Letters To The Editor

A word from Clara, mayoral candidate

I just wanted to share some thoughts with you on the current…

  • Jun 18th, 2010

‘Continually amazed’ by critics of Israel

Referencing the story by Colleen Smith Armstrong on David Schermerhorn and the letter to the editor by Jackie Wolf, I am continually amazed by the folks who claim to be helping the helpless by supporting the Hamas terrorists in the Gaza strip and at the same time by dunning the only stable democracy and loyal U.S. ally in the Mid East.

  • Jun 17th, 2010

San Juan County’s ‘one size fits all’ CAO and Shoreline revisions ‘unacceptable’

I am very concerned with the upcoming CAO/Shoreline revisions and the direction the council seems to be heading. As a lifelong Democrat it is important to understand that I find myself strongly opposed to most of what I am hearing.

  • Jun 17th, 2010

Vote yes for our schools

I have been a resident of Orcas Island since 1985. I have…

  • Jun 16th, 2010

Students converge on Canoe Island for learning and fun

Thirty-eight students from Orcas, Shaw, and San Juan Island, as well as…

  • Jun 16th, 2010

Mir Toi has more people to thank

We have a few more people that are always in our thoughts…

  • Jun 14th, 2010

Celebrate summer with gusto, art, and community

The Orcas Summer Solstice Parade is turning 12 this year. Our local…

  • Jun 11th, 2010

Marty Mead gives kids time on the water

On Friday, June 4, North Shore Charters, owned and operated by Marty…

  • Jun 11th, 2010

Windermere cleans up school grounds

I would like to publicly express sincere thanks to Windermere Realty’s Dave…

  • Jun 10th, 2010

Orcas School deserves better buildings

Last week’s letter about “show the door” to the encyclopedia salesman brought…

  • Jun 10th, 2010

Orcas Rec thanks United Way

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

  • Jun 9th, 2010

Readiness to Learn thanks United Way

Readiness to Learn/Orcas Island School District is a program whose state-funded mandate…

  • Jun 9th, 2010

Petition for island specific waste management

To the Editor:There is a petition being circulated on Orcas Island that…

  • Jun 7th, 2010

Orcas Island school buildings are unsafe

Last weekend, after the Pet Parade, the school held an Open House for…

  • Jun 7th, 2010

Thank you for helping Mir Toi relocate

As some of you know, Salon Mir Toi has busily been moving…

  • Jun 4th, 2010

In favor of a separately funded “school building maintenance district”

I am excited about the Park and Recreation District's plans! These people…

  • Jun 4th, 2010

School board deserves our highest esteem

Several years ago, I giggled when I came across Mark Twain’s famous…

  • Jun 4th, 2010

Thanks for helping physics class

I am writing this letter to thank Vance from Shinola Jewelry on…

  • Jun 3rd, 2010

Thank you for reporting on ferries

Thank you for reporting on the WSF. I started riding in the…

  • Jun 3rd, 2010

Thank you for reporting on Gaza

I want to commend you and thank you so much for publishing…

  • Jun 3rd, 2010

Voter plans to ‘show the door’ to Orcas school bond proposal

Quite a number of years ago I spent a long afternoon with an encyclopedia salesman. He was polite and persuasive. As a young parent I thought it my duty to hear him out and to consider the potential benefit of an encyclopedia set for my children. After all, it could influence their education. Or so said the salesman, using many more words than necessary to define the myriad virtues of a set of encyclopedia. The price of the books was staggering by any measure, but the availability of the easy payment plan, rolled out in force, was the salesman's answer to that.

  • Jun 1st, 2010

Thank you for Deer Harbor fundraiser

Thank you to all the people in the Deer Harbor community who…

  • Jun 1st, 2010

20th Annual Pet Parade a huge success

I don’t know who came up with the idea 20 years ago…

  • Jun 1st, 2010

Orcas student supports school bond

I am lucky enough to have attended Orcas Island Public Schools ever…

  • May 28th, 2010

Thank you for land bank trail work

The Land Bank and our community owe much to the incredible energy…

  • May 28th, 2010

Congressional candidate Kalb receives endorsements

I’m pleased to let people in our community know that Larry Kalb,…

  • May 28th, 2010

Pre-publication review of quotes

There is a procedure called: “Pre-Publication Review” that exists in journalism for…

  • May 28th, 2010

Eastsound mayoral campaign kicks off on June 5

The Eastsound honorary mayoral campaign kicks off June 5 on the Village…

  • May 26th, 2010

Smithsonian exhibit coming to Orcas Island Historical Museum

We know we are sounding a bit like Paul Revere here, but…

  • May 21st, 2010

Thank you to United Way for Natural Helpers grant

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the United Way…

  • May 21st, 2010

Puget Sound Partnership should let San Juan County employees do their jobs

The Puget Sound Partnership, recently taken to task by the State Auditor for spending millions in improper, no-bid, high-cost “consulting” contracts, and ignoring a raft of other state regulations governing how it spends taxpayer money, wants the San Juan County Council to form a “Local Integrating Organization” (LIO) to implement PSP’s “Action Agenda.” The County Council will be considering this proposal on Tuesday, May 25.

  • May 20th, 2010

Oasis program got student back on track

When I first decided to transfer to another school on the island…

  • May 19th, 2010

Help needed with Woodsong Festival

Thank you to everyone in the community who has supported the annual…

  • May 18th, 2010

Thanks for Choral Society support

A heartfelt thanks to all our island friends who supported, helped with,…

  • May 14th, 2010

Thanks for help with Salmonberry benefit

The board and families of Salmonberry School would like to extend a…

  • May 14th, 2010

County approves 2010 Orcas Rec plan

At the May 11 County Council meeting, the future of Orcas Rec…

  • May 14th, 2010

Many thanks to the Office Cupboard

I would like to thank Doug and Michell Marshall, owners of The…

  • May 13th, 2010

Kudos to IMC for eco-friendly designation

As the multi-year monitoring of the health of Fisherman Bay on Lopez…

  • May 13th, 2010

Thank you for community recognition

We want to take this opportunity to send our heartfelt thanks to…

  • May 13th, 2010

Facts, not suspicion, should be in Sheriff’s Log

To the San Juan County Sheriff’s office:Glancing at the Sheriff’s Log in…

  • May 13th, 2010