Letters to the Editor

Letter: Article needed to address Sound’s starving orcas

Editor, Your article about how fine the Chinook fishing is failed to include any mention of the well-known fact that our Southern Resident Killer Whales,… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: Whidbey owes a lot to WEAN’s work over years

Editor, Thanks to reporter David Felice for acknowledging 30 years of consistent and painstaking work to protect our island environment by the Whidbey Environment Action… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: Salmon fishing article, photo a slap in face

Editor, “The end of a species comes as tranquilly as this gentle sunrise. There’s no final struggle, no valorous last stand or terminal flourish. Just… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: Arguments being made against jets hold no water

Editor, All these anti-Growler/OLF letters are interesting for the lack of facts and heavy duty innuendo and blame. This week, we’re treated to the “not… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: Noise problems extend beyond Whidbey Island

Editor, With sadness I read the Sound Off by Christine Cribb, executive director of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Her letter forgets — again… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019

Letter: What is it going to take to get traffic signal installed?

Editor, “Three airlifted in head-on collision Saturday” is the headline that inspires me to ask once again, When will the county do the right thing… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Maybe base needs to be renamed to clarify things

Editor, NAS Oak Harbor? The Navy traditionally names its naval air bases after the town where the base is located — Naval Air Station Pensacola,… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Please, remember to fill dog watering stations

Editor, Dear Langley merchants, I’m passing along a plea from my husband Charlie: Please try to remember to refill your dog watering stations. Charlie’s heart… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

Letter: Are orca trying to let onlookers know plight?

Editor, Soon after I moved to Whidbey Island in 1985 from the drier interior of Eastern Oregon, I took up whale watching. First by kayak,… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Puget Sound Regional Council doesn’t set tariffs

Editor, This is just a note to clarify that the Puget Sound Regional Council plays no role in setting tariffs for Washington State Ferries. A… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Fair a good opportunity to learn about fire district

Editor, The South Whidbey Fire/EMS Fire Fair on July 27 provided me the rare chance to get up close to each large fire truck and… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Will state ferries become service only for wealthy?

Editor, It’s easy for us average people to despair over the enormous problems confronting our nation and the world. But beyond these overwhelming issues are… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth, Careage provide exceptional care

Editor, I have had surgery at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and my wife was hospitalized there several times, most recently last month. I have run hospitals… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Langley must do more to become disabled friendly

Editor, I want to add my voice to those requesting more consideration for people with disabilities as the Langley streets and sidewalks are remodeled over… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Recent clear-cutting on Maxwelton ‘obscene’

Editor, The recent clear-cut abomination on Maxwelton Road near the elementary schools was done completely legally, at the direction of its California owner. Our state… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Air travel is accelerating human destruction

Editor, My curiosity, followed by a few calculations, led me to a shocking realization. From Science.howstuffworks.com, I learned that a Boeing 747 burns one gallon… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Thank you to those who helped put out fire

Editor, On Sunday, July 28, we experienced a residential fire in which my husband’s wood carving studio caught fire. By the time we saw it,… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Ebey’s National Historical Reserve isn’t necessary

Editor, I don’t expect a lot of public support for this, but I personally cannot find a narrative that explains why Ebey’s National Historical Reserve… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Experience at emergency room was very frustrating

Editor, My first experience in the WhidbeyHealth emergency room was in May 2014, when I first arrived on the island as a resident. I was… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Despite hyperbole, lawsuit is not about closing Navy base

Editor, The Bounce-on-Whidbey group is ramping up their rhetoric and scaring politicians into uncomfortable corners. Emerging within the ramp-up is a healthy level of irrationality,… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019