Letter to Editor: Larsen’s Stand on Coal Exports Challenged

 – by Walter Corbin –  It is certainly appreciated that U.S. Representative Larsen visited the San Juan Islands recently. The environmental efforts that are made by our elected officials are surely welcomed by the San Juan Islands community. However, should that same area be cloaked with coal ash, airborne nitrous … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Fire & Rescue Makes Good Use of Funding

 – from Moana Kutsche – A Yes vote on the fire levy will preserve and enhance our community’s investment in the Orcas Island Fire and Rescue department that serves us so well. The investment in people is paramount. OIFR can do what it does because of dedicated, highly-trained volunteers and … Continue reading

Letter to Editor: Sustainable Funding for First Responders

– from Rick Hughes – We live in a remote part of Washington State, in a community of islands with limited transportation options and no critical/urgent/hospital care available on Orcas Island. What we do have is an amazing group of locally trained volunteers and professional fire fighters and paramedics. Living … Continue reading