Topic: Letters

Of Signs, Land, and People

Written on August 14, 2018 at 8:40 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning… My thanks to those who voted in the primary election.  Shortly after the election, Team Gaylord removed most of the Re-Elect Gaylord for Prosecutor signs from our scenic roadways.  I believe residents and visitors deserve to finish the summer with a landscape without interruption. I hope voters will  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Alex Ramel

Written on August 5, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

To the Editor: We thank Representative Kris Lytton for her service to the 40th District and wish her well in her retirement. Kris Lytton did so much to support education in our state. We now need a leader who will work effectively to ensure the future for all of our children and grandchildren. Alex Ramel  Continue Reading

Why We Live on San Juan Island

Written on August 4, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag this morning… We could all make a list of the many reasons we choose to live on San Juan Island, but this afternoon I received another one to add. I was walking to Peace Island Medical Center for a late afternoon appointment. It was a warm afternoon, and I was  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Nick Power

Written on August 3, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning… I am Colleen Kenimond and I am the adult public defender for San Juan County. This is my sixth year in this position, and my 24th in criminal practice both as a defender and as a senior deputy prosecutor in other counties. Normally I would not broadcast my  Continue Reading

Action needed to ensure the survival of Southern Resident Orca

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag, we have this letter to you written by Christopher Wilson of San Juan Island… I quote Ken Balcomb’s blog found at www.whaleresearch.com/blog. I am writing out of a deep concern for the continued survival of the Southern resident orca pods that have lived much the year for millennia around the San  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning… To the editor: For more than fifty years my home base was on Waldron Island where I beachcombed logs to build a house and where I raised a family. During that time I also spent several years commuting to Mt. Vernon and Friday Harbor to work in their  Continue Reading

Letter In Support of Alex Ramel

Written on July 24, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

We are writing in strong support of Alex Ramel as a candidate to represent us in the 40th district. Among his many strengths, he has a proven ability to bring people together to work for specific goals. As one example, he built a coalition to create the Community Energy Challenge, an energy upgrade program which  Continue Reading

Nick Power is Running for Prosecutor

Written on July 23, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a letter from Nick Power regarding his candidacy for SJC Prosecuting Attorney… I’m running for San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney to bring meaningful change to the way the office performs its duties.   I have lived on San Juan Island with my wife Penelope Haskew and our two daughters Chiara and Alison for over ten  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on July 21, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we have this letter about the upcoming election… Vote for Debra Lekanoff, Washington 40th Legislative District By Sandy Strehlou and David Meiland, San Juan Island Debra Lekanoff is running for the 40th Legislative District seat currently held by State Representative Kristine Lytton, who is stepping down. Lytton has been a  Continue Reading

Locals Committed to Keeping Islanders Healthy

Written on July 19, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we have this letter to the community from Julia Vouri… That San Juan County was recently declared the “healthiest county” in Washington State should come as no surprise to those who have benefited from the excellent health and social services here. And these services are continually improving thanks to a  Continue Reading

Bravo!

Written on July 18, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we find this letter from Huddle Lopez Island… Bravo for rallies in the rain! Bravo for signs held high! Bravo for floats in parades! Bravo for letters to politicians! Bravo to students for their initiative, leadership, sensitivity, and energy! Bravo to everyone for what you have done to help bring  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Alex Ramel

Written on July 11, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this letter from Katie Fleming… Dear Editor, Alex Ramel would be a fantastic representative for the 40th district in Washington. He is a progressive democrat who will champion climate action, affordable housing, healthcare for all, fully funded schools, equal pay for women, and gun violence prevention. Alex  Continue Reading

Yes for Homes

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag today we find this letter to you from Steve Ulvi… Friends, Now that the County Council has adopted in principle the draft Housing Plan, approved by resolution that plan’s all-important Financial and Administrative appendices and placed the housing initiative real estate excise tax on the ballot for the November elections  Continue Reading

Letter from Nick Power

Written on June 14, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

In the mailbag today we find this letter from Nick Power… Dear Editor: There has been a lot of ink spilled regarding the sign ordinance and the fact that the County has unquestionably been violating the First Amendment rights of all citizens since the day it was enacted in 1998. Most distressingly, the County has  Continue Reading

Dear Editor…

Written on June 12, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Tom Evans in Olga… The Art Of The Steal Good government is priceless. But it’s being stolen from us. I have 44 years of experience practicing law. Prosecutor. Assistant DA. Assistant AG. Attorney for three different police departments. City Attorney for 27 years. State  Continue Reading

What Is A County Fair?

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Barbara Bevens of the SJC Fair Board, shares these thoughts with you… If you go to Wikipedia while searching for County Fair it will redirect you to “Agricultural Show.” Pretty weird, huh? We always think of the County Fair as a local event where we go to meet our friends, to see the animals, ride  Continue Reading

A Letter from Mike and Jeri

Written on May 19, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Mike and Jeri Ahrenius… Dear Editor, Since Benjamin Jensen came to San Juan Island in the mid 1880’s, the Jensen’s have been involved in the marine industry. The first boats were built for transporting goods and people. Then the commercial fish boats and finally  Continue Reading

To the Editor

Written on May 10, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter to the editor from the SJC Democrats… Have you ever looked longingly at the interesting and informative “conversations” or lectures regularly offered in Seattle and wished you could attend? But then you thought, no, too much traveling for a two hour event. Well, here  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

What’s in the mailbag this morning? Here’s a letter from the SJI Museum of Art… The board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) would like to thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation for its support. Working with the many island nonprofits helps keep the Community Foundation current in community needs and  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Bob & Shannon Wilson… Vote YES for our schools! This year, more than ever it is so important that we vote YES on the school levy. It is NOT a new tax, but a renewal of the one that has existed for many  Continue Reading

Letter from David D.

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Hello Hikers, Walkers, Mount Grant Steering members of old, Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust (SJPT) Supporters and friends! As you may be aware, the Land Bank will be holding a public meeting this coming Monday, March 26, at 5:30pm at Brickworks to present the Mount Grant management plan to the public before it goes  Continue Reading

Adam Says Vote “YES”

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find a letter from Adam Eltinge… On April 24th, join me in voting Yes for the San Juan Island School District’s levy renewal. This levy represents vital funding that the school district needs in order to continue offering the programs and services that we currently have. The  Continue Reading

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