Letter: Thanks for proving rare sighting on island was real


This is a thank you note to this newspaper and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for proof of the bear I read of in last week’s paper. I saw this bear earlier this year at Fort Casey.

We were camped and I was on my usual early morning walk, when I saw a very large dark animal, that was too large and bulky to be a dog but would pass for a bear.

This location was a short ways from the Fort Casey shop at the park head quarters. I spoke to two workers at the shop about this animal and their reply was “there are no bears on Whidbey Island.”

Since I am a female in my 70s, I got the feeling they thought I was a little on the short end of reality.

But they said they would check it out.

Unfortunately, I think the park host was of the same belief. So, thanks to the Whidbey News-Times and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, you have both made this old gal feel more confident in my reality. Thanks again.

Helen Mossington

Sedro Woolley

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Many changes are needed at Oak Harbor City Hall

Editor, The April 10 Whidbey News-Times contained a front-page article that Patrick… Continue reading

Letter: Writer’s suggestion in his letter ‘smacks of fascism’

Editor, The pretentious critique by John Thompson of Dr. Dawn Keith-Madeiros’ Sound… Continue reading

Letter: Steps should be taken to regain control of fire district

Editor, Where or where has the fire district gone? It was with… Continue reading

Letter: Idea for moving jet practices a good one

Editor, The May 18 suggestion in the letter by Robert Brown, Walt… Continue reading

Letter: ‘Sanctuary’ is falling victim to progress

Editor, My wife’s mother turned 104 years old earlier this month. Now… Continue reading

Letter: Garage a blessing to those in most need

Editor, Garage of Blessings is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is… Continue reading

Letter: Proposed ‘solutions’ to the jet noise are nonsense

Editor, I read the letter to the editor by Patty Houts-Hussey and… Continue reading

Letter: Publisher should use fewer anecodotes, do research

Editor, Keven Graves’ recent Opinion column about homelessness invites empathy, but it… Continue reading

Letter: It isn’t always about money

Editor, Money wins over aesthetics, trees, ambiance. The land on the corner… Continue reading

Most Read