Letters To The Editor

Hospital district dithers and wastes taxpayer dollars | Letter

Hospital district dithers and wastes taxpayer dollars | Letter

There they go again. The San Juan County Public Hospital District #1…

  • Jun 17th, 2020
Hospital district dithers and wastes taxpayer dollars | Letter
Kudos for Black Lives Matter march | Letter

Kudos for Black Lives Matter march | Letter

My daughters and I joined the rally and march for Black Lives…

  • Jun 17th, 2020
Kudos for Black Lives Matter march | Letter
RE: More about orcas | Letter

RE: More about orcas | Letter

We would like to respond to the June 3 letter “More about…

  • Jun 17th, 2020
RE: More about orcas | Letter
San Juan islanders, you are the best! | Letter

San Juan islanders, you are the best! | Letter

San Juan islanders, you are the best! The board and staff of…

  • Jun 17th, 2020
San Juan islanders, you are the best! | Letter
Commend Dr. Frank James, the Board of Health and County Council| Letter

Commend Dr. Frank James, the Board of Health and County Council| Letter

I want to commend Dr Frank James, the Board of Health and…

  • Jun 16th, 2020
Commend Dr. Frank James, the Board of Health and County Council| Letter
Support Safe San Juans | Letter

Support Safe San Juans | Letter

In what ways can we help local people in need during the…

  • Jun 11th, 2020
Support Safe San Juans | Letter
Thankful for police | Letter

Thankful for police | Letter

I would like to comment on Sheriff Krebs’ statement regarding the current…

  • Jun 11th, 2020
Thankful for police | Letter
In support of peaceful protesting | Letter

In support of peaceful protesting | Letter

Peaceful demonstrations are important because when the force confronts the calm, the…

  • Jun 10th, 2020
In support of peaceful protesting | Letter
Fire and EMS integration| Letter

Fire and EMS integration| Letter

As a volunteer firefighter and EMT with both agencies, I get to…

  • Jun 5th, 2020
Fire and EMS integration| Letter
More about orcas | Letter

More about orcas | Letter

A letter submitted by Orca Network said that humans have poisoned the…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020
More about orcas | Letter
An opinion about safety | Letter

An opinion about safety | Letter

Editor’s note: Reminder that opinions within Letters to the Editor are those…

  • Jun 2nd, 2020
An opinion about safety | Letter
Kudos islanders | Letter

Kudos islanders | Letter

Editors note- the word balance was inadvertently left out of the last…

  • May 29th, 2020
Kudos islanders | Letter
New proposed dam will impact Orcas

New proposed dam will impact Orcas

The Southern resident orcas have captivated us for decades. To many of…

  • May 27th, 2020
New proposed dam will impact Orcas
Spreading positivity | Letter

Spreading positivity | Letter

I was recently given a subscription to the Journal and was extremely…

  • May 27th, 2020
Spreading positivity | Letter
Unfortunate encounter| Letter

Unfortunate encounter| Letter

Our new manager was shopping in town with her husband recently. In…

  • May 27th, 2020
Unfortunate encounter| Letter
Vacation rental concerns | Letter

Vacation rental concerns | Letter

We face a unique challenge in San Juan County. We have a…

  • May 27th, 2020
Vacation rental concerns | Letter
Fire/EMS Merger Disintegrates | Letter

Fire/EMS Merger Disintegrates | Letter

The unilateral action of the San Juan Island Hospital District to suspend…

  • May 20th, 2020
Fire/EMS Merger Disintegrates | Letter
EMS and fire merger suspension right step | Letter

EMS and fire merger suspension right step | Letter

The week before last, Public Hospital District #1 Commissioners took three important…

  • May 20th, 2020
EMS and fire merger suspension right step | Letter
EMS and Fire should merge now | Letter

EMS and Fire should merge now | Letter

The SJI Public Hospital District has suspended all efforts to integrate SJI…

EMS and Fire should merge now | Letter
Doubting design | Letter

Doubting design | Letter

I wonder if others feel that this is a poorly designed intersection.…

  • May 20th, 2020
Doubting design | Letter
Thoughts about reopening the islands | Letter

Thoughts about reopening the islands | Letter

After reading some opinions about the process of “should we re-open the…

  • May 11th, 2020
Thoughts about reopening the islands | Letter
Kudos to PHD | Letters

Kudos to PHD | Letters

On May 5, the San Juan Public Hospital District Commissioners took an…

  • May 8th, 2020
Kudos to PHD | Letters
No ban act| Letter

No ban act| Letter

This is just for the record so you might consider the vote…

  • May 6th, 2020
No ban act| Letter
Oh, oh scotch broom bloom| Letter

Oh, oh scotch broom bloom| Letter

It’s time to bring your attention to those pretty yellow blossoms, blooming…

  • May 6th, 2020
Oh, oh scotch broom bloom| Letter
Why wearing masks is encouraged | Guest column

Why wearing masks is encouraged | Guest column

Editor’s note: This guest column is in response to a Letter to…

  • May 6th, 2020
Why wearing masks is encouraged | Guest column
In response to “Mask Madness”| Letter

In response to “Mask Madness”| Letter

With reference to the letter to the editor, “Mask Madness,” given the…

  • Apr 29th, 2020
In response to “Mask Madness”| Letter
A perspective on COVID-19 | Letters

A perspective on COVID-19 | Letters

It’s possible that COVID-19 may very well become the defining event of…

  • Apr 29th, 2020
A perspective on COVID-19 | Letters
End shelter in place |Letter

End shelter in place |Letter

Editor’s note: “The [U.S.] Constitution … does not import an absolute right…

  • Apr 29th, 2020
End shelter in place |Letter
On judging vacation rental owners | Letter

On judging vacation rental owners | Letter

We have a small overnight rental on San Juan island. We’ve had…

  • Apr 29th, 2020
On judging vacation rental owners | Letter
Phone a friend | Letter

Phone a friend | Letter

Our islands, and the rest of the world, are certainly facing difficult…

  • Apr 29th, 2020
Phone a friend | Letter
Mask madness | Letter

Mask madness | Letter

With “Please wear a mask!” signs popping up on the doors of…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020
Mask madness | Letter
Grateful for Land Bank | Letter

Grateful for Land Bank | Letter

During this time of coronavirus unrest, there are some particularly comforting aspects…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020
Grateful for Land Bank | Letter
Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter

Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter

I personally work in the vacation rental business and while the owners…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020
Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter
Williams’ article is harmful | Letter

Williams’ article is harmful | Letter

In response to the Letter to the Editor from nurse practitioner Mara…

  • Apr 10th, 2020
Williams’ article is harmful | Letter
Unlabeled opinion dangerous | Letter

Unlabeled opinion dangerous | Letter

The April 8 Journal article entitled, “A COVID-19 Update” by Mara Williams…

  • Apr 10th, 2020
Unlabeled opinion dangerous | Letter
Another scam

Another scam

The other day, the phone rang and the caller ID said PCH…

  • Apr 8th, 2020
Another scam
Challenging times | Letter

Challenging times | Letter

Twelve hundred dollars! A new bicycle? Pastries every Sunday for a year!…

  • Apr 8th, 2020
Challenging times | Letter
What Country Is This? | Letter

What Country Is This? | Letter

Those of us in a certain age bracket remember the cold war…

  • Apr 8th, 2020
What Country Is This? | Letter
Re: Mr. Whalen’s Land Bank letter | Letter

Re: Mr. Whalen’s Land Bank letter | Letter

While I was scanning the news for COVID-19 updates, I was surprised…

  • Apr 7th, 2020
Re: Mr. Whalen’s Land Bank letter | Letter
Land Bank is loved

Land Bank is loved

Great April Fools Day joke by Ron Whalen! [See “Land Bank problems…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020
Land Bank is loved