Letters To The Editor

Thanks for help with Food Bank move

The Orcas Food Bank wants to thank all who helped with our…

  • Apr 21st, 2009

Regarding Mr. Lambiel’s dilemma

I am disappointed that Mr. Lambiel has taken this issue so personally.…

  • Apr 21st, 2009

Thanks for Easter Egg Hunt

Luckily the rain held off and about 30 children were delighted to…

  • Apr 21st, 2009

Islands’ Sounder Letters to the Editor | April 15

The Earth is coolingThere is mounting scientific evidence that the Earth will…

  • Apr 13th, 2009

Islands Sounder Letters to the Editor | April 8

Homes for Islanders permittingResponse to permit problems letterI read this letter and…

  • Apr 7th, 2009

Letters – April 1 edition

Increased flights are a great ideaI think the increased number of Navy…

  • Apr 1st, 2009

Homes for Islanders having permit problems

Please Orcas Island representatives, HELP US. This group of eight first time…

  • Mar 24th, 2009

Nate Tyler will be missed

I just wanted to express my sadness of the passing of Nate…

  • Mar 24th, 2009

Thank you for support of John Baker

We are so very grateful for all those who are being supportive…

  • Mar 23rd, 2009

Guard rails definitely needed

For the second time in a year or so, someone has gone off the cliff on Channel Rd. This time with mortal consequences that could have been prevented had there been a guardrail at this dangerous spot.

  • Mar 23rd, 2009

In support of Larry Johnson

I am a graduate of Lopez Island High School, class of 2005. I am currently studying education at Washington State University. One of the principal candidates at Lopez Island School is Larry Johnson, who was superintendent during my high school years.

  • Mar 23rd, 2009

Growing your own food

During the depression in the ‘30s, people came to Orcas Island to live off the land: one could almost do it. Salmon, cod, clams were plentiful. The orchards, which were famous before Wenatchee got water and took away our markets, were still in good shape. Most vegetables were home grown, most women canned, perhaps candled eggs, even made soap.

  • Mar 23rd, 2009

Granny’s Attic coming soon


  • Mar 24th, 2009

Islands Sounder Letters to the Editor | Feb. 23

Remembering Natalie White

  • Feb 25th, 2009

Save handmade toys and clothing Letters to the?editor

Despite all of the economic turmoil in recent months, the United States Congress has passed an act that will effectively eliminate thousands of national, home-based businesses.

  • Jan 13th, 2009

Thank you for a wonderful Christmas Letters to the?editor

Editor’s note: The Sounder’s policy is to only run signed letters. We are making an exception with the following letter in order to protect the privacy of the children mentioned.

  • Jan 7th, 2009


on the mobile phone. Bill Hume was on duty and advised that a Washington State ferry can wait only in a medical emergency. We hurried as much as road conditions allowed.

  • Jan 7th, 2009



  • Nov 19th, 2008

Letters to the?editor

The environment

  • Nov 19th, 2008

Other solutions than closing the skatepark?

I recently read in the Sounder that the Orcas Island skate park…

  • Oct 28th, 2008

Keep Orcas Rec funded

Dear Councilors -This is a very difficult time to be making budget…

  • Oct 28th, 2008

Goodbye to Dana Mullan

Dear Dana,I am so sorry to have to say goodbye to you.…

  • Oct 21st, 2008

Facts regarding Crow Valley right of way franchise

There are a some factual matters and a few points of view…

  • Oct 16th, 2008

Vote Nov. 4 on bailout

As we saw with Monday's huge stock market drop, the bailout obviouslywasn't…

  • Oct 8th, 2008

Letters to the?editor Accident victims thank community World-class emergency medical care

Our thanks to the many fine citizens of Orcas who assisted us following the serious car accident on Friday, Sept. 19.

  • Oct 2nd, 2008

Letters to the editor Orcas Center volunteers feted Philanthropists’ remarks praised

From under my Orcas Center Volunteer Coordinator hat, I applaud and thank the Center’s Board of Trustees for the wonderful gift they gave all the Center’s active volunteers, last Wednesday night. Reversing the usual roles, the black-tied trustees served us volunteers an astoundingly luxurious and incredibly delicious dinner, replete with four courses and two wines, silver utensils, and white napery. Two of the trustees entertained us with music and song, and the speechmaking, which came only at the end, was mercifully short. There is lots of reward in doing volunteer work, but this dinner took the cake—and then delivered it to our tables for dessert, with créme anglaise and a slice of pear. Thank you, trustees!

  • Sep 24th, 2008

Islands Sounder Letters to the Editor | Aug. 11


  • Sep 11th, 2008

Islands Sounder Letters to the Editor | Aug. 20

For the many years that Anne and I have known Richard Fralick, we have admired and respected his intelligence and many achievements as well as his dedication to our community.

  • Sep 11th, 2008

Islands Sounder Letters to the Editor | Aug. 27

We are so fortunate on Orcas Island to have talented musicians, such as Martin Lund gathers together, to give us concerts like the one on Sunday the 17th. And, in this case, for free.

  • Sep 11th, 2008

Islands Sounder Letters to the Editor | Sept. 3

Comment: Tom Tillman said it best. The loss of Rosario Resort as a viable business will devastate the local economy and many of the working-class families that depend on income from the jobs the resort represents.

  • Sep 11th, 2008

Islands Sounder Letters to the Editor | Sept. 10

The following letter was sent immediately after the Library Fair. Due to a transmission problem, we did not receive it until this week.

  • Sep 11th, 2008

Additional political endorsement Letters to the Editor

These letters came in after the deadline for our Aug. 13 paper.

  • Aug 15th, 2008

Islands Sounder Letters to the Editor | Aug. 13

We write to urge our friends and acquaintances on all the Islands to vote for Randall Gaylord for Superior Court Judge in the August 19th election.

  • Aug 14th, 2008

Letters to the Editor – March 19, 2008

MusicMusicMusicMembers of the Music Advocacy Group (MAG) send their heartfelt thanks to…

  • Jul 31st, 2008

Letters to the Editor – March 26, 2008

Marcy LundrememberedWe want to express our deep gratitude to all those who…

  • Jul 31st, 2008