Letters To The Editor

Vote for Jenny, Michelle and Doc this fall | Letters

Let’s trust our hospital to look after us well by supporting better candidates – Michelle, Jenny and Doc.

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Serious harm could come from forcing PeaceHealth to do abortions | Letters

But is this a wise position? PeaceHealth will never offer abortions. Period. So if the issue is pressed, what might happen?

  • Oct 16th, 2015

Thank you Louise Dustrude | Letters

I've been waiting for someone like Ms. Dustrude to cast my actions in a negative light - and just in time for the election. Thank you, Louise, for this opportunity to enlighten with the truth.

  • Oct 13th, 2015

I’m calling the play and handing you the ball, vote for Jenny! | Letters

I am asking for your vote for my wife, Jenny. She is running for San Juan County Public Hospital Commissioner, position 3.

  • Oct 12th, 2015

Concerned over election — choose the qualified, well-informed candidates | Letters

They make a formidable team that will look out for our health care interests, the needs and concerns of all islanders and make more effective use of our tax dollars.

  • Oct 10th, 2015

Thankful for the hospital district — don’t forget to vote in november | Letters

I trust Jenny to lead fiscally and support EMS and Medevac so the organization can continue to serve our community.

  • Oct 8th, 2015

Election brings up questions of health choices | Letters

Peace Island Medical Center is not just a business – they are the neighbors, doctors, nurses, technicians that live beside us.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Skilled moderator made all the difference | Letters

Because of the moderator’s firm but friendly control the audience got much of the information they came to hear.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Partisan politics are not a part of this race, vote for the nonpartisan candidate | Letters

Jenny Ledford is a leader, a seasoned professional who can work with diverse groups without axe grinding, a communication expert who has worked with our EMS personnel, and someone who is warm and genuine.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Damaging candidate signs is immature, use your vote instead | Letters

On my way to work this morning, I was dismayed to see “Trust Jenny” and “Michelle Loftus” signs knocked over.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Meet the Honeywells and learn the facts about the Orca Dreams subdivision | Letters

Many out there have expressed an interest in the Orca Dreams subdivision and dock application that are currently under review by the San Juan County Department of Community Development.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Deepest thanks for Peace Island Medical Center Emergency Room staff | Letters

I’ve always felt that we islanders are truly blessed to have such caring professionals available when we need them, and early this week, when I needed them most, they were right there.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Why try to fix something that isn’t broken? | Letters

Let’s not enter into litigation to fix something that isn’t broken - namely Peace Island Medical Center.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Why the need for speed? | Letters

You who miss all that faster stuff that you left behind, please stop trying to replicate it here.

  • Sep 29th, 2015

All three candidates needed to make the difference | Letters

The current mind set of the San Juan County Public Hospital District Board needs to be changed. They lack respect for the taxpayer public they represent.

  • Sep 29th, 2015

Hospital board candidates caught up in buzzwords | Letters

The upcoming election of three, non-partisan seats for the San Juan County Public Hospital District has become mired in personal opinions about religion, politics and the processes of abortion and end-of-life.

  • Sep 29th, 2015

Communities need to wake up to climate change, it’s happening now | Letters

If scientists who’ve been writing about climate change for over 20 years are right, we’re going to get more frequent and more severe situations like this.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

Heartfelt thanks to ferry workers | Letters

We wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to those ferry workers who helped us board an 8 a.m. ferry to Anacortes several weeks ago when we had a family medical emergency across the state.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

Don’t forget bikers on the roadway, they deserve space | Letters

Whether we’re walking, cycling, driving, riding a horse, skating or hoverboarding, we’re not obstacles, we’re just trying to get somewhere.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

Re: Sturdivant | Letter

Lee Sturdivant, I agree with Monica Harrington’s assertion that we need “unambiguous information on ‘death with dignity.’” I, however, see two totally different parts to “death with dignity”.

  • Sep 21st, 2015

Thanks to United Way for supporting our local youth | Letters

By offering financial funding needed, United Way makes it possible for the SJIPC to continue its Youth Leadership Initiative- an important source of life skills development that our youth so desperately need to be empowered leaders.

  • Sep 17th, 2015

Questions about EMS budget and previous chief go unanswered | Letters

Our hospital board cannot rely only on “expected” revenue to carry EMS into the future, they must cut expenses. Bottom line; make some serious concession so we still have a sustainable EMS that will carry us well into the future.

  • Sep 16th, 2015

Vote for “Double Bill” this November | Letters

Although his opponent for the Public Hospital District referenced a M.A.S.H. unit in the fourth of July parade, it’s Bill Williams who actually ran a M.A.S.H. unit in Korea during the Vietnam war and thus started his career in hospital administration.

  • Sep 15th, 2015

Peace Island Medical Center offers a sense of wellness | Letters

I may be new on the island but I have been here long enough to know that an extremely positive experience with Peace Health should find its way to these pages.

  • Sep 15th, 2015

Is “Island Time” a concern? | Letters

Is it just me, or does anyone else have trouble getting anything done on these islands?

  • Sep 11th, 2015

Jazz at the Lab supports science program for kids for another year | Guest Column

the program worked with more than 735 local students and 23 teachers reaching students in every grade. The program focuses on getting students actively engaged in the process of science.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

Teasdale overreaches in her letter to the editor | Letters

The only factual part of Janelle Teasdale’s recent rant again Monica Harrington is the fact that Harrington is indeed running for a seat on the Public Hospital District Commission.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

San Juan Island Grange adopts resolution on greenhouse regulations | Letters

New regulations would place an undue burden on both home and commercial growers who depend on greenhouses. Proposed code amendments and new sections are in conflict with county code.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

Thank you from the Ogle’s | Letters

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our community of friends and family both near and far for the love and support they have sent our way.

  • Sep 9th, 2015

Contract with PeaceHealth needs to be amended to allow local input | Letters

The public hospital district, as a public entity, has a legal obligation to adhere to the Reproductive Privacy Act.

  • Sep 3rd, 2015

Three cheers for three new homes | Letters

As I traveled to town along Pear Point Road, I was thrilled to see the three houses sponsored by San Juan Community Home Trust as they slowly proceeded up to their new neighborhood at Sun Rise II.

  • Sep 1st, 2015

Pharmacy article misses the point | Letters

Last week’s front page Journal article regarding pharmacy drug pricing was based on an experience I had on May 10, 2015 at our local drug store. Unfortunately the article left out many relevant facts.

  • Sep 1st, 2015

Another Jazz at the Labs is a success | Letters

I just want to thank the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs for putting on another great show of “Jazz at the Labs.” The dinner was excellent!

  • Sep 1st, 2015

Looking forward to the future trail opportunities on Mt. Grant | Letters

As a founder of the Hardy Hikers, a 20 year old year round womens’ hiking group on Orcas Island, I am extremely pleased to support the purchase and development of Mt. Grant into a nature preserve.

  • Sep 1st, 2015

Kudos to the San Juan Island Conservation Core | Letters

As summer wanes I just want to take a moment to thank the San Juan Conservation Core for giving my boys a great experience working around the islands.

  • Sep 1st, 2015

Henry Island story pole honors land, humans and animals | Letters

The new story pole on Henry Island shares one man’s expression of his love for his daughter. This magnificent cedar carving is her legacy as well as a generous gift for others on McCraken Point to enjoy for years to come.

  • Sep 1st, 2015

Vote for Jenny Ledford this November | Letters

The real issue here is providing high quality medical care to all of our island residents within the constraints of our size and funding.

  • Aug 27th, 2015

FlexFerry as effectively reservation ransom | Letters

Regarding the Journal story on Aug. 5, 2015 about FlexFerry, a privately operated reservation system for our Washington State Ferries, I think we should all be concerned about a number of things.

  • Aug 25th, 2015

Kevin Roth for marshal | Letters

Voting for the Fourth of July 2016 parade grand marshal

  • Aug 25th, 2015

Grateful for community after Tia’s Tacos burglary | Letters

As many of you know, Tia’s Tacos was burglarized recently. I’ll be honest, my heart broke when I walked through the door and found the restaurant in shambles and the earnings from the San Juan County Fair gone.

  • Aug 25th, 2015