Letters To The Editor

Vote for OPALCO board members | Letters

OPALCO is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, and as we approach…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Thank you EMS | Letters

We would like to publicly thank San Juan EMS and the staff…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Pregnancy choices | Letters

Many issues in our community are heavily debated, but I believe our…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Gratitude for giving | Letters

Here at the San Juan Island Family Resource Center, our mission is…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Help on the Road | Letters

Can you imagine being unable to get to your medical appointments, pharmacy,…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Re: Vacation rental permit ordinance | Letters

My friends in the construction trade have long speculated that this county…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

An alternative housing view | Letters

While I appreciate Rikki Swin’s thoughts on housing I suggest they don’t…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Journal is awesome | Letters

I just wanted to let The Journal know how much we loved…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Larsen on wrong side of party | Letters

I just attended Congressman Rick Larsen’s town hall meeting at Brickworks. I…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Save barn history | Letters

(Editor’s note: During the week of March 20, D.N. Kinsey filed an…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

The weight of a name tag | Letters

I wear a name tag for one of my jobs. I imagine…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Disgusted with Journal photo | Letters

(Editor’s note: The Journal received criticism last week for running a photo…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Love and thanks amidst grief | Letters

Julia, my daughter, and I would like to send our humble and…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

Housing shortage or ‘nanny state?’ | Letters

It would make more sense to let housing issues sort themselves out.…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

Mt. Grant is also Lawson Ridge | Letters

I took a beautiful hike today down Lawson Road, up and around…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

Thanks for helping hospice | Letters

Many thanks to this incredible community for its support of United Way…

  • Mar 29th, 2017

50K decision makes sense | Letters

Some recent letters have suggested that the public hospital district commissioners should…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Re: Paper too left | Letters

Published in the March 15 issue of the Journal is a letter…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

‘Alternative facts’ on PHD | Letters

Well, “alternative facts” have come to San Juan Island. I refer, of…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Clarification on PHD $50k | Letters

Last week Jill Meyer asked that the $50,000 that the San Juan…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Paper too left | Letters

It was quite disappointing to me to see that you have abandoned…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Skagit Valley College is hidden gem | Letters

Skagit Valley College is one of our hidden local gems that we…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Think outside the box | Letters

In a world where Donald Trump can become president, Bob Dylan wins…

  • Mar 8th, 2017

PHD, stop wasting money | Letters

(Editor’s Note: In a 3-2 vote, the resolution was passed by San…

  • Mar 8th, 2017

Thanks for spelling bee | Letters

Thursday afternoon my husband and I went to the spelling bee sponsored…

  • Mar 8th, 2017

Thanks, MRC, for orca talk | Letters

I would just like to express my appreciation to Terry Turner, chair…

  • Mar 8th, 2017

Congrats to new PHD councilmembers | Letters

Congratulations to the board of commissioners of the San Juan County Public…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Kudos to Planned Parenthood partnership | Letters

Watching the entire live-streamed public hospital district commissioners meeting on Wednesday evening,…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

No male input on women’s health | Letters

After attending the Feb. 22 meeting of the board of commissioners of…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Senator Ranker Rocks | Letters

I had the recent good fortune to join Washington Trails Association for…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Thankful for PHD vote | Letters

Thanks to Barbara Sharp, Monica Harrington and Bill Williams, our three newest…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Vote balances PHD subsidy | Letters

I write to thank hospital district commissioners Bill Williams, Monica Harrington and…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Unstable president | Letters

First I want to apologize to anyone who is offended by what…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Port action legal? | Letters

(Editor’s note: According to the Port of Friday Harbor Acting Director, tax…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Sound of Freedom | Letter

I read with great interest the number of times that NAS Whidbey…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Unsung heroes | Letter

I’m guessing that the letter written by the unnamed and undocumented Friday…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Look at bills | Letter

About 65 percent of San Juan County residents are Democrat supporters, 30…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Women’s March is proof unity is possible | Letter

The morning of Saturday’s march, I read a quote from a Jackson…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

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