Letters To The Editor

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
Stop non-essential travel | Letter

Stop non-essential travel | Letter

There’s an email now circulating that asks that all non-essential travel to…

  • Mar 23rd, 2020
Stop non-essential travel | Letter

EDC urges commercial and residential property owners to extend extraordinary leniency to tenants

The San Juan County Economic Development Council Board of Directors would like…

  • Mar 22nd, 2020
A call for new ideas | Letter

A call for new ideas | Letter

The Covid-19 event will have a major effect to life on Orcas…

  • Mar 20th, 2020
A call for new ideas | Letter
Trash pick-ups continue | Letter

Trash pick-ups continue | Letter

We at San Juan Sanitation are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 virus…

  • Mar 18th, 2020
Trash pick-ups continue | Letter
Thank you to SJI Community Foundation

Thank you to SJI Community Foundation

The Economic Development Council board of directors and staff would like to…

  • Mar 12th, 2020
Thank you to SJI Community Foundation
Thank you for student music | Letter

Thank you for student music | Letter

An enthusiastic crowd of more than 225 Orcas community members came to…

  • Mar 10th, 2020
Thank you for student music | Letter
Thank you for estate sale | Letter

Thank you for estate sale | Letter

Thank you, everyone, for your participation in the recent Hazel O’Brien estate…

  • Mar 9th, 2020
Thank you for estate sale | Letter
County is a good source for virus information

County is a good source for virus information

I hope all San Juan County residents have seen the COVID-19 information…

  • Mar 9th, 2020
County is a good source for virus information
Remembering Harvey | Letter

Remembering Harvey | Letter

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

  • Mar 9th, 2020
Remembering Harvey | Letter
Consider running for school board | Letter

Consider running for school board | Letter

Consider running for school board | Letter

  • Mar 7th, 2020
Consider running for school board | Letter
Thank You Voters! | Letter

Thank You Voters! | Letter

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue would like to extend a big Thank…

  • Mar 6th, 2020
Thank You Voters! | Letter
Consider a freedom camp| Letter

Consider a freedom camp| Letter

The word of the day is options, for I believe this word…

  • Mar 2nd, 2020
Consider a freedom camp| Letter
Trust and respect compromised | Letter

Trust and respect compromised | Letter

I want to express my thanks and appreciation to The Journal for…

  • Feb 27th, 2020
Trust and respect compromised | Letter
Council needs to take action on vacation rentals

Council needs to take action on vacation rentals

This festering issue of overcrowding of our county by an invasion of…

  • Feb 25th, 2020
Council needs to take action on vacation rentals
Thank you | Letter

Thank you | Letter

I’m probably the luckiest person in the world. First, I have an…

  • Feb 22nd, 2020
Thank you | Letter
Cheesy thank you from OIEF

Cheesy thank you from OIEF

Thank you to the over 150 people who turned out for the…

  • Feb 20th, 2020
Cheesy thank you from OIEF
Small town comfort | Letter

Small town comfort | Letter

As sometimes happens when we get older, I misplaced a note from…

  • Feb 19th, 2020
Small town comfort | Letter
Whale of a Show Gratitude | Letter

Whale of a Show Gratitude | Letter

What a satisfying feeling to witness so much talent and creative expressions…

  • Feb 13th, 2020
Whale of a Show Gratitude | Letter
Vote yes for radio systems | Letter

Vote yes for radio systems | Letter

I hope everyone in San Juan County learns as much as they…

  • Feb 8th, 2020
Vote yes for radio systems | Letter
Thank you for efforts in Olga | Letter

Thank you for efforts in Olga | Letter

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020
Thank you for efforts in Olga | Letter
Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter

Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020
Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter
Thank you from the Sons of the American Legion | Letter

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 from the Sons of the American Legion | Letter
Thank you to SJICCF | Letter

Thank you to SJICCF | Letter

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

  • Feb 3rd, 2020
Thank you to SJICCF | Letter
A Different OPALCO Resolution 2-2019 Solution | Letter

A Different OPALCO Resolution 2-2019 Solution | Letter

Before I lay out a resolution that I feel should be acceptable…

  • Jan 28th, 2020
A Different OPALCO Resolution 2-2019 Solution | Letter
Thank you Joyce Nigretto | Letter

Thank you Joyce Nigretto | Letter

The Commissioners of San Juan County Cemetery District No. 3 would like…

  • Jan 27th, 2020
Thank you Joyce Nigretto | Letter
Enjoy the land bank | Letter

Enjoy the land bank | Letter

We are now embarking on a new decade. Carrying the tide for…

  • Jan 17th, 2020
Enjoy the land bank | Letter
Thank you, Hughes and Watson | Letter

Thank you, Hughes and Watson | Letter

Thank you, Commissioners Hughes and Watson, for voting to appoint Alex Ramel…

  • Jan 16th, 2020
Thank you, Hughes and Watson | Letter
Vacation Rentals | Letter

Vacation Rentals | Letter

I was a little surprised to read the VRBO rebuke about the…

  • Jan 14th, 2020
Vacation Rentals | Letter
Why a moratorium? | Letter

Why a moratorium? | Letter

Every time someone asks us, “Why a moratorium?” we just have to…

  • Jan 13th, 2020
Why a moratorium? | Letter
Thank you Land Bank | Letter

Thank you Land Bank | Letter

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

  • Jan 9th, 2020
Thank you Land Bank | Letter
A New Year’s Resolution | Letter

A New Year’s Resolution | Letter

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

  • Jan 9th, 2020
A New Year’s Resolution | Letter
Don’t give up | Letter

Don’t give up | Letter

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

  • Jan 6th, 2020
Don’t give up | Letter
Thoughts on airport | Letter

Thoughts on airport | Letter

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

  • Jan 2nd, 2020
Thoughts on airport | Letter