Topic: Letters

Difficult Times: Coping with Eco-Anxiety and Exurban Delusion as the Future Darkens

Written on November 23, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

This morn­ing we find a let­ter to you in the San Juan Update Mail­bag from Steve Ulvi… In the late 1960s, my out­door adven­tures grew grit­ti­er; in wilder land­scapes, great­ly expand­ing on child­hood camp­ing trips.  My dom­i­nant inter­ests became nature-cen­tered, access under one’s own pow­er.  I felt the thrum of the non-human com­mu­ni­ty of life and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from Victoria

Written on November 3, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing there is this let­ter to you from Vic­to­ria Comp­ton… Dear Island Neigh­bors, Thank you infi­nite­ly for your words of encour­age­ment, your advice, and for shar­ing your thoughts about our island’s Port dur­ing my cam­paign. I was so proud and hum­bled to be able to car­ry your hopes for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter about Mullis Center Election

Written on November 2, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

In today’s mail­bag, Bon­nie Sliger shares this with you… My name is Bon­nie Sliger and I am run­ning for a posi­tion on the Mullis Cen­ter Dis­trict Com­mit­tee.  If you are 60 and over or are dis­abled, and live in the San Juan Dis­trict, please be sure to vote Novem­ber 8th thru 11th at the Mullis Cen­ter  Con­tin­ue Reading

In the Mailbag…

Written on November 1, 2021 at 5:39 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag today we have this let­ter from Alice Deane… Please be sure to vote in the very impor­tant upcom­ing elec­tion for Dis­trict Com­mit­tee mem­bers of the Mullis Senior Cen­ter. The true and cor­rect infor­ma­tion on what has become a very con­tentious elec­tion can be found at the Mullis Cen­ter web­site The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters on the Upcoming Election

Written on October 31, 2021 at 5:10 am, by

Below are links to let­ters regard­ing var­i­ous items on the upcom­ing elec­tion. Let­ters are shown in the order received and this page will con­tin­ue to be updat­ed as more let­ters come in. Let­ters for and against SJC Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1 Propo­si­tion No. 1 Autho­riz­ing Reg­u­lar Prop­er­ty Tax Levy: Ali­son Lon­g­ley Lee Stur­di­vant War­ren Apple­ton MD, JD Dean­na Osborn  Con­tin­ue Reading

In the Mailbag…

Written on October 27, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Frank Pen­well… Dear Islanders, Mullis Cen­ter elec­tion issues of 2021 are impor­tant. Issues: Senior Vot­ing rights.  The cur­rent Board end­ed vot­ing rights, and it took a 2‑year law­suit to force that Board to hold elec­tions.  WHY? Ques­tions sur­round­ing finances.  The cur­rent Board has  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter about Redistricting

Written on October 5, 2021 at 9:35 am, by

In the Update mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil mem­ber Cindy Wolf… Hel­lo Edi­tor, Cen­sus num­bers are in and the pro­posed redis­trict­ing maps are out. You can see them at In my opin­ion, the strongest move we can make this week for the future of our fer­ry sys­tem is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from Susan Grout

Written on September 29, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag today we have this let­ter from Susan Grout… Edi­tor: A num­ber of us are very con­cerned about a seri­ous prob­lem on our island. There is a crit­i­cal short­age of trained home health care­givers. In order to rem­e­dy this sit­u­a­tion, which could affect all of us at some point, we urge you  Con­tin­ue Reading