, I strongly believe…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Ferry landing park and ride opening

San Juan County will hold a grand opening at 1 p.m. on…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Bedell for fire commission | Letter

Barbara Bedell is the longest tenured Commissioner. She has seen the department…

  • Oct 23rd, 2017

Don’t forget to vote! | Letters

In our house, ballots arrive in the mail and then quickly get…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Bedell for fire commission | Letters

The Islands Sounder (Oct. 11, 2017) featured the Nov. 7, 2017, election…

  • Oct 18th, 2017

Josh Culp for school board | Letters

Hello Orcas Island! My name is Josh Culp and I am happy…

  • Oct 18th, 2017

No on school levy | Letters

We’ve all heard the reasoning for the betterment of the existing field…

  • Oct 18th, 2017

Vote yes on bond and levy | Letters

We, the Orcas Island PTSA wholeheartedly support the Orcas Island School District…

  • Oct 18th, 2017

Limits to growth| Letters

A few days ago there was a meeting for the community to…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Senator Ranker endorses bond and levy | Letter

When I write to the paper it is often to keep you…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Yes for bond and levy | Letters

I support the upcoming school maintenance bond and field levy and I…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Ayers supports Guss for Port | Letters

Because of my interest in supporting the Port and our community, I…

  • Oct 16th, 2017