Letters To The Editor

More about orcas | Letter

A letter submitted by Orca Network said that humans have poisoned the…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020

 

An opinion about safety | Letter

Editor’s note: Reminder that opinions within Letters to the Editor are those…

  • Jun 2nd, 2020

 

Vacation rental concerns | Letter

We face a unique challenge in San Juan County. We have a…

  • May 27th, 2020

 

Spreading positivity | Letter

I was recently given a subscription to the Journal and was extremely…

  • May 27th, 2020

New proposed dam will impact Orcas

The Southern resident orcas have captivated us for decades. To many of…

  • May 27th, 2020

Unfortunate encounter| Letter

Our new manager was shopping in town with her husband recently. In…

  • May 27th, 2020

Doubting design | Letter

I wonder if others feel that this is a poorly designed intersection.…

  • May 20th, 2020

Kudos islanders | Letter

Editors note- the word balance was inadvertently left out of the last…

  • May 29th, 2020

EMS and Fire should merge now | Letter

The SJI Public Hospital District has suspended all efforts to integrate SJI…

Fire/EMS Merger Disintegrates | Letter

The unilateral action of the San Juan Island Hospital District to suspend…

  • May 20th, 2020

EMS and fire merger suspension right step | Letter

The week before last, Public Hospital District #1 Commissioners took three important…

  • May 20th, 2020

Thoughts about reopening the islands | Letter

After reading some opinions about the process of “should we re-open the…

  • May 11th, 2020

Kudos to PHD | Letters

On May 5, the San Juan Public Hospital District Commissioners took an…

  • May 8th, 2020

No ban act| Letter

This is just for the record so you might consider the vote…

  • May 6th, 2020

Oh, oh scotch broom bloom| Letter

It’s time to bring your attention to those pretty yellow blossoms, blooming…

  • May 6th, 2020

Why wearing masks is encouraged | Guest column

Editor’s note: This guest column is in response to a Letter to…

  • May 6th, 2020

End shelter in place |Letter

Editor’s note: “The [U.S.] Constitution … does not import an absolute right…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Phone a friend | Letter

Our islands, and the rest of the world, are certainly facing difficult…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

On judging vacation rental owners | Letter

We have a small overnight rental on San Juan island. We’ve had…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

A perspective on COVID-19 | Letters

It’s possible that COVID-19 may very well become the defining event of…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

In response to “Mask Madness”| Letter

With reference to the letter to the editor, “Mask Madness,” given the…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter

I personally work in the vacation rental business and while the owners…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

Grateful for Land Bank | Letter

During this time of coronavirus unrest, there are some particularly comforting aspects…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

Mask madness | Letter

With “Please wear a mask!” signs popping up on the doors of…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

Williams’ article is harmful | Letter

In response to the Letter to the Editor from nurse practitioner Mara…

  • Apr 10th, 2020

Unlabeled opinion dangerous | Letter

The April 8 Journal article entitled, “A COVID-19 Update” by Mara Williams…

  • Apr 10th, 2020

Another scam

The other day, the phone rang and the caller ID said PCH…

  • Apr 8th, 2020

What Country Is This? | Letter

Those of us in a certain age bracket remember the cold war…

  • Apr 8th, 2020

Challenging times | Letter

Twelve hundred dollars! A new bicycle? Pastries every Sunday for a year!…

  • Apr 8th, 2020

Re: Mr. Whalen’s Land Bank letter | Letter

While I was scanning the news for COVID-19 updates, I was surprised…

  • Apr 7th, 2020

Thanks for the flowers | Letter

My husband went into town to do some marketing at Kings grocery…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Land Bank is loved

Great April Fools Day joke by Ron Whalen! [See “Land Bank problems…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020

Land Bank’s problems predate the Amaros |Letter

I attended the Land Bank (LB) Meeting and Annual Retreat on Dec.…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Conserving toilet paper | Letter

Want to make your roll of toilet paper last twice as long?…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Thank you healthcare workers | Letter

We would like to thank the soldiers who are on the front…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Letter from the EDC Director | Letter

These are challenging times. We know that you are facing extraordinary difficulties…

  • Apr 1st, 2020

Help save local news | Letter

Now, more than ever, our local news media is a lifeline for…

  • Mar 30th, 2020

Hoarding|Letter

We lived on Orcas island during 9/11. We dealt with the worry…

  • Mar 25th, 2020

Stop non-essential travel | Letter

There’s an email now circulating that asks that all non-essential travel to…

  • Mar 26th, 2020

Thank you to SJI Community Foundation

The Economic Development Council board of directors and staff would like to…

  • Mar 11th, 2020