Opinion

Guest column: Waste Management driver loves her work, behind the wheel and in her community

Lindsey Leitch is an early riser. She has to be. Her family and her community depend on her. Lindsey begins her day at 4:30 a.m., waking in time to pack lunches for the family and kiss her 3 and 5-year-old sons goodbye before she heads out the door.

  • May 10, 2017

Requesting recognition for students heading into armed forces, too | Letter

Last week’s edition of the Snoqualmie Valley Record mentioned several athletes and artists that are moving on to various colleges after finishing their studies at… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2017

Reichert’s reasons for protecting Trump’s tax returns are tired old excuses | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert’s excuses are old, tiresome, and misleading. He said, “If Congress begins to use its powers to rummage around in the tax returns… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2017

Snoqualmie hotel project should have had proper notification, setbacks | Letter

I was very disheartened to hear that the Snoqualmie Mayor and City Council ignored the Snoqualmie Planning Commission’s recommendations concerning proper setbacks on the new… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2017

KCLS Music & Technology Festival previews new directions in libraries and digital content

Libraries have always been the places to turn to for information, ideas and inspiration. And although the technology people use to access information has changed over time — from microfiche readers, record players, and tape recorders to today’s computers and digital formats — the King County Library System’s mission has remained the same: Helping patrons gain the knowledge they seek in whatever form suits them.

  • May 5, 2017

Trump tax reform proposal should be backed up by release of his tax returns | Letter

“The biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country” so proclaimed Mnuchin about the tax proposal from the Trump… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2017

Reichert responds: Forcing disclosure of tax returns sets a bad precedent | Letter

In the recent months, I have heard from a number of my constituents about President Trump’s tax returns. Some believe Congress should focus on other,… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

Superintendent does great job, but his salary seems high | Letter

I have just finished paying my 2017 property tax, and am concerned about how large it has become. We need to be more critical about… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

Thank you to Encompass volunteers | Letter

Encompass is reminded how grateful we are to our dedicated and generous volunteers who donate their time, energy and talents to us. It is our… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2017

Climate change is real and our Representatives should recognize that | Letter

I have survived into my 70s without getting involved in politics. But last week I found myself in the marble halls of Olympia. Why? I… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Guest column: Washingtonians wanted to test-drive pay-by-mile plan

Washington, along with every state in the nation, utilizes a gas tax to provide a major source of funding for roads and bridges. It has been a reliable workhorse for decades, but its future sustainability is uncertain as vehicles become more fuel-efficient and alternative fuel sources emerge.

  • Apr 28, 2017

Thoughts for Rep. Reichert from town hall meeting he missed | Letter

To Representative Dave Reichert (WA-8) who chose not to attend the Town Hall held in Covington April 12 and attended by hundreds of his constituents,… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017

Assessor: Special levies for basic services is unsustainable funding model | Letter

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County. Taxes are going up, and it’s important to understand… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2017

Lower Valley needs data on flooding causes, not more meetings | Letter

King County should be embarrased at presenting the most recent attempt at a hydrology study submitted at the Sno Valley Senior Center in Carnation on… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2017

Peterson family expresses gratitude for support of church and city | Letter

Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Pastor Lee Carney Hartman and the congregation of the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church and Mayor… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Community needs to look at all options for wildfire prevention | Letter

A big thank you to the Firewise Communities Program and Fall City Fire Chief Chris Connor for taking the initiative to protect our communities from… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Thanks for the opportunity to serve your communities, and farewell | Letter

I feel lucky to have grown up in Monroe, which I consider the far north boundary of the greater Snoqualmie Valley area. After graduating from… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

‘Our Town’ play is enjoyable, local | Letter

Do you like plays? I do, and saw a fantastic one recently, right here in our Valley. You can enjoy “Our Town” here at the… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Rep. Reichert still voting to keep the wool over our eyes | Letter

Representative Reichert has voted three times to keep the Republican president’s taxes secret, putting party over national security, and failing to represent his constituents. Seventy-four… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2017

How to put proposed carbon tax to good use | Letter

In November, Washington voters rejected what would have been the nation’s first carbon tax. A mix of seemingly conflicting groups attacked the measure on all… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2017