Letters to the Editor

Lack of vision with North Bend hotel decision

As the readers of this paper are aware, the North Bend City Council voted 6-1 on April 6 to allow the construction of a 55-foot high hotel south of I-90 at the Exit 31 interchange.

  • Apr 27, 2010

Snoqualmie Valley Rotary: Thanks for the help for Haiti

The Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club would like to thank the community for responding to our request for tents for the people of Haiti.

  • Apr 20, 2010

Family of fallen Marine extends gratitude to Snoqualmie Valley

On behalf of the Ward and McNeal families, we want to extend our gratitude and appreciation to the Snoqualmie Valley for helping us honor our fallen U.S. Marine, Lcpl. Eric L. Ward.

  • Apr 20, 2010

Big box stores will kill Snoqualmie Valley character

Mr. Eric Yotz’s letter on big box stores is exactly right! The character of our Valley towns will die if we kowtow to the lust for Chinese crap.

  • Apr 15, 2010

Snoqualmie Catholic church helped others in tough times

"Celebrating People in Action" certainly describes the caring St. Vincent de Paul volunteers at Our Lady of Sorrow Parish who helped 626 Snoqualmie Valley area needy to prevent eviction, hunger, utility shut-off and more through home visits and other contacts in 2009.

  • Apr 14, 2010

Snoqualmie Valley doesn’t need a ‘big box’ store

I was appalled at what seemed like mindless responses to the March 24 question of the week, which was “Would you like to see a big box store in the Valley?” I’ll give credit to one respondent who implied that it might increase the tax base for our schools... that is, until it runs our small businesses out of town.

  • Apr 14, 2010

North Bend needs a new vision

Dear people of North Bend: We need a dynamic vision, not just a mission statement, a vision that guides all of our decisions regarding North Bend's development.

  • Apr 7, 2010

It’s not Historic Snoqualmie vs. the Ridge

Roger Cleven wrote of his disappointment on the community center decision and compared the process to the health care debate. The comparison is apt in that the issue has polarized our community with often rancorous debate and personal attacks. I am pleased with the decision, but this letter isn't to rehash that issue.

  • Apr 2, 2010

North Bend hotel: Rural character or Issaquah sprawl?

I am becoming increasingly concerned over the trend to push North Bend's Exit 31 into the mold of another Issaquah.

  • Apr 2, 2010

Disappointed in YMCA decision

I’m very disappointed in the leaders in Snoqualmie. The idea of a community center has been voted down a couple times. This seems just like Obamacare. “Forget what the people want. We’ll do what we want.”

  • Apr 1, 2010

North Bend’s hotel should spotlight Si

A hearing examiner ruled in 2002 that the area south of I-90 is a sensitive area and should be a 16-hour operation only. A four-story hotel would certainly not be a 16-hour operation.

  • Apr 1, 2010

Roots run deep for Snoqualmie Valley family, friends

I once heard the expression “Standing on the shoulders of giants.” I now understand what that means.The volunteering members of the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2010

Get involved in Relay for Life

As the Relay for Life of Snoqulamie Valley event co-chairs, we would like to invite our community to participate in our event July 10 and… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2010

No good options in boundary change

As a parent with children directly affected by the new boundaries for Snoqualmie Valley School District, I am very concerned with the school board’s suggestions.… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2010

Elections answers

Mr. Marquis's letter provides a good opportunity for us communicate with your readers about the successes achieved by King County Elections and where voters can… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2010

My take on the community center

I have now attended two meetings (on the Snoqualmie Community Center) and have heard more contradictions than I’ve heard facts.There seems to be more going… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2010

Photo contest

A big thanks to the Valley Record for holding the third annual Scenic Photo Contest. The ability to view this year’s terrific entries in slideshow… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2010

Election woes?

After the shenanigans of Christine Gregoire’s upset a few years back, King County has pushed us further and further away from obvious accountability in the… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2010

Fix the street

An open letter to Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, regarding Colter Arnold’s Feb. 24 letter:Cedar Street has needed work for some time. A couple of years… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2010

Where’s the flag?


  • Mar 9, 2010