I am stunned to read May 18th article regarding the Snoqualmie Tribe building a 12 pump gas station on their "tribal lands" at the casino.
Fire District 27 based in Fall City is asking voters to consider the renewal of a maintenance and operations (M&O) levy which expires at the end of this year. Slow growth, combined with recent annexations and the 1 percent tax levy limitation have suppressed available revenue, necessitating the levy request.
Anyone who uses the Highway 18/I-90 interchange knows that it is a death trap from both the west and the east. When I try to get on I-90 at the entrance near the casino, the traffic exiting to Highway 18 is backed up past the entrance. I have to squeeze between exiting cars, and make a jackrabbit start into a lane going freeway speeds. Someone is likely to die there.
As a newer resident in this area, I've had the opportunity to talk with Darcy Burner, candidate for the Washington State House here in the 5th Legislative District. I was impressed with what I see as her core reason for running for office: Helping build good lives for everyone.
As local citizens and small business owners, we want to share why we support Mark Mullet's reelection to the State Senate for the Fifth Legislative District.
Fire Districts 38 and 10 commissioners are proposing a formal "coming together as one" on the upcoming ballot. The vision for such a measure is to maximize efficiencies, maintain service levels, and secure funding to meet current and future needs. As a 40-year fire service veteran and your former fire chief, I fully endorse this measure to form a Regional Fire Authority (RFA).
It is my understanding that the Seattle Times rarely fails to endorse the incumbent candidate, but that is just what they did in the 5th District race for State House of Representatives between Jason Ritchie and Rep. Jay Rodne.
Based on our current property taxes, car tabs and the amount of stuff we buy, Sound Transit 3 will cost us $2,000 a year for many years and I will never use it based on our transportation needs, the location of our house, retirement, etc.
The Friends of the North Bend Library would like to thank our local community for their support of our annual August book sale. We also thank you for donating gently used books and magazines throughout the year for our annual book sale and for the sales shelves in the library lobby.
I thought this would be a great thing to share with the Snoqualmie Valley. In the 27 years I've been hiking Mount Si, I've never seen this before. Absolutely beautiful picture of mountain goats captured last Sunday on Big Si.
A few years ago the North Bend City Council put a proposed North Bend veterans memorial on hold, claiming there was a lack of funds.
Another school year adventure begins. Parents have overspent on backpacks, clothing, lunch boxes and other school supplies.
Suet, Kim, and their son, Cameron, are returning to North Bend. Five years ago they were forced to close CC Thai and find other employment due to the recession.
The residents in North Bend on Thrasher Avenue N.E. are the unfortunate neighbors to the current housing developments (River Glen and Ranger Cottages), spearheaded by Pulte and John Day. Noise, dust, rude drivers and workers, and uncompensated property damage are the new normal for these homeowners. They feel as if the sanctuary of their homes has been invaded. Quality of life has plummeted, along with resale value.
Darci Dawson is a resident of Snoqualmie. She grew up in Lewistown, Mont. They currently have a family cabin in Fergus County, Montana and Darci and her family were in Lewistown on vacation at the time this incident occurred.
Political issues are difficult. It's rare to find politicians who haven't made someone unhappy. Chad Magendanz makes me unhappy. I'm a product of great public schools and I've been a public school teacher for 20 years. His votes are tearing us apart. Magendanz spouts his well-chosen data, shooting down concerns such as class size and funding for schools.
Why should we consider Matt Larson for our 5th District Representative? I am frankly fed up with politicians voting party lines rather than voting for what is good for you and me.
Many are aware of illegal parking by visiting hikers along Mount Si Road. A proposed new parking lot near 470th S.E. stoked residents' concerns that this would exacerbate the problem. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held several meetings with residents to address the issue.
I am writing this letter pertaining to the girls softball tryouts at Mount Si High School. I feel it should help next year's group of girls, also.
To the city representatives of Snoqualmie and North Bend: We have made the front page of the Seattle Times – not because of accomplishments, but because our cities' growth violated King County growth projections.