Letters To The Editor

A thank you to the community | Letters

A sincere thank you is due to the participating artisans who made their diligence and professional craft available to the public.

  • Dec 2nd, 2015

Volunteers make it happen | Letters

A big event does need someone to organize it; but it also does not come together without the effort and hard work of countless volunteers.

  • Dec 2nd, 2015

Disappointed with Shoreline Management Plan actions | Letters

There are people who are extremely disappointed by your rush to approve both the Shoreline Master Plan as rewritten and the Eastsound Sub Area Plan as rewritten.

  • Dec 2nd, 2015

Helping keep our animals warm | Letters

Thanks to everyone who responded to our call for blankets to help keep the animals warm

  • Dec 2nd, 2015

A heartfelt thank you | Letters

I am so thankful to live in a community that takes care of its own.

  • Dec 2nd, 2015

Thanks for a good campaign run | Letters

I had an amazing time in the recent campaign enjoying many pleasant encounters.

  • Nov 12th, 2015

A rough election season, looking forward to serving | Letters

I’m sure I’m not the only one who is grateful that election season is behind us.

  • Nov 12th, 2015

A thank you to islanders | Letters

I want to thank San Juan islanders for electing me to the public hospital district commission.

  • Nov 12th, 2015

Let’s take a look at our budget | Letters

Now that the election is over, we can turn our attention to the 2016 county budget.

  • Nov 12th, 2015

Now the work begins for the public hospital board | Letters

I want to thank all my wonderful supporters who offered their help, advice, and encouragement during this long and contentious election.

  • Nov 12th, 2015

A place where caring means much more than a fancy façade | Letters

I feel that a major and glaring difference between the two medical facilities on San Juan Island is that of humanity.

  • Nov 12th, 2015

Election campaigns have gotten out of hand | Letters

This has been such a dispiriting campaign. We’ve seen three candidates engage in spreading falsehoods and smears regarding their opponents, and repeating them even when confronted with documentation that what they were saying was false.

  • Nov 2nd, 2015

Attorney general must have good reason for investigation | Letters

The “civil investigative demand” issued by the state attorney general’s office, alleging Medicaid fraud, is quite stunning.

  • Nov 2nd, 2015

Vote for Barbara, Monica and Bill W. this election | Letters

That is so that we can get our public hospital district commissioners to consider more carefully the people who are served by our public tax dollars.

  • Nov 2nd, 2015

Re: Jack’s birthday party | Letters

Even a small fundraiser involves lots of people, and I’d like to thank everyone for a great party!

  • Oct 31st, 2015

Troubled by close ties between Ledford campaign and PeaceHealth | Letters

I hope islanders and local media take a deeper look and consider the consequences of this type of campaigning.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Allegations that endorsements turn elections partisan is untrue | Letters

As the hospital board elections intensify, several interesting issues have arisen, including the allegation that a candidate's having received the endorsement of a county party organization somehow improperly changes the election from nonpartisan to partisan.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Some hospital district candidates clash with SJPHD code of ethics | Letters

I encourage the voters of the SJC Public Hospital District to review the information on the Believe the Best website.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Hospital board election has seen a plethora of allegations | Letters

The services provided by the hospital, while imperfect, are better than having no hospital at all

  • Oct 28th, 2015

The Barbara Sharp agenda | Letters

Passage of an EMS levy by regaining the public’s trust that their tax dollars will be used wisely and efficiently; making sure all islanders have access to the best possible range of health care services.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

In response to Dr. Burk Gossom’s letter | Letters

I encourage all San Juan County residents to become fully informed about the facts related to PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Francie Hansen was right | Letters

Sit down, have a cup of coffee, and really listen to someone who has a different opinion. I know its wishful thinking, but we just might learn something.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Hoping the best for my new community in this election | Letters

If you are thirsty for the truth but you don’t have time to do all the research, then I suggest you go to the website Believe the Best.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Conflicts of interest in this hospital race | Letters

So the truth is all through this website for voters to go to so they can make an informed decision when they mark their ballots.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Healthcare is about us as islanders | Letters

I hope you will see the gifts we have been given and put your energies into making this hospital a community endeavor. It is not“we” and “they.” It is “us.”

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Williams, Sharp and Harrington know how to get levy approved | Letters

If we are going to pass a levy in 2016 we’re going to need a solid, defensible EMS budget that is the basis for a realistic levy proposal to the voters.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Sharp, Williams and Harrington have my vote | Letters

Are our tax dollars being spent in the best ways by the hospital district commission? That’s the issue in the coming election.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Monica, Barbara and Bill for hospital board | Letters

I believe that Monica Harrington, Barbara Sharp and Bill Williams are the candidates that will find solutions to these challenges, and I urge you to vote or them.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Nonpartisan equals islander, vote Loftus | Letters

In our peaceful island community we have unique activities, needs and people. We are islanders.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

I’m for Ledford and Loftus | Letters

I feel that they will work with the PeaceHealth to keep the incredible level of care that has been built.

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Transparency is called for on public hospital board | Letters

We as a community need to establish some real, transparent public oversight over what goes on at Peace Island Medical Center

  • Oct 28th, 2015

Ledford and Hancock campaign filings raise questions | Letters

Need we ask who these public hospital district candidates will represent if elected?

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Is big money somehow associated with PeaceHealth trying to buy this election? | Letters

We need to ask why PeaceHealth loyalists are so afraid of losing control of a public hospital board.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

In this election, follow the money | Letters

The public disclosure reports show that the candidates who were recruited by the unelected PIMC hospital board are being funded by a handful of well-to-do people who are shipping money to PeaceHealth’s public relations consultant so that same consultant can manage a PR campaign for those candidates.

  • Oct 27th, 2015

Election debate on hospital has lost perspective on PeaceHealth services | Letters

As an OB/GYN at PeaceHealth I have never had a hospital ethics committee tell me what I could or could not do for my patient.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

No Republican endorsement requests | Correction

In a recent letter in the Journal Levi Rawls stated that no hospital board candidates asked for endorsements from the San Juan County Republican Party

  • Oct 22nd, 2015

I’m voting for Ledford and Hancock – here’s why | Letters

The public hospital district board should not be a partisan position, so I will be voting for candidates who have not chosen a political agenda to bring to the hospital district board.

  • Oct 21st, 2015

Harrington for hospital board commissioner | Letters

I believe Monica will remain a tireless champion for patients’ rights, while ensuring that our incredible island health care system continues to provide for all of our health care needs.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Hospital board candidates have a clear political agenda | Letters

Our island is lucky to have a hospital, how many communities our size have a hospital?

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Dismayed by religious intolerance in hospital race | Letters

The legal actions Harrington proposes would divert resources from care to ideologies that have nothing to do with the board.

  • Oct 20th, 2015