Letters To The Editor

Thanks for the flowers | Letter

Thanks for the flowers | Letter

My husband went into town to do some marketing at Kings grocery…

  • Apr 2nd, 2020
Thanks for the flowers | Letter
Conserving toilet paper | Letter

Conserving toilet paper | Letter

Want to make your roll of toilet paper last twice as long?…

  • Apr 1st, 2020
Conserving toilet paper | Letter
Land Bank’s problems predate the Amaros |Letter

Land Bank’s problems predate the Amaros |Letter

I attended the Land Bank (LB) Meeting and Annual Retreat on Dec.…

  • Apr 1st, 2020
Land Bank’s problems predate the Amaros |Letter
Letter from the EDC Director | Letter

Letter from the EDC Director | Letter

These are challenging times. We know that you are facing extraordinary difficulties…

  • Apr 1st, 2020
Letter from the EDC Director | Letter
Thank you healthcare workers | Letter

Thank you healthcare workers | Letter

We would like to thank the soldiers who are on the front…

  • Apr 1st, 2020
Thank you healthcare workers | Letter
Help save local news | Letter

Help save local news | Letter

Now, more than ever, our local news media is a lifeline for…

  • Mar 30th, 2020
Help save local news | Letter
Stop non-essential travel | Letter

Stop non-essential travel | Letter

There’s an email now circulating that asks that all non-essential travel to…

  • Mar 26th, 2020
Stop non-essential travel | Letter
Hoarding|Letter

Hoarding|Letter

We lived on Orcas island during 9/11. We dealt with the worry…

  • Mar 25th, 2020
Hoarding|Letter
County is a good source for virus information

County is a good source for virus information

I hope all San Juan County residents have seen the COVID-19 information…

  • Mar 11th, 2020
County is a good source for virus information
Thank you to SJI Community Foundation

Thank you to SJI Community Foundation

The Economic Development Council board of directors and staff would like to…

  • Mar 11th, 2020
Thank you to SJI Community Foundation
Thank You Voters! | Letter

Thank You Voters! | Letter

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue would like to extend a big Thank…

  • Mar 4th, 2020
Thank You Voters! | Letter
Bike safety isn’t just for the cyclist | Letter

Bike safety isn’t just for the cyclist | Letter

As I was strapping on my helmet and donning my safety glasses,…

  • Feb 26th, 2020
Bike safety isn’t just for the cyclist | Letter
Trust and respect compromised | Letter

Trust and respect compromised | Letter

I want to express my thanks and appreciation to The Journal for…

  • Feb 26th, 2020
Trust and respect compromised | Letter
Vote Smart | Letter

Vote Smart | Letter

It is very important to register and vote in every election. Your…

  • Feb 21st, 2020
Vote Smart | Letter
Thank you for supporting schools | Letter

Thank you for supporting schools | Letter

Thank you, thank you! San Juan Island School District continues to be…

  • Feb 21st, 2020
Thank you for supporting schools | Letter
Transitions | Letter

Transitions | Letter

Perhaps we can agree that much of the fuzzy thinking, half-measures and…

  • Feb 19th, 2020
Transitions | Letter
In support of Community Treasures | Letter

In support of Community Treasures | Letter

As a thirty-plus year resident of San Juan Island, I wholeheartedly encourage…

  • Feb 12th, 2020
In support of Community Treasures | Letter
Thank you Good Samaritan | Letter

Thank you Good Samaritan | Letter

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

  • Feb 12th, 2020
Thank you Good Samaritan | Letter
A parable of fiscal irresponsibility | Letter

A parable of fiscal irresponsibility | Letter

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020
A parable of fiscal irresponsibility | Letter
Thank you to SJICCF | Letter

Thank you to SJICCF | Letter

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020
Thank you to SJICCF | Letter
Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter

Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020
Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter
Vote yes on the school levy | Letter

Vote yes on the school levy | Letter

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

  • Feb 5th, 2020
Vote yes on the school levy | Letter
A Different OPALCO Resolution 2-2019 Solution | Letter

A Different OPALCO Resolution 2-2019 Solution | Letter

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

  • Jan 29th, 2020
A Different OPALCO Resolution 2-2019 Solution | Letter
Save Community Treasures | Letter

Save Community Treasures | Letter

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

  • Jan 29th, 2020
Save Community Treasures | Letter
Save Community Treasures | Letter

Save Community Treasures | Letter

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

  • Jan 29th, 2020
Save Community Treasures | Letter
Vote Yes for schools | Letter

Vote Yes for schools | Letter

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

  • Jan 29th, 2020
Vote Yes for schools | Letter
Thank you, council | Letter

Thank you, council | Letter

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

  • Jan 23rd, 2020
Thank you, council | Letter
Thank you San Juan Lions Club for supporting the Parkinson’s Alert Dogs | Letter

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

Vacation Rentals | Letter

I was a little surprised to read the VRBO rebuke about the…

  • Jan 19th, 2020
Vacation Rentals | Letter
A plea from Community Treasures | Guest column

A plea from Community Treasures | Guest column

Submitted by Dwight Ware CT founding member and board president For all…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
A plea from Community Treasures | Guest column
A New Year’s Resolution | Letter

A New Year’s Resolution | Letter

This New Year’s Day I awakened with a sense of dread. Dread…

  • Jan 15th, 2020
A New Year’s Resolution | Letter
Vote yes on school levy | Letter

Vote yes on school levy | Letter

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

  • Jan 15th, 2020
Vote yes on school levy | Letter
Why a moratorium? | Letter

Why a moratorium? | Letter

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

  • Jan 15th, 2020
Why a moratorium? | Letter
Thank you big rock | Letter

Thank you big rock | Letter

Thank you big rock on Beaverton Road for reminding me to smile.…

  • Jan 8th, 2020
Thank you big rock | Letter
Thank you Land Bank | Letter

Thank you Land Bank | Letter

This year 2019 has ended and now we embark on a new…

  • Jan 8th, 2020
Thank you Land Bank | Letter
Thank you, San Juan Island community | Letter

Thank you, San Juan Island community | Letter

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

  • Jan 8th, 2020
Thank you, San Juan Island community | Letter
The reality of vacation rentals |Letter

The reality of vacation rentals |Letter

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

  • Jan 7th, 2020
The reality of vacation rentals |Letter
Don’t give up | Letter

Don’t give up | Letter

To the disenfranchised, despondent, disappointed and disturbed; please do not give up.…

  • Jan 6th, 2020
Don’t give up | Letter
Friends of the San Juans Ensures Added Protections for Southern Resident Killer Whales | Letter

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
Friends of the San Juans Ensures Added Protections for Southern Resident Killer Whales | Letter
Thank you, Market Place

Thank you, Market Place

Dear Ashley and Market Place, I would like to say thank you…

  • Jan 1st, 2020
Thank you, Market Place