Topic: Opinion

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  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: http://www.pzpinfo.org/pzp_faqs.html

From the Mailbag…

Written on December 5, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Steve Ulvi… Running Down the Dream without Becoming Comfortably Numb Along with about a hundred others I attended the library presentation on black-tailed deer by Ruth Milne, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife. It promised to be interesting given the obvious problems and  Continue Reading

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  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  Continue Reading

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 www.sanjuansafaris.com… 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

Filthy Tricks

Written on October 28, 2018 at 8:37 pm, by

Here’s a letter to you from Eric and Audra Adelberger… We are disappointed to find that some shady group without the courage to identify themselves is attempting to interfere in our local election for San Juan County sheriff by distributing a mailer that urges voters to write in the name of Zac Reimer for sheriff.  Continue Reading

Our Necessary Alliance

Written on October 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we have this letter from Bill Appel… This will have been a hotly contested election. There have been allegations of errors, omissions and behavior, some of which but for the public stature of the targets, might arguably be libelous, and in the time-honored tradition of one corner of our community,  Continue Reading

Biblical Insights From Living In The Middle East

Written on July 19, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The Friday Harbor branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is pleased to announce a special guest presentation by Susan Ellis, Ph.D. She will be speaking on the biblical insights she gained from living in the Middle East and working on excavations in Jordan. She will address how living in the Middle  Continue Reading

Yes for Homes

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag today we find this letter to you from Steve Ulvi… Friends, Now that the County Council has adopted in principle the draft Housing Plan, approved by resolution that plan’s all-important Financial and Administrative appendices and placed the housing initiative real estate excise tax on the ballot for the November elections  Continue Reading

Letter from Nick Power

Written on June 14, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

In the mailbag today we find this letter from Nick Power… Dear Editor: There has been a lot of ink spilled regarding the sign ordinance and the fact that the County has unquestionably been violating the First Amendment rights of all citizens since the day it was enacted in 1998. Most distressingly, the County has  Continue Reading

Dear Editor…

Written on June 12, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Tom Evans in Olga… The Art Of The Steal Good government is priceless. But it’s being stolen from us. I have 44 years of experience practicing law. Prosecutor. Assistant DA. Assistant AG. Attorney for three different police departments. City Attorney for 27 years. State  Continue Reading

Letters for the November Election

Written on November 2, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

You can see letters from individuals supporting our candidates 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 Anna Lisa Lindstrum – Hospital District Commissioner Robbie Lawson Louise Dustrude Kerwin Johnson John and Emily Geyman Martha Scott  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Anna Lisa

Written on October 14, 2017 at 5:36 am, by

I am writing this letter in support of Anna Lisa Lindstrum for commissioner of the San Juan County Public Hospital District #1. Anna Lisa has the skill set necessary to be an effective commissioner on our local hospital board. She is a trained CNA having worked in the health care field, she has volunteered on  Continue Reading

Concientious Projector

Written on October 7, 2017 at 10:41 am, by

Rob Simpson is back with a new installment of the Conscientious Projector Series. Here he is with the scoop… Extraterrestrial Contact > The Evidence ​This Monday, 7:00 PM (Oct. 9th) in the library Conference Room, Conscientious Projector invites you to discuss a forbidden topic. Have we had contact with extraterrestrial civilizations?​​ ​Mainstream media makes the  Continue Reading