Letters To The Editor

Pet swap made a rainy day brighter

We all woke last Sunday morning to a gentle rain on the…

  • Sep 17th, 2010

Possible solution for solid waste

I may be voicing the opinion of many others who have not…

  • Sep 17th, 2010

Community donates kids’ hats

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  • Sep 17th, 2010

CAO debate: bellies or buffers?

Is nonylphenol, a man-made chemical that feminizes male fish, causing bigger bellies…

  • Sep 16th, 2010

Gratitude to island caregivers

I write in praise of Orcas Island’s Emergency Medical services. When Dr.…

  • Sep 16th, 2010

Our cemeteries deserve respect

We have three cemeteries on Orcas Island, the Olga Cemetery is under…

  • Sep 16th, 2010

We need to keep Buxbaum on Orcas

What?! We, as an island community, are losing Dr. Evan Buxbaum? He…

  • Sep 15th, 2010

Thanks for great Whale of a Show

It was quite a Whale of a Show when children shared their…

  • Sep 14th, 2010

United Way helps 4-H

My name is Jan Sanburg and I am writing on behalf of…

  • Sep 14th, 2010

Solid waste fee will discourage recycling

I am writing about the recent decision by the county to charge…

  • Sep 14th, 2010

Thank you to Orcas Island farmers

On August 22, Tamara Murphy of the late Brasa Restaurant and Terra…

  • Sep 9th, 2010

Emergency responders contribute so much

After being residents of West Sound for 31 years we have often…

  • Sep 9th, 2010

Don’t give up hope

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  • Sep 9th, 2010

Councilman Myhr opposes $5 recycling fee

I vigorously and vociferously opposed the action of the County Council to…

  • Sep 7th, 2010

Orcas man thanks emergency responders for saving life

What we thought were serious flu-like symptoms turned into a 911 call.…

  • Sep 1st, 2010

Why I didn’t vote for the bond

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  • Sep 1st, 2010

Let’s find a positive solution to school buildings problem

In a recent letter to The Sounder, Mr. Chris Butler suggests that…

  • Aug 31st, 2010

Thank you from the Deer Harbor community

When you can combine having a good time and raising money, it…

  • Aug 31st, 2010

Bond: no means no

The people have spoken, again. Still, the board and administration of Orcas…

  • Aug 31st, 2010

Thank you for medical treatment of heart attack victim

I am writing to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the EMTs,…

  • Aug 31st, 2010

Support for Orcas School Board

In the last election I had the opportunity to work with an…

  • Aug 31st, 2010

Vote yes on the next school bond

I applaud those of you who voted yes on the recent school…

  • Aug 31st, 2010

Thank you, Cherry Cherry Band

Orcas Rec would like to thank the Cherry Cherry Band for coming…

  • Aug 30th, 2010

United Way Helps Orcas Rec Program

The Orcas Island Recreation Program would like to thank the United Way…

  • Aug 26th, 2010

County needs to solve solid waste problem

Commissioners and now council member policies seem no different now than back…

  • Aug 24th, 2010

Thanks for a great Library Fair

This year’s Library Fair was once again a huge success. A whole…

  • Aug 23rd, 2010

Thanks for Medical Foundation support

On behalf of the Orcas Medical Foundation, thanks to all the businesses…

  • Aug 20th, 2010

Support Dorothy Austin fundraiser

Orcas Island resident Dorothy Austin was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma in situ,…

  • Aug 20th, 2010

Doe Bay rocked the rock

Congratulations to Doe Bay Resort for hosting the Doe Bay Fest last…

  • Aug 20th, 2010

Jeff Asher thanks the community

Now that the primary election results are in, the voters have spoken…

  • Aug 20th, 2010

Orcas Montessori thanks United Way

The Orcas Montessori School would like to offer a heartfelt thank you…

  • Aug 20th, 2010

Thank you, Orcas, for an incredible summer

Roland and I feel embraced by this incredible community, and want to…

  • Aug 19th, 2010

Vote for Tom Pasma

Haven’t sent in your ballot yet? Good! Vote for Tom Pasma for…

  • Aug 16th, 2010

Oars lost at sea

A brain dead rower (me) left his beautiful sculling (rowing) oars on…

  • Aug 13th, 2010

Solid waste has spun out of control

People doing re-roofing or remodel work generate heavy demolition debris. Disposal for…

  • Aug 12th, 2010

School bond is a waste of money

"It's only." "It's only." "It's only." "It's only a tiny increase but…

  • Aug 11th, 2010

Fly-in a success

Thanks the Meredith Griffith and the Sounder for great coverage and photos…

  • Aug 11th, 2010