Topic: Letters

In the Mailbag

Written on April 11, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag we find this note from Dawn Alger, who write to share good news about her son… I just want­ed to share the upcom­ing grad­u­a­tion of our son, Rig­by Alger from Pacif­ic Luther­an Uni­ver­si­ty. He will be grad­u­at­ing on May 25th, Sum­ma Cum Laude with his Bach­e­lors of Edu­ca­tion. His cer­ti­fi­ca­tions are  Con­tin­ue Reading

In the Mailbag

Written on March 26, 2019 at 8:15 am, by

Today we have this let­ter from Gor­don Fowler in the San Juan Update mail­bag… Mullis Cen­ter Denounces Pledge of Alle­giance to Amer­i­can Flag. The Mullis Cen­ter Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee has decid­ed to dis­con­tin­ue the prac­tice of hon­or­ing the Amer­i­can Flag at the major­i­ty of Senior Lunch­es, served twice week­ly, at the Mullis Cen­ter. Recog­ni­tion of the Amer­i­can  Con­tin­ue Reading

In the Mailbag…

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

In the mail­bag this morn­ing here’s a let­ter from Sal­ly Spicer of Orca­Song Farm on Orcas Island… I am writ­ing this let­ter to beg the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank to invest the funds nec­es­sary to save the San Juan Coun­ty agri­cul­tur­al insti­tu­tion that is Cof­felt Farm. Only with the Land Bank’s help can we  Con­tin­ue Reading

Leviathan Delusion in Paradise Lost

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag this morn­ing, we have this let­ter from Steve Ulvi… Glanc­ing at caller ID on a recent snowy morn­ing, I guessed that my old Alas­ka pal, Archie was riled up about some­thing.   Most like­ly a retal­ia­to­ry shot in response to the brow-beat­­ing I served up pre­vi­ous­ly. I had been pret­ty steamed about  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friends Celebrates 40 Years

Written on February 27, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Dear Edi­tor, This year Friends of the San Juans cel­e­brates 40 years of pro­tect­ing and restor­ing the San Juan Islands and the Sal­ish Sea for peo­ple and nature. Over the next few months our mem­bers will be shar­ing their mem­o­ries about the role Friends has played to pro­tect what they love about the islands. These  Con­tin­ue Reading

Welcome Home Dan!

Written on December 27, 2018 at 12:46 pm, by

Here’s a hap­py note from Helen Machin-Smith of Island Stage Left with an update on Daniel Mayes… Dan came home on Christ­mas Eve after a hell­ish week but final­ly after a cor­rect diag­no­sis and two suc­cess­ful surg­eries the deci­sion was made to release him in time for Xmas. He is weak, tired and ten pounds  Con­tin­ue Reading

Home Trust Does It Again

Written on December 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag today we find this let­ter from Gay Gra­ham… The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust has done it again, and with a spe­cial bit of flour­ish! A few weeks ago, the 11th and 12th hous­es were barged into Jack­son’s Beach and trucked to their per­ma­nent lots in the afford­able hous­ing project,  Con­tin­ue Reading

In the Mailbag

Written on December 12, 2018 at 5:37 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag we have a let­ter from Alli­son Lance… The more diverse an eco-sys­tem is, the greater its odds are for sur­vival. Genet­ic diver­si­ty insures robust pop­u­la­tions. This applies to Earth’s life forms, which includes humans. In order to ensure our sur­vival we need robust bio­di­ver­si­ty. There­in lies the prob­lem, nature is unbal­anced  Con­tin­ue Reading

In the Mailbag

Written on December 10, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Susan Wingate writes to share this arti­cle on deer pop­u­la­tion con­trol… Dear SJ Update, I’m hop­ing to sub­mit some infor­ma­tion about the deer pop­u­la­tion that has become an issue with a cer­tain sec­tor of our res­i­dents and with the fish and wildlife com­mu­ni­ty. [Please see] this infor­ma­tion from the web­site:

Deer Are Not The Problem

Written on November 30, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag we find this let­ter from Alli­son Lance… I attend­ed a meet­ing at the library last night on deer pop­u­la­tion here on San Juan Island and what I walked away with is: KILL DEER! My take is dif­fer­ent than pret­ty much every­one else’s point of view at what felt like a Cabela-spon­­sored ral­ly.  Con­tin­ue Reading

In the Mailbag

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

Here’s a let­ter from Kyle Wall and the Pacif­ic Whale Watch Asso­ci­a­tion… State­ment from the Pacif­ic Whale Watch Asso­ci­a­tion (PWWA): The Pacif­ic Whale Watch Asso­ci­a­tion (PWWA) is a com­mit­ted part­ner focused on efforts to pro­tect the health of the South­ern Res­i­dent killer whale pop­u­la­tion. We appre­ci­ate the work of our fel­low mem­bers on the Governor’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

Extinction is Forever…

Written on November 18, 2018 at 10:51 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter to you from Deb­bi Finch­er… Hi Friends, Fam­i­ly and all around Sup­port­ers of J, K & L Pods,    I have to try… I can’t sit idly by when our local orca pods need our help more than ever. I want to be sure we  Con­tin­ue Reading

Remembering Those Who Served

Written on November 11, 2018 at 1:36 pm, by

San Juan Update read­er Mary Jane Ander­son shares this resource with you to see who all from San Juan Coun­ty served in World War One, the war that end­ed 100 years ago this year. Check out the list­ing here: Thank you Mary, and thanks to all those who served.

Letter from San Juan Safaris

Written on November 10, 2018 at 8:30 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter to share with you from Bri­an Goodremont at… Pro­posed South­ern Res­i­dent Orca Watch­ing Sus­pen­sion Fails to Address Sci­ence-­ Based Issues: Save the Salmon, Save the Whales  Head­lines are dom­i­nat­ed by the pro­pos­al to sus­pend ves­sel-­based view­ing of South­ern Res­i­dent killer whales in Wash­ing­ton  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from Steve Brandli

Written on November 9, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter to you from Steve Bran­dli… My con­grat­u­la­tions go to Car­olyn Jew­ett for her elec­tion as our next Dis­trict Court judge. She worked hard and ran a tena­cious cam­paign, and the results prove that it was effec­tive. I wish Ms. Jew­ett well on the bench. I  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters for Upcoming Election

Written on October 31, 2018 at 4:30 am, by

You can see let­ters from indi­vid­u­als sup­port­ing our can­di­dates and issues at the links below. Let­ters are list­ed in chrono­log­i­cal order. As more let­ters come in, this list will be updat­ed so be sure to check back. For Nick Pow­er: Colleen Ken­i­mond Don Hall Rita Latsi­no­va Paul Arons Bill Karges Justin Paulsen Doris M. Sum­n­er For Randy  Con­tin­ue Reading