Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Timber sale

I’m hoping our county commissioners will reconsider and decide to hold off on timber sales TCB23 and Power Plant scheduled for approval on June 6.… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2023

LETTER:Photo upsetting

The picture of the house being burnt at 141 Harry Brown Road was not a good choice for the front page of the newspaper. It… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2023

LETTER:Common courtesy

If you are unwilling to observe some regulations and use common courtesy, please stay away from the Carrie Blake Park complex. “One Way Do Not… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2023

LETTER:Fear at school

On Thursday, May 11, I received a rather urgent and unnerving call from my daughter who whispered into her cellphone that she was in a… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2023

LETTER:Greatest nation

Are you with me? Watching an old TV show from 1954 on YouTube I heard the great actor Charles Bickford, in his introduction, say “We… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2023

LETTER:Rebuild lodge

In 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the Olympic Peninsula to see for himself the beauty of mountains and rain forest. Like his illustrious cousin, Theodore,… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2023

LETTER:Reconsider decision

The Port Angeles School Board’s recent decision to eliminate the sixth-grade band program is short-sighted and not in the best interests of students or the… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2023

LETTER:Wants half

So the Elwha Tribal members are to harvest 400 coho from the Elwha River. In 1974 Judge Boldt decided that the tribes would fish “in… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2023

LETTER:Opposes cuts

I am disappointed and worried to learn that Port Angeles School Board intends to cut the sixth-grade band program. As a graduate of Port Angeles… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2023

LETTER:A triumph

We celebrate the unanimous vote by the Washington state Legislature approving $13 million for a 16-bed drug treatment hospital in Sequim. This overwhelming bipartisan vote… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2023

LETTER:Save watershed

We should not be logging in the Elwha watershed. I’m a retired fisheries biologist formally employed by NOAA Fisheries. I worked on salmon issues in… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2023

LETTER:Music program

Here we are again: enrollment declining, special education underfunded, school funding formulas changing, a global pandemic whose impacts we will continue to feel for years.… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2023

LETTER:Conserving forests

I would like to thank our Washington State Legislature for including $83 million in the budget to be used to conserve 2,000 acres of older… Continue reading

LETTER:Gun law

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege voted “No” on Substitute Senate Bill 1240, the “Assault Weapons” ban, because he understands that criminals pay no attention to… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2023

LETTER:Mass shootings

In the “Speaking Out” segment (PDN, April 29), people were asked to comment on the assault weapon ban in Washington. One reader stated that “It’s… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2023

LETTER:Assault on rights

Where do gun owners get off calling an assault weapon ban a gun ban? When did the Second Amendment well-regulated militia become every Tom, Dick… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2023

LETTER:Cut elsewhere

We need more loggers, not less. We gathered earlier this year on the banks of the Elwha River. An Indigeneous elder welcomed everyone to their… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2023

LETTER:New normal?

Is anyone else missing those halcyon days before the 2020 election? You know, when Election Day meant the end, relief. Closure, after months of unbearable… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2023

LETTER:Landlords or renters?

I’m sure that every candidate and public servant means well and I appreciate the message of Port Angeles City Council member Navarra Carr. In light… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2023

LETTER:Logical choice

As a retired teacher and passionate supporter of public education, I carefully follow news of what’s happening in education on the Peninsula. I am dismayed… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2023