Letters To The Editor

Get accurate info, vote for bond

Public schools are the one agency of government depending heavily on volunteer…

  • Jul 16th, 2010

Orcas Island woman’s cat leads the way to other missing cat

On Monday, July 5 my precious snow white cat went missing. I was sad as I tucked my other kitties in for the night – there was one monkey short. Each day that followed had me searching, hiking the woods, visiting neighbors, scouting their sheds, listening at closed doors, calling, “Humphrey! Humphrey! Here kitty kitty kitty...” my words falling in the still air.

  • Jul 15th, 2010

Thank your ferry workers

After you board the ferry, park your car and walk upstairs to…

  • Jul 15th, 2010

Hands and Hearts volunteer helped us

I was delighted to read your article on Hearts and Hands volunteer…

  • Jul 14th, 2010

Community parade was great

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Orcas Island Community Parade…

  • Jul 13th, 2010

Salifu Kamara dinner brings in $1500

We wish to extend a huge thank you to everyone who stepped…

  • Jul 13th, 2010

Misinformation in bond letters and columns

Accuracy and transparency in school bond process is paramount, so I would…

  • Jul 13th, 2010

Homeschool Book Exchange a success

On June 26, the first community Homeschool Book Exchange was held at…

  • Jul 13th, 2010

Superintendent invites community to chat

This is the second year of my dual role as superintendent and…

  • Jul 9th, 2010

Thanks to school float participants

To all of our kids, teachers, parents, graduates and friends:A huge round…

  • Jul 9th, 2010

School bond guest column was spot-on

The column by Janet Knowles in your July 7 issue is by…

  • Jul 9th, 2010

Try a voluntary recycling fee

My husband and I have been recycling since the mid-1960s without ever…

  • Jul 8th, 2010

Voting yes for bond is the right thing to do

Having spent three and a half decades in law enforcement, I have…

  • Jul 7th, 2010

Deer Harbor fireworks show thank you

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed our annual July…

  • Jul 7th, 2010

New Eastsound mayor thanks community

Many thanks for your support in my recent campaign! Your dedication and…

  • Jul 6th, 2010

Happy to have Clara as our new mayor

We are so proud to have Clara as our new mayor she…

  • Jul 6th, 2010

Thank you from the Orcas Island Lions

July 4th has come to an end, and the Orcas Island Lions…

  • Jul 6th, 2010

Sleepwalking towards silent seas

Islanders who use well water know that a small plumbing fault, such…

  • Jul 2nd, 2010

Guest columnist got it wrong

In the Guest Column “Remodel middle school not replace” by George Larson,…

  • Jul 2nd, 2010

Beware of state income tax petition

My wife and I have taken several trips off island recently, both…

  • Jul 1st, 2010

Be more conscious on the road

I believe in the inherent goodness of people, at least 99 percent…

  • Jul 1st, 2010

Maintenance district needed before bond approval

Why is it that the supporters of the school district bond feel…

  • Jun 29th, 2010

Grad night a success

This year’s Grad Night at the Funhouse was a huge success for…

  • Jun 29th, 2010

CAO approach is flawed

Mike Kaill, President of the Friends of the San Juans, seems to…

  • Jun 29th, 2010

Orcas Island has capable EMS team

My wife and I were on Orcas last weekend visiting friends and…

  • Jun 29th, 2010

How vehicular habits affect the planet

As the parking lots and driveways of Eastsound, and elsewhere, are given…

  • Jun 29th, 2010

Widening Mt. Baker Road is not progress

For some time, I have been trying to think of how to…

  • Jun 29th, 2010

Summer solstice parade thank you

Thank you to everyone who joined the fun at the recent Summer…

  • Jun 29th, 2010

One World Concert shines

What a show! For the eighth year in a row Martin Lund…

  • Jun 28th, 2010

Response to ‘Volunteers should build new school’ letter

The Orcas Island School District is fortunate to have a large group…

  • Jun 25th, 2010

Answers to school bond questions

The builder of both the 1980’s school campus project and the High…

  • Jun 25th, 2010

Praise for young, local writer

I feel compelled to give praise to a local journalist. I greatly…

  • Jun 25th, 2010

Local farm animals support Clara for mayor

We, the commanding and resident critters of Lone Cow Farm, wish to…

  • Jun 25th, 2010

Please stop stealing flowers in Village Plaza

We plan and plant and wait for the spring to come with…

  • Jun 25th, 2010

David Uddermans top 10 reasons to vote for April for Mayor

#10: April is outstanding in her field.#9: Great role model for kids....eats…

  • Jun 23rd, 2010

Vote ‘yes’ for schools

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  • Jun 23rd, 2010

Tractor the Cat petitions in verse for a cleaner town

Dog owners and walkerson beaches and pathsin parks and groundsall over our…

  • Jun 22nd, 2010

Museum looking for people with Great Migration ancestors

If you have an English ancestor who arrived in the New England…

  • Jun 18th, 2010

Volunteers should build new school

A couple weeks ago the Sounder had a story congratulating a number…

  • Jun 18th, 2010

School board is doing honest work

Last week I read an unsettling letter to the editor concerning the…

  • Jun 18th, 2010