Letters To The Editor

Save our clinic | Letter

We more often come in the back door of Lopez Clinic than…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Vote yes for hospital district | Letter

But, of course, I am supporting and voting for a Public Health…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Thank you, United Way | Letters

Every day, the Lopez Island Family Resource Center (LIFRC) is a busy…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Vote no on hospital district | Letter

Vote no on hospital district Please keep in mind that the clinic…

  • Apr 4th, 2017

Vote no on hospital district | Letter

Vote NO this time – rewrite the proposition to restrict the spending…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017

Vote yes on hospital district | Letter

I’m going to vote yes on the property tax measure to form…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017

Thank you, United Way | Letter

As the only licensed early learning center on Lopez Island, the Lopez…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Vote for hospital district | Letter

Lopez Island has a fortunate history of medical service availability thanks to…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Growling | Letter

Growling about growlers The paradigm of Greg Blomberg’s anti-growler growling is his…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Thank you, Lopez islanders | Letter

Now is a good time to thank our Island community. Not too…

  • Jan 23rd, 2017

Re: Loftus column; Democratic Socialism – letter

In her opinion piece published Nov. 30, titled “Republican view of the…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

RE: Republican view of the election

​The article “A Republican’s Point of View on the Election” sounded like…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Re: Loftus column; Trump’s attitude towards women can’t be rationalized | Letter

In her guest opinion on Nov. 30, Michelle Loftus provides a textbook…

  • Dec 21st, 2016

Dear Land Bank, don’t buy Clure property | Letter

The Land Bank should abandon its plan to purchase the Clure property…

  • Dec 12th, 2016

Excessive “Growler noise” | Letter

We recently moved to Lopez Island, attracted by its remoteness and serenity.…

  • Dec 12th, 2016

Make San Juan County a sanctuary for immigrants | Letter

Dear Fellow Islanders, I am writing to urge you to join me…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Jet Noise Feedback | Letter

On November 10th, the Navy released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)…

  • Nov 29th, 2016

Hughes for council | Letter

I’ve gotten to know Rick Hughes over the past couple of years,…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Vote for Watson | Letter

I am voting for Bill Watson for County Council. Why? Because he…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Watson for council | Letter

We are going to vote for Bill Watson for the San Juan…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Jarman for council | Letter

Others have written letters of support for Bob Jarman, and I feel…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Durland for council | Letter

I consider it a privilege to endorse Michael Durland for County Council.…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

RE: ‘Expecting More from Our County’ | Letter

A recent Guest editorial “Expecting More from Our County” has created more confusion than clarity. There are two parts to the situation described by Shireene Hale.

  • Dec 7th, 2015

Dump levy reminder | Letter

We all are so busy that we certainly do need reminders about things that are not a part of our everyday lives - we need to be reminded to VOTE!

  • Oct 22nd, 2015

Steckler for school board | Letter

Carol Steckler is an excellent candidate for Lopez School Board. She has served our community in a number ways, most recently on the School’s Finance Committee.

  • Oct 22nd, 2015

Adams strengthens the port | Letter

Steve Adams has been a part of strengthening the Port of Lopez and fulfilling its mission for the benefit of the citizens of Lopez Island. With your vote he can continue this work on the Port Commission.

  • Oct 22nd, 2015

Supporting Steve Adams | Letter

I am supporting Steve Adams for Port of Lopez Commissioner. Why? In these negative political times Steve stands out as a positive person whose vision, leadership, integrity, honesty and dedication to the citizens of Lopez Island are an asset.

  • Oct 21st, 2015

Support Adams | Letter

“I have personally known Steve Adams for more than 15 years. He is honest, conscientious and intelligent and cares about the community. His long record as an EMT, Firefighter and Lopez High School teacher are examples of his dedication to our community.

  • Oct 21st, 2015

Steckler for school board | Letter

We would like to recommend Carol Steckler for the Lopez School Board. Carol is a long-time Lopez resident, community member, community builder, activist and friend. Over the 20 -plus years we have known Carol, she has been involved and passionate about the school and the well-being of all children.

  • Oct 7th, 2015

Adams: Fair and balanced | Letter

Steve Adams is the best choice for port commission position #2. He has a firm grasp of airport operations and understands the economic benefits for Lopez. He understands the need for the port to be able to handle emergency flights and to be able to function in the event of a catastrophic situation.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Adams for commissioner | Letter

We have known Steve in a number of different capacities since we moved to Lopez in 2003. Since long before that time, Steve has been serving Lopez in more ways than we can count – as a schoolteacher, a firefighter, a member of the County Planning Commission and most recently, as a Lopez port commissioner.

  • Oct 6th, 2015

SJI Grange adopts greenhouse resolution | Letter

The San Juan Island Grange #966 has adopted a resolution concerning San Juan County’s proposed greenhouse regulations. Our mission, in addition to fostering social and political engagement, is “to support a resilient community of growers, makers, and keepers.”

  • Oct 6th, 2015

Rock En-Roll success | Letter

I am pleased to announce that the Rock En-Roll Music Festival that occurred on Sept. 6 raised over $3,500 for Lopez Island School District’s Music Program.

  • Sep 29th, 2015

Adams for Port | Letter

A safe and well managed Lopez Airport contributes immeasurably to the quality of life on the island. It’s easy to take for granted, but closer analysis identifies all the benefits it provides.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

Co-op needs to serve members | Letter

OPALCO recently instituted new fixed rate power usage increases, some of which have already become effective. These rate structure increases have resulted in many letters lamenting the present and future impacts to San Juan islanders.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015

Thanks from FLIP | Letter

Friends of Lopez Island Pool would like to jump in and say thanks for all of those who participated in the SPLASH event on Aug. 1.

  • Aug 18th, 2015

An amazing Trashion Fashion Show | Letter

“Over-the-top” doesn’t begin to describe the ensembles that graced the runway at the 2015 Trashion-Fashion Show. We salute and thank the Lopez “Trashionistas” who dedicated time and energy to creating the amazing outfits enjoyed by the audience. You took the concepts of recycling and reuse to a whole new level!

  • Aug 18th, 2015

Thanks United Way | Letter

Funding for the Lopez Island Family Resource Center programs comes from many sources including United Way. The Lopez Summer Workshops Program is one of our programs that relies on these dollars in order to keep fees affordable and provide scholarships for local youth.

  • Aug 12th, 2015

Thanks to road crews | Letter

Thank you so very much, San Juan County road crew and passersby on the byways for respecting my line of blackberries …

  • Aug 12th, 2015

Hats off to the pharmacy | Letter

Three cheers and a chorus of hallelujahs for the immediate, outstanding and far beyond the call of duty actions of Rick and Marge McCoy of our community Pharmacy.

  • Jul 29th, 2015