Letters To The Editor

On tolerance | Letter

As lead author of the letter Bill Criddle criticized in his guest…

  • Jan 13th, 2017

 

Scurvy, starvation averted | Letter

On New Year’s Day, a pair of San Juan Island residents were…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

 

Big thanks to Life Care Center | Letter

We would like to thank the new owners of Duck Soup Inn,…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

 

Help Granny’s family survive | Letter

We are all in the Salish Sea mourning the loss of Granny,…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Disagree without being disagreeable | Letter

Thank you, Bill Criddle, for your guest column on tolerance and the…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Land Bank, don’t waste tax dollars | Letter

The San Juan County Land Bank wants to purchase a property along…

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Bring back Bernie | Letter

“The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things.”…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

SJI could soon be known for tankers, not orcas | Letter

The Journal article on the death of J-34 (“Orca from Salish Sea…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

We could eliminate tankers | Letter

The Friends of the San Juans have launched a publicity campaign to…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Santa hopes reds and blues can mix in new year | Letters

We get annual letters from Santa via our friends, Tom and Stephanie…

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Thanks for Planned Parenthood funds | Letters

This holiday season, I want to thank the islanders who have stepped…

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Re: Loftus column – feeling betrayed | Letter

The article “A Republican views the 2016 president election” sounded like someone…

  • Dec 21st, 2016
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Help close gap in school funding | Letter

This time of year is special in our community because we rejoice…

  • Dec 21st, 2016
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Teen asks port commissioners to act like adults | Letter

I have gone to the last several meetings regarding the firing of…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Operation Christmas Child – Letter

Our generous community has again supported Operation Christmas Child by sending more…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Upset with PHD article – letter

In your editorial on Nov. 30, you encourage us to be informed…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Re: Loftus column; Trump’s attitude towards women can’t be rationalized – letter

In her guest opinion on Nov. 30, Michelle Loftus provides a textbook…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Re: Loftus column; Democratic Socialism – letter

In her opinion piece published Nov. 30, titled “Republican view of the…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Re: Loftus column; Trump can’t be defended – letter

I appreciate Michelle Loftus’ attempt to provide a Republican view of the…

  • Dec 8th, 2016

EMTs helpful – letter

I would like to express my gratitude to the EMT staff and…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Disappointed with port – letter

(This is an excerpt from a letter sent to port commissioners) I…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

SJC should be sanctuary – letter

I am writing to urge you to join me in asking our…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Thanks to EMTs – letter

I would like to thank the EMTs, emergency room staff and all…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Thanks for generous SJCT Holiday Festival basket – letter

Many thanks to Community Arts Theatre Society and businesses for sponsoring the…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

Thanks to FANS fest supporters – Letters

What a FANtastic outpouring of community support we had for our annual…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Thanks for cancer benefit – Letters

On Nov. 9, Greg and Carol Ford opened their restaurant, Mi Casita,…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Fishy fire at the port – Letter

As a tenant at the Port of Friday Harbor, I was dismayed…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

If you feed a fox a cookie

We’ve been living on this island for years now, and have just…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Whales thank us – Letter

If whales could speak our language, they would say, “Thank you.” On…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Reinstate Joe Wheeler at Port – letters

We are writing this letter out of shock and anger for the…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Error made by Port Director – letters

The community of Friday Harbor and all of San Juan Island should…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016

Thank you for electing me – Letters

I want to thank all of the people who gave me encouragement…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Support affordable housing on budget – Letters

By Shireene Hale San Juan Island Next week citizens will have an…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Guerilla carbon reduction – Letters

OK, the election’s over. Federal protection of our environment will shortly go…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Local veteran applauds schools’ Veterans Day assemblies

A sincere congratulatory note of appreciation is in order —jobs well done!…

  • Nov 14th, 2016

Vote for Watson and Durland – Letter

The San Juan County Council recently released their preliminary budget for 2017.…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Clarification on PeaceHealth agreement | Letters

(Editor’s note: The following is in reply to a letter entitled ‘Congrats…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Bye, pig and cow – letter

Your departure will truly be missed. We haven’t known who to thank,…

  • Nov 6th, 2016

Jarman, yes – letter

Our family has known Bob Jarman for 35-plus years and have always…

  • Nov 6th, 2016

Hughes for council – letter

I’ve gotten to know Rick Hughes over the past couple of years,…

  • Nov 5th, 2016