Letters to the Editor

District shouldn’t have promoted ‘yes’ votes | Letter to the Editor

During the 2015 Enumclaw school bond campaign the school district arranged private meetings with 22 businesses and organizations within the district to do sales pitches for the upcoming election (District officials told me that these organizations asked for Mike to come and give the pitch for the bond. This sounded highly unlikely). When I went to the organizations the superintendent spoke with, I asked the people there: “Was Mike Nelson here to get a yes vote?” They all said yes.

  • Feb 17, 2016

Black Diamond should lose its outside influence | Letter to the Editor

Some points from the last Feb. 4 Black Diamond Council meeting. While having a quorum on a council committee may not be illegal if properly noticed per RCW 42.30, there are still serious conflicts of interest if this were to actually occur in the small town of Black Diamond. Having three members of a five member board on a standing committee makes no sense.

  • Feb 16, 2016

District needs to be held accountable for errors | Letters to the Editor

I am writing about the Jan. 20 article, “School bond won’t pay for all high school upgrades.”

  • Feb 16, 2016

New council members doing the right thing | Letter to the Editor

Black Diamond’s new council members are doing all the right things, but their opponents from the election are wasting time and taxpayer money trying to disrupt them. With sour grapes after their endorsed candidates lost last fall, in a landslide election, some are trying to keep doing business the old way.

  • Feb 12, 2016

It was election, not rule changes, that split council | Letter to the Editor

The rule changes didn’t split the Black Diamond City Council, as you reported; the election did.

  • Feb 12, 2016

Approve White River School District bond | Letter to the Editor

We are parents to four children who have successfully completed their elementary and secondary education at White River, continued on to higher education and have become successful members of their communities. Currently we have five grandchildren who are students in this district.

  • Jan 29, 2016

White River bond makes sense to district teachers | Letter to the Editor

Teachers have a unique perspective when it comes to bonds and asking the community to stretch their budget. Teachers – specifically White River School District teachers – want the community to have the very best for our students, your children.

  • Jan 29, 2016

White River student urges public support for coming school bond | Letter

I am a senior at White River High School and have lived in this community my whole life; although I attended Carbonado School K-8th grade.

  • Jan 19, 2016

New legislation does not restrict gun rights | Letter to the Editor

I find myself unable to resist the necessity to rebut the talking points of the anti-Obama right parroted by J. Buss ("With current president, our country is less safe," Jan. 6).

  • Jan 14, 2016

Inappropriate use of taps during musical | Letter to the Editor

My mother came to Washington for a pre-holiday visit. She was the kind of mom who decorated the entire house at Christmas. Putting ornaments on the tree, singing carols, making and decorating sugar cookies are a few of things she did with us when we were children that made this time of year magical for us. Four years ago, our holidays took a different spin.

  • Jan 13, 2016

Inappropriate use of taps during musical | Letter to the Editor

My mother came to Washington for a pre-holiday visit. She was the kind of mom who decorated the entire house at Christmas. Putting ornaments on the tree, singing carols, making and decorating sugar cookies are a few of things she did with us when we were children that made this time of year magical for us. Four years ago, our holidays took a different spin.

New legislation does not restrict gun rights | Letter to the Editor

I find myself unable to resist the necessity to rebut the talking points of the anti-Obama right parroted by J. Buss.

With current president, our country is less safe | Letter to the Editor

I think I have finally figured out President Obama’s strategy to deal with ISIS. It is a three-pronged approach.

  • Jan 8, 2016

With current president, our country is less safe | Letter to the Editor

I think I have finally figured out President Obama’s strategy to deal with ISIS. It is a three-pronged approach.

Columnist doesn’t understand the conservative position | Letter to the Editor

The nursery rhyme that opines that boys are made from snails and puppy dogs tails and girls from sugar and spice is cute.

Writer’s criticism followed lead of Humpty Dumpty | Letter to the Editor

Upon reading the recent letter (Courier-Herald, Nov. 4) critiquing Rich Elfers’ column on freedom and chaos, I felt as if I had followed Alice down Lewis Carroll’s wondrous rabbit hole.

Don’t attack freedom | Letter to the Editor

I dispute the premise(s) as stated in “Freedom without order is just chaos” as stated by Richard Elfers (Courier-Herald, Oct. 21).

Yes for Best Starts | Letter to the Editor

I am writing to ask readers to please vote “yes” for the Best Start for Kids initiative - King County Proposition 1. In my opinion this is the most important measure you will vote on this election but have probably heard the least about. It invests money to support kids who have a tough start in life.

Vote for 5-member fire board of commissioners | Letter to the Editor

I am writing in support of the King County Fire District 28 (Enumclaw) Proposition Number 1. I have been a citizen of the district for over 10 years and have followed the district business, attended board of fire commissioner meetings and am familiar with the current issues at hand.

Dickson has taxpayers’ best interest at heart | Letter to the Editor

I am voting for Darrel Dickson because he understands he has a duty to the taxpayer and is not afraid to ask the tough questions. He stepped up and had the taxpayers’ best interest at heart when the PSE gas utility negotiations for the city of Buckley were in front of the Enumclaw Council.

  • Oct 17, 2015