Letters To The Editor

Respecting those lost to COVID | Letter

Respecting those lost to COVID | Letter

I would like to respectfully suggest that all public buildings, privately-owned businesses,…

  • Sep 16th, 2020
Respecting those lost to COVID | Letter
President’s hurtful comments | Letter

President’s hurtful comments | Letter

I’m a Gold Star sister and when the President of the U.S.A. called those killed in action losers and suckers, I was hurt so deeply.

  • Sep 16th, 2020
President’s hurtful comments | Letter
An open letter to Washington State Ferries | Letter

An open letter to Washington State Ferries | Letter

We deserve better.

  • Sep 16th, 2020
An open letter to Washington State Ferries | Letter
Critique of PHD’s thoughtless reorganization of EMS | Letter

Critique of PHD’s thoughtless reorganization of EMS | Letter

The San Juan Island Public Hospital District #1 recently announced a surprise reorganization.

  • Sep 7th, 2020
Critique of PHD’s thoughtless reorganization of EMS | Letter
PHD is making rushed decisions

PHD is making rushed decisions

The following letter was read into record during the SJCPHD#1 meeting on Aug 26.

  • Sep 5th, 2020
PHD is making rushed decisions
Fire responders with ventilated masks | Letter

Fire responders with ventilated masks | Letter

I had occasion to help a neighbor who had to call 911…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
Fire responders with ventilated masks | Letter
In praise of the Post Office| Letter

In praise of the Post Office| Letter

In these fractured times, can we just agree that the Post Office…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
In praise of the Post Office| Letter
Thanks from Michael Durland | Letter

Thanks from Michael Durland | Letter

I wholeheartedly support Cindy Wolf for Council and encourage all of you to vote for her.

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Thanks from Michael Durland | Letter
Vote for Rick Hughes for council member | Letter

Vote for Rick Hughes for council member | Letter

Rick, thank you for the talks with me and wanting Orcas to be a place for everyone.

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Vote for Rick Hughes for council member | Letter
Save USPS | Letter

Save USPS | Letter

U.S. Postal Service is the People’s institution, and not any politician’s personal workforce.

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Save USPS | Letter
Question about holding tanks | Letter

Question about holding tanks | Letter

Is anyone else worried where all these visiting boats are dumping their holding tanks?

  • Aug 27th, 2020
Question about holding tanks | Letter
History – Revision by Omission | Guest column

History – Revision by Omission | Guest column

Submitted by David Turnoy Orcas Island A letter to the editor by…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
History – Revision by Omission | Guest column
Strange omission in ‘History-revision by omission’

Strange omission in ‘History-revision by omission’

I was amused to read Phil Peterson’s letter labeled “History-revision by omission”…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Strange omission in ‘History-revision by omission’
Tell it like it is | Letter

Tell it like it is | Letter

In response to Justin Krause’s letter: When the predatory Europeans came to…

  • Aug 19th, 2020
Tell it like it is | Letter
Encourage hunting on Orcas –– to save our environment| Letter

Encourage hunting on Orcas –– to save our environment| Letter

If the residents of Orcas Island witnessed the clear-cutting of our forests,…

  • Aug 18th, 2020
Encourage hunting on Orcas –– to save our environment| Letter
Intolerance rears its ugly head | Letters

Intolerance rears its ugly head | Letters

Intolerance has made its way to Orcas Island. Early Wednesday morning, campaign…

  • Aug 18th, 2020
Intolerance rears its ugly head | Letters
Why no enforcement of mask mandate| Letter

Why no enforcement of mask mandate| Letter

I would like those who govern us to explain: When we overstay…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
Why no enforcement of mask mandate| Letter
An open letter to the commissioners elect| Letter

An open letter to the commissioners elect| Letter

I know you’ve got a lot on your plate right now with…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
An open letter to the commissioners elect| Letter
History — revision by omission | Letter

History — revision by omission | Letter

Current spin is that “America is Evil,” can never be healed, therefore…

  • Aug 12th, 2020
History — revision by omission | Letter
Change need on the Fire District board | Letter

Change need on the Fire District board | Letter

I know very little about Fire District Commissioner Frank Cardinale, but on…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
Change need on the Fire District board | Letter
Do not merge fire and EMS | Letter

Do not merge fire and EMS | Letter

The San Juan County Public Hospital District Commissioners and the San Juan…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
Do not merge fire and EMS | Letter
Thank you to San Juan County | Letter

Thank you to San Juan County | Letter

I am a local Island house designer as well as a project…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
Thank you to San Juan County | Letter
Kivisto for council| Letter

Kivisto for council| Letter

Thank you to Sharon Kivisto for running for the county council! Sharon…

  • Jul 29th, 2020
Kivisto for council| Letter
Memorial a farce|Letter

Memorial a farce|Letter

This morning, I dropped off my ballot at the courthouse, and was…

  • Jul 29th, 2020
Memorial a farce|Letter
Renaming Harney Channel | Letter

Renaming Harney Channel | Letter

Renaming Harney Channel | Letter

  • Jul 29th, 2020
Renaming Harney Channel | Letter
Transition is difficult and challenging

Transition is difficult and challenging

Transition for us humans is often both difficult and challenging. We find…

  • Jul 29th, 2020
Transition is difficult and challenging
Vote for Kayl| Letter

Vote for Kayl| Letter

The future is female. Write in Mindy Kahl for San Juan County…

  • Jul 29th, 2020
Vote for Kayl| Letter
Correcting San Juan County’s GOP version of history | Letter

Correcting San Juan County’s GOP version of history | Letter

Submitted by David Kobrin Orcas Island I was saddened by the tone…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Correcting San Juan County’s GOP version of history | Letter
Clifford Jordan’s letter “Response to Protests”, pub. 6/24 | Letter

Clifford Jordan’s letter “Response to Protests”, pub. 6/24 | Letter

Yes, George Floyd may have had a criminal record. Like most of…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Clifford Jordan’s letter “Response to Protests”, pub. 6/24 | Letter
Vote for Ryan Palmateer | Letter

Vote for Ryan Palmateer | Letter

I support Ryan Palmateer for the County Council District 1 position. I…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020
Vote for Ryan Palmateer | Letter
Response to the San Juan County Democrats resolution on police reform| Letter

Response to the San Juan County Democrats resolution on police reform| Letter

Submitted by the San Juan County Republicans The San Juan County Democrats…

  • Jul 19th, 2020
Response to the San Juan County Democrats resolution on police reform| Letter
Do we need to solicit hordes to visit| Letter

Do we need to solicit hordes to visit| Letter

Editor’s note: The San Juan Island Visitors Bureau announced on July 6…

  • Jul 15th, 2020
Do we need to solicit hordes to visit| Letter
Local Democrats make endorsements for the upcoming primary | Guest column

Local Democrats make endorsements for the upcoming primary | Guest column

Submitted by San Juan County Democrats At the June 20 meeting of…

  • Jul 15th, 2020
Local Democrats make endorsements for the upcoming primary | Guest column
Support the Women’s Fund | Letter

Support the Women’s Fund | Letter

Support the Women’s Fund|Letter

  • Jul 15th, 2020
Support the Women’s Fund | Letter
The San Juan Islands Advocacy Team | Letter

The San Juan Islands Advocacy Team | Letter

The San Juan Islands Advocacy Team is a group of concerned citizens…

  • Jul 15th, 2020
The San Juan Islands Advocacy Team | Letter
Hospice in the time of Covid19| Letter

Hospice in the time of Covid19| Letter

A huge shout out to Hospice of San Juan and San Juan…

  • Jul 8th, 2020
Hospice in the time of Covid19| Letter
Jason Call for congress|Letter

Jason Call for congress|Letter

Our job as voters is very important and if done right it…

  • Jul 8th, 2020
Jason Call for congress|Letter
Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter

Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter

I listened to the audio from the San Juan County Council meeting…

  • Jul 8th, 2020
Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter
Police killing of George Floyd | Letter

Police killing of George Floyd | Letter

Thanks to the Journal for publishing Clifford Jordan’s letter. I like to…

  • Jul 8th, 2020
Police killing of George Floyd | Letter
Questioning reopening | Letter

Questioning reopening | Letter

I am writing as an island resident and retired physician/surgeon. Our islands…

  • Jul 8th, 2020
Questioning reopening | Letter