Letters To The Editor

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

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