Topic: Letters

Letter From Animal Protection Society

Written on August 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

Dear Editor, Last week during our county fair the temperature here on the island rose to well over 80 degrees several days in a row. Sadly, those of us working at the Animal Protection Society booth were notified on four separate occasions that people had parked their cars in the lots across the street from  Continue Reading

Jessica Says Thanks!

Written on August 16, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Hi San Juan Update, I wanted to share the news that our local community is going to be featured on a TV show. Last summer, I was contacted through my blog (http://jessicaoldwyn.blogspot.com) by Wayfarer Entertainment. They were producing “a documentary series about courageous people facing one of life’s most difficult challenges, a terminal illness,” and  Continue Reading

I’m Back

Written on August 16, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

Hi everyone. I am back on task with the editing and operations at the SJ Update. Surgery was successful and I am on the mend. I want to give a great big Thank You to all of you who left comments with good wishes, healing thoughts, and prayers for my recovery – they were all  Continue Reading

Press Release from Frank Penwell

Written on August 12, 2016 at 5:02 am, by

Let’s see what’s in the Update email bag this morning. Here’s a letter from Frank Penwell… CT has lost its lease and CT will be moving, or closing down over the next 6 months, because the property is going up for sale. For those who want more details: Press Release: The Penwell Trust is terminating  Continue Reading

Rental Property Options

Written on July 14, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares this detailed information for rental properties… San Juan County currently has several mechanisms for legally renting a home in the County. The information below is meant for informational purposes only, and does not incorporate all of the rules and regulations. It will however provide those who want to learn more about  Continue Reading

The Flower Hall

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fiona Norris invites you to join the San Juan Island Garden Club at the San Juan County Fair Flower Hall… The Flower Hall is organized by the San Juan Island Garden Club and Horticultural Society with able assistance from WSU Master Gardener volunteers particularly on intake day. In 2015 we were assigned a new location in the  Continue Reading

Undervotes, Overvotes, and Write-ins

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

This is the seventh in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The County Auditor administers elections and voter registration in the County… Let’s face it: sometimes you don’t know who to vote for. Maybe it’s a judge, or maybe it’s a state position you’re  Continue Reading

Frank Penwell Enters the Race

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Citizens, I am running for County Council Position 1. I am best known for my integrity, charitable activities, and for starting Community Treasures. I do not support polluting our County rural roads with political signs, so I invite you to visit my website to review my platform and leadership experiences over the last 40  Continue Reading

Simply Wright

Written on July 10, 2016 at 4:20 pm, by

Carla Wright has just opened a design/consulting business. Here she is with the scoop… I am now providing design consultation for those needing help with restyling their home or business, closet attacks (my speciality) and personal shopping (targeting men who normally need help in this category). All things to help make your life easier and more enjoyable.  Continue Reading

Ferry Tail LLC

Written on July 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm, by

This just popped into the SJ Update mailbag today. Take a look… Hello San Juan Update, I thought you might be interested in FerryTail.com, our new website that allows owners of expiring ferry passes to post them online for sale. We were featured on the channel 7 Kiro news last week, and are on the front  Continue Reading

Letter from Family Resource Center

Written on July 7, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

From the San Juan Update mailbag… Dear Editor, We all look forward to summer, but it’s easy to forget that it can be a time of stress for young families. Many parents are working long hours while school is out and their childcare options may be limited. United Way of San Juan County recognizes the  Continue Reading

A Letter About the EMS Levy

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

This letter was submitted by the “Vote Yes for SJI EMS 2016” Levy Committee… In August 2016, voters will be asked to vote on a replacement levy for San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services (SJIEMS). This measure supports SJIEMS – NOT hospital services at Peace Island Medical Center. The current levy expires on December 31,  Continue Reading

Golf Scramble a Success

Written on May 27, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Dear Editor, The May 22nd 10th Annual LEO (Leadership, Experience, Opportunity) Club Golf Scramble was a success! We had beautiful weather and lots of support for this event! We give thanks to the enthusiastic players, generous sponsors and auction donors, the staff at the SJI Golf & Tennis Club, our hamburger chef, Harvey — and  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag…

Written on May 26, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Michelle Loftus writes in to share this news with you… Judah Finney Elected as Delegate to National Republican Convention Judah Finney, San Juan County Republican State Committee Man, was elected as an Alternate Delegate to the National Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio this upcoming July. Judah, raised on San Juan Island, has represented San County  Continue Reading

From the Update Mailbag

Written on May 18, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Let’s see what’s in the ol’ Update mailbag today – here’s a letter from Judah Finney… This goes out to those Republican voters who were going to vote for Ted Cruz in the upcoming Primary, but are now thinking that, since he suspended his campaign, your vote is meaningless. So you’re just going to let  Continue Reading

Bill & Rita

Written on May 13, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

From the SJ Update Mailbag, here’s a letter to the community from Bill and Rita Ament… With a short notice we need a home before June 30th. We need to find this home now. We are even ready to take a house that is available June 1st. We need either a: 2 bedroom + office (den)  Continue Reading

Letter from Diane Martindale

Written on May 11, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Dear Editor, You may be perplexed over what Washington’s May 24 Democratic Presidential Primary means, especially if you participated in the March 26 Democratic precinct caucuses. But I encourage you to vote! The media will report the results of the Washington State Republican primary on May 24, as they use the primary results to assign delegates  Continue Reading

Stop Paddle Law

Written on May 3, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Kris DayVincent shares this with you… Did you know we have six stoplights on San Juan Island? They are all perfectly legal; in fact there is up to a $394 (RCW 46.61.372) fine if you run one of them. What you say? True! The catch is these stop lights are attached to school buses, those  Continue Reading

17 Year Olds Can Caucus In San Juan County, Too!

Written on February 16, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s a Letter to the Editor from Diane Martindale… Mark March 26 th on your calendars now for the Democratic caucuses in San Juan County. Hillary wants your vote that day. Attention 17 year olds! If you are turning 18 on or before November 8 you CAN participate in the Democratic caucuses. Hillary is a  Continue Reading

Letters About Hospital District Election

Written on November 3, 2015 at 4:30 am, by

You can see a list of letters from individuals at the link below. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. Click here

San Juan County – a Third World Country?

Written on November 8, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

Here’s a note from Merri Ann Simonson about internet service on the island… I have never thought of San Juan County as being as remote as a Third World Country although many of my friends tell me they are leaving for “America” when they go off island. I guess I was shocked and appalled to  Continue Reading