What do you think when you see a homeless person? Do you think, “Oh, they must be a drunkard, a druggie or a criminal?”
I want to thank Mount Si Lutheran Church for hosting the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter in recent months.
When I heard that Snoqualmie City Council was considering an all-out aerial fireworks ban, I immediately reacted that it’s just not the job of government to solve all problems and heal all wounds. Sure, fix the potholes and light the streets, but each law, every ordinance comes with a price — paid for by your liberty.
Since December of 2012, the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter has been successful in providing shelter, sustenance, emotional support and social services to our most vulnerable population. We have moved numerous men, women and families out of homelessness.
Voters in the Snoqualmie Valley have an important decision to make concerning education of our children. District 410 has placed a levy on the ballot asking homeowners to provide almost a quarter billion dollars for a new high school and other improvements.
I am deeply concerned about our need to pass the upcoming school bond. While my own children are grown, my interests are many: I am the parent of a teacher in the district; I have friends with children at all levels in the schools; I own property within the district; and I am dependent upon those coming through our education system for my future needs.
I have two kids who attend North Bend Elementary. It is an amazing school. We have great teachers and administrators, and my girls have learned a lot there.
In the nine years since my wife and four kids (three at Mount Si High School and one at Chief Kanim Middle School) moved to the Valley, I have seen five construction bonds fail. They were crushing defeats, because none of my kids would ever directly benefit from improvements at the middle and high school levels.
The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank experienced an amazing first year. We received outstanding support from our community to help create a solid foundation for a food secure system that serves Snoqualmie Valley residents, struggling to make ends meet.
The Snoqualmie Police Association recognizes the importance of education and safety in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The association encourages Valley residents to vote for Proposition 1 on Feb. 10.
Local firefighters work hard to keep the Snoqualmie Valley community safe. This is why we feel that the safety and education resources for Snoqualmie Valley students are a high priority. We encourage voters to support Proposition 1 with a Yes vote on Feb. 10.
Like my parents before me, and my grandpa before them, I have been a Snoqualmie Valley student for my entire education. I am proud to be from a district that promotes excellence and strives to prepare students for future success. As a student, I have often taken things like adequate facilities, reasonable class size, and safety for granted.
As current and former members of the Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors, we are united in our endorsement of the bond measure being placed before voters on the February ballot.
In August, we will have lived in the Valley for 40 years. Both of our children graduated from Mount Si High School and we feel fortunate to live in District 410, where the administrators and faculty take their charge seriously.
I believe taxpayers have an obligation to support necessary school improvements. However, we should also demand responsible spending, since we are the ones asked to bear the tax burden; in this case, $244 million.
While there are several reasons to vote “yes” for the upcoming comprehensive school bond, I would like to highlight the safety and security elements that will be funded with the passage of Proposition 1.
The Christmas spirt was alive and well in Snoqualmie Valley this holiday season, thanks to the hard work and generous donations from our citizens, community groups, businesses, schools, stores and churches. Kiwanis thanks the following groups that participated in the 2014 One Voice/Kiwanis giving tree event:
The Snoqualmie Valley School board has deliberated for the last two years over options to address the explosive growth of the Snoqualmie Valley and education needs of our next generation. In addition to that, Mount Si High School staff, students and faculty engaged in a visioning process to explore what an improved learning environment may do for students and educators. The fruits of their efforts is a comprehensive infrastructure plan in the form of a $244.4 million bond.
Thank you to the many many elves that work so hard to make downtown Snoqualmie merry and bright!
Dear Seth, Thank you for all the years you’ve reported about what is happening in our beautiful Snoqualmie Valley. I’ve seen you just about everywhere, and you’ve done a wonderful job. You will be missed. But enjoy your journey. It will be a new, beautiful chapter in your life.