Letters To The Editor

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

Vote for Heinmiller | Letters

I am writing to recommend Wes Heinmiller to you as a candidate for Fire Commissioner.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Thank you to an Odd Fellow | Letters

There was an old lady from Doe Bay. She lived alone and liked it that way.

  • Oct 13th, 2015

Correction to pipeline guest column | Letters

In an October 4 letter titled Salish Sea Vessel Traffic to Increase, the author incorrectly infers the volume of vessel traffic related to the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

  • Oct 13th, 2015

Thoughts on the pot business

Alcohol, tobacco, coffee, Prozac, Xanax, running, yoga, marijuana, tennis. A kick, a thrill, a rush or sedative.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Early learning grants help support children | Letters

Over our 40-plus-year history, Children’s House has served more than 1,000 children and received numerous grants and donations from countless supporters.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Heinmiller for Orcas Fire board | Letters

I strongly endorse Wes Heinmiller for Fire Commissioner of Orcas Island.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Remembering Manda

Many of you may be wondering who was the young woman who died in our hot tub here on Orcas on Sept. 30, 2014.

  • Sep 29th, 2015

Donations for cancer treatment | Letters

We are seeking financial support in the form of donations to cover costs not met by my medical coverage.

  • Sep 29th, 2015

Get informed this election season | Letters

There is an election coming up soon on Nov. 3, and the League of Women Voters of the San Juans urges you to be sure to vote by that date.

  • Sep 29th, 2015

Chili Cook-off thank you | Letters

The Fourth Annual Chili Cook-off is over, and once again the island came through.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

Jazz Festival thank you | Letters

One thing that is certain, when Brazilians come to your neighborhood as well as purveyors of gypsy jazz, folks tend to break out in fever, common symptoms being song and dance, a truly infectious form of social well being.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

Bikes are traffic | Letters

I read with interest last week’s Sounder Editorial, “Road safety.” Although the well-intentioned message offered some sage advice (e.g., turn signals provide useful information), it hinted that cyclists may not belong on our roads, pejoratively labeling “bicycle riders weaving into traffic” as a “unique danger” akin to our local roadside nibbler, the deer.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

‘When I Say I’m An Islander’ | Letters

A poem dedicated to the wonderful Orcas Island community.

  • Sep 16th, 2015

Thank you to the Orcas Lions | Letters

I’d like to publicly thank the Orcas Island Lions Club for their interest and care in maintaining a supply of rehab assistance equipment for the people of Orcas.

  • Sep 15th, 2015

Funhouse thanks United Way | Letters

We would like to thank the United Way of San Juan County for generously supporting The Funhouse Commons’ Mentor Program this year.

  • Sep 15th, 2015