Letters To The Editor

Encourage hunting on Orcas –– to save our environment| Letter

If the residents of Orcas Island witnessed the clear-cutting of our forests,…

  • Aug 9th, 2020

 

EPRC explains its Prune Alley decision | Letter

In response to the many comments about the Prune Alley Street Project,…

  • Aug 8th, 2020

 

Displeased with proposed Prune Alley changes | Letter

The EPRC voted unanimously at their zoom meeting to forge ahead with…

  • Aug 8th, 2020

 

Thank you, Orcas| Letter

My husband and I moved to Orcas Island in late February of…

  • Aug 6th, 2020

Thank you to San Juan County| Letter

I am a local Island house designer as well as a project…

  • Aug 2nd, 2020

Conflict of interest|Letter

During the Women’s League of Voter’s Candidate’s forum for District 2 Candidates,…

  • Aug 1st, 2020

Transition is difficult and challenging

Transition for us humans is often both difficult and challenging. We find…

  • Jul 31st, 2020

Kivisto for council| Letter

Thank you to Sharon Kivisto for running for County council! Sharon has…

  • Jul 30th, 2020

More on the plans for Prune Alley| Letter

I took a long look at the recently detailed and lengthy proposed…

  • Jul 29th, 2020

Vote for Kayl| Letter

The future is female. Write in Mindy Kahl for San Juan County…

  • Jul 29th, 2020

Orcas Island Health Care District and Hospital negotiations | Letter

It appears that the board is attempting to reinvent the wheel by…

  • Jul 28th, 2020

Renaming Harney Channel| Letter

I live on Harney Channel. I have often wondered about the source…

  • Jul 27th, 2020

Thank you, Maggie| Letter

Along the driveway of a home close to the Rosario Road entrance…

  • Jul 25th, 2020

Correcting San Juan County’s GOP version of history | Letter

I was saddened by the tone set in the San Juan County…

  • Jul 24th, 2020

Vote YES for the 2020 School Levy| Letter

Did you recently read in the Islands’ Sounder that a 2020 Orcas…

  • Jul 23rd, 2020

Vote Yes to replace levy| Letter

The teachers of Orcas Island School District would like to ask our…

  • Jul 21st, 2020

Vote for Ryan Palmateer | Letter

I support Ryan Palmateer for the County Council District 1 position. I…

  • Jul 20th, 2020

School update| Letter

Although it is our desire to have all of our children back…

  • Jul 19th, 2020

Local Democrats make endorsements for the upcoming primary| Letter

At the June 20 meeting of the San Juan County Democrats, the…

  • Jul 16th, 2020

Vote yes on school levy| Letter

How great was the recent High School graduation? It was lovely to…

  • Jul 15th, 2020

No streetlights, please|Letter

I read with horror the letter “Why Streetlights?” by Lynda Johnson in…

  • Jul 15th, 2020

Support for Congressman Rick Larsen | Letter

I’m proud to write this letter of support for Congressman Rick Larsen.…

  • Jul 14th, 2020

Levy funds school programs| Letter

At the primary election on Aug. 4, voters in the Orcas Island…

  • Jul 13th, 2020

Response to the San Juan County Democrats resolution on police reform| Letter

The San Juan County Democrats have produced a resolution filled with the…

  • Jul 12th, 2020

Thank you from Marley| Letter

Marley asked me, his human, to let everyone know how humbled and…

  • Jul 10th, 2020

Vote yes on school levy| Letter

In the past, the four of us have all been on the…

  • Jul 14th, 2020

Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter

I listened to the audio from the San Juan County Council meeting…

  • Jul 9th, 2020

We will not be vacationing on Orcas to help keep residents safe

Every year, our family has enjoyed a week of camping each summer…

  • Jul 9th, 2020

Wouldn’t it be great if kids could vote for the levy? | Letter

Kids would vote yes to have schools with fully-funded programs in all…

  • Jul 6th, 2020

Support for Land Bank| Letter

I recently received a letter written by Ron Whalen regarding the County…

  • Jul 5th, 2020

Why streetlights? | Letter

In response to the news that street lights are not only planned…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

Prune Alley project is unnecessary | Letter

Editor’s note: In October 2019, the estimated total for the Prune Alley…

  • Jun 28th, 2020

Nix the street lights, put in speed bumps | Letter

One of the advantages of living on Orcas Island is the stars…

  • Jun 27th, 2020

Dr. James in a difficult position | Letter

I have noticed several letters to the editor in recent weeks in…

  • Jun 26th, 2020

Mayors race | Letter

With all the talk about the election coming this fall, I must…

  • Jun 23rd, 2020

Frank James is not making science-based decisions | Letter

It appears that daddy is once again punishing the bad, bad children…

  • Jun 20th, 2020

Kudos for Black Lives Matter march | Letter

My daughters and I joined the rally and march for Black Lives…

  • Jun 18th, 2020

Butters for mayor

Hello fellow Eastsounders! In my regular walks through town it feels so…

  • Jun 18th, 2020

Do we need street lights on Prune Alley? | Letter

A few days ago I saw the conceptual design for Prune Alley…

  • Jun 17th, 2020

Commend Dr. Frank James, the Board of Health and County Council| Letter

I want to commend Dr Frank James, the Board of Health and…

  • Jun 16th, 2020