Letters to the Editor

Flooding causes are obvious, no studies needed | Letter

In regard to Lower Valley needs data on flooding causes: Both the upper and lower valley have flooded for as long as we can remember.… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2017

Release of Trump’s tax returns would answer our questions | Letter

Congressman Reichert ought to know that no one can hide criminal activity behind the right of privacy. Make Trump’s tax returns public. It is public… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2017

Requesting recognition for students heading into armed forces, too | Letter

Last week’s edition of the Snoqualmie Valley Record mentioned several athletes and artists that are moving on to various colleges after finishing their studies at… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2017

Reichert’s reasons for protecting Trump’s tax returns are tired old excuses | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert’s excuses are old, tiresome, and misleading. He said, “If Congress begins to use its powers to rummage around in the tax returns… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2017

Snoqualmie hotel project should have had proper notification, setbacks | Letter

I was very disheartened to hear that the Snoqualmie Mayor and City Council ignored the Snoqualmie Planning Commission’s recommendations concerning proper setbacks on the new… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2017

Trump tax reform proposal should be backed up by release of his tax returns | Letter

“The biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country” so proclaimed Mnuchin about the tax proposal from the Trump… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2017

Reichert responds: Forcing disclosure of tax returns sets a bad precedent | Letter

In the recent months, I have heard from a number of my constituents about President Trump’s tax returns. Some believe Congress should focus on other,… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

Superintendent does great job, but his salary seems high | Letter

I have just finished paying my 2017 property tax, and am concerned about how large it has become. We need to be more critical about… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

Thank you to Encompass volunteers | Letter

Encompass is reminded how grateful we are to our dedicated and generous volunteers who donate their time, energy and talents to us. It is our… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2017

Climate change is real and our Representatives should recognize that | Letter

I have survived into my 70s without getting involved in politics. But last week I found myself in the marble halls of Olympia. Why? I… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Thoughts for Rep. Reichert from town hall meeting he missed | Letter

To Representative Dave Reichert (WA-8) who chose not to attend the Town Hall held in Covington April 12 and attended by hundreds of his constituents,… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017

Assessor: Special levies for basic services is unsustainable funding model | Letter

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County. Taxes are going up, and it’s important to understand… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2017

Lower Valley needs data on flooding causes, not more meetings | Letter

King County should be embarrased at presenting the most recent attempt at a hydrology study submitted at the Sno Valley Senior Center in Carnation on… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2017

Peterson family expresses gratitude for support of church and city | Letter

Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Pastor Lee Carney Hartman and the congregation of the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church and Mayor… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Community needs to look at all options for wildfire prevention | Letter

A big thank you to the Firewise Communities Program and Fall City Fire Chief Chris Connor for taking the initiative to protect our communities from… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Thanks for the opportunity to serve your communities, and farewell | Letter

I feel lucky to have grown up in Monroe, which I consider the far north boundary of the greater Snoqualmie Valley area. After graduating from… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

‘Our Town’ play is enjoyable, local | Letter

Do you like plays? I do, and saw a fantastic one recently, right here in our Valley. You can enjoy “Our Town” here at the… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Rep. Reichert still voting to keep the wool over our eyes | Letter

Representative Reichert has voted three times to keep the Republican president’s taxes secret, putting party over national security, and failing to represent his constituents. Seventy-four… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2017

How to put proposed carbon tax to good use | Letter

In November, Washington voters rejected what would have been the nation’s first carbon tax. A mix of seemingly conflicting groups attacked the measure on all… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2017

Snoqualmie was lucky to have Charles Peterson | Letter

I had the pleasure of working with Chuck Peterson while serving on the planning commission during Phase 1 of the Ridge proposal. Since then, I… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2017