Letters To The Editor

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

Farm tour thanks | Letter

We want to thank all the members of our amazing community for…

  • Oct 12th, 2017

Support for school bond and levy | Letter

We are voting “yes” on both the Orcas School District bond and…

  • Oct 12th, 2017

Trees near airport removed for a reason | Letter

I have heard much concern and many complaints related to the removal…

  • Oct 12th, 2017

Support for levy | Letter

I would like to encourage everybody to support the upcoming school levy.…

  • Oct 11th, 2017

Yes for school bond, levy | Letter

We are a citizens’ committee urging voters to say “Yes” to the…

  • Oct 11th, 2017

Support for bond, levy | Letter

We are writing to express our support for the OISD school Bond…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Thank you, Orcas! | Letter

Thank you to the Orcas Island Community on behalf of Skagit Valley…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

‘Whale of a Show’ was a success | Letters

What a fun show it was! My heart felt so open the…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Thank you breakfast for deputies | Letters

The American Legion Post 93 on Orcas Island would like to cordially…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Why are the trees being cut down? | Letters

Last Saturday, I woke to the sound of trees being uprooted on…

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Orcas Jazz Festival thank you | Letters

I wish to thank the following pillars of Orcas Jazz Society for…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Thanks for Parkinson’s support | Letter

Thank you, San Juan Islands community for supporting the Parkinson’s Alert Dog…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Orcas Islander Kurt Thorson battling ALS | Letter

This writing is to raise awareness about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and…

  • Sep 21st, 2017

Thank you from the sixth-graders | Letter

The Orcas Class of 2024 would like to thank Key Bank for…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

Help at the 2018 fair! | Letter

Another great fair that was truly “all the buzz” is on the…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

It’s time for a hospital district | Letter

Marsha and I moved to Orcas in 1985 and after a year…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Orcas needs a hospital district | Letter

For many years, health care providers on Orcas struggled to provide the…

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Sign hospital district petition | Letter

You have probably been hearing about a petition circulating on Orcas in…

  • Sep 18th, 2017

Get hospital district on ballot | Letters

The people of Orcas Island need your assistance. If you are a…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Learning tolerance | Letters

Thank you to those who, through letters and reporting, have spoken out…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Questions about the ferry system | Letters

In your fine research article on our ferry crisis (Aug. 16 edition),…

  • Sep 13th, 2017