Letters To The Editor

Vacation Rentals | Letter

I was a little surprised to read the VRBO rebuke about the…

  • Jan 19th, 2020

 

A plea from Community Treasures | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight Ware CT founding member and board president For all…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

 

A New Year’s Resolution | Letter

This New Year’s Day I awakened with a sense of dread. Dread…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

 

Why a moratorium? | Letter

Every time someone asks us, “Why a moratorium?” We just have to…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

Vote yes on school levy | Letter

We encourage all eligible voters to join us and vote YES for…

  • Jan 15th, 2020

Thank you, San Juan Island community | Letter

On Saturday the 21st of December St. David’s Episcopal Church hosted a…

  • Jan 8th, 2020

Thank you big rock | Letter

Thank you big rock on Beaverton Road for reminding me to smile.…

  • Jan 8th, 2020

Thank you Land Bank | Letter

This year 2019 has ended and now we embark on a new…

  • Jan 8th, 2020

Don’t give up | Letter

To the disenfranchised, despondent, disappointed and disturbed; please do not give up.…

  • Jan 6th, 2020

Friends of the San Juans Ensures Added Protections for Southern Resident Killer Whales | Letter

On Aug. 29, Friends of the San Juans appealed Whatcom County’s conditional…

  • Jan 1st, 2020

Thank you, Market Place

Dear Ashley and Market Place, I would like to say thank you…

  • Jan 1st, 2020

The reality of vacation rentals |Letter

Last summer I was amazed at the number of people building accessory…

  • Jan 7th, 2020

OPALCO’s decision is wrong | Letter

I am outraged. The facts are simple. The resident orcas who have…

  • Dec 18th, 2019

Petition the county for VRBO change | Letter

There is no better time than right now to save what all…

  • Dec 16th, 2019

I-976 lawsuit is wrong | Letter

Thoughtful people throughout the state and our county can present cogent, logical…

  • Dec 11th, 2019

Gratitude for shoeboxes | Letter

Operation Christmas Child has a five-year goal to reach the half-million children…

  • Dec 11th, 2019

A solution for peace in Israel | Letter

After spending 2.5 months in Israel, for Christmas, I propose a way…

  • Dec 4th, 2019

Thank you from Island Haven | Letters

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary would like to send a warm thank you…

  • Dec 5th, 2019

Sensitivity need in sexual abuse case | Letter

We are professionals who work with Orcas Island children and families in…

  • Dec 5th, 2019

Thankful for community | Letter

(Note: Lou Coleman was one of two local pilots involved in a…

  • Nov 28th, 2019

International Men’s Day | Letter

International Men’s Day was Nov. 19 and perhaps a word or an…

  • Nov 27th, 2019

SJI Public School Foundation thanks community | Letter

The San Juan Public School Foundation would like to thank our community…

  • Nov 21st, 2019

The Geography of Home

In the city, nature has to be contained in a pot, a…

  • Nov 20th, 2019

Rushing merger is suspect | Letter

I think it’s really fishy that the three public hospital district commissioners…

  • Nov 13th, 2019

Interlocal agreement is misguided | Letters

The proposed merger of EMS and the San Juan Island Fire Department…

  • Nov 13th, 2019

Thanks and congratulations to dozens of islanders | Letter

Our thanks and congratulations go out to the dozens of islanders who…

  • Nov 14th, 2019

Help navigating Medicare | Letter

We are privileged to be a part of SHIBA, an organization that…

  • Nov 14th, 2019

Support for Mullis | Letter

I am writing to express my wholehearted endorsement and support for the…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Thankful for public lands | Letter

I love living here in San Juan County. Every day, even after…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Land bank is invaluable | Letter

I share a boundary with a San Juan County Land Bank property.…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Sign vacation rental petition | Letter

Please express your concern about the proliferation of vacation rentals to the…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Skewed survey | Letter

As a dues-paying member of the Mullis Senior Center, I recently received…

  • Nov 8th, 2019

Stop trying to rush integration | Letter

This letter is a demand for the outgoing members of the majority…

  • Nov 7th, 2019

Vote no I-976 | Letter

Kudos to Bob Distler for his letter to the editor Re: Fall…

  • Oct 31st, 2019

When is enough, enough? No on Proposition 2 | Letter

San Juan County is an exceptional community inhabited by extraordinarily kind and…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

Thank you, county, for Mount Grant | Letter

I just took a walk on Mount Grant. I love that place,…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

Building a secure future for EMS | Letter

We have an excellent EMS agency, but its recent history has been…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

Vote YES on Proposition 2 | Letter

As a longtime islander, and a current property owner, I strongly support…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

San Juan County needs animal control

Submitted by Jan Murphy For several years a dedicated group of San…

  • Oct 30th, 2019

Still vote for uncontested seats | Letters

If you haven’t yet turned in your ballot, perhaps it’s because you…

  • Oct 31st, 2019