Opinion

Letters to the Editor

My first week at Four Winds Westward HoThis summer, I went to…

  • Sep 16th, 2009

The “Through the Fence” issue

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  • Sep 15th, 2009

Discovering the power of reading as a community

by BARBARA COURTNEY and BARBARA LEWISDid you know that there’s a proven…

  • Sep 4th, 2009

United Way’s Day of Caring kicks off fundraising campaign for SJC

By Jan Koltun TitusOn the premise that caring actions point us all…

  • Sep 4th, 2009

Take the mystery out of fire

by Rob Low, Fire MarshalChildren under five are curious about fire. Often…

  • Sep 4th, 2009

Reflections of an oil spill responder

by Jackie WolfI never thought I would become an oil spill responder.But…

  • Sep 1st, 2009

Serve and protect each other

An Orcas Island woman was reportedly accosted in her home following an…

  • Aug 31st, 2009

Protecting whales includes more than just vessel regulation

by Kari KoskiWith the recent proposal for federal vessel regulations to protect…

  • Aug 31st, 2009

Swine flu expected to reappear this fall

by Dr. David ShinstromA Presidential advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists…

  • Aug 27th, 2009

A sign of the times

The county council solved Eastsound’s street vendor problem. Next on the line-up…

  • Aug 24th, 2009

Why we love the fair

It's as predictable as the seasons, but the San Juan County Fair…

  • Aug 19th, 2009

Guest Opinion | OPAL and Kaleidoscope: the fall season of auctions and dinners

by LISA BYERS and AMBER PAULSENThe autumn months will soon be here.…

  • Aug 19th, 2009

The Port of Orcas should keep its neighbors

The Port's “Through the Fence” issue may be complicated, but we have…

  • Aug 18th, 2009

Public school deserves all islanders’ support

by BARB SKOTTEPTSA presidentThrough a combination of declining enrollment, cost increases, state…

  • Aug 7th, 2009

Fire danger is high; play it safe

We wanted to editorialize about the Critical Areas Ordinance, and spell out…

  • Jul 28th, 2009

Parks and rec district is a good thing for Orcas

It’s about time Orcas Island had a park and rec district, and…

Guest opinion | The many dangers of feeding wildlife

by Shona Aitken“Oh, it is so cute! I’ve got to give it…

  • Jul 6th, 2009

Stepping up to the plate

The hours are long, the pay is lousy, and it can be…

Guest Opinion | Is pesticide use around our homes harming salmon?

by Brian RaderCould some of our seemingly harmless activities around our homes…

  • Jun 23rd, 2009

Save the elephant ear

The San Juan County Fair depends on locals to keep it going.…

A step towards a healthier archipelago

As islanders, we know how fragile the environment is, and that being…

Guest Opinion | CAO is preserving the health of the San Juans

by KIT RAWSON, JIM SLOCOMB, AND MARY KNACKSTEDT, san juan mrcThe Critical…

  • Jun 8th, 2009

A letter to the class of 2009

Dear Class of 2009,Congratulations on reaching this milestone in your life. As…

Guest Opinion | By and for the people

by Lincoln Bormann, Land Bank DirectorI had a meeting three years ago…

  • Jun 8th, 2009

Guest opinion | What was that white stuff on the beach?

By Russel Barsh, Kwiáht DirectorOver the past week we have received many…

  • Jun 2nd, 2009

Letters May 20

Thank you to the school boardWe would like to take this time…

  • Jun 2nd, 2009

Saving the planet starts with kids

Environmental groups in the San Juans recognize an important fact: the future…

Remove barcodes from county ballots

San Juan County should drop its ballot-tracking system until a better system…

  • May 27th, 2009

Your chance to make a difference

Have an idea of how to make the community a better place…

Be cautious, and be healthy

So far, islanders and county agencies seem to be responding to the…

Guest opinion | Putting the Swine Flu in Perspective

by Dr. Frank James, San Juan County health officialThree or four times…

  • May 12th, 2009

San Juan Initiative hosting workshops

Over the last two years, the San Juan Initiative hosted 18 public…

  • May 5th, 2009

Guest Opinion – Swine Flu on Orcas

To the Orcas Island Community:The emergence of a new and likely pandemic…

  • May 4th, 2009