Opinion

Letter: Honorable careers don’t give people permission to disrespect others

This is a response to Art Farash’s letter to the editor in…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

 

Deaf ears for hate speech

Washington State has eight, repeat, eight active hate groups in operation, according…

  • Nov 25th, 2016

 

Letter: Giving thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving, from Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank

During this season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

 

Opinion: Open letter to a changed America

Dear President-elect Trump, Well, you’ve done it, and I must congratulate you…

Letter: Thanks for the police blotter laugh

Thanks for the laugh I got from the last sentence of the…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Letter: Fire districts appreciate voter participation in November election

I want to thank voters for participating in the recent election. Our…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Saluting veterans in Snoqualmie: Before they served our community, they served our country

A monthly column about the world of recycling, diversion and sustainability seen…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Letter: Open letter to GOPAC leaders on violations of election privacy laws

I am writing to you, Chairman David Avella, and Executive Director of…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Opinion: Paying the price of drowsy driving

By William Shaw Publisher Imagine this: You’ve enjoyed a fun weekend in…

  • Nov 8th, 2016

Opinion: Welcome to the new, improved ValleyRecord.com

Notice anything different about us lately? If you’re reading this on your…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Opinion: King County Library System seeks input on 2017 budget

The King County Library System has a long history of strong support…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Letter: Thanks from the Snoqualmie firefighter pancake breakfast

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association thanks all our Snoqualmie Valley residents, contributors and…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Letter: This millenial is optimistic about election choices

Fall is here, pumpkin spice lattes, ballots in our mailboxes, and discouraged sighing about the election sprinkling my Facebook wall. As a millennial, maybe I’m supposed to feel glum about the whole thing—but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Letter | Rodne doesn’t deserve liberal slander

An​d​ I am a voter who is sick​​ and tired of seeing Jay Rodne unfairly slandered by those who are spreading the liberal agenda in this forum and accusing Jay of promoting hatred.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Opinion: King County Library System seeks input on 2017 budget

The King County Library System has a long history of strong support from its community. As an independent taxing district, KCLS provides citizens who live within the district a direct voice in library funding. That voice has sent a consistent message that libraries are valuable and dynamic community institutions, and continuing support over the years has demonstrated that residents want it to stay that way.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: Thanks from the Snoqualmie firefighter pancake breakfast

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association thanks all our Snoqualmie Valley residents, contributors and volunteers for their continued support and patronage through the years of our annual pancake breakfast and silent auction. This year’s event, Aug. 20, was a huge success with record setting attendance.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: This millenial is optimistic about election choices

Fall is here, pumpkin spice lattes, ballots in our mailboxes, and discouraged sighing about the election sprinkling my Facebook wall. As a millennial, maybe I’m supposed to feel glum about the whole thing—but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Ballot-box blues: What’s a voter to do?

Every year, when my ballot appears in my mailbox, I feel a little pang of loss. It reminds me that I don’t get to vote in person any more, don’t get to go into the church basement, and chat with the election volunteers, don’t get to find out if the trick for finding my name in the voter list — the second one after all the Andersons — still works, don’t get to watch as the ballot box whooshes my marked ballot back and down into the “vault” in the bottom.

Letter: Inconsiderate leaf peepers invited to stay off private property

There is a place in the Valley with a long tree-lined drive where the trees turn scarlet in the fall and Mount Si overlooks the site. It is a breath-taking view that many people enjoy.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: Initiative 732 will increase already-high gasoline tax

Initiative 732 seeks to impose a carbon emission tax on fossil fuels that would start at $15 per metric ton of carbon dioxide emitted, rising to $25 per ton in 2018 and rising at 3.5 percent per year until it reaches $100 per ton.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: Restoring civility to government may start with a vote for Ritchie

I am a voter who is sick and tired of fear-mongering, hatred, sexism, racism and bigotry dominating the political scene. I support Jason Ritchie in the 5th district race for State Representative. He provides a common sense, positive alternative to the hatred of incumbent Jay Rodne.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter | Fire Chief encourages support of Fire District 27 levy renewal

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.

  • Oct 22nd, 2016
Michelle Metzler

Green is the new orange: How to have an eco-friendly October

A monthly column about the world of recycling, diversion and sustainability seen through the eyes of Michelle Metzler, Waste Management, Public Education and Outreach

  • Oct 21st, 2016
Michelle Metzler

Letter: Highway 18 is a death trap

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.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Letter: It’s time for clear-headed leadership in Olympia

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.

  • Oct 20th, 2016

Letter: Mullett will work for communities and small businesses

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.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

Taking an election vacation

Last year when every Valley city had council races and most other local government entities did too, emotions were running high and a lot of people spoke without thinking, which was especially unwise in this age of mistakes living on indefinitely, courtesy of social media. I announced then that I would be taking vacation the entire month of October this year, because I knew, with national races on the ballot, that things would only get worse this year.

Letter: Former Fire Chief endorses Proposition 1 for Regional Fire Authority

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).

  • Oct 12th, 2016

Censorship is alive and well in 2016: Banned Books Week, Sept. 25 is Oct. 1, is a celebration of intellectual freedom

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. To Kill a Mockingbird. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone…

  • Oct 7th, 2016

Letter: Supporting Ritchie is a vote for change

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.

  • Oct 5th, 2016

Don’t forget about local issues this November

As we get closer to election day, media coverage of national politics is getting more intense. As November approaches, the circus of national politics continues on in full force.

Letter: Riding Sound Transit in an urn

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.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016

Letter: North Bend Friends say thanks for support

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.

  • Sep 21st, 2016
Michelle Metzler
Michelle Metzler

Guest column: Being good neighbors is a cultural value

Submitted by Snoqualmie Tribal Council

  • Sep 9th, 2016

Opinion: What’s a summer vacation, again?

Vacations are never long enough, in my opinion, and that is especially true of summer vacation. I vaguely remember liking school as a kid, but not the start of it each year.

  • Sep 9th, 2016

Letter: Mountain goats are king of the hill on Mount Si

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.

  • Sep 8th, 2016

Letter | Is a new City Hall more important than honoring veterans?

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.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

Going back to school with KCLS

By Gary Wasdin

  • Sep 2nd, 2016