Letter: November 30th, Small Business Saturday!

Shop smart and support small businesses on November 30th.  Small Business Saturday started in 2010 and was later recognized by U.S. Senate in 2011. The once little known campaign has become a movement that … [Read more...]

Letter: Classified Union, School District Contract Negotiation Update

The Public School Employees (PSE) Union bargaining team met with the School District’s bargaining team during the evening of October 30th. The session was overseen by the Public Employees Relation Commission … [Read more...]

Letter: Eight Years Later, District No Better off With Incumbent Board Member

This week’s SnoValley Star editorial resolves little to explain how we are better off with the incumbent board member.  The newspaper’s own reporting indicates examples of leadership in crises. Policy … [Read more...]

Op-ed: Snoqualmie Valley School Board Election, Political Game Canceled, Bring on the Issues

As a community, what do we want out of this November school board election?  After all, it appears one seat has a chance to affect the future of this district, the make-up of our board, our leadership. Do we … [Read more...]

Op-ed: Playing Politics for A School Board Seat; Past Board Member Inserts Self into the Game

This op-ed letter is authored by Brad Toft, Snoqualmie resident, past President of the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary and former State Senate Candidate. The views expressed are those of the … [Read more...]

When it Comes to School Bond Planning, Maybe Leaders Should Look to Latest Election Results for Guidance?

The Snoqualmie Valley School District had a 4-way school board primary on August 6th.  Approximately 25% of registered voters mailed in their ballots - about equal to the 2009 SVSD school board primary … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: When, oh When, Will a School Bond Make it on the Ballot?

It feels like the school board and district have been talking in circles for the past year and a half - lots of talk, but no decision yet. At least when it comes to the next school bond. We know they plan to … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Tomorrow’s Schools Are Today’s Decisions

Ideas. Lots of ideas.  From the district and from parents.  Lots of opinions on what's needed for future education in the Snoqualmie Valley - something termed "21st century education." Opinions and ideas about … [Read more...]

Living Snoqualmie Facebook Page Highlights: A Simple, Strong Anti-Bullying Lesson and Quotes of the Day to Elicit Smiles

The Living Snoqualmie Facebook page is full of activity each day, but I realize not everyone utilizes social media so I thought I would give readers a weekly Facebook update and "share" it on the Living … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Inspiration: The Lesson I Learned from Dad Once I Was a Mom

My father was a quiet man.  That isn’t to say he couldn’t carry a conversation.  Maybe a better description is private, not good at expressing the emotional stuff.  This doesn’t mean he cared less. He just … [Read more...]