Letters to the Editor

Vote YES for our schools

Our family always has said that, “Home is where the Coast Guard sends us.” When my husband was directed to be the Commanding Officer of the USCGC Cuttyhunk in Port Angeles in 2002, we were delighted to start our new adventure on the North Olympic Peninsula.

  • Apr 2, 2014

More accountability for the school bond

How about an itemized break down of bids and bidders for the school bond dollars? For example, how many square feet of roof and what is being done and who is doing it for $1M?

  • Apr 2, 2014

Support school bond issue

Please vote yes for the Sequim School District facilities improvement bond.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Support school bond from SHS grad

I’m writing today to voice my support for the upcoming Sequim school bond. Since graduating from Sequim High School in 2004 I’ve worked as a research scientist and engineer in the aerospace industry.

  • Apr 2, 2014

What about SARC?

Come on people, think! Seven million dollars to demolish and replace a library three times the original size in today’s I-phone, information at your finger tips, instant gratification mine set. Get real!

  • Apr 2, 2014

Big difference between needs, wants

Prior to voting for the school bonds the board president said, “What do we need to do for our students and staff to be successful?”

  • Apr 2, 2014

Good schools add value

Voters in the Sequim school district will soon be asked to approve a significant facilities upgrade that, for many years, will provide the community with a secure but not fancy school setting for our children.

  • Apr 2, 2014

‘Seized control’?

The note about the passing of Tom Foley, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives,makes this claim: “… Republicans seized control of Congress in 1994.” Was this an armed insurrection?

  • Apr 2, 2014

Keep foundation’s finances open

I read with interest the two articles on the Olympic Medical Center Foundation and what I can say is it should be a lesson to all of those who “manage” nonprofit, charitable or religious organizations.

  • Apr 2, 2014

It’s jobs, stupid

And I quote, Feb. 5, Page 5: “Ten acres of a proposed 127-acre single family housing project (read slum) could go to the Sequim School District …” Now you see the need for the $15 million city hall/jail! Front page, School eyes $154 million bond vote.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Bond request is reasonable

I used to think that if the schools just were more thrifty they wouldn’t have to keep coming to the voters and asking for more money.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Lighten our load

My expressed opinion of the bond for the school board to renew the schools is: the schools may have considered the buildings themselves, but my major concerns are the schools supplies.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Support school bond

On April 22 voters in the Sequim School District will have the opportunity to approve a bond providing funds to build a new elementary school and to upgrade and remodel schools across the district.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Invest in our future

A cursory review of Sequim School District’s buildings reveals failing, outdated and unsafe configurations that are ill-equipped to meet current and future needs.

  • Mar 27, 2014

MAC questions to consider

Having attended the MAC annual membership meeting in January, we have since read news articles and comments concerning the MAC in recent weeks.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Support Wild Olympics

I support the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014. I grew up on the Olympic Peninsula, and though I do not currently reside in the state, it is a matter of great pride for me to share it with my fiancée on visits home, and ultimately to some day share it with our children.

  • Mar 26, 2014

Refocus on real problems

I just read Diana Somerville’s insightful article “Going to pot: Growing our economy, protecting our environment” (Sequim Gazette, March 12, page A-13) and would like to add that almost all the problems cited with growing marijuana are due to society’s foibles.

  • Mar 26, 2014

Thanks to you, Emily!

In the very early 1980s I was a member of the Chamber’s Tourism Committee. Not having lived in Sequim very many years I suggested that we initiate some hanging baskets to brighten the town up.

  • Mar 26, 2014

Also for school bond

As your state representative I have an interest in seeing local school districts succeed and the state provide the needed funding for that success to occur. Part of that success lies in the framework we provide for our children to learn, the actual buildings needed for education.

  • Mar 26, 2014

Pay it forward, voters

A crucial vote for all taxpayers within the Sequim School District will be on the upcoming ballot. The word “crucial” is apropos because it addresses an issue that impacts each and every citizen.

  • Mar 26, 2014