Editor, Thanks for your delightful story about the Penn Cove MusselFest. The lovely weather certainly did draw a crowd, but the festival would not be possible without the mussels, which need a happy, clean home in Penn Cove.
Editor, As a forester with more than 40 years of education and experience in the field, it infuriated me to read the article in the Whidbey Examiner of March 11, “Acres Clear Cut as Part of Regrowth.”
Editor, It has not been a very good year for snow sports, ski resorts or landslides in our state. Now, Governor Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency because our snow pack is only 27 percent of normal. What’s going on?
Editor, Environmentalists, especially those who participated in the Divestment March earlier this month in Coupeville, should set a good example in the community. One of the ways they can do this is by conserving electric power.
Editor, Kudos to staffers Jessie Stensland, Michelle Beahm and South Whidbey Record’s Justin Burnett for shedding light on recent activities at Whidbey General Hospital.
Editor, After reading “Board explores reserve’s message” in the Feb. 19 edition of The Examiner, I was disheartened to see that after the reserve’s 37 years of existence, the trust board is focusing its limited staff and funding resources on “What exactly is a reserve?”
Editor, As the manager of the Whidbey Family Birth Place, I would like to respond to the letter to the editor in last week’s newspaper about the 2013 cesarean section rate at Whidbey General Hospital.
Editor, I am greatly concerned about the cesarean rates at Whidbey General Hospital. A report from the state Department of Health for 2013 shows that, out of 54 hospitals in Washington, Whidbey General has a 41.8 percent cesarean rate for first time mothers.
Editor, “If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, it’s wrong to profit from the wreckage.” — Bill McKibben Join us 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, on the corner of Highway 20 and Main Street in Coupeville for a Divestment Day rally/demonstration.
To all of the concerned Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve and all other noise complainers, you are looking in the wrong direction.
Editor, On Jan. 15, Andreas and Lisa Wurzainer of Christopher’s restaurant in Coupeville hosted their second annual fundraiser for the Meals 2 Kids program. This program is run by Gifts from the Heart food bank and sends food for the weekend home with students at Coupeville Elementary School, whom might not otherwise have enough.
The Coupeville Lions Club is gearing up for its Lions Scholarship Auction and Dinner next month.
The 20th annual Sound Waters event will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at South Whidbey High School. Registration opened Jan. 4.
Editor, Washington state’s legislature convened this week to look at our state’s underfunded education system, our underfunded roads and Gov. Jay Inslee’s curious proposal to address both by making carbon polluters pay.
Editor, On Jan. 9, 2015, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., or COPS, and partnering organizations will unite in support of law enforcement officers nationwide to promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Editor, For somebody who was supposed to dial back my involvement in OLF Coupeville land-use issues, I sure feel the need to speak up. When a COER spokeswoman claims a Navy easement will be harmful, she forgets that OLF Coupeville is here to stay for Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training.
Editor, What the heck is going on on this island? I have lived here 22 years. Jet noise is a way of life, so get over it.
Editor, Mayor Nancy Conard has made a deal to sell a restricted easement on 54 aces on Keystone Hill — already protected by the town of Coupeville. This “forever” easement sold to the Navy will allow them to fly the Growlers jets over it, dooming the use of Rhododendrum Park, the dog park, and homes that will be unsellable on Keystone Hill and in the surrounding area. This decision was made by people who do not represent people outside the boundary of the town, as we cannot vote in Coupeville elections. We have a right to be angry about this.
Editor, Thank you to the Coupeville Library for hosting my book signing event.
Editor, I just read your editorial characterizing Mayor Scott Dudley’s sortie to get new leadership for Island Transit as “inappropriate.” No, it’s inappropriate for Bob Clay to fail to right Island Transit and cast blame on State Auditor’s Office employees for his failures.