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.
Tradition is important in Carnation, where change happens slowly, but surely. The city of just over 1,000 people has struggled in recent years with budget cuts and finding ways to fund police services. Building in the city was stalled for decades because the city was on septic systems but now, the city’s “new” sewer system is nine years old and a long awaited development of nearly 100 homes is on its way.
The (Seattle Times) story about the troubled history of Officer Nick Hogan is astonishing. An officer accused of crushing the bones to the tune of two settlements totaling $275,000, fired from the Tukwila force, job applications rejected by Tacoma and other jurisdictions, but then hired by Snoqualmie?
I have worked with Fritz Ribary on community projects for over 40 years and deeply appreciate his lifelong commitment to making the Snoqualmie Valley a better place to live.
Snoqualmie knowingly hired a police officer with a history of using excessive force, according to two articles in the Seattle Times (July 16 and 18). They state that the officer was fired from the Tukwila Police Department after two of his arrests cost that city $275,000, and also report that four police departments subsequently turned down his application for employment. His involvement in the anti-drug group Straight Edge, “considered a gang by some law enforcement agencies” according to the articles, was a factor. If all of this is true, the why would the city hire him?
In response to “Speikers works hard for hospital board,” letter published July 15:
Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” We see this today in Greece where social programs irresponsibly expanded, leading to collapsing finances.
I support Ryan Kolodejchuck because as a blue-collar business owner, he is a straight shooter with little time for nonsense. He has a track record of years of service on various city commissions, and currently as a North Bend City Councilman seeking a second term. Ryan has an active and supportive family and squeezes in time to be of service to his city.
As a commissioner on the North Bend Economic Development Commission, I have gained insight into city governance and watched a variety of individuals at work. Some stand out because of their knowledge, skills, and strong, balanced leadership. We have such a standout candidate running for North Bend City Council position 3, Trevor Kostanich.
North Bend is fortunate to have several public-spirited individuals interested in city council position 7 this election. I urge you to re-elect Ryan Kolodejchuk.
Clear headed, smart and well-spoken; Judy Bilanko is a no-nonsense, get-it-done type who I’ve known for 15-plus years. In that time I’ve seen her go after and accomplish projects that required collaboration, results, respect and initiative and she did them with a smile.
As a former military officer and counterintelligence specialist (USAF-AFOSI), I’ve been monitoring the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria.
You’re kidding? There’s already consideration of using eminent domain to force people out of their homes if they don’t agree to sell out so that Mount Si High School can build more parking lots? Who will be consoled by Ryan Stokes agreeing that this will not be fun for anyone?
We have been attending Hospital District #4 meetings for several years and two things have become very apparent to us: First, the website gave little information to the public about hospital affairs; and second, only a minimum amount of time was offered for public input at the meetings of the board of commissioners.
Twelve years ago, we had the opportunity to come to know Ryan Kolodejchuk as a neighbor, and a friend. We served with him on our homeowners’ association architectural control committee for several years where we saw, firsthand, how he deals with controversial, tough, issues.
Over these past weeks, I have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives and agendas of the various candidates in the upcoming city of North Bend elections.