Letters to the Editor

Letters | Outdoor concert noise issues remain

To the Snoqualmie Casino, Tribe: the issue is the same. I still do not get to choose whether I feel, hear, and know your noise. Even if (outdoor concerts are held) fewer times this summer and not as loud, I am among those who knew and still know when you took away the wilderness in our backyards; when foundations sank during parking lot construction; when ditches along your property line and our street reek of  sewer; when property values decrease, and when your noise returns.

Now that you are not as loud, you have become more, as you would say, good neighborly, to those further out, like Reinig Road.

The noise is still noise to the ones nearest you— Southeast 88th. As you would say, “just sit back and enjoy the music.” Perhaps we should be compensated so we will just shut up and enjoy the music. Let me know, I will send some names.

I have read several articles and seen photos about (how) the ground at Snoqualmie Falls should be the Tribe’s sacred land. However, they did get their casino.

I can relate to the injustice. There has been no article about casino noise in backyards. No one was interviewed about injustices my neighborhood has tolerated since the casino arrival.

At least the people who attend the rituals can choose to go home, if they do not like what they are hearing. My neighborhood is not as large as the Tribe’s membership, but maybe we should be compensated for having to live with their noise.

Jenny Bardue

Snoqualmie

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