A letter to our readers | Editorial

The Islands’ Sounder is proud to be your newspaper. We’ve been the voice of our community since 1964.

In the past two years, we have won 19 awards for news, design, opinion and web content from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association as well as a general excellence designation.

Our staff members are active in the community, donating time and ad space and money to the school, the animal shelter, the chamber of commerce, Orcas Center, mercy flight programs and more.

Every Wednesday, the Sounder is delivered to more than 2,000 households and news stands. The Sounder is the only printed record of local events and decisions that affect our lives. We keep you updated daily via www.islandssounder.com, Facebook, and Twitter. That’s our job – to keep you informed when you need it most.

Although we know that you can read our “Green Pages” online, we appreciate your support, and you can still get a copy of the Sounder at the news stands for only 75 cents per copy.

If you are a subscriber, we thank you. If not, please consider subscribing today. Your subscription helps to pay the people who create your only community newspaper and make certain that it gets delivered from the press to the post office – no matter the weather.

Subscribe today by calling 376-4500 or go to www.islandssounder.com/subscribe.

While you’re doing that, our award-winning staff will be out bringing you stories about people who make a difference in the community, and creating special sections such as our annual visitors guide, Parks and Trails Guide, Weddings in the San Juans, Women in Business and a monthly real estate guide. Enjoy the read!

One more request — please support Sounder advertisers. It’s our local business owners who sustain a large part of what we do each week. Let them know you appreciate seeing their ads in the paper and online. And remember to shop locally whenever possible. The dollars you spend in the community help us all.

In appreciation,

Colleen Smith Armstrong

Publisher and Editor