Letters To The Editor

Vacation rental concerns | Letter

We face a unique challenge in San Juan County. We have a…

  • May 23rd, 2020

 

Thank you to the Orcas Food Bank| Letter

An open letter to the Orcas Food Bank, Board of Directors, work…

  • May 22nd, 2020

 

Masks- a math problem | Letter

Ms. Smith comes back to Orcas after a day spent with three…

  • May 14th, 2020

 

Historical Museums thank Orcas Food Co-op |Letter

The Orcas Island Historical Museums had big plans for our garden this…

  • May 17th, 2020

There’s still air in Airbnb | Letter

As people are reporting the tourist onslaught has begun on Orcas. Tourists…

  • May 15th, 2020

Thoughts about reopening the islands | Letter

After reading some opinions about the process of “should we re-open the…

  • May 11th, 2020

Mother’s Day surge of visitors | Letter

As I drove to Orcas Village on Friday, I passed a long…

  • May 11th, 2020

Oh, oh scotch broom bloom| Letter

It’s time to bring your attention to those pretty yellow blossoms, blooming…

  • May 5th, 2020

A perspective on COVID-19 | Letters

It’s possible that COVID-19 may very well become the defining event of…

  • May 3rd, 2020

Orcas Senior Center thanks you | Letter

All of us at the Orcas Senior Center would like to say…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

Thank you to Jeannie Doty | Letter

Over the past 14 years or so if you or a family…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

End shelter in place |Letter

Editor’s note: “The [U.S.] Constitution ... does not import an absolute right…

  • Apr 26th, 2020

July 4th fireworks show canceled | Letter

A quick update on the cancellation of our annual July 4th Fireworks…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

New mayor Luna says don’t pet other dogs

April 24—I received sad news today from Orcas Island Children’s House. Noni,…

  • Apr 24th, 2020

Community Band concert is canceled | Letter

With regret, the Orcas Island Community Band has canceled its spring concert.…

  • Apr 23rd, 2020

Grateful for Land Bank | Letter

During this time of coronavirus unrest, there are some particularly comforting aspects…

  • Apr 21st, 2020

Important voting year | Letter

Now that we’re choosing “self-isolation” or “self-quarantine” for health concerns, we’ve been…

  • Apr 16th, 2020

Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter

I personally work in the vacation rental business and while the owners…

  • Apr 16th, 2020

Shout out to local grocery workers | Letter

Among those many folks who are working assiduously to care for our…

  • Apr 15th, 2020

Thank you for keeping an island tradition | Letter

I wanted to write and tell everyone about something that makes our…

  • Apr 13th, 2020

Micah Lefton accepted into medical school | Letter

by Zachary Lefton Once In A Blue Moon Farm My brother Micah…

  • Apr 8th, 2020

Challenging times | Letter

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

  • Apr 6th, 2020

Closed but busy serving the community

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

  • Apr 4th, 2020

What’s happening at the Food Bank?

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

  • 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

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, Island Market | Letter

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

  • 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