Letters To The Editor

An open letter to the commissioners elect| Letter

An open letter to the commissioners elect| Letter

I know you’ve got a lot on your plate right now with…

  • Aug 13th, 2020
An open letter to the commissioners elect| Letter
Island Independance| Letter

Island Independance| Letter

I feel that if the board chooses Island Hospital to run our…

  • Aug 11th, 2020
Island Independance| Letter
Encourage hunting on Orcas –– to save our environment| Letter

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
Encourage hunting on Orcas –– to save our environment| Letter
Displeased with proposed Prune Alley changes | Letter

Displeased with proposed Prune Alley changes | Letter

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

  • Aug 8th, 2020
Displeased with proposed Prune Alley changes | Letter
EPRC explains its Prune Alley decision | Letter

EPRC explains its Prune Alley decision | Letter

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

  • Aug 8th, 2020
EPRC explains its Prune Alley decision | Letter
Thank you, Orcas| Letter

Thank you, Orcas| Letter

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

  • Aug 6th, 2020
Thank you, Orcas| Letter
Thank you to San Juan County| Letter

Thank you to San Juan County| Letter

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

  • Aug 2nd, 2020
Thank you to San Juan County| Letter
Conflict of interest|Letter

Conflict of interest|Letter

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

  • Aug 1st, 2020
Conflict of interest|Letter
Transition is difficult and challenging

Transition is difficult and challenging

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

  • Jul 31st, 2020
Transition is difficult and challenging
Kivisto for council| Letter

Kivisto for council| Letter

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

  • Jul 30th, 2020
Kivisto for council| Letter
More on the plans for Prune Alley| Letter

More on the plans for Prune Alley| Letter

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

  • Jul 29th, 2020
More on the plans for Prune Alley| Letter
Vote for Kayl| Letter

Vote for Kayl| Letter

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

  • Jul 29th, 2020
Vote for Kayl| Letter
Orcas Island Health Care District and Hospital negotiations | Letter

Orcas Island Health Care District and Hospital negotiations | Letter

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

  • Jul 28th, 2020
Orcas Island Health Care District and Hospital negotiations | Letter
Renaming Harney Channel| Letter

Renaming Harney Channel| Letter

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

  • Jul 27th, 2020
Renaming Harney Channel| Letter
Thank you, Maggie| Letter

Thank you, Maggie| Letter

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

  • Jul 25th, 2020
Thank you, Maggie| Letter
Correcting San Juan County’s GOP version of history | Letter

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
Correcting San Juan County’s GOP version of history | Letter
Vote YES for the 2020 School Levy| Letter

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 for the 2020 School Levy| Letter
Vote Yes to replace levy| Letter

Vote Yes to replace levy| Letter

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

  • Jul 21st, 2020
Vote Yes to replace levy| Letter
Vote for Ryan Palmateer | Letter

Vote for Ryan Palmateer | Letter

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

  • Jul 20th, 2020
Vote for Ryan Palmateer | Letter
School update| Letter

School update| Letter

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

  • Jul 19th, 2020
School update| Letter
Local Democrats make endorsements for the upcoming primary| Letter

Local Democrats make endorsements for the upcoming primary| Letter

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

  • Jul 16th, 2020
Local Democrats make endorsements for the upcoming primary| Letter
No streetlights, please|Letter

No streetlights, please|Letter

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

  • Jul 15th, 2020
No streetlights, please|Letter
Vote yes on school levy| Letter

Vote yes on school levy| Letter

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

  • Jul 15th, 2020
Vote yes on school levy| Letter
Vote yes on school levy| Letter

Vote yes on school levy| Letter

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Vote yes on school levy| Letter
Support for Congressman Rick Larsen | Letter

Support for Congressman Rick Larsen | Letter

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

  • Jul 14th, 2020
Support for Congressman Rick Larsen | Letter
Levy funds school programs| Letter

Levy funds school programs| Letter

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

  • Jul 13th, 2020
Levy funds school programs| Letter
Response to the San Juan County Democrats resolution on police reform| Letter

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
Response to the San Juan County Democrats resolution on police reform| Letter
Thank you from Marley| Letter

Thank you from Marley| Letter

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

  • Jul 10th, 2020
Thank you from Marley| Letter
Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter

Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter

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

  • Jul 9th, 2020
Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter
We will not be vacationing on Orcas to help keep residents safe

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
We will not be vacationing on Orcas to help keep residents safe
Wouldn’t it be great if kids could vote for the levy? | Letter

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

Support for Land Bank| Letter

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

  • Jul 5th, 2020
Support for Land Bank| Letter
Why streetlights? | Letter

Why streetlights? | Letter

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

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
Why streetlights? | Letter
Prune Alley project is unnecessary | Letter

Prune Alley project is unnecessary | Letter

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

  • Jun 28th, 2020
Prune Alley project is unnecessary | Letter
Nix the street lights, put in speed bumps | Letter

Nix the street lights, put in speed bumps | Letter

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

  • Jun 27th, 2020
Nix the street lights, put in speed bumps | Letter
Dr. James in a difficult position | Letter

Dr. James in a difficult position | Letter

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

  • Jun 26th, 2020
Dr. James in a difficult position | Letter
Mayors race | Letter

Mayors race | Letter

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

  • Jun 23rd, 2020
Mayors race | Letter
Frank James is not making science-based decisions | Letter

Frank James is not making science-based decisions | Letter

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

  • Jun 20th, 2020
Frank James is not making science-based decisions | Letter
Butters for mayor

Butters for mayor

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

  • Jun 18th, 2020
Butters for mayor
Kudos for Black Lives Matter march | Letter

Kudos for Black Lives Matter march | Letter

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

  • Jun 18th, 2020
Kudos for Black Lives Matter march | Letter