Letters to the Editor

Preserving Fall City history

As I write this, I feel it would be nice to recognize Mr. and Mrs. Cory Hutchinson of Fall City for what they have accomplished.Preserving… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2010

Wait for YMCA is nearly over

It is an exciting time for Snoqualmie, as we prepare to fulfill a promise made to citizens many years ago.The city of Snoqualmie is finalizing… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2010

Snoqualmie YMCA is needed

Some businesses on Snoqualmie Ridge are afraid that the YMCA will take business away from them. But doesn’t it make sense that current and future… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2010

Animal shelter ideas

Regarding your article, “Explore Local Shelter Solution,” (editorial, Jan. 20), excellent article, it really brings to a light a real problem with some real solutions.… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2010

Tree recycling

I want to express the city of Snoqualmie’s gratitude to NorthFork Enterprises and Clayton Littlejohn.For several years, NorthFork has donated the use of company property,… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2010

Where’s ‘Past Time’?


  • Feb 9, 2010

A caring and informed option

I am voting "yes" on both of the school levies! See the back of your ballot for the second one.

  • Feb 2, 2010

Valley levies: First, equip our schools

I have volunteered in classrooms, as a snow shoveler, as a PTSA President, and now chair the Valley Voters for Education. I see almost daily the work that teachers, staff and administrators put forth to educate our children. I find it both rewarding and an honor to work alongside them.

  • Feb 2, 2010

A vote for libraries

I hope that you are all aware that the Feb. 9 election ballot contains the important Proposition 1, which will restore the King County Library System’s property tax levy rate.

  • Feb 2, 2010

Blowing in the wind?

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is knocking on our door again for more money. It seems to never end, so let’s take a long and hard look at what they are asking for, and what it means to us, the folks that pay the bill.

  • Feb 2, 2010

Tech levy: Desirable, but not critical

The letter by Mr. Reitz (Valley Record, Jan. 22) includes his opinion that the proposed M&O levy and technology levy are equally important. I strongly disagree.

  • Feb 2, 2010

Vote ‘yes’ on levies

In the upcoming Feb. 9 elections, the Snoqualmie Valley School District will be asking for voter approval on two local levy measures, a maintenance and operations levy and a replacement technology levy. I encourage you to vote “yes” on both levies.

  • Feb 2, 2010

Library support

Times are tough, and our public institutions are making tough budgetary decisions. Our King County Library System is asking us to restore $1.9 million, taken out of the operating budget in 2009, through a one-year levy rate increase in 2011.

  • Jan 26, 2010

Levy innovation

It is time for our community to renew our local four-year school levies.

  • Jan 26, 2010

Support the levy

For many years, the people of this Valley have supported their schools by approving levies to hire teachers, sustain educational programs, and maintain facilities. In 2006, our community also approved a levy to provide technology that our children need to be successful in the 21st century.

  • Jan 19, 2010

Concerned rider wants route reopened

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail is one of the few horse trails left ‘close in’ in King County. Without access to these trails, many equestrians in East King County would have to drive an hour or more to access riding trails — that is, if they have a rig in which to trailer their horses and can afford the gas!

  • Jan 12, 2010

Maintain Fall City’s trail access

The Fall City Community Association wishes to express its concerns over the loss of access to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail via Southeast 39th Place due to the recent sale of property through which the access road crosses, and the actions of the new landowner.

  • Jan 12, 2010

Keep Mount Si open

As a Boy Scout from Troop 425, our troop tends to use the trails on Mount Si and Little Si because they are the closest trails to where we live.

  • Jan 12, 2010

Refugees in the Valley

We sit here under the warmth of a tree that is supposed to mean something, but some people are striving under other trees just to stay warm and dry. Maybe they lost their home or jobs — whatever the circumstance, the reality is that the homeless are here in our community, without a place to live and thrive.

  • Jan 5, 2010