Letters To The Editor

Remembering Harvey | Letter

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

  • 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

Thank you for efforts in Olga | Letter

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020

Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020

Thank you from the Sons of the American Legion | Letter

Thank you from the Sons of the American Legion |Letter

  • Feb 3rd, 2020

Thank you to SJICCF | Letter

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

  • 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

Thank you Land Bank | Letter

This year has ended and now we embark on a new decade.…

  • Jan 9th, 2020

A New Year’s Resolution | Letter

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

  • Jan 9th, 2020

Don’t give up | Letter

To the disenfranchised, despondent, disappointed and disturbed: please do not give up.…

  • Jan 6th, 2020

Thoughts on airport | Letter

The commercial traffic has always preferred to land south to the terminal…

  • Jan 2nd, 2020

The reality of vacation rentals |Letter

Last summer I was amazed at the number of people building accessory…

  • Dec 31st, 2019

Friends of the San Juans Ensures Added Protections for Southern Resident Killer Whales | Letter

On Aug. 29, Friends of the San Juans appealed Whatcom County’s conditional…

  • Dec 30th, 2019

Wreath Sale thank you| Letter

We are thrilled to announce that another absolutely stellar wreath sale has…

  • Dec 22nd, 2019

Petition the county for VRBO change | Letter

There is no better time than right now to save what all…

  • Dec 16th, 2019

OPALCO’s decision is wrong | Letter

I am outraged. The facts are simple. The resident orcas who have…

  • Dec 12th, 2019

Why should we follow the rules | Letter

I’m referring to the recent propane tank decision in the middle of…

  • Dec 12th, 2019

Community Thanksgiving dinner thank you |Letter

We would like to give thanks to everyone who contributed to the…

  • Dec 10th, 2019

Thoughts on Growlers | Letter

While I found the article on the Sound Defense Alliance meeting on…

  • Dec 8th, 2019

CC and Rs ignored | Letter

Regarding the [Nov. 27, 2019] article about the 30,000-propane tank proposed for…

  • Dec 6th, 2019

Sensitivity need in sexual abuse case | Letter

We are professionals who work with Orcas Island children and families in…

  • Nov 30th, 2019

Thank you for Caps for Kids | Letter

Beautiful Hands and the Family Resource Center would like to thank the…

  • Nov 29th, 2019

Questioning truths told | Letter

Colin Kaepernick is not allowed to play in the National Football League…

  • Nov 25th, 2019

Growlers are detrimental

by Susan Shannon Orcas Island About 35 people attended an informational meeting…

  • Nov 25th, 2019

International Men’s Day | Letter

International Men’s Day was Nov. 19 and perhaps a word or an…

  • Nov 24th, 2019

Thank you from the Waunches | Letter

The number of guests attending the celebration hosted by the Orcas Animal…

  • Nov 23rd, 2019