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Come together and cancel mandates | Letter

It’s time to come together as a community. Look at your neighbor…

  • Jan 16th, 2022

 

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Lum Farm’s Christmas tree sale | Letter to the Editor

Now that it’s 2022 the Lum Farm Holiday Tree Sale feels like…

  • Jan 8th, 2022

 

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​Letter to the Editor regarding our Government Agencies

What is up with our governments and their non-responsiveness? Is it OK…

  • Dec 29th, 2021

 

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How much longer will masks be required in the US

According to the CDC, 53% of the people in the US have…

  • Dec 26th, 2021
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Thoughts on the vaccination of children for COVID-19 | Letters to the Editor

As we know, the CDC has approved the mRNA and viral vector…

  • Dec 22nd, 2021
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Disappointed in Port Commission | Letter

Most commissions receive $120 per meeting per person or less and some…

  • Dec 20th, 2021
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How to understand the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution

As a historian, I’m interested in how the basic meaning of words…

  • Dec 20th, 2021
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Check healthcare workers’ vaccination status | Letter

It is my understanding that an unvaccinated healthcare professional is practicing on…

  • Dec 20th, 2021
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A closer look at solar power in the San Juans

“Solar is green.” True. Moreover, nearly 85% of our solar displaces the…

  • Dec 6th, 2021
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Response to COVID letter

“One compares fellow Islanders to criminals even murderers because they made their…

  • Dec 1st, 2021
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Help save the trees

Like others, I notice many discarded catalogs at the post office at…

  • Nov 30th, 2021
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With heartfelt gratitude from all of us in Doe Bay! | Letter to the Editor

To the miracle workers who restored our road … To the helpful…

  • Nov 26th, 2021
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CERF Thank You

Recently, the Orcas Island Community Foundation received a significant anonymous gift to…

  • Nov 24th, 2021
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Councilperson Cindy Wolf says thanks

The relative calm of this afternoon before Thanksgiving Day is a perfect…

  • Nov 24th, 2021
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Thank you for voting | Letter to the Editor

Wow! I’d like to send a great big “Thank You” to all…

  • Nov 23rd, 2021
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A letter to the county, the Orcas Island Community Foundation and dozens who participated

Thank you for bringing the best of government to this process. We…

  • Nov 22nd, 2021
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A poem for our time

After the martyrdom of Rabbi Akiva (c. 50 - 135), publicly tortured…

  • Nov 21st, 2021
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Hilary Canty leaves fire department | Letter

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation from…

  • Nov 17th, 2021
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A message from Chief Williams | Letter to the editor

To the Orcas Island community: First and foremost, I will say the…

  • Nov 16th, 2021
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What’s going on with the ferries? | Letter to the Editor

What is going on with the ferries ? If you call WSF,…

  • Nov 14th, 2021
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By refusing to mask, vaccinate one is ignoring thou shalt not kill

There are laws aimed at preventing people from injuring or killing others…

  • Nov 7th, 2021
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Union owes community an apology | Letter to the Editor

I was impressed last week at the OI Fire Commission meeting. I…

  • Oct 29th, 2021
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Support for Patrick Shepler | Letter to the Editor

The Brotherhood/Sisterhood of the fire service is steeped in tradition, and the…

  • Oct 26th, 2021
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Missing Orcas | Letter to the Editor

Greetings, I am staying at the Saint Francis Care Center in Bellingham,…

  • Oct 25th, 2021
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Vote for Shepler | Letter to the Editor

Support Orcas Island and the OIFR and vote for Patrick Shepler for…

  • Oct 25th, 2021
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Vote yes on CRC Prop. 3

Please research then consider joining me in supporting the CRC proposals, especially…

  • Oct 23rd, 2021
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Shepler for Fire Commission

As the recipient of many visits following a 911 call, I have…

  • Oct 23rd, 2021
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Reject Charter Propositions

Submitted by Tony P. Ghazel 2021 CRC Commissioner The action of the…

  • Oct 22nd, 2021
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Shepler for fire commission | Letter to the Editor

I strongly endorse and recommend Patrick Shepler for Fire Commissioner. I believe…

  • Oct 20th, 2021
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Joint response to “no apparent shortage of prey for Southern Resident killer whales” in the Salish Sea | Letter

On Oct. 12, the University of British Columbia issued a press release…

  • Oct 20th, 2021
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Vote YES on the Charter Amendments | Letter

Dear San Juan County Neighbors, I encourage you to vote in favor…

  • Oct 19th, 2021
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Hope for a life free of abuse | Guest column

by an anonymous client of SAFE San Juans To this day, I…

  • Oct 19th, 2021
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Shepler for Fire Commission | Letter to the Editor

As a long-time Islander, I eagerly endorse Patrick Shepler for Fire Commissioner.…

  • Oct 18th, 2021
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Vote no on the charter amendments | Letter to the Editor

The County Charter Review Commission has gone above and beyond the mandates…

  • Oct 13th, 2021
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Vacation rental water usage addressed | Letter

Do vacation rentals use more water than year-round residents? No! Says the…

  • Sep 29th, 2021
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Thank you for supporting Kiwanis flamingos; still time to participate | Letter

The traveling flamingos have been seen heading North! The Kiwanis Club of…

  • Sep 24th, 2021
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Thank you for the jazz festival | Letter

What is the recipe for having a successful jazz festival on Orcas?…

  • Sep 19th, 2021
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Mandates are not new, so why are these ones different?

Hello to all, I have a sincere question for the folks who…

  • Sep 16th, 2021
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Thank you to OIFR | Letter

The Labor Day Holiday seems like an ideal time to acknowledge the…

  • Sep 13th, 2021
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Unhappy with OIFR board of commissioners | Letter to the Editor

Thank you Orcas Fire Rescue, for the excellent job done on Saturday’s…

  • Sep 2nd, 2021
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