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Since the discussion regarding growing marijuana in San Juan County is complicated and multi-faceted, I would like to start a conversation with one concern at this time.
My wife and I have lived in the San Juans for seven years and we are now asking our community for help.
Jeff and Debbie Walvatne would like to thank this community for all of your support after fire destroyed our home on Lopez.
Thanksgiving lives on at Hamlet House. Thanks to the wonderful volunteers who keep Lopez Thrift Shop thriving. Our islands’ residents not only have access to great deals the whole year through but many non-profit organizations also reap the benefits of their hard work.
Navy Growler noise and over flights have been increasing over the past year. We have an opportunity on Wednesday, Dec. 3, between 3-6 p.m., at the Lopez Center to meet one-on-one with the Navy and express our concerns.
I wish to express my praise and gratitude for Undersheriff Bruce Distler’s years of service for our community.
We recently underwent a national election with possible negative consequences. A disturbing aspect of our election system is the increasing use of attack ads.
I become apoplectic (in my own sedate and refined way) when I read that Chris Greacen questions Rick Larson’s definition of Morality because he (Rick) votes for Growlers!
Thank you for the feedback regarding the Silent Witness Project on Fisherman Bay Road. Creating the installation has been a healing and enlightening experience for everyone involved. Some of you have asked me why we put up the Silent Witness Project when our island had no domestic violence fatalities last year.
I see that the only thing that’s changed from the original school bond proposal is that now they have a wish list. The problem is there are no costs for any of the repairs or upgrades on their list.
The undersigned support staff of Lopez School would like to speak in favor of the Capital Projects Bond. We, who work every day in the buildings that house our students, staff and programs understand too clearly that major work is overdue.
Today I received my general election ballot, and I happily selected “Approved” for the Lopez Island School District bond measure.
Along with supporting the Lopez School bond and the Lopez Solid Waste levy, please vote to support San Juan County Proposition 1.
We are writing to express our support for Joan White’s reelection as San Juan County Clerk.
I am writing this letter to voice my opinion on the Sheriff’s race. I have served over 25 years in law enforcement and over 26 years in the military. I have worked as a patrol officer and am currently one of your patrol sergeants.
September is the start of OPALCO’s budget season and the board will be discussing rates at the Sept. 18 regular board meeting in Friday Harbor.
We understand that the proposed school bond includes funds for significant upgrades to the science teaching facilities at the Lopez School.
The pun is intended. First of all, Joanne and I join in the continued support of our dump by voting yes on Proposition 1, the Solid Waste Levy. Next, the “vested” part is to invite you to come and put on one of those orange vests that we volunteers wear during our shifts.
We must keep the heart of Lopez beating for generations to follow.
With great optimism Bob and I urge a yes vote on the proposed Lopez Island School District’s construction bond.
I’ve worked at Lopez School for 24 years in the school kitchen. I’m proud of our program. We serve healthy meals in collaboration with the garden program and the culinary class.
Thank you for coming to Lopez to hear our community’s concerns about Growlers. I live in Lopez Village and see Growlers flying overhead and often hear them.
This November, voters will have the opportunity to retain a wonderful and dedicated public servant who has served the community with distinction.
This letter is in response to Dan Kovac’s letter in which he put forth misleading and invalid data regarding our Lopez School. I served on the School’s Budget Committee this year, along with a range of community members. In that process we developed a more accurate and complete picture of the school’s current financial status.
Dan Kovac’s claim that Lopez School enrollment is falling is absolutely not true. Looking to ACTUAL numbers (not the budget estimates Dan used), Lopez School District enrollment has grown from 204 students in October of 2011, to 232 students in 2012, to 235 students today (look up the actuals on the OSPI website).
Joseph Goebbels made a (fatal) career of speaking of the “Jewish Problem”. The logical error in his thesis is known as “Joseph Goebbels made a (fatal) career of speaking of the “Jewish Problem.”
The first amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Welcome to Lopez Island. Thanks for representing us. You sit on the House Armed Services subcommittee that oversees rebuilding the Trident submarine fleet home-ported on Hood Canal, sea-based leg of the trillion dollar rebuild of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex.
In a few weeks voters on Lopez and Decatur will be asked to approve a construction bond for Lopez School District. The proposed bond will be significantly different from the one that failed to gain voter approval last year.
I attended the July 24 Lopez School board meeting. At that time the 2014-2015 school budget was adopted and superintendent Bill Evans presented his 9.6 million dollar bond proposal.
Even the names are totally awesome. Every time I read a complaint my head shakes and I think, “Really?” I must let those serving know that I am grateful - that not all of us are complaining.
Howdy folks from Lopez Island. Pat Roe, Jeanna Carter, Charlie Washburn, and I, Joe Dye, are board members of the new Lopez Island Community Scholarship Fund and we are ambitiously endeavoring to raise $60,000 for our 2015 graduating seniors aspiring to higher education and career dreams.
It’s back to school time and the Lopez Island Education Foundation is asking for community support to help fund teacher grants, student field trips and travel, intensive courses, the school garden, and other interesting opportunities and programs that enhance our students’ learning and go beyond the classroom.
We offered her reimbursement for her trip and explained how she can seek reimbursement for the expenses she says she incurred. She has not contacted us in return.
The Quiet Skies group asks that the Navy follow the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act in conducting their ongoing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
More than two hundred years ago this country decided it had had enough of the heavy handed tactics of the ruling country and take action.
I could go on and point out that authority comes from right reason, not the other way ‘round, and that the cost of moving the “Naval” base to Nevada
I am responding to the letter from Lopezian James Brady in the Weekly’s Aug. 12 issue. When I moved to the islands there was one ferry that took two trips to the mainland and two back each day.
I was stranded while traveling alone, on foot, in Sidney, B.C. on Friday, July 11, when someone at Washington State Ferries made the decision to cancel the only sailing to Friday Harbor rather than replace the ailing M/V Chelan with the M/V Elwha.
From Lincoln Center to Lopez Center. That was the route of the Pablo Ziegler Classical Tango Quartet who played to a full Lopez Center audience on Aug. 10.