City, Mayor Respond to Claims Construction Near Snoqualmie Falls Irresponsible, Say Tribe Never Claimed Area Sacred Burial Site During Years of Discussions

In response to a Letter published on September 1, 2015, claiming the bulldozing of trees for a roundabout construction near Snoqualmie Falls was "irresponsible and disrespectful" to the Snoqualmie Tribe, the … [Read more...]

Letter | Bulldozing Near Snoqualmie Falls Irresponsible, Disrespectful

Dear Editor, The Pacific Northwest is arguably one of the most beautiful places to live. With sprawling mountains, and evergreen capped hills as far as the eye can see, many looking for solace in nature settle … [Read more...]

LETTER | Internet Safety Forum Opened my Eyes, How Many Apps are on Your Child’s Phone?

Dear Snoqualmie Valley Parents, I was one of about 50 parents and 10 students who attended the Internet Safety Forum Tuesday night, March 12th, at Mt. Si High School. I walked away feeling very encouraged, … [Read more...]

LETTER | Support Boxley’s, Community Treasure Vital to Music Education in the Valley

Dear Friends, As you may or may not know, Boxley’s in downtown North Bend is not only a nice local restaurant, it is an incredible jazz club that is getting local, regional and national attention - both for … [Read more...]

Op-ed | Citizens Split on Fireworks Ban, Council Vote Will Leave Many in Disagreement

The personal use of fireworks has been a frequent topic of conversation for the Snoqualmie City Council. For the past seven months the Public Safety Committee has been discussing updates to the current … [Read more...]

LETTER | I’m in! Newcomer’s School Bond Conversion, from Concerns to Support

Dear Snoqualmie Valley, First of all, I would like to publicly thank school board member, Carolyn Simpson, for taking the time to speak with me personally in order to help me understand the complexity of our … [Read more...]

LETTERS | Eastside Firefighters Union, Snoqualmie Police Association Urge Yes Vote on SVSD School Bond

Dear Editor, Local Firefighters work hard to keep the Snoqualmie Valley community safe. This is why we feel that the safety and education resources for Snoqualmie Valley students are a high priority. We … [Read more...]

LETTER | Time to Make Investment in Our Kids’ Education, Prepare for Future Today

The Snoqualmie Valley School board has deliberated for the last two years over options to address the explosive growth of the Snoqualmie Valley and education needs of our next generation. In addition to that, … [Read more...]

LETTER | Muir Street Being Used as Speedway, Time for Speed Limit Signs

Dear Community Members, I would like to call out an issue with vehicular velocity on Muir St between Fairway and Douglas (Snoqualmie Ridge). I also want to give kudos to those who deserve them from the City of … [Read more...]

Op-ed | Road Rage Education: Learn from One Woman’s Experience on 202

This is a guest piece by Susan Casserd, who wanted to share what she learned after a recent road rage incident in the Snoqualmie Vally. With a lot of winding, dark local roads that change speed limit often, it … [Read more...]

LETTER | Veterans Day: Price, Sacrifice of War and Those that Serve

Dear Editor: During the past month I worked with staff and veterans at the American Lake VA Medical Center in Tacoma. Although it is important to reach out and honor our veterans every day, it is especially … [Read more...]

LETTER | Weather Halts Halloween Production, Doesn’t Damper Amazing Spirts

Dear Editor, Sometimes in shared adversity, we learn more about the people around us versus the good times. Last Friday night, in a new location for our production, Night on a Dark Trail, we were challenged … [Read more...]

LETTER | Student Response to Marysville-Pilchuck Shootings

In the wake of the shootings and tragic deaths at nearby Marysville Pilchuck High School, kids discussed; some worried; some admitted school shootings were a fear of going to high school. Someone responded … [Read more...]

LETTER | I-594 and Impact on Gun Owners

Every gun owner in the State of Washington should be concerned with and vote against the passage of Initiative 594. Every friend of a gun owner should think long and hard about the implications of this … [Read more...]

LETTER | Vote YES to Give Valley Children the Education they Deserve

It's simple. Every child in the Snoqualmie Valley is worthy of the opportunity to learn in an uncrowded classroom. By voting YES on Initiative 1351, you will be providing our valley's children with the kind of … [Read more...]