Letters To The Editor

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
OPALCO’s decision is wrong | Letter

OPALCO’s decision is wrong | Letter

I am outraged. The facts are simple. The resident orcas who have…

  • Dec 18th, 2019
OPALCO’s decision is wrong | Letter
Petition the county for VRBO change | Letter

Petition the county for VRBO change | Letter

There is no better time than right now to save what all…

  • Dec 16th, 2019
Petition the county for VRBO change | Letter
Gratitude for shoeboxes | Letter

Gratitude for shoeboxes | Letter

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

  • Dec 11th, 2019
Gratitude for shoeboxes | Letter
I-976 lawsuit is wrong | Letter

I-976 lawsuit is wrong | Letter

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

  • Dec 11th, 2019
I-976 lawsuit is wrong | Letter
Sensitivity need in sexual abuse case | Letter

Sensitivity need in sexual abuse case | Letter

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

  • Dec 5th, 2019
Sensitivity need in sexual abuse case | Letter
Thank you from Island Haven | Letters

Thank you from Island Haven | Letters

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

  • Dec 5th, 2019
Thank you from Island Haven | Letters
A solution for peace in Israel | Letter

A solution for peace in Israel | Letter

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

  • Dec 4th, 2019
A solution for peace in Israel | Letter
Thankful for community | Letter

Thankful for community | Letter

(Note: Lou Coleman was one of two local pilots involved in a…

  • Nov 28th, 2019
Thankful for community | Letter
International Men’s Day | Letter

International Men’s Day | Letter

International Men’s Day was Nov. 19 and perhaps a word or an…

  • Nov 27th, 2019
International Men’s Day | Letter
SJI Public School Foundation thanks community | Letter

SJI Public School Foundation thanks community | Letter

The San Juan Public School Foundation would like to thank our community…

  • Nov 21st, 2019
SJI Public School Foundation thanks community | Letter
The Geography of Home

The Geography of Home

In the city, nature has to be contained in a pot, a…

  • Nov 20th, 2019
The Geography of Home
Thanks and congratulations to dozens of islanders | Letter

Thanks and congratulations to dozens of islanders | Letter

Our thanks and congratulations go out to the dozens of islanders who…

  • Nov 14th, 2019
Thanks and congratulations to dozens of islanders | Letter
Help navigating Medicare | Letter

Help navigating Medicare | Letter

We are privileged to be a part of SHIBA, an organization that…

  • Nov 14th, 2019
Help navigating Medicare | Letter
Interlocal agreement is misguided | Letters

Interlocal agreement is misguided | Letters

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

  • Nov 13th, 2019
Interlocal agreement is misguided | Letters
Rushing merger is suspect | Letter

Rushing merger is suspect | Letter

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

  • Nov 13th, 2019
Rushing merger is suspect | Letter
Skewed survey | Letter

Skewed survey | Letter

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

  • Nov 8th, 2019
Skewed survey | Letter
Sign vacation rental petition | Letter

Sign vacation rental petition | Letter

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

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Sign vacation rental petition | Letter
Thankful for public lands | Letter

Thankful for public lands | Letter

I love living here in San Juan County. Every day, even after…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Thankful for public lands | Letter
Land bank is invaluable | Letter

Land bank is invaluable | Letter

I share a boundary with a San Juan County Land Bank property.…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Land bank is invaluable | Letter
Support for Mullis | Letter

Support for Mullis | Letter

I am writing to express my wholehearted endorsement and support for the…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Support for Mullis | Letter
Stop trying to rush integration | Letter

Stop trying to rush integration | Letter

This letter is a demand for the outgoing members of the majority…

  • Nov 7th, 2019
Stop trying to rush integration | Letter
Still vote for uncontested seats | Letters

Still vote for uncontested seats | Letters

If you haven’t yet turned in your ballot, perhaps it’s because you…

  • Oct 31st, 2019
Still vote for uncontested seats | Letters
Vote no I-976 | Letter

Vote no I-976 | Letter

Kudos to Bob Distler for his letter to the editor Re: Fall…

  • Oct 31st, 2019
Vote no I-976 | Letter
Building a secure future for EMS | Letter

Building a secure future for EMS | Letter

We have an excellent EMS agency, but its recent history has been…

  • Oct 30th, 2019
Building a secure future for EMS | Letter
San Juan County needs animal control

San Juan County needs animal control

Submitted by Jan Murphy For several years a dedicated group of San…

  • Oct 30th, 2019
San Juan County needs animal control
Thank you, county, for Mount Grant | Letter

Thank you, county, for Mount Grant | Letter

I just took a walk on Mount Grant. I love that place,…

  • Oct 30th, 2019
Thank you, county, for Mount Grant | Letter
Vote YES on Proposition 2 | Letter

Vote YES on Proposition 2 | Letter

As a longtime islander, and a current property owner, I strongly support…

  • Oct 30th, 2019
Vote YES on Proposition 2 | Letter
When is enough, enough? No on Proposition 2 | Letter

When is enough, enough? No on Proposition 2 | Letter

San Juan County is an exceptional community inhabited by extraordinarily kind and…

  • Oct 30th, 2019
When is enough, enough? No on Proposition 2 | Letter
Democrat recommendations | Letter

Democrat recommendations | Letter

On the Nov. 5 ballot, which voters received the week of Oct.…

  • Oct 24th, 2019
Democrat recommendations | Letter
In Support of Proposition 2 | Letter to the editor

In Support of Proposition 2 | Letter to the editor

When you look in the Voters’ Guide at the dozen programs and…

  • Oct 23rd, 2019
In Support of Proposition 2 | Letter to the editor