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.
This year’s Fourth of July holiday presented significant challenges due to high temperatures, extreme dry conditions and a very high threat of fire.
Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the wonderful dads in our lives, but for the Fall City Day committee it is a sigh of relief for a job well done!
A heartfelt “Thanks for all you did for so many” and “Happy Retirement” to Jack Webber, who is retiring after teaching for 41 years, the last 15 of which were at Two Rivers School in North Bend.
Did you know schools do not test near vision? Because of this, 25 percent of our primary school children who cannot read adequately go undetected. Worse, these children cannot tell you that they can’t see, or that they see things in a blur, or that words and pictures move around on the page, because that is their normal. They have no idea that it is not normal.
I filed for North Bend Council Position 5 because of my deep commitment to our vibrant community and my commitment to responsible public service.
I want to thank our amazing community for a very successful third season at the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter.
The official Memorial Day holiday is arriving a little late in my family. For us, at least for those of us back home in Minnesota, it happened about a month ago, when my father’s cousin was returned home.
This spring, teachers in a number of school districts in Washington have elected to organize one-day walkouts.
Friday, May 15, is Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week of May 11 to 15 is Police Week in tribute to local, state, and federal peace officers killed in the line of duty. In 2014, 126 officers lost their lives protecting their communities.