Letters to the Editor

Thanks for drowsy driving information

Thank you to Bill Shaw for sharing his personal story about drowsy driving, and drawing attention to the consequences, especially on our young drivers.

  • Aug 4, 2009

Park design needs to include Scouts’ needs

For the past six years, the corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and Highway 202 has been a hotspot during the holiday season.

  • Aug 4, 2009

Back to work?

Seven months ago, the rains came and melted the snowpack, causing landslides and record flooding. All of us who live in the Valley felt the impact.

  • Aug 4, 2009

Detroit ‘ugly’ shows up in Snoqualmie Valley

My letter is to all my fellow neighbors and residents. We’re pretty safe here — but remember to secure your belongings, regardless of the sense of community and safety you may feel. There are prowlers and ne’er-do-wells whose numbers seem to be increasing.

  • Jul 23, 2009

Letter: Identify your pet

Every year around this time, we have dogs brought to us that are lost — typically because they are spooked by the Fourth of July fireworks. Those pets are brought to us because they have lost their collar with identification and the finder cannot contact the owner.

  • Jul 21, 2009

Letter: Vibrant downtown

It is well known that a healthy and vibrant downtown boosts the economic health and quality of life in a community.

  • Jul 21, 2009

History of North Bend

Not only was June 27, 2009 a day that celebrated the city of North Bend’s Centennial, but it was also a day that hosted the class reunion for Valley students graduating between 1937 and 1946.

  • Jul 21, 2009

Huge turnout for bike rodeo

We just wanted to thank everyone that came to the Tanner Jeans Memorial Bike Safety Rodeo this past weekend. We had our largest turnout ever — rough estimates suggest that over 2,500 people came through the rodeo.

  • Jun 17, 2009

Parents support middle school extracurricular programs

I would like to express my admiration for the wonderful teachers in our school district. Did you know that over 80 percent of the eighth grade students at Chief Kanim Middle School participate in at least one extracurricular program?

  • May 1, 2009

Cleanup thanks

I participated in a cleanup of the totem pole garden in Fall City, where we dumped the debris at Rainier Wood Recyclers. I just wanted to give a huge thank you to Rainier Wood Recyclers for allowing free dumping of limbs and branches for the entire month of April!

  • Apr 24, 2009

Who doth protest too loudly?

One can never be silent when it comes to human rights. As Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “Silence is betrayal.”

  • Apr 23, 2009

Snoqualmie Valley Record Letters to the Editor | March 24

Once again, Ken Hutcherson is stirring things up about the Mount Si High School Day of Silence. As I understand it, prior to Pastor Hutcherson’s involvement, the Day of Silence had been held at Mount Si without any ‘disruption,’ and that the absentee rate on that day in 2007 was essentially the same as for any other school day. It was only last year — when Pastor Hutcherson called out his “prayer warriors” — that the absentee rate soared.

  • Mar 25, 2009

Snoqualmie Valley Record Letters to the Editor | Jan. 27

On behalf of Snoqualmie staff and the city council, I’d like to express my ongoing concern for the residents of downtown Snoqualmie who have been affected by the recent flood. I know that hundreds of you have sustained damage to property, loss of personal possessions of practical and sentimental value, displacement in many cases, and stress beyond words. Your well-being is important to us and we will do what we can to continue our assistance through this difficult time.

  • Feb 2, 2009

Tree troops

Scouts and adult leaders from Boy Scout Troops 425, 466 and 701 would like to thank the city of Snoqualmie for their assistance with the troops’ annual fundraiser, a tree recycling project.

  • Jan 21, 2009

Cause of the flood

A Monday, Jan. 12, article in a Seattle newspaper correctly identified rampant development as a major casue of the massive flooding. The effects go beyond those listed. In summary, those effects include:

  • Jan 21, 2009

Green solutions

Two “one-hundred-year” floods in two years. Unusual? Not anymore. It’s part of the new norm with record-setting floods and droughts happening globally.

  • Jan 21, 2009

Park taxes in Fall City

FCPD: that’s right, Fall City Park District. Like the ring to that? Well, like everything else, it comes with a price tag.

  • Jan 21, 2009

Fall City Community Food Pantry: ‘Thank you’ to donors

Thank you, Fall City, for your 2008 support of the Fall City Community Food Pantry. We wish to express our appreciation to all of the anonymous donors and to the following individuals for their gifts of food and money: Jennie and Lee Alexander, Teri Batye, Mark Blake, Jay and Melissa Bluher, Karen Butler, Susan Chamberlin, Peter and Amy Click, Mary Frohs, Timothy and Laurel Gress, Mike Hammers, Lou and Karen Happ, Jerald and Susan Judy, Janet Keller, Carol Killingsworth, Anne Loring, Jerry and Nancy Marshall, Jack McClymont, Gayle McKay, Shirley McLean, Janis Miller and students, James and Laurie Needham, Trese Rand, William and Nancy Rice, Richard and Nicki Romley, Darlene Rose and students, Allen and Kristin Minner, Richard Stamm, Beth and Cami Tarr, Richard and Sue Terbrueggen, Evan Terbrueggen, Ralph Westermann, Nancy and Tom White.

  • Jan 21, 2009

Snow removal: A rant and a ‘thank you’

A rant and a rave: A big league rant for the driver of the snow plow who so nicely did our streets but threw a two-plus-foot berm across our shared driveway. Had this old, disabled guy not owned a gas-guzzling four wheel drive pick-up, we’d probably have been property-bound until a day or two ago.

  • Jan 14, 2009

Snoqualmie students back to school, thanks to volunteers

Due to extraordinary efforts of staff and community volunteers, we are back in school this week, just four days after the severe flooding that pounded our community and schools.

  • Jan 14, 2009