Topic: Letters

Letter: Minney Is Honored To Be Elected

Written on November 10, 2020 at 5:15 am, by

By Chris­tine Min­ney, San Jan Coun­ty Coun­cil Mem­ber-elect  Posi­tion 1 I am joy­ous and hon­ored to have been elect­ed to serve on the SJ Coun­ty Coun­cil, Dis­trict 1. I am grate­ful for the community’s sup­port and trust that I am a good fit to rep­re­sent all islanders. I look for­ward to work­ing with my fel­low coun­cil mem­bers,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Wolf Thanks Voters

Written on November 10, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Cindy Wolf, San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil Mem­ber Dis­trict 2 Elect I want to extend my sin­cere thanks to all of my cam­paign sup­port­ers, vol­un­teers and staff, and espe­cial­ly to the vot­ers, for elect­ing me as San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil Mem­ber from Dis­trict 2. I am hon­ored that you put your trust in me to help lead  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: San Juan Hospital District Says Reject Hospice Sale

Written on November 8, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

Mem­bers of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict 1 have each signed this let­ter regard­ing the poten­tial sale of the Hos­pice of the North­west. One copy is being sent to Unit­ed Gen­er­al Dis­trict 304 and the oth­er to Skag­it Region­al Health. Dear Com­mis­sion­ers, We write to you as con­cerned cit­i­zens of San Juan Coun­ty and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters for the November Election

Written on November 2, 2020 at 4:00 am, by

You can see let­ters from indi­vid­u­als at the links below. As more let­ters come in, this list will be updat­ed so be sure to check back. Let­ters are post­ed in the order received in sup­port of: Ryan Palma­teer Win­nie Adams and Bob Gam­ble Steve Ulvi and Lynette Roberts Christo­pher Min­ney Cindy Wolf Win­nie Adams and Bob Gam­ble  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: 12 EMS Volunteers Resign

Written on October 29, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

We believe it is impor­tant to set the record straight on recent exchanges between some of the San Juan EMS vol­un­teers and the Board of Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1. Fol­low­ing the PHD board’s restruc­tur­ing of the admin­is­tra­tion of both the PHD and EMS, a num­ber of vol­un­teers from San Juan EMS met to share their  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Protect Hospice Care in San Juans

Written on October 29, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Marie-Luz Vil­la MD AGSF, Main Oper­a­tions Man­ag­er, Hos­pice of San Juan San Juan Coun­ty, being rel­a­tive­ly tiny in the eyes of Medicare, receives insur­ance-fund­ed hos­pice care under the umbrel­la of Hos­pice of the North­west (HNW), which is based in Skag­it Coun­ty. Although both San Juan Island and Lopez Island have all-vol­un­­teer hos­pice orga­ni­za­tions to com­ple­ment  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: For-Profit Hospice Bad for County

Written on October 23, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Kathryn Clary, RN, BSN, CHPN, Hos­pice of the North­west, San Juan Island Cur­rent­ly, the only Medicare-based hos­pice in our coun­ty is Hos­pice of the North­west. Two years ago this hos­pice was list­ed as the No. 1 hos­pice agency in the Unit­ed States. HNW pro­vides med­ical hos­pice ser­vices no mat­ter one’s abil­i­ty to pay. Medicare hos­pice  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Farewell and Thanks

Written on October 22, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Mary Stone, San Juan Island After 40 years prac­tic­ing law, 30 of them in Fri­day Har­bor, I am retir­ing, but I am leav­ing the law prac­tice in the very capa­ble hands of my part­ner, Bob Bul­loch. My hus­band and I will con­tin­ue to spend win­ters in Puer­to Rico, but instead of return­ing to Fri­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters: Vote Hughes and Minney

Written on October 21, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Susan Kol­let, San Juan Island A vote for Rick Hugh­es for Coun­cil Dist. 2 and Chris­tine Min­ney for Dist. 1 will pro­vide a won­der­ful bal­ance to the three-mem­ber coun­cil. At such a crit­i­cal junc­ture, the con­ti­nu­ity and exper­tise Rick brings to the office will ben­e­fit our com­mu­ni­ty and put the coun­ty in a bet­ter  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters: Why I’m Voting Wolf

Written on October 20, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Michael Dur­land, Orcas Island A cou­ple of weeks ago I list­ed a num­ber of actions by this cur­rent San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil that I said were in vio­la­tion of their oath of office and the San Juan Coun­ty Char­ter. My main con­cern is why this coun­cil instruct­ed or allowed their attor­ney to argue in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters: Vote Palmateer

Written on October 16, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Christo­pher Min­ney, San Juan Island We’ve seen what inex­pe­ri­ence and inep­ti­tude looks like at the high­est lev­els of our fed­er­al gov­ern­ment over the past four years. The last thing our islands need is to bring that type of lead­er­ship home to San Juan Coun­ty in the midst of a 100-year pan­dem­ic and severe eco­nom­ic uncer­tain­ty.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters: Minney is Committed to All Islanders

Written on October 16, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Chuck Dall­dorf, Fri­day Har­bor I am a full-time res­i­dent in Fri­day Har­bor and I strong­ly sup­port Chris­tine Min­ney for San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil in the upcom­ing Novem­ber elec­tion. Coun­cil is a non­par­ti­san posi­tion (there’s no polit­i­cal par­ty pot­holes or sew­ers). Chris­tine is an inde­pen­dent, long-time res­i­dent of our islands, who is ful­ly com­mit­ted to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters: Rep. Lekanoff for Wolf

Written on October 15, 2020 at 4:45 am, by

By Rep. Debra Lekanoff, Wash­ing­ton State 40th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict In 2018, Cindy Wolf invest­ed in me as a can­di­date, and today I am invest­ing in her as a can­di­date for San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil. A sol­id com­mu­ni­ty leader, Cindy lis­tens with a keen ear to the issues around her and takes action to address those  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letters: Minney Has My Vote

Written on October 15, 2020 at 4:00 am, by

By Sandy Strehlou, San Juan Island We have four fine can­di­dates to choose from in our coun­ty coun­cil races. All are decent, car­ing, com­pe­tent can­di­dates and we will be well-rep­re­sen­t­ed by who­ev­er is elect­ed. That said, I am vot­ing for Chris­tine Minney.

Letters: Vote Palmateer, Hughes

Written on October 14, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Steve Ulvi and Lynette Roberts, San Juan Island There is so much to be con­cerned about these days. Much of it well beyond our abil­i­ties as indi­vid­u­als to effect any change. Except that we each have a vote. Please do your home­work and vote.

Letters: Vote Palmateer, Wolf

Written on October 13, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Win­nie Adams and Bob Gam­ble, Orcas and Wal­dron Islands In the last few days we watched the League of Women Vot­ers coun­ty coun­cil debate and have read the can­di­dates’ replies to ques­tions in the local papers. It’s a hard choice for many because we have four very good peo­ple run­ning for just two positions.