Letters To The Editor

Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter

Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter

I listened to the audio from the San Juan County Council meeting…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Moved by Dr. Frank James concern and thoroughness| Letter
Support for Land Bank| Letter

Support for Land Bank| Letter

I recently received a letter written by Ron Whalen regarding the County…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Support for Land Bank| Letter
Police killing of George Floyd | Letter

Police killing of George Floyd | Letter

Thanks to the Journal for publishing Clifford Jordan’s letter. I like to…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Police killing of George Floyd | Letter
Seeing protests clearly | Letter

Seeing protests clearly | Letter

In a letter to the Journal on June 24, Clifford Jordan argues…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Seeing protests clearly | Letter
Questioning county’s reopening | Letter

Questioning county’s reopening | Letter

I am writing as an island resident and retired physician/surgeon. Our islands…

  • Jul 7th, 2020
Questioning county’s reopening | Letter
Dr. James in a difficult position | Letter

Dr. James in a difficult position | Letter

I have noticed several letters to the editor in recent weeks in…

  • Jul 2nd, 2020
Dr. James in a difficult position | Letter
New proposed dam will impact orcas

New proposed dam will impact orcas

The Southern Resident orcas have captivated us for decades. To many of…

  • May 26th, 2020
New proposed dam will impact orcas
No ban act| Letter

No ban act| Letter

This is just for the record so you might consider the vote…

  • May 5th, 2020
No ban act| Letter
End shelter in place |Letter

End shelter in place |Letter

End shelter in place |Letter

  • Apr 28th, 2020
End shelter in place |Letter
Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter

Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter

I personally work in the vacation rental business and while the owners…

  • Apr 25th, 2020
Vacation rentals running despite the Ban due to Covid19| Letter
Grateful for Land Bank | Letter

Grateful for Land Bank | Letter

During this time of coronavirus unrest, there are some particularly comforting aspects…

  • Apr 21st, 2020
Grateful for Land Bank | Letter
Relax HIPPA | Letter

Relax HIPPA | Letter

These are strange times indeed, like a bad ‘B’ movie, the sequels…

  • Apr 14th, 2020
Relax HIPPA | Letter
Challenging times | Letter

Challenging times | Letter

Twelve hundred dollars! A new bicycle? Pastries every Sunday for a year!…

  • Apr 7th, 2020
Challenging times | 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 5th, 2020
Letter from the EDC Director | Letter
Help save local news | Letter

Help save local news | Letter

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

  • Apr 2nd, 2020
Help save local news | Letter
Hoarding|Letter

Hoarding|Letter

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

  • Mar 25th, 2020
Hoarding|Letter
Stop non-essencial travel | Letter

Stop non-essencial travel | Letter

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

  • Mar 25th, 2020
Stop non-essencial travel | Letter
Vote Smart | Letter

Vote Smart | Letter

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

  • Feb 18th, 2020
Vote Smart | Letter
Vote yes for radio systems | Letter

Vote yes for radio systems | Letter

I hope everyone in San Juan County learns as much as they…

  • Feb 4th, 2020
Vote yes for radio systems | 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 4th, 2020
Update our Emergency Communications System | Letter
Thank you, council | Letter

Thank you, council | Letter

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

  • Jan 21st, 2020
Thank you, council | Letter
Enjoy the land bank | Letter

Enjoy the land bank | Letter

We are now embarking on a new decade. Carrying the tide for…

  • Jan 21st, 2020
Enjoy the land bank | Letter
FLIP update | Letter

FLIP update | Letter

2019 marks a year of major progress towards having a community swim…

  • Jan 21st, 2020
FLIP update | Letter
Why a moratorium? | Letter

Why a moratorium? | Letter

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

  • Jan 14th, 2020
Why a moratorium? | 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
Submit your Monument comments | Letter

Submit your Monument comments | Letter

Dear Islanders, Some of you may be aware of the opportunity (and…

  • Dec 17th, 2019
Submit your Monument comments | 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 29th, 2019
In Support of Proposition 2 | Letter to the editor
Library Director bids farewell | Letter

Library Director bids farewell | Letter

Dear Lopez: As some of you may know, I resigned from my…

  • Oct 29th, 2019
Library Director bids farewell | Letter
LSWDD tax request | Letter

LSWDD tax request | Letter

The next to last item on your November ballot may be the…

  • Oct 29th, 2019
LSWDD tax request | Letter
Re-elect Carol and Del | Letter

Re-elect Carol and Del | Letter

Please join us in supporting Carol Steckler and Del Guenther for the…

  • Oct 29th, 2019
Re-elect Carol and Del | Letter
Vote for Carol Steckler | Letter

Vote for Carol Steckler | Letter

I have known Carol for almost a decade and worked with her…

  • Oct 29th, 2019
Vote for Carol Steckler | Letter
Good role models for the children | Letter

Good role models for the children | Letter

Hearing about recent events at Lopez School, and at school board meetings,…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019
Good role models for the children | Letter
Re-elect Carol Steckler | Letter

Re-elect Carol Steckler | Letter

Lopez is truly fortunate to have the continuing commitment of Carol Steckler…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019
Re-elect Carol Steckler | Letter
Re-elect Del Gunther | Letter

Re-elect Del Gunther | Letter

We are writing to ask the community to support Del Gunther for…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019
Re-elect Del Gunther | Letter
Vote for Carol Steckler | Letter

Vote for Carol Steckler | Letter

For over 40 years Carol Steckler has served this community in a…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019
Vote for Carol Steckler | Letter
Lopez united | Letter

Lopez united | Letter

Editor’s note: This letter was submitted prior to the events that resulted…

  • Oct 15th, 2019
Lopez united | Letter
Community conflict | Letter

Community conflict | Letter

The conflict in our community with regard to the school has pushed…

  • Oct 1st, 2019
Community conflict | Letter
OPALCO’s dam decision is concerning | Letter

OPALCO’s dam decision is concerning | Letter

I have been distraught that the OPALCO board decided to adopt a…

  • Oct 1st, 2019
OPALCO’s dam decision is concerning | Letter
Lopez Island School Board responds to accusor’s allegations

Lopez Island School Board responds to accusor’s allegations

To our Community, The Lopez Island School District and School Board take…

  • Sep 24th, 2019
Lopez Island School Board responds to accusor’s allegations
Library director on administrative leave | Letter

Library director on administrative leave | Letter

The Lopez Library Board of Trustees appreciates the support the Lopez Island…

  • Sep 18th, 2019
Library director on administrative leave | Letter