Letters To The Editor

Letter: Honorable careers don’t give people permission to disrespect others

This is a response to Art Farash’s letter to the editor in…

  • Nov 30th, 2016


Letter: Thanks for the police blotter laugh

Thanks for the laugh I got from the last sentence of the…

  • Nov 17th, 2016


Letter: Open letter to GOPAC leaders on violations of election privacy laws

I am writing to you, Chairman David Avella, and Executive Director of…

  • Nov 17th, 2016


Letter: Mom calls for stricter gun laws, safer schools

Because I am both teacher and mother to a toddler, I have…

  • Nov 10th, 2016

Letter: Rodne doesn’t deserve liberal slander

An​d​ I am a voter who is sick​​ and tired of seeing…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Letter: Thanks from the Snoqualmie firefighter pancake breakfast

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association thanks all our Snoqualmie Valley residents, contributors and…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Letter: This millenial is optimistic about election choices

Fall is here, pumpkin spice lattes, ballots in our mailboxes, and discouraged sighing about the election sprinkling my Facebook wall. As a millennial, maybe I’m supposed to feel glum about the whole thing—but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Letter: Restoring civility to government may start with a vote for Ritchie

I am a voter who is sick and tired of fear-mongering, hatred,…

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: Inconsiderate leaf peepers invited to stay off private property

There is a place in the Valley with a long tree-lined drive…

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: Initiative 732 will increase already-high gasoline tax

Initiative 732 seeks to impose a carbon emission tax on fossil fuels…

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter | Thanks to fire districts for plans to preserve emergency services

I want to thank board members of King County Fire Districts 10 and 38 for coming up with a plan to protect emergency service levels for the rural and unincorporated areas where we live.

  • Feb 24th, 2016

Letter | North Bend should find ways to make truckers feel welcome

After reading Casondra Brewster’s comment in the latest “Letters” I wanted to jump up and down and say, “Finally, someone is paying attention. Someone understands.”

  • Feb 17th, 2016

Letter | Utility rates in Snoqualmie are out of control

A single person in the city of Snoqualmie pays roughly $120 per month, which over 12 months is $1,440 per year for their water bills. Someone making minimum wage and working 40 hours a week (with some overtime) makes roughly $15,000 after taxes per year.

  • Feb 11th, 2016

Letter | Rep. Rodne doesn’t represent the 5th District

State Representative Jay Rodne has done a terrible job of representing the citizens of the 5th Legislative District. He pinned a target on Muslims and then said “arm yourselves.”

  • Feb 11th, 2016

Letter | Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank celebrates 2015 highlights

The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank continues to flourish with outstanding support from our community. We lead the effort to feed, educate and advocate to end hunger in the Snoqualmie Valley.

  • Feb 11th, 2016

Letter | Open letter to Rep. Jay Rodne

Over the past several weeks, you have taken a lot of heat in the news about your opinion of Muslims.

  • Feb 5th, 2016

Letter | Truck traffic needs city investment

In regard to the proposed amendments to city code (18.06.030 and 18.10.025) pertaining to commercial truck centers, the North Bend city leaders are being short sighted.

  • Feb 5th, 2016

Letter | Skiing Mount Si, glorious, or sheer stupidity?

Two local, very experienced mountaineers have been lost near Snoqualmie Pass this year: Monty Busby of Maple Valley; and my good friend Doug Walker of Seattle. They were probably doing reasonable hikes with a reasonable expectation of safety, and were well prepared, and yet, nature had other ideas for them.

  • Feb 4th, 2016

Letter | In support of background checks

One way to reduce gun violence is to require universal background checks for all gun sales, to keep them away from known terrorists, felons, and the mentally ill.

  • Feb 3rd, 2016

Letter | Fire Authority invites the public to info meetings

My name is Mike Mitchell and I chair the Fire Authority Planning Committee for King County Fire Districts 10 and 38. Fire District 10 serves Carnation and the unincorporated areas of May Valley, Tiger Mountain, Mirrormont, and Preston. Fire District 38 serves the unincorporated areas around North Bend and Snoqualmie.

  • Jan 22nd, 2016

Letter | Rep. Rodne owes people an apology

Representative Jay Rodne recently attempted to defend his defenseless remarks that “Islam is incompatible with Western culture,” Muslims are “barbarians,” and people should “arm themselves.”

  • Jan 21st, 2016

Letter | NRA is being blamed for actions of non-members

I was very offended by a recent email sent by our honorable governor, Jay Inslee, stating “But make no mistake, the NRA and their friends in the gun lobby are a powerful and destructive force.”

  • Jan 20th, 2016

Letter | Tree recycling program a success, thanks to many

The Snoqualmie Valley Boy Scouts staged another successful tree recycling program again this year.

  • Jan 19th, 2016

Letter | Cars are regulated, guns should be, too

Recent domestic terror events have put gun violence at the forefront of the news. Many of us are fearful. Some people react by adding to their personal arsenals.

  • Jan 7th, 2016

Letter | Sharing a gift

My father in law, Frank Krasnowsky, wrote this poem for me as a Christmas gift. I thought it was too special not to share.

  • Jan 7th, 2016

Letter | Church committee calls on Rep. Rodne to build peace

We are writing as a community of faith to protest the recent remarks of Representative Jay Rodne about Muslim people. We find his characterization of Muslims as ‘barbarians,” that “Islam is incompatible with western civilization,” and that Americans should arm themselves to be not only inaccurate, but also offensive and threatening.

  • Jan 7th, 2016

Letter | Casino should get its own sewer

So the local tribe sues the city of Snoqualmie because they somehow still think they’re owed something? Tribe spokesman Jeffrey Lamb states that “the tribe is trying to protect a business which is a huge and vital part of the local economy.” That’s a far reach; the tribe is self-serving.

  • Jan 5th, 2016

Letter | Snoqualmie Valley has a heart of gold

The Christmas spirit was alive and well in Snoqualmie Valley, thanks to the hard work and generous donations from citizens, community groups, businesses, schools, stores and churches.

  • Jan 5th, 2016

Letter | Our Muslim neighbors are patriots, too

Members of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound and other Muslim groups around the country were horrified by the San Bernardino shooting. They have firmly and repeatedly condemned acts of violence against innocent people.

  • Dec 31st, 2015

Letter | Gravenstein park needs improvement

I am absolutely outraged at all of the improvements the city has done downtown and on the Ridge to playgrounds, to add to the aesthetic quality of downtown and, this is the last straw, to the new blue neon-type light at the police station, when I’ve been urging the city for 11 years, to improve the park on Gravenstein Court.

  • Dec 17th, 2015

Letter | Thanks to Santa breakfast helpers

I would like to give a huge thanks for all of those that helped make our Breakfast with Santa a tremendous success. Starting with “Santa” Chuck Smith (helper Dixie), photographer Mary Miller (Pam Whittington and Tina Brandon keeping an eye on her), Joy Lund and her kitchen staff, Mary Barrett jumping in with needed help and Byron Moore cleaning up.

  • Dec 16th, 2015

Letter : Thanksgiving dinner is the best way to give back

This year was our fifth Thanksgiving dinner at the Ridge Cafe & Deli.

  • Dec 9th, 2015

Letter | Community goals for Tall Chief won’t be met with sale

I’ve lived and farmed for more than 25 years just one mile downstream from the former Tall Chief Golf course. In the article about the golf course property that ran (Nov. 18), county personnel stated they could not tell people how to farm. I wouldn’t do that either, but the Tall Chief property was purchased with public tax dollars. In selling the Tall Chief, the county first canvased the community to find out what we wanted to see the Tall Chief used for, establishing specific goals/expectations for the property.

  • Dec 7th, 2015

Letter | County should redo proposal process for Tall Chief

I read the RFP, the Keller proposal, and the scoring, and was perplexed by the decision to sell Tall Chief to the Keller dairy. I wrote proposals for public works projects for many years. It is strange that the county did not require any letters of commitment from the five organic farms referenced in the Keller proposal, as they are major players achieving the scope of work by the dairy.

  • Dec 4th, 2015

Letter | Process for Tall Chief property sale was flawed

“Back to the farm” (Nov. 18) reads like a press release. Please check out http://www.savetallchief.com for different views.

  • Dec 3rd, 2015

Letter | Sale of Fall City property is ill-advised

The county’s proposed Tall Chief sale is controversial. We, the public, now own this very special property. But soon, it will be closed to the public, trees will be cut down, feed corn will be planted, and three private homes could be built by one of the single largest landowners in the Valley.

  • Dec 2nd, 2015

Letter | Reader supports Seattle Tilth farm proposal

I feel King County has missed a huge opportunity in not selecting Seattle Tilth’s proposal for the Tall Chief property (Back to the Farm, Nov. 18) instead of the Keller dairy proposal.

  • Dec 2nd, 2015

Letter | Don’t encourage discrimination

Representative Jay Rodne posted on his Facebook page that President Obama “wants to import 1.5 million Muslims into the U.S.,” that “Islam is incompatible with western civilization,” and he called them “barbarians.” He also encouraged Americans to arm themselves. This is wrong on so many levels.

  • Nov 25th, 2015

Letter | Police leadership is to blame

I feel compelled to comment on the Snoqualmie Police officer placed on administrative leave, because of my family’s past dealing with the department, in reference to my speech at the North Bend City Council meeting March 17, which is now on audio on the city’s website.

  • Nov 24th, 2015

Letter | Valley folk not interested in Leadership

Regarding bringing us to the table to discuss Eastside development (Nov. 11, Valley Record editorial): James Whitfield, we are not Eastside, we are Snoqualmie Valley (about a third of King County), and most long-timers don’t give a rip what Eastside does.

  • Nov 20th, 2015