Letters To The Editor

Challenging times | Letter

Twelve hundred dollars! A new bicycle? Pastries every Sunday for a year!…

  • Apr 6th, 2020

 

What’s happening at the Food Bank?

You may have seen the big outdoor tent in front of the…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

 

Closed but busy serving the community

One of the hardest decisions we had to make was closing down…

  • Apr 4th, 2020

 

Our community rocks! | Letter

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue would like to thank the community for…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

Help save local news | Letter

Now, more than ever, our local news media is a lifeline for…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

Food Bank encourages anyone in need to use its services

Submitted by the Orcas Island Food Bank Board and Volunteers. At a…

  • Mar 27th, 2020

Thank you, Island Market | Letter

Today I ventured into Island Market for the first time in a…

  • Mar 26th, 2020

We’re here for you! | Letter from OPALCO

by Foster Hildreth OPALCO General Manager Dear OPALCO members, I wanted to…

  • Mar 26th, 2020

Thank you Orcas | Letter

I want to say a special thanks to the people that came…

  • Mar 25th, 2020

Stop non-essential travel | Letter

There’s an email now circulating that asks that all non-essential travel to…

  • Mar 23rd, 2020

Hoarding|Letter

We lived on Orcas Island during 9/11. We dealt with the worry…

  • Mar 23rd, 2020

EDC urges commercial and residential property owners to extend extraordinary leniency to tenants

The San Juan County Economic Development Council Board of Directors would like…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020

A call for new ideas | Letter

The Covid-19 event will have a major effect to life on Orcas…

  • Mar 20th, 2020

Trash pick-ups continue | Letter

We at San Juan Sanitation are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 virus…

  • Mar 18th, 2020

Thank you to SJI Community Foundation

The Economic Development Council board of directors and staff would like to…

  • Mar 12th, 2020

Thank you for student music | Letter

An enthusiastic crowd of more than 225 Orcas community members came to…

  • Mar 10th, 2020

Remembering Harvey | Letter

Harvey Aldort would have loved his memorial; we were moved to tears…

  • Mar 9th, 2020

County is a good source for virus information

I hope all San Juan County residents have seen the COVID-19 information…

  • Mar 9th, 2020

Thank you for estate sale | Letter

Thank you, everyone, for your participation in the recent Hazel O’Brien estate…

  • Mar 9th, 2020

Consider running for school board | Letter

Consider running for school board | Letter

  • Mar 7th, 2020

Thank You Voters! | Letter

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue would like to extend a big Thank…

  • Mar 6th, 2020

Consider a freedom camp| Letter

The word of the day is options, for I believe this word…

  • Mar 2nd, 2020

Trust and respect compromised | Letter

I want to express my thanks and appreciation to The Journal for…

  • Feb 27th, 2020

Council needs to take action on vacation rentals

This festering issue of overcrowding of our county by an invasion of…

  • Feb 25th, 2020

Thank you | Letter

I’m probably the luckiest person in the world. First, I have an…

  • Feb 22nd, 2020

Cheesy thank you from OIEF

Thank you to the over 150 people who turned out for the…

  • Feb 20th, 2020

Small town comfort | Letter

As sometimes happens when we get older, I misplaced a note from…

  • Feb 19th, 2020

Whale of a Show Gratitude | Letter

What a satisfying feeling to witness so much talent and creative expressions…

  • Feb 13th, 2020

Vote yes for radio systems | Letter

I hope everyone in San Juan County learns as much as they…

  • Feb 8th, 2020

Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter

There is a disaster looming in San Juan County. Our emergency radio…

  • Feb 5th, 2020

Thank you for efforts in Olga | Letter

I would like to take this time in celebration of the Olga…

  • Feb 5th, 2020

Thank you to SJICCF | Letter

We live in a community of openhearted people who in quiet ways…

  • Feb 3rd, 2020

Thank you from the Sons of the American Legion | Letter

Thank you from the Sons of the American Legion |Letter

  • Feb 3rd, 2020

A Different OPALCO Resolution 2-2019 Solution | Letter

Before I lay out a resolution that I feel should be acceptable…

  • Jan 28th, 2020

Thank you Joyce Nigretto | Letter

The Commissioners of San Juan County Cemetery District No. 3 would like…

  • Jan 27th, 2020

Enjoy the land bank | Letter

We are now embarking on a new decade. Carrying the tide for…

  • Jan 17th, 2020

Thank you, Hughes and Watson | Letter

Thank you, Commissioners Hughes and Watson, for voting to appoint Alex Ramel…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

Vacation Rentals | Letter

I was a little surprised to read the VRBO rebuke about the…

  • Jan 14th, 2020

Why a moratorium? | Letter

Every time someone asks us, “Why a moratorium?” we just have to…

  • Jan 13th, 2020

A New Year’s Resolution | Letter

This New Year’s Day I awakened with a sense of dread. Dread…

  • Jan 9th, 2020