Representative Jay Rodne posted on his Facebook page that President Obama “wants to import 1.5 million Muslims into the U.S.,” that “Islam is incompatible with western civilization,” and he called them “barbarians.” He also encouraged Americans to arm themselves. This is wrong on so many levels.
I feel compelled to comment on the Snoqualmie Police officer placed on administrative leave, because of my family’s past dealing with the department, in reference to my speech at the North Bend City Council meeting March 17, which is now on audio on the city’s website.
Regarding bringing us to the table to discuss Eastside development (Nov. 11, Valley Record editorial): James Whitfield, we are not Eastside, we are Snoqualmie Valley (about a third of King County), and most long-timers don’t give a rip what Eastside does.
I am honored by your support as I move into Position 5 on the North Bend City Council.
Many thanks to the 40 people who attended the Community Volunteer Work Party in the overflow parking lot of the Little Si trail head on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4. That afternoon, volunteers planted 60 small native bushes donated by the Mountains to Sound Greenway nursery in Issaquah.
On behalf of the Solomon and Snyder family, we would like to give a big thank you to every person in the community who showed up to Zach’s benefit on Nov. 7 and to everyone who donated time, items and money to make the event what it was for him and our family.
With all the election buzz, one issue seems to be left out of the discussion: Clean energy, and specifically, solar power.
When the Mount Si High School Grad Night 2016 committee reached out to the community to help with our fundraising efforts for scholarships, prizes, additional entertainment and activities for the evening, Snoqualmie Valley residents responded. Because of the generous support, 3,190 pounds of items were transported by way of nine vehicles to Value Village in Issaquah, rewarding us with $447.20.
All my mail has a North Bend address attached to it. My water bill, my homeowners insurance, my electric, my gas, and even my King County property tax bill. But since I live 1.5 miles outside of city limits I am not allowed to vote in the city council election and that’s a joke.
Some weeks ago, I and some other concerned citizens expressed our amazement that Snoqualmie would hire a police officer who had a serious record of excessive use of force complaints. Snoqualmie officials never explained why they would take such a careless risk.
Zombies, clowns, Morticia, oh my! The Night on a Dark Trail celebrated its fifth year of production Oct. 9 and 17. It’s a true community event that engages all ages, from set building, to production, to makeup, to concessions, to parking attendants.
Per a Seattle Times story from Oct. 25, Tukwila’s police commander questioned why any police department could hire Officer Nicholas Hogan after facts contained in his personnel file were known.
It is Tuesday 11:39 a.m. and we are about 1-3/4 miles or more from DirtFish (Rally School in Snoqualmie). Surely the person who gave permits for them to run their races there does not live anywhere near here, because they would not listen to this racket, the constant drone, shifting of gears and revving their engines.
What started as a dream six years ago is now an annual Snoqualmie Valley event that gets better every year. This year, we had the good fortune to partner with the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, for the use of their east campus. To say that the audience and performers were impressed, is an understatement. Thank you, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
This past summer at the Relay for Life at Torguson Park in North Bend, we were selling chances on a dollhouse, as a fundraiser for the Relay for Life.
The YMCA believes that strong communities can only be achieved when we invest in our youth, health and neighborhoods and that all children deserve the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential, regardless of income, race, or background.
A new law is in place that should cut down on future underage drinking parties hosted by parents. The Snoqualmie City Council has passed a law to prevent underage gatherings in which adults have provided alcohol to minors.
In following government deliberations it’s clear that the North Bend City Council and in particular, incumbent David Cook, finance committee chair, recognizes the voice of the citizenry and its concerns in matters pertaining to growth.
Martin Volken is running for election to the North Bend City Council in a few weeks’ time. We have three very important issues facing our city, managing development, improving traffic flows and revitalizing our downtown area.
Over the last 12 years, I’ve become acquainted with Joe Larson as a neighbor, a colleague and a friend. I can say without hesitation that he is an extraordinary individual with a wide range of expertise and a refreshingly balanced approach to public service.