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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.
On my way to work this morning, I was dismayed to see “Trust Jenny” and “Michelle Loftus” signs knocked over.
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.
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.
Let’s not enter into litigation to fix something that isn’t broken - namely Peace Island Medical Center.
You who miss all that faster stuff that you left behind, please stop trying to replicate it here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether we’re walking, cycling, driving, riding a horse, skating or hoverboarding, we’re not obstacles, we’re just trying to get somewhere.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is it just me, or does anyone else have trouble getting anything done on these islands?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The public hospital district, as a public entity, has a legal obligation to adhere to the Reproductive Privacy Act.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The real issue here is providing high quality medical care to all of our island residents within the constraints of our size and funding.
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.
Voting for the Fourth of July 2016 parade grand marshal
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.
I urge you to vote for Bill, Barbara, and Monica – all of whom seek communication, collaboration and pragmatic reasoning, NOT litigation.
A big thank you from the staff at the San Juan County Fair for another great Fair!
This is a “lengthy” process (sorry), and fascinating to watch. It is available for free from the decks of Washington State Ferries as they dock at Anacortes Ferry Terminal. No need to look on YouTube or rent a nature video. Just enjoy a fresh, open air display and marvel at how imaginative nature can be.
From a Native perspective, the ceremony on Henry Island was not an expression of our islands’ Native cultures, but an appropriation as inconsiderate as the French and British explorers that planted flags and crosses on the East Coast claiming ownership without asking the existing owners.
As an original Land Bank member of the Board of Directors in the early 1990’s, I have warm memories of discussions about various properties and the different methods of obtaining and holding land for the use and enjoyment of county residents and guests.
I just want to thank the small handful of volunteers who helped out at this year’s photography department at the San Juan County Fair.
I especially want to thank my volunteer supporters, the island businesses that helped out, and the many people who provided their individual endorsements of my campaign.
The most recent addition to the system of public lands on San Juan Island is the Mt. Grant Preserve. The San Juan Preservation Trust is working with the San Juan County Land Bank on a fundraising campaign to permanently protect this spectacular property.