Letters To The Editor

Thank you Good Samaritan | Letter

I’m writing to thank the Good Samaritan who helped me get my…

  • Feb 12th, 2020

A parable of fiscal irresponsibility | Letter

The voters of San Juan are being asked to approve on Feb.…

  • Feb 5th, 2020

Thank you to SJICCF | Letter

We live in a community of openhearted people who in quiet ways…

  • Feb 5th, 2020

Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter

There is a disaster looming in San Juan County. Our emergency radio…

  • Feb 5th, 2020

Vote yes on the school levy | Letter

On Feb. 11 our community will be voting on a replacement capital…

  • Feb 5th, 2020

A Different OPALCO Resolution 2-2019 Solution | Letter

Before I lay out a resolution that I feel should be acceptable…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

Save Community Treasures | Letter

Hello San Juan Island County Council, Please work your magic to keep…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

Save Community Treasures | Letter

Dear County Council, It is a great service to the community to…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

Vote Yes for schools | Letter

On Feb. 11 our community will be voting on a replacement capitol…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

Thank you, council | Letter

Thank you, Commissioners Hughes and Watson, for voting to appoint Alex Ramel…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020

Thank you San Juan Lions Club for supporting the Parkinson’s Alert Dogs | Letter

PADs for Parkinson’s of San Juan Island would like to express our…

  • Jan 23rd, 2020

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

Vote yes on school levy | Letter

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

  • Jan 15th, 2020

Why a moratorium? | Letter

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

  • Jan 15th, 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

Thank you, San Juan Island community | Letter

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

  • Jan 8th, 2020

The reality of vacation rentals |Letter

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

  • Jan 7th, 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

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

Gratitude for shoeboxes | Letter

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

  • Dec 11th, 2019

I-976 lawsuit is wrong | Letter

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

  • Dec 11th, 2019

Sensitivity need in sexual abuse case | Letter

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

  • Dec 5th, 2019

Thank you from Island Haven | Letters

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

  • Dec 5th, 2019

A solution for peace in Israel | Letter

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

  • Dec 4th, 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

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

Interlocal agreement is misguided | Letters

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

  • Nov 13th, 2019

Rushing merger is suspect | Letter

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

  • Nov 13th, 2019

Skewed survey | Letter

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

  • Nov 8th, 2019

Sign vacation rental petition | Letter

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

  • Nov 7th, 2019