Letter | Levies provide important funding to bridge gaps, run important programs

Dear Editor, All of the press about the state now fully funding basic education is somewhat confusing.  When I first heard there would be replacement levies on the ballot in February to support our schools, I … [Read more...]

Oped: Kudos to our school district, campaign team for giving voters full tax picture for replacement levies

Let’s face it. When it comes to school funding, 2018 is the new frontier. Much of what we knew is changing. In 2011 when the state Supreme Court handed down the McCleary Decision saying the state's paramount … [Read more...]

Letter | Apology to Community for Fireworks Disruption

Dear Snoqualmie Community, Two weeks ago, on January 10th, you may have heard a firework going off at about 8:00 PM. We are writing you today to inform you that this firework was from our High School Youth … [Read more...]

New year, more security: You’ve been hacked, airline miles targeted

I was welcomed to the New Year with the realization that I'd been hacked. In retrospect, it probably should've happen years ago because if you name a big security breach, I was part of it: Target, Yahoo, … [Read more...]

Oped | Time to vote People – pause all the talk and bubble in that ballot

It's been quite the election season in the Snoqualmie Valley. Of course, compared to this time last year, I think we can all agree it's been much tamer. BUT, as this November General Election isn't a … [Read more...]

Letter | Mayor, council incumbents helped make Snoqualmie one of safest, best cities to raise family

Dear Editor, Snoqualmie Mayor and City Council incumbents have the experience and the dedication to keep Snoqualmie on the right track. Mayor Matt Larson, Council Members Bob Jeans, Bryan Holloway, and … [Read more...]

Letter: Busby ‘has always been, and continues to be, All about the Kids’

Dear Editor: I proudly support re-electing Marci Busby to serve another term on our Snoqualmie Valley School Board! One of the things I learned as a member of the school board was that you mostly lose … [Read more...]

Letter | Sundwall genuinely wants to make a difference

Dear Editor, I first met Sean Sundwall when he and his wife Mara bought our home in Snoqualmie Ridge in 2005.  We only knew the family casually through the school and neighborhood until I had the opportunity … [Read more...]

Gothelf the right choice: offers solutions, never stops asking questions | Letter

Dear Editor: Choices, we all have choices in this upcoming election cycle, and that's what makes our democracy work. In North Bend, we are fortunate to have as one of our choices, Alan Gothelf. I have not … [Read more...]

Letter: Retain Busby on School Board, truly a voice for all students

Dear Editor, As ballots arrive this week, I would strongly urge you to vote to retain Marci Busby for School Board. At election time, questions always arise about the incumbents. Allegations are made … [Read more...]

Letter: MacLean ‘the embodiment of public service and personal integrity’ 

Dear Editor, I have been a resident of North Bend for 30 years and am an educator at Snoqualmie Elementary School. My children graduated from Mt. Si and on November 7th , I will be voting for Tavish MacLean … [Read more...]

Letter: Retain Ross Loudenback – leadership, experience, dedication, integrity

Dear Editor, Leadership, experience, dedication.  These are the traits we expect our civic leaders to embody and they describe Ross Loudenback to a tee.  To this we would add “integrity”.  Ross has served the … [Read more...]

Letter: Johnson asking the right question, is SVSD budget being spent in the right place?

Dear Editor, It was brought to my attention that the teachers union recently sent a letter to its members inferring that Carolyn Simpson (School Board Director) and Melissa Johnson (School Board Candidate) … [Read more...]

Letter | Support MacLean: understands school board role to set tone for the district

Dear Fellow Community Members, As a community member of nine years, with two children who are in the midst of their educational career through SVSD, and as a teacher at an SVSD School, I feel like I have a … [Read more...]

Letter | Re-elect Kathi Prewitt, brings critical experience, thoughtful deliberation to city council

Dear Editor, I am writing to encourage the citizens of Snoqualmie to join me in re-electing Kathi Prewitt to the Snoqualmie City Council. Kathi is a long-standing, respected member of the community who … [Read more...]