Moving from the Midwest, I started attending the Snoqualmie City Council meetings to learn about the new city I was going to live in. Missing only a handful of those meetings in the past 3-1/2 years, I have learned we have a very dedicated group of people representing us, the citizens, to ensure that Snoqualmie is an amazing place to live.
I strongly encourage the residents of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District to vote to retain Ryan Roberts as a commissioner. Ryan brings a rational voice to the discussion emphasizing fiscal accountability, high quality healthcare delivery and expanded service offerings that address the changing needs of the Snoqualmie Valley. Being pragmatic yet visionary, his constructive approach to his role as a commissioner is refreshing and needed.
After reviewing the position paper for Steve Weaver, who is running for Commissioner Position 5 Public Hospital District 4 (Snoqualmie Valley Hospital), we concluded that he is an excellent candidate for this commission.
Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners host their final “In the Garden” workshop of the season, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at North Bend Library.
Metro riders in the Valley can now catch a later bus to the Issaquah Highlands Park and Ride on weekday mornings.
More than 1 million people attended the 17-day run of the Washington State Fair, Sept. 11 to 27.
I have known, worked with and respected Charles Peterson for over 40 years. He has lent his considerable expertise to making our Valley a better and safer place all of his adult life. His continued presence on the council is essential, especially given the recent retirements that have significantly reduced Snoqualmie’s institutional memory.
To the City Council members of North Bend and Snoqualmie: Over the last few years (since the moratorium on building lifted in North Bend) development in our valley skyrocketed under the guise of economic growth. These projects are presented as benign and necessary for the creation of jobs and tourism industry in the Snoqualmie Valley. While limited development can be economically productive, I want to tell you I am horrified by the irreverent destruction of our wild spaces.
The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association would like to thank all Valley residents, contributors and volunteers for their continued support and patronage through the years of our annual fundraising pancake breakfast and silent auction Aug. 15. This year’s event was a huge success with record-setting attendance.
Regarding ‘Serving alcohol to minors is not cool’, (Aug. 19 issue) I will be writing in again next time the police are peeling some teen off the tree they wrapped their car around because they were drunk, and not in a safe environment.
There’s confusion about the word “origin”. The Snoqualmie’s origin is at the base of Mount Si; the tree they climbed down was removed by Weyerhaueser in the 1960s.
The stated purpose of the Wild Fish Conservancy, The Conservation Angler, Wild Steelhead Coalition, and Native Fish Society is to eliminate hatchery plants of steelhead by establishing wild steelhead gene banks, and turn these rivers into catch and release fisheries.
The Pacific Northwest is arguably one of the most beautiful places to live. With sprawling mountains, and evergreen-capped hills, many looking for solace in nature settle here. I was lucky enough to grow up on this landscape.
As we celebrate the completion of multi-million dollar renovations in downtown Snoqualmie, let us be mindful of our fellow Washingtonians suffering from unprecedented blazes due to drought.
On behalf of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank board and staff I would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who participated in our summer programing. The 10 weeks of summer were a buzz of activity and here are a few of the highlights:
I cannot describe my horror at the desecration to the sacred ground at Snoqualmie Falls. Anyone paying attention knows the falls are sacred.
The Friends of the North Bend Library would like to thank our local community for their support of our annual book sale.
As the new pastor with Snoqualmie United Methodist Church I want to celebrate the energy and atmosphere today in the heart of downtown Snoqualmie.
The North Fork Snoqualmie originates in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness more than 20 miles northeast of Snoqualmie. Canyon Springs is a group of natural springs in the Mount Si foothills, that have provided drinking water for the city of Snoqualmie since the 1950s.
Running any business is a challenge but it is more complicated in a public-owned entity, supported in part by tax dollars. All businesses need to be profitable to serve a community adequately.