Letters To The Editor

We need safer roads for pedestrians in Eastsound | Letter

I’m disabled, and I walk everywhere. Within the last several years, I…

  • May 20th, 2019

Rethinking plane travel | Letter

I have read that nothing we do pumps carbon dioxide into the…

  • May 18th, 2019

Help parks and rec buy a higher net

Baseball is a game played by strong men and woman using heavy…

  • May 17th, 2019

Choral Society concert was amazing

Ruth and I were in the audience at Orcas Center last Saturday…

  • May 16th, 2019

Say goodbye to DD

DD Glaze, beloved and unique Orcas resident for several decades, is moving…

  • May 15th, 2019

Regarding the search for a new Orcas Animal Shelter Director

Regarding the press release in the Islands’ Sounder (March 13, 2019, “Orcas…

  • May 14th, 2019

Thank you to OCS | Letter

A big thank you to the teachers and kids at Orcas Christian…

  • May 9th, 2019

Awesome cleanup and Earth Day Festival | Letter

Thanks so much to the dozens and dozens of people who participated…

  • May 8th, 2019

Response to Eastsound swale story | Letter

Regarding Toby Cooper’s May 1 (“Eastsound shapes plan to revitalize swale”) story…

  • May 8th, 2019

Thank you to these island women | Letter

The following is a list of the women of Orcas who have…

  • May 7th, 2019

James Lee Stanley returns to Orcas | Letter

I’m excited to let everyone know that singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire James Lee Stanley…

  • May 6th, 2019

A thank you, and a request

I want to share with our Orcas Island community my deepest appreciation…

  • May 1st, 2019

Regarding the marijuana article | Letter

Editor’s note: The Islands’ Sounder maintains that the facts (not quotes) provided…

  • May 1st, 2019

Concerns about Montessori lottery | Letter

I was denied permission to be a guest speaker for three minutes…

  • Apr 25th, 2019

Moran thank you

As most residents of Orcas are aware, this winter was particularly hard…

  • Apr 25th, 2019

Response vacation rental letter

In response to the questions “What is Happening to Orcas Island?” in…

  • Apr 24th, 2019

Help for an islander | Letter

An older hardworking woman finally confided in me about her circumstances. She,…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Stand Up Men update

Stand Up Men chose April, Sexual Assault Month, to launch a campaign…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019

Community Resource Center thanks United Way of San Juan County | Letter

The Orcas Community Resource Center would like to thank United Way San…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

Remembering Martin Friedmann

The recent obituary of Martin Friedmann (Feb. 27, 2019) was very interesting…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

Seniors Have Talent a success | Letter

Thank you to everyone who participated in Seniors Have Talent and to…

  • Apr 18th, 2019

What is happening to Orcas Island? | Letter

I am a professional ghostwriter for the United Nations and a permanent…

  • Apr 11th, 2019

Reading intervention project to start | Letter

Orcas will have its early reading intervention project thanks to lots of…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Help at Moran | Letter

As we move from spring into summer this year, our community will…

  • Apr 9th, 2019

Response to Pledge of Allegiance concerns | Letter

This letter is in response to a petition asking for a reconsideration…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Mullis Center not to do Pledge of Allegiance | Letter

The Mullis Center Operations Committee on San Juan Island has decided to…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Why the ferry delays? | Letter

Even during the slow winter months, ferries serving the San Juans continue…

  • Mar 28th, 2019

A*OK sale a success | Letter

Fundraisers don’t happen without the help and support of many. The second…

  • Mar 27th, 2019

Paper airplane contest thank you | Letter

The Kiwanis Club has put on the paper airplane contest for the…

  • Mar 27th, 2019

Save Coffelt Farm | Letter

I am writing this letter to beg the San Juan County Land…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Thank you to EMTs

Thank you, thank you to the EMTs and paramedics. On March 2,…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Vacation rental tipping point | Letter

We are concerned and worried about our island communities! Short-term vacation rentals…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Culp resigns from school board

It is with mixed emotions that I formally announce my resignation from…

  • Mar 19th, 2019

30 years; remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill | Guest Column

by Kimbal Sundberg Friday Harbor Imagine waking up in the San Juans…

  • Mar 18th, 2019

Thanks for support of school music

The Orcas community enjoyed a real musical treat on Sunday, March 3…

  • Mar 15th, 2019

‘Kick Butts’ Day

The Orcas Island High School club NextGeneration will once again organize and…

  • Mar 11th, 2019

Update on shooting?

I was wondering when the sheriff’s office was going to tell the…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

Response to Rick Hughes’ ferry column | Letter

I wanted to share some thoughts in regard to Rick Hughes’ guest…

  • Mar 1st, 2019

Immigration indignation | Letter

I am ashamed and disappointed with many of the things the orange…

  • Feb 28th, 2019

Thank you, Norm | Letter

Huge thank you to Norman Flint of all the volunteer snow removable…

  • Feb 28th, 2019