Topic: Letters

Letter: San Juan Island Youth Need Island Rec

Written on April 10, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Nan­cy Young, San Juan Island For many years we have sup­port­ed, through our tax­es, this impor­tant levy, as it does so much to enhance the youth on the island. My hus­band has been a vol­un­teer for over 20 years in the roller hock­ey pro­gram. Now, more than ever, our young peo­ple need to have  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Consider An Off-Island Vaccination

Written on April 4, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Susan West, San Juan Island Island Drug, in Oak Har­bor, has hun­dreds of vac­cine appoint­ments avail­able each day online for eli­gi­ble recip­i­ents. Sign­ing up is easy, and receiv­ing the vac­cine is free.   Island Drug has all three brands of vac­cine — the one-and-done John­son & John­son, the Pfiz­er which is approved for any­one 16  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Tony Fyrqvist Supports Island Rec Levy, Recounts Program Memories

Written on March 31, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Tony Fyrqvist, San Juan Island I strong­ly sup­port the Island Rec Levy. We have lived on the island for 30 years and I have seen the improve­ment has made in the com­mu­ni­ty. The levy is a small price divid­ed among many to pro­vide a great return for all. In the ear­ly ’90s, Cindy Bak­er was  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: OPALCO Orcas District Reps Ask For Vote

Written on March 28, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Jef­frey Struthers and Rick Christ­mas, OPALCO Orcas Dis­trict Rep­re­sen­ta­tives It is time to vote for Orcas dis­trict direc­tors for OPALCO and Rock Island. We, your cur­rent Orcas dis­trict direc­tors — Jef­frey Struthers and Rick Christ­mas — ask for your vote. Here is why we believe you should return both of us to the board for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: High School Booster Club Says Vote Yes For Island Rec Levy

Written on March 21, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Pur­ple and Gold Boost­er Club The Pur­ple and Gold Boost­er Club ful­ly endors­es the Island Rec levy renew­al. We sup­port Fri­day Har­bor High School by run­ning con­ces­sions at the games and col­lect­ing tick­ets for events. We fill in some of the gaps that are not cov­ered by the Island Rec levy such as pro­vid­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Island Rec’s Value Exceeds Tax Contribution

Written on March 20, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Gib and Jen Black, San Juan Island Please join us in sup­port­ing Island Rec by vot­ing in favor of renew­ing its levy. Our fam­i­ly, like many here on San Juan Island, receive a val­ue from Island Rec that far exceeds what we con­tribute in tax­es. We ben­e­fit from dai­ly walks at the Grav­el Pit with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Island Rec Levy Renewal Maintains Rate

Written on March 15, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Mis­sy Mar­tin, Fri­day Har­bor Dear Edi­tor: I encour­age Islanders to vote YES for the upcom­ing Island Rec levy! They are request­ing fund­ing at the same rate, with­out an increase from the pre­vi­ous six years. The fact that Island Rec funds high school sports is rea­son alone to voice my sup­port and vote. But the actu­al­i­ty that  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: San Juan Public Schools Foundation Supports Island Rec Levy Renewal

Written on March 14, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Martha Alvara­do, Floyd Bourne, Stephanie Buf­fum, Katie Flem­ing, Dar­la Jung­mey­er, Kari McVeigh, Bri­an Moore, Katy Tay­lor-Jacob­son Through this levy, Island Rec funds our high school sports pro­gram which allows our school dis­trict to focus on acad­e­mia. Places to play and sports are impor­tant for child devel­op­ment.  Ath­let­ic par­tic­i­pa­tion improves self-esteem, teach­es time man­age­ment, builds  Con­tin­ue Reading