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May 9, 2017

To the Editor:

Hello everyone. It is with joy and appreciation that I let you all know of a cooperative arrangement arrived at recently with PLA for the cleanup and removal of downed and leaning trees and fire hazardous debris from the clearcut area behind the houses at the south end of Woodridge Drive in Port Ludlow. Several of the folks at PLA came, assessed, and corresponded until we worked out a plan. They have been most gracious and helpful.

As a newcomer to Port Ludlow, in the early months of 2016, I emailed many of you about the troublesome mess behind our home at 531 Woodridge Dr. Being a newcomer to Jefferson County, I had no idea where to begin for help, so I simply emailed any official name that was suggested to me! Thanks for your tolerance as I learned. Many people helped make this agreement happen. I appreciate each of you!

The work is to be done when the ground dries enough for machinery to get into the area…likely in early August.

Virginia Nixon


April 7, 2017

To the Editor: Peace and security are foundational to our enjoying “our special place”. I understand and appreciate your personal conflict in this matter. I (and probably others) don’t have a love – hate relationship with the Navy. I sail the sound and straits and hike our wonderful Park. I am excited and comforted by the Growlers overhead knowing the dedicated crews are doing their job on our behalf. As former Air Force maybe I am biased. There is no disconnect with the legislation for the Wild Olympics wilderness as long as there are men and women serving to protect our ability to enjoy it. I’ll take the noise with the beauty and not think twice about it. Thank you for editing the Voice.

Cordially, Paul Handel, Port Ludlow


March 28.2017

To the Editor:

Thank you for writing your March article for the Voice. It is refreshing and renewing to read your points- Direct, practical and inclusive. I hope you continue as a contributor to the Voice. I always read your column first thing every month.

Sincerely, Joan Owen (Port Ludlow)