Opinion

OPALCO manager is paid accordingly for position | Guest column

Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative Despite Mr. MacLeod’s repeated attempts…

  • Aug 5th, 2020

 

OPALCO is overpaying for mediocre leadership | Guest column

By Alex MacLeod A year or so ago I reported that we…

  • Aug 5th, 2020

 

Women deserve your respect, too | Editorial

“This is not new and that is the problem.” It is 2020,…

 

Aug. 13 is International Left-Handers Day | Editorial

Living in the San Juan Islands, you’d never know that being left-handed…

Vacation rental conversation continues

By the Vacation Rental Work Group This month is the one-year anniversary…

  • Jul 28th, 2020

Love is not tourism | Editorial

We first met when we were 15 years old. We dated when…

Daniel Miller running for council | Guest column

Submitted by Daniel Miller Former New England Antique shop owner Daniel Miller…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Mindy Kayl running as write-in candidate for District 2 | Guest column

Submitted by Kayl for Council “As a World and community, we are…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Orcas Women Coalition endorses Christine Minney | Guest column

Submitted by Christine Minney for San Juan County Council The Orcas Women’s…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Michael Durland running for council | Guest column

Submitted by Michael Durland I moved to Orcas Island in 1977 and…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

In times of peril, we can find our strength | Editorial

It may be an oversimplification to say that our communities are becoming…

Increasing restaurant capacity could lead to spread of coronavirus | Guest column

By Michael Riordan Orcas Island The most troublesome aspect of the county’s…

  • Jul 15th, 2020

Sharon Kivisto campaigning to be the council member | Guest Column

Submitted by Sharon Kivisto I’m Sharon Kivisto and I’m campaigning to be…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

Steve Wehrly running for commissioner | Guest Column

Submitted by Steve Wehrly I ask you to vote for me because…

  • Jul 22nd, 2020

You aren’t going mad — the newspaper looks different

For long-time islanders, the size and format of this week’s edition will…

Against common sense: White male privilege and me

by David Kobrin Orcas Island As a historian, I know there can…

  • Jul 8th, 2020

Frank James has handled adversity well | Editorial

San Juan County is still ranked as one of the safest counties…

The public deserve full information about integration | Guest column

Submitted by Kyle Loring SJC Public Hospital District No. 1 Commissioner If…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020

The new normal | Guest column

By Kimberly Mayer San Juan Island We were in bed watching House…

  • Jun 10th, 2020

Independent journalism needs your support | Editorial

In a few short weeks, our world has changed. It’s starting to…

Fire-EMS merger is important | Guest column

Submitted by Dr. Joshua Corsa, San Juan County EMS Medical Program Director…

  • Jun 3rd, 2020

San Juan County’s Coronavirus future | Guest column

Submitted by Michael Riordan Orcas Island Thanks to a vigorous response to…

  • May 27th, 2020

Dismayed by hospital district’s decision | Guest column

Submitted by Dan Paulson I was surprised and dismayed to learn that…

  • May 27th, 2020

In support of separate fire and EMS agencies | Guest column

Editor’s note: J. Burk Gossom, MD, who was San Juan EMS Medical…

  • May 20th, 2020

Labs visitors limited | Letter

Submitted by Dr. Megan Dethier Director, Friday Harbor Labs In this time…

  • May 20th, 2020

Ten reasons to not have ‘COVID-19 parties’

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health Have you heard of…

  • May 11th, 2020

Wearing masks to protect others | Guest column

By Jim Corenman I was disappointed to see the letter from Tim…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Common sense and compromise| Letter

By Lauren Cohen This virus was unleashed on us by foreign sources…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Congress needs to support local news sources in this crisis | Guest column

By Dean Ridings CEO, America’s Newspapers During this coronavirus pandemic, access to…

  • Apr 29th, 2020

Wear if you care | Guest column

Submitted by Susie Nichols, OTR/L I would like to correct the misinformation…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

Plan B | Part II

By Greg Hertel The press center at Cape Canaveral is the Big…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

What will we take With us?

By Susan Shannon Orcas Island Collectively, we are all trodding towards a…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

Enhancing the woods

By Kimberly Mayer My dog looks at me from across the room.…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

Remaining rooted: A sense of place

Submitted by by Brandon Cadwell and Erin Wygant When we’re faced with…

  • Apr 21st, 2020

Be counted in the 2020 census

Submitted by Duncan Wilson Town of Friday Harbor Administrator During these trying…

  • Apr 20th, 2020

Cherish your life and each other | Guest column

Submitted by Wendy E. Shepard San Juan Island Four score years ago,…

  • Apr 19th, 2020

United against an invisible foe | Editorial

The only constant in life is change. It’s why humans are so…

Checking the ‘facts’ in Mara Williams’ opinion piece | Guest column

Submitted by J. Michael Edwards, MD, DDS, FACS As a physician of…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
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Why 4-H still matters: San Juan County 4-H providing youth resilience, connection and focus

Submitted by Wendy Waxman Kern Washington State University As daily lives, school,…

  • Apr 13th, 2020
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Letter from the school district

Submitted by Kari McVeigh San Juan Island School District Superintendent Gov. Jay…

  • Apr 13th, 2020