Letters to the Editor

Reichert: Reform proposals would mean Medicare cuts

While I could take issue with each of Mr. Shadel’s myth-versus-fact scenarios, I am specifically troubled by his statement that none of the pending proposals cut Medicare benefits or increase out-of-pocket costs for Medicare services.

  • Oct 20, 2009

Mayor’s community center?

For the past four years, the mayor has run the city to the best of his ability, but the citizens need to pay attention and notice that he no longer has their best interests at heart.

  • Oct 13, 2009

Referendum 71 should be approved

This law should be approved! Voters should be reminded that, despite how the opposition may intend to mislead, this is not a gay marriage issue. The ballot statement clearly states, “a domestic partnership is not a marriage.”

  • Sep 29, 2009

Kolodejchuk for council

It is my pleasure to recommend Mr. Ryan Kolodejchuk, who resides in the newly-annexed Wood River neighborhood, for one of the open city council positions in North Bend.

  • Sep 29, 2009

Too late for hotel

I moved to North Bend more than 15 years ago. I love it here! I will not love a Hampton Inn marking the “Mountains-to-Sound” hillside.

  • Sep 29, 2009

No alcohol at hotel

I am requesting that if the city does allow a hotel on this property, it should not have a restaurant. I recognize that limited food service may be needed. If so, I ask that it have a very limited menu and under no circumstances be allowed to serve alcohol.

  • Sep 29, 2009

Open letter on hotel plans

The city of North Bend changed the zoning because it was in the best interest of the health and welfare of all concerned citizens to properly balance the conflicting interests of the commercial investors and residential owners.

  • Sep 29, 2009

Don’t sacrifice neighborhoods for hotel

I’m writing today in support of economic development in North Bend. A hotel that is located with the city’s land use goals in mind and compatible with adjacent land uses would no doubt help make North Bend “easy to reach, hard to leave.”

  • Sep 22, 2009

North Bend hotel is needed

I am firmly in favor of the Wyrsch motel planned at exit 31. It is needed. It will not be a detriment to the surroundings.

  • Sep 15, 2009

Thanks for a great race

I am writing to offer my deepest thanks to Sean Sundwall. Sean is the organizer behind the recently completed Railroad Days Fun Run as well as other five- and 10-kilometer races in the Valley.

  • Sep 15, 2009

North Bend hotel: Don’t be afraid of change

After reading the letter to the editor in the Aug. 26 edition regarding concerns for the proposed North Bend hotel, we felt compelled to respond.

  • Sep 8, 2009

Carnation flood questions need answers

At a recent city council meeting in Carnation, I gave the council an update of the rest of the August 16 flood meeting — the last hour, when the council members left before they could hear the testimony of those of us who signed up to speak.

  • Sep 8, 2009

Support for North Bend hotel

I encourage the North Bend City Council to approve an amendment to current zoning regulations which would allow a hotel facility at Exit 31.

  • Sep 1, 2009

North Bend hotel concerns

I have many concerns regarding the implementation of an amendment to the North Bend Municipal Code to allow hotel

  • Aug 25, 2009

Scary sound bites for health care plan?

Have you been taking the time to read and listen to what Dave Reichert, our 8th District congressional representative, has been contributing to the debate… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2009

Support for North Bend hotel

It is an official policy of the City of North Bend to “pursue the development of a hotel and/or motel with meeting space in the Pacific Northwest style and North Bend’s image.” There is a good reason for this policy.

  • Aug 19, 2009

Arm Snoqualmie citizens for law enforcement fix?

Rather than a levy to restore funding to King County law enforcement, it might be less expensive and more effective if taxpayers legally armed themselves after, if need be, undergoing gun safety and self-defense training.

  • Aug 11, 2009

Concerned about proposed North Bend hotel

I’m writing as a concerned citizen about the potential for a hotel to be placed south of I-90 off of exit 31.

  • Aug 11, 2009

Freedom in Iran

We must demand a voice for those who have been silenced in a place where life is not such a guarantee.

  • Aug 6, 2009

I painted you at Fall City Days

Hello, Fall City Days friends and community! I had so much fun painting Fall City Days. But didn’t we all have fun that day?

  • Aug 4, 2009