Letters To The Editor

To the man whose allegiance is wavering | Letter

To the man whose allegiance is wavering | Letter

On Saturday afternoon, June 6, we were driving through Moran State Park…

  • Jun 13th, 2020
To the man whose allegiance is wavering | Letter
Say their names | Letter

Say their names | Letter

I’m wondering if I have the right to even write this letter;…

  • Jun 12th, 2020
Say their names | Letter
Applaud the work of health care district | Letter

Applaud the work of health care district | Letter

I recently came across a petition urging the Orcas Island Health Care…

Applaud the work of health care district | Letter
Keep UW on Orcas | Letter

Keep UW on Orcas | Letter

I have started a petition on the subject of the current activities…

  • Jun 10th, 2020
Keep UW on Orcas | Letter
Thankful for police | Letter

Thankful for police | Letter

I would like to comment on Sheriff Krebs’ statement regarding the current…

  • Jun 10th, 2020
Thankful for police | Letter
We the People deserve better| Letter

We the People deserve better| Letter

On Tuesday, May 26, the County Council had a long discussion about…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
We the People deserve better| Letter
More about orcas | Letter

More about orcas | Letter

A letter submitted by Orca Network said that humans have poisoned the…

  • May 31st, 2020
More about orcas | Letter
Update from Orcas Island School District | Letter

Update from Orcas Island School District | Letter

As we approach the first of June, a lot of attention has…

  • May 28th, 2020
Update from Orcas Island School District | Letter
New proposed dam will impact orcas | Letter

New proposed dam will impact orcas | Letter

The Southern Resident orcas have captivated us for decades. To many of…

  • May 26th, 2020
New proposed dam will impact orcas | Letter
Vacation rental concerns | Letter

Vacation rental concerns | Letter

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

  • May 23rd, 2020
Vacation rental concerns | Letter
Thank you to the Orcas Food Bank| Letter

Thank you to the Orcas Food Bank| Letter

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

  • May 22nd, 2020
Thank you to the Orcas Food Bank| Letter
Historical Museums thank Orcas Food Co-op |Letter

Historical Museums thank Orcas Food Co-op |Letter

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

  • May 17th, 2020
Historical Museums thank Orcas Food Co-op |Letter
There’s still air in Airbnb | Letter

There’s still air in Airbnb | Letter

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

  • May 15th, 2020
There’s still air in Airbnb | Letter
Masks- a math problem | Letter

Masks- a math problem | Letter

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

  • May 14th, 2020
Masks- a math problem | Letter
Mother’s Day surge of visitors | Letter

Mother’s Day surge of visitors | Letter

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

  • May 11th, 2020
Mother’s Day surge of visitors | Letter
Thoughts about reopening the islands | Letter

Thoughts about reopening the islands | Letter

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

  • May 11th, 2020
Thoughts about reopening the islands | Letter
Oh, oh scotch broom bloom| Letter

Oh, oh scotch broom bloom| Letter

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

  • May 5th, 2020
Oh, oh scotch broom bloom| Letter
A perspective on COVID-19 | Letters

A perspective on COVID-19 | Letters

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

  • May 3rd, 2020
A perspective on COVID-19 | Letters
Orcas Senior Center thanks you | Letter

Orcas Senior Center thanks you | Letter

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

  • Apr 28th, 2020
Orcas Senior Center thanks you | Letter
Thank you to Jeannie Doty | Letter

Thank you to Jeannie Doty | Letter

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

  • Apr 28th, 2020
Thank you to Jeannie Doty | Letter
End shelter in place |Letter

End shelter in place |Letter

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

  • Apr 26th, 2020
End shelter in place |Letter
New mayor Luna says don’t pet other dogs

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
New mayor Luna says don’t pet other dogs
July 4th fireworks show canceled | Letter

July 4th fireworks show canceled | Letter

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

  • Apr 24th, 2020
July 4th fireworks show canceled | Letter
Community Band concert is canceled | Letter

Community Band concert is canceled | Letter

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

  • Apr 23rd, 2020
Community Band concert is canceled | Letter
Grateful for Land Bank | Letter

Grateful for Land Bank | Letter

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

  • Apr 21st, 2020
Grateful for Land Bank | Letter
Important voting year | Letter

Important voting year | Letter

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

  • Apr 16th, 2020
Important voting year | Letter
Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter

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
Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter
Shout out to local grocery workers | Letter

Shout out to local grocery workers | Letter

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

  • Apr 15th, 2020
Shout out to local grocery workers | Letter
Thank you for keeping an island tradition | Letter

Thank you for keeping an island tradition | Letter

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

  • Apr 13th, 2020
Thank you for keeping an island tradition | Letter
Micah Lefton accepted into medical school | Letter

Micah Lefton accepted into medical school | Letter

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

  • Apr 8th, 2020
Micah Lefton accepted into medical school | Letter
Challenging times | Letter

Challenging times | Letter

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

  • Apr 6th, 2020
Challenging times | Letter
Closed but busy serving the community

Closed but busy serving the community

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

  • Apr 4th, 2020
Closed but busy serving the community
What’s happening at the Food Bank?

What’s happening at the Food Bank?

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

  • Apr 4th, 2020
What’s happening at the Food Bank?
Our community rocks! | Letter

Our community rocks! | Letter

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue would like to thank the community for…

  • Mar 30th, 2020
Our community rocks! | Letter
Help save local news | Letter

Help save local news | Letter

Now, more than ever, our local news media is a lifeline for…

  • Mar 30th, 2020
Help save local news | Letter
Food Bank encourages anyone in need to use its services

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
Food Bank encourages anyone in need to use its services
Thank you, Island Market | Letter

Thank you, Island Market | Letter

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

  • Mar 26th, 2020
Thank you, Island Market | Letter
We’re here for you! | Letter from OPALCO

We’re here for you! | Letter from OPALCO

by Foster Hildreth OPALCO General Manager Dear OPALCO members, I wanted to…

  • Mar 26th, 2020
We’re here for you! | Letter from OPALCO
Thank you Orcas | Letter

Thank you Orcas | Letter

I want to say a special thanks to the people that came…

  • Mar 25th, 2020
Thank you Orcas | Letter
Hoarding|Letter

Hoarding|Letter

We lived on Orcas Island during 9/11. We dealt with the worry…

  • Mar 23rd, 2020
Hoarding|Letter