Letters To The Editor

Farm to Cafeteria’s stake in the school bond

It’s no secret the school cafeteria, located in the 1960’s middle school building is old; yet this space, which has adapted to the easily forgotten times of plastic bagged sandwiches and deep fried processed French fries, now produces up to 300 delicious meals every school day made mostly from scratch and with locally produced fresh food products … like it used to be when so many of us older folks now considering the school bond used to enjoy at school.

  • Jul 30th, 2010

Journey Stories thank you

The Orcas Island Historical Museum would like to thank Bill and Valerie…

  • Jul 29th, 2010

Bob Coleman resigns from Islanders Bank

As the former President, CEO/CFO, Director and Secretary of the Board of…

  • Jul 29th, 2010

Brad Fincher knows the issues

At the League of Women Voters Forum I saw many fine candidates…

  • Jul 29th, 2010

Candidate Johnson understands narcotics operations

As I have watched and listened to the response from the community…

  • Jul 28th, 2010

Doesn’t support Asher for San Juan County sheriff

I normally don't like "letter wars," but I feel compelled to respond…

  • Jul 27th, 2010

We need to take care of the school

From friends with whom I correspond I learned that there is another…

  • Jul 27th, 2010

Thank you for Waldorf donations

On behalf of the School of the Salish Sea I would like…

  • Jul 27th, 2010

Support for Dusty Gulleson

After the Eastsound parade celebrating the Fourth of July and our glorious…

  • Jul 27th, 2010

Doesn’t support Asher for San Juan County sheriff

I must also add my name to the others who do not…

  • Jul 27th, 2010

Thanks to all who participated in Orcas Center gala

The sun shone on Orcas Center last Saturday. Approximately 120 guests attended…

  • Jul 26th, 2010

Thank you for conservation news

Wow, what a great issue last week! On the front page, news about discovering why animals in the islands are disappearing, and an article about our tax dollars doing something new and innovative to change our sometimes toxic effect. Then, in letters to the editor, a very cogent synopsis of our present situation and its origin.

  • Jul 23rd, 2010

Primary voters guide online

Our primary election day is coming up on August 17, and ballots…

  • Jul 23rd, 2010

Support for sheriff candidate Asher

I support Jeff Asher for Sheriff. He will do an excellent job.…

  • Jul 23rd, 2010

Vote no on bond; education will not suffer

I will be voting no on the school bond despite the tent…

  • Jul 23rd, 2010

School board explains need for bond

In the 1940s the island school enrollment was around 100 students. Orcas…

  • Jul 22nd, 2010

Please help Food Bank matching grant happen

Greetings from the back room of the Food Bank!As members of an…

  • Jul 22nd, 2010

Jeff Asher would be excellent as sheriff

I am pleased to see that Jeff Asher decided to run for…

  • Jul 22nd, 2010

Support for Jerry Gonce

I would like to ask that you join me in voting for…

  • Jul 21st, 2010

Considering school bond from all angles

I like to think that logic, historical perspective and common sense are…

  • Jul 21st, 2010

Voting yes for trimmed down school bond

I encourage you all to vote “yes” for the school bond.I believe…

  • Jul 21st, 2010

Letter writer explains school enrollment figures

Keith Whitaker and others suggested my enrollment numbers are inaccurate and misleading.…

  • Jul 19th, 2010

Colton will get lost in the system

So the Barefoot Burglar has been caught.Some people are going to be…

  • Jul 16th, 2010

Bond is too much to swallow

As a past employee of the Orcas School, I have consistently supported…

  • Jul 16th, 2010

Way to go, Greg

The recent article of your climb of Mt. McKinley was very good,…

  • Jul 16th, 2010

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