Letters To The Editor

Vote yes on M&O school levy | Letter

The Lopez School District’s replacement Maintenance and Operation Levy (M&O levy) will be on the Feb. 11 ballot that we will receive in our mailboxes next week. This levy replaces the current 4 year levy that expires at the end of 2014.

  • Jan 22nd, 2014

Concerns about SJC deputy | Letters

It would appear that San Juan County Sheriff Rob Nou has been presented with a very fortunate Christmas gift - a clear and early warning on the serious threat to his department embodied in the form of deputy Felix Menjivar.

  • Jan 16th, 2014

Concerns about SJC deputy | Letters

We have a right to expect our law enforcement personal to have good judgment and be reasonable neighbors not merely automatons.

  • Jan 16th, 2014

Don’t keep us in the dark | Letter

I appreciate OPALCO’s role in easing the communication difficulties caused by CenturyLinks’ cable break. The support for OPALCO to provide broadband services in the county is greater than ever. The board has thus decided on Nov 21, 2013 to accelerate and fund this effort through the use of OPALCO equity and electricity rates.

  • Dec 12th, 2013

An unfair report | Letter

In the October 26 issue, Steve Wehrly reported Washington Wire’s claim that “the typical family of four would pay an additional $490 a year for groceries.”

  • Nov 13th, 2013

Outrage against anti I-522 ad | Letter

How much money did you receive for the full, page ad against 522? How much of that money was from out of state?? For shame! I and many other readers are sorely disappointed that our local rag has given in to the corporate powers.

  • Nov 13th, 2013

No to County Charter Prop 1 | Letter

False: “Proposition 1 is a small change in the Charter.” True: This represents small change with enormous consequences. This would remove a prohibition on changing County Council districts by initiative.

  • Oct 29th, 2013

Support for current school board | Letter

There are many reasons I’m voting for Dixie Budke, Del Guenther, John Helding, and Clive Prout for the Lopez school board.

  • Oct 29th, 2013

No on Prop.1 | Letter

Currently, our charter requires an elected Charter Review Commission to make recommendations to the voters for any changes to council districts and the number of council members.

  • Oct 21st, 2013

No on Prop.1 | Letter

This proposition was put forward last May in a last ditch effort by a disgruntled, lame duck, six-member county council to change our current charter. If approved, it may lead to:

  • Oct 21st, 2013

Support for Porter | Letter

At the League of Women Voters meeting here on Lopez last Thursday eve, Bob’s opponent listed the many improvements made at the airport during his lengthy tenure.

  • Oct 21st, 2013

Berg for school board | Letter

Have you been to Woodmen Hall recently? If you have, you have seen the repairs and changes to the building. The building was slowly falling apart when the Seniors took it over.. The person who guided this work was Paul Berg.

  • Oct 21st, 2013

Support for Helding | Letter

I attended the Candidates Night on Lopez Island last evening and how interesting it was. John Helding displayed a wonderful breadth of experience and knowledge about Lopez School.

  • Oct 21st, 2013

Support for current school board | Letter

We are writing to Lopez community members to request your support and vote to reelect John Helding, Clive Prout, Dixie Budke, and Del Guenther for the Lopez School Board.

  • Oct 21st, 2013

Opposition to County Prop.1 | Letter

I am writing to oppose San Juan County Proposition 1. This Proposition is an attempt to run around what the voters decided last year on how to change the charter.

  • Oct 16th, 2013

Porter for port | Letter

There’s an old adage about Letters to the Editor; “be quick, be concise, and then be quiet”! We’ll try!

  • Oct 16th, 2013

Vote for current board | Letter

I am writing to voice my support for John Helding, Dixie Dudke, Clive Prout and Del Gunther.

  • Oct 16th, 2013

Support for current school board | Letter

This letter is in support of the current School Board; I ask readers to vote for the incumbents in the upcoming election.

  • Oct 16th, 2013

Support for Brant | Letter

We invite Lopezians to take a close look at Jay Brant’s qualifications for school director.

  • Oct 16th, 2013

McCullough for school board | Letter

I am happy to endorse Teddy McCullough as a candidate for the Lopez School Board. I have known Teddy for over six years, first as a student and later as a young adult currently working in the field of drug and alcohol prevention at a national level.

  • Oct 16th, 2013

Thornton for School Board | Letter

Joe Thornton is running for Lopez Island School Board in the upcoming election and I believe he would provide the expertise and leadership that the School Board needs.

  • Oct 11th, 2013

Support for Budke | Letter

Dixie Budke is my neighbor. I am writing in support of Dixie Budke for School Board. Dixie is a jewel.

  • Oct 11th, 2013

Helding for Lopez School Board | Letter

I am writing in support of John Helding for Lopez School Board. I have known John for many years and I greatly respect his intelligence, humor, compassion and determination.

  • Oct 10th, 2013

Two Proposition No. 1’s on the ballot | Letter

Lopez voters should be aware that the November 5 election ballot will contain TWO Proposition No. 1’s.

  • Oct 10th, 2013

Helding for School Board | Letter

I am writing to support the re-election of John Helding to the Lopez School Board. John helped me prepare for the SATs during my junior year and then assisted me in applying to college

  • Sep 17th, 2013

Another great Trashion Fashion show | Letter

Lopez Trashionistas, you did it again! You gave Lopez an over-the-top performance both entertaining and inspiring.

  • Aug 23rd, 2013

Lopez Loves Chamber Music | Letter

Thank you to every Lopez Islander, whether here to stay or here for now, for your enthusiastic support once again for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival concert at Lopez Center on Sunday August 11th!

  • Aug 21st, 2013

Thank you for a magical evening | Letter

This is a belated but heart-felt thank you for all the support and positive thoughts and prayers to Darryl Carfrae and the Janeway family. Darryl continues to make progress in a positive direction.

  • Jul 31st, 2013

Another response to ‘The Buzz about EMF’ article | Letter

I would like to thank Madrona and Russell for keeping the debate about EMF alive with their article “The Buzz about EMF.” The work that they do through their organization Kwiaht is extremely important for our community, and I thank them for that. I was disappointed in this piece however. Here are my concerns:

  • Jul 19th, 2013

Response to ‘The Buzz about EMF’ article | Letter

Although Madrona Murphy and Russel Barsh presented measurements of EMF/RF made informally on Lopez, they neglected to help us understand their relative value.

  • Jul 18th, 2013

‘Plan B’: back in slow lane on information highway | Letter

I am deeply disappointed that OPALCO abandoned its proposal to bring broadband to the entire county before a larger share of members had decided whether or not to support it.

  • Jul 2nd, 2013

Concerns over petcoke issue | Letter

Chom Graecian’s letter [Editor’s note: the guest column that appeared in the June 18 edition of the Weekly] on petcoke is the kind of pseudo-environmental alert that exaggerates a problem, makes inflated claims and raises concerns but provides no suggestions for solving the problem.

  • Jul 2nd, 2013

What happened to separation of church/state? | Letter

Island Hospital is currently looking to affiliate with a larger medical institution to take advantage of the economies of scale involving purchasing, electronic medical records, insurance reimbursement, and specialty referrals.

  • Jun 25th, 2013

Thanks for Lopez concert | Letter

You turned out with enthusiasm for the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Concert on Lopez once again, and were rewarded with a dazzling performance that took us to astonishing emotional heights.

  • May 29th, 2013

Thanks you for supporting Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of Lopez Island would like to thank everyone who supported our First Annual Dinner on the Move!

  • May 21st, 2013

Vote yes for school bond | Letter

I would like to share why I intend to vote in favor of the proposed school renovation bond. This is not a decision I came to without a great deal of thought, and I believe it is the right decision for Lopez.

  • Apr 24th, 2013

Support for Byers | Letter

I have known Lisa for many years and worked with her on several county wide projects. Lisa has a remarkable ability to work with divergent points of view, listen carefully and help everyone in the group thoroughly understand the situation then come to useful and effective solutions.

  • Apr 24th, 2013

Lovel, Lisa & Jamie for council | Letter

The upcoming election is a critical one for San Juan County, and we want to express our strong support for Lovel Pratt, Lisa Byers and Jamie Stephens for county council.

  • Apr 24th, 2013

A critical election | Letter

The upcoming election is a critical one for San Juan County, and we want to express our strong support for Lovel Pratt, Lisa Byers, and Jamie Stephens for county council.

  • Apr 18th, 2013

Vote for Karp | Letter

Michael Karp is running for the OPALCO board, and he has our vote and full support. Michael is uniquely qualified for the OPALCO board. He has been pioneering innovative and successful energy efficiency, renewable energy and other programs for the past 35 years in Washington state and throughout the USA.

  • Apr 18th, 2013