Letters To The Editor

Solving the puzzle of taxing districts|Letter

I love solving puzzles. It requires an agreement to a set of…

  • Oct 5th, 2019

Support for Mia Kartiganer | Letter

I’ve known Mia Kartiganer for over 20 years. Her willingness to do…

  • Oct 4th, 2019

Thank you for first Orcas Cyclovia | Letter

Many thanks to the generous supporters of our first Orcas Cyclovia on…

  • Oct 4th, 2019

Council must support vacation rental changes | Letter

The Orcas community was represented on Sept. 25 by a well attended,…

  • Oct 4th, 2019
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Thank you Orcas Education Foundation

Submitted by the Orcas Island School District. For the last school year…

  • Oct 4th, 2019
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Thank you to fans and friends of Willie Thomas | Letter

Submitted by Oliver Groenewald and Wendy Thomas. When an artist is preparing…

  • Oct 2nd, 2019

Why are we glorifying war to our children?|Letter

We view the problems within our society and many times we choose…

  • Oct 2nd, 2019

OPALCO board opposes removal of Lower Snake River dams | Letters

I have been distraught that the OPALCO board decided to adopt a…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

Orcas School District supported students in climate strike | Letter

Personally, I think that the school staff did a good job of…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

Re: letter about emergency care on the island

Thanks, Win, for your letter to the editor, “Concerned about lack of…

  • Oct 1st, 2019

Vacation rental impacts and possible controls | Letter

What can be done to reasonably limit the growing number of vacation…

  • Sep 30th, 2019

Is there a better way to handle the situation at Lopez School? | Letter

As a parent with two children at the Lopez school, and a…

  • Sep 30th, 2019

Remembering John Willis | Letter

I first met John Willis some 25 years ago. He had been…

  • Sep 26th, 2019

Lopez School Board addresses harassment allegations | Letter

To our community, The Lopez Island School District and School Board take…

  • Sep 23rd, 2019

Now there’s a word for it|Letter

We’ve all felt it in our quiet moments: the breakdown of community…

  • Sep 18th, 2019

In response to the article “9/11 memorial complete”| Letter

I deeply value Orcas Fire and Rescue. The service these professionals and…

  • Sep 17th, 2019

Serious questions for the animal shelter board | Letter

I just returned from the Orcas Animal Shelter, where I went to…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

Community Conversations | Letter

The community conversation on vacation rentals continues 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.…

  • Sep 16th, 2019

Thank you for the Jazz Festival | Letter

On behalf of the Orcas Island Jazz Festival, I would like to…

  • Sep 10th, 2019

Addressing Harold Van Doren’s letter | Letter

Harold Van Doren, in his letter to the editor a few weeks…

  • Sep 9th, 2019

Concerned about lack of after hours care | Letter

What are we supposed to do? On Saturday, Aug. 31, my 24-year-old…

  • Sep 7th, 2019

Concerns about Eastsound Roads | Letter

Editor’s note: The Orcas Island School District is not moving ahead with…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

What to do in an emergency | Letter

Dispatch has received a couple of calls from people for clarification on…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

Celebrate Friends of the San Juans | Letter

Friends of the San Juans cordially invites you to a spirited celebration…

  • Sep 1st, 2019

Lamenting the Orca Initiative | Letter

The Orca Protection Initiative was struck down in court, despite thousands of…

  • Aug 31st, 2019

Vacation rental impacts| Letter

Vacation rental impacts| Letter

  • Aug 30th, 2019

Wear a leash on a paddleboard | Letter

Thank you for your article and editorial warning of the dangers of…

  • Aug 29th, 2019

Regarding ‘Orcas Fire handles increased calls’ | Letter

I understand the admission of vulnerability may overwhelm a person to not…

  • Aug 27th, 2019

Brother crow, sister crow | Letter

Machines roared crunching the beautiful trees into nothingness, toothpicks for the the…

  • Aug 26th, 2019

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival | Letter

As the final notes of the 2019 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019

A major tribute to Orcas Fire | Letter

With my wife being ill and in the midst of the most…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019

Whale watching gone too far | Letter to the editor

I’m struggling to find words to express my disgust at what could…

  • Aug 22nd, 2019

Thank you for Doe Bay Fest | Letter

Dear Orcas Neighbors, Thank you for welcoming the visitors we invited to…

  • Aug 21st, 2019

Response to whale sanctuary editorial | Letter

In your editorial “Do What’s Best for the Animals” (Aug. 1), you…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Letter- Thanks WSF boat Captains

The San Juan Island Yacht Club would like to thank the Washington…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

There is an answer to island issues | Letter to the editor

There is a combination of ingredients that create difficulties on Orcas Island:…

  • Aug 16th, 2019

Thank you, United Way

The phrase “it takes an island to raise a child” is commonplace…

  • Aug 13th, 2019

Patriotism on demand | Letter

Let me begin with the fact that I am an Army veteran…

  • Aug 9th, 2019

Anacortes ferry terminal project

By now many of you have learned of the proposed project to…

  • Aug 5th, 2019

Letter – in support of Liz Lovelett

We support Elizabeth (Liz) Lovelett for State Senate. We are impressed with…

  • Aug 4th, 2019