Letters to the Editor

Casino concerts are still noise

Yep, the noise my good neighbor emits across the Snoqualmie Valley can still be heard loud and clear in my backyard. The clatter persists to encircle me in my front yard. The din my good neighbor turns out still pulsates through my closed windows four out of seven nights a week.

Noise is still noise. I still do not get to choose what I hear inside and outside my home from 4:05 p.m. to 9:57 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. I do not want the concerts stopped. I do not want to hear them on my property.

The man and the public relations personnel that the Tribe allows to represent them, also continue to be dismissive and disrespectful. Matt, for your information, the five trees planted just south of the concert area still do not block the blasting. Mike, I do not care about decibel readings. My dog cannot hear me call him from ten feet, which I know is of no concern to you. It is way past irritating – I do not get a choice. Do you know that? Do you care?

Why haven’t the Tribe public relations people made any effort to listen to the Valley concerns— is the clatter too loud? They say the Tribe can do whatever they want on their sovereign 50 acres. Do you know or care that the racket impinges on others?

I would like to ‘hear’ what the Snoqualmie Tribe members have to say. Do they agree with the management? At one time in the Snoqualmie Tribe history, they did not get a choice. The Snoqualmie Tribe did not get to choose—someone or some managing system made your choices.

Yes, you are a sovereign 50 acres, and you can buy, sell, or do whatever your managers can convince you. Wow, wasn’t that how you were managed into being without a home many years ago? I think the people of the Snoqualmie Tribe know what it is to have a choice. I do not have a choice, and the people managing the tribe do not care.

Yep, thanks, Tribe casino: you do what many other businesses do, fund, donate, and employ—just like other businesses. So why should I have to thank you? I have to be a loyal customer to get something out of you (tickets)—that is what one of your grateful supporters report. I fund Valley Transit, I employ people, and I give to the food bank. Who is thanking me? I do not need to thanked, and I do not make a profit.

However, if I were to bring my noise, blaring, and disrespect to your 50 acres, I would be arrested for disturbing your space, peace, life, or freedom.

All the bureaucratic government agencies agree with your management—the Tribe can do whatever they want on their land. After a citizen meeting at the Snoqualmie City Hall, I emailed Kathy Lambert, King County Council District 3, regarding selling tickets to my back yard Snoqualmie Valley Casino concerts. I have received no reply.

Bring a chair; call (425) 457-1664 for directions. Tickets are $25.

Jenny Bardue


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