Topic: People

Letter in Support of Ryan Palmateer

Written on July 15, 2020 at 8:42 am, by

In the mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Katie Flem­ing… Dear Edi­tor, I sup­port Ryan Palma­teer for the Coun­ty Coun­cil Dis­trict 1 posi­tion. I have worked with Ryan for 3 years on ener­gy con­ser­va­tion, renew­able ener­gy pro­mo­tion, and cli­mate action pro­grams in the San Juan Islands. Ryan is very com­mit­ted to the resilien­cy  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on July 10, 2020 at 8:40 am, by

Today in the SJ Update Mail­bag we have this let­ter from Gay Gra­ham… To the Edi­tor: Covid-19 has caused us to make any num­ber of changes in the paths that we used to take. One of these can be for­get­ting to renew or not hav­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to sup­port those orga­ni­za­tions and caus­es that need  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Book from John Geyman, M.D.

Written on July 9, 2020 at 11:23 am, by

John Gey­man, M.D. announces the pub­li­ca­tion of his new book: Prof­i­teer­ing, Cor­rup­tion and Fraud in U.S. Health Care. He rais­es ques­tions that we have to ask and answer: Who is the health care sys­tem for — prof­its for health care cor­po­ra­tions, their share­hold­ers and Wall Street traders and investors? for cor­rupt and fraud­u­lent scam­mers? or for  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on July 8, 2020 at 1:45 pm, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag we have this let­ter today from Daniel Schwartz, SJC Repub­li­can Precinct Com­mit­tee Offi­cer… Response to the San Juan Coun­ty Democ­rats Res­o­lu­tion on Police Reform The San Juan Coun­ty Democ­rats have pro­duced a res­o­lu­tion filled with the fab­ri­ca­tions, revi­sion­ist his­to­ry, and out­right false­hoods that make up the woke play­book of today’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from Island Stage Left

Written on July 8, 2020 at 8:08 am, by

In the mail­bag this morn­ing we have a note from Helen Machin-Smith of Island Stage Left… Hel­lo from Island Stage Left, Appar­ent­ly a rumor has been cir­cu­lat­ing that Island Stage Left has ceased oper­a­tions. This is news to us! The rumor is untrue. At this point we have no idea what the future holds (nor does any  Con­tin­ue Reading

Know Your Islanders: Life on Mars

Written on July 7, 2020 at 6:30 am, by

John Rum­mel and Vicky Hip­kin: Life on Mars: Past, Present, and Future? This July will see the launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover (Per­se­ver­ance), a Chi­nese orbiter/lander (Tianwen‑1), and the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates Mars orbiter (Hope). Our neigh­bors, for­mer NASA and Cana­di­an Space Agency per­son­nel John Rum­mel and Vicky Hipkin–between them they have par­tic­i­pat­ed in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Wildflowers in Bloom at the Gravel Pit

Written on July 6, 2020 at 12:10 pm, by

By Louise Dus­trude A num­ber of peo­ple have been ask­ing one anoth­er what those bright yel­low flow­ers are that have appeared recent­ly at Island Rec’s LaFarge Open Space, aka the grav­el pit. So we checked with Eliza Habeg­ger, the land stew­ard at the Land Bank, whose respon­si­bil­i­ties also include eco­log­i­cal assess­ment, mon­i­tor­ing, and restora­tion on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sharon Kivisto Runs for County Council, District 1

Written on July 4, 2020 at 7:51 am, by

I’m Sharon Kivis­to and I’m cam­paign­ing to be the coun­cil mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Res­i­den­cy Dis­trict 1 on the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil. My 20+ years of expe­ri­ence as a jour­nal­ist in the islands has pro­vid­ed me with insight about the needs of islanders and the work­ings of coun­ty gov­ern­ment. I’d like to use the knowl­edge I’ve  Con­tin­ue Reading