Letters to the Editor

Enumclaw will not experience a flood of new houses | Letter to the Editor

On June 23, 2015, there was an article in The Courier-Herald indicating that approximately 400 homes were approved to be built in Enumclaw. The recent Courier-Herald article could be misunderstood by our community to believe that there is immediate major growth coming to Enumclaw in the near future.

  • Jul 17, 2015

Questions surround debate over farm land | Letter to the Editor

Some thoughts after reading the City Council workshop meeting notes of May 2, 2015. Notes regarding the Thomas farm property located next to state Route 410 on the outskirts of Enumclaw. There was another meeting on July 6 regarding this same purpose. People could attend the meeting but there was no opportunity to comment, hence this letter to the editor.

  • Jul 16, 2015

Fireworks put both lives and property at risk | Letter to the Editor

I’d like to advise our neighbors that their illegal aerial fireworks on July 4th were dangerous.

  • Jul 15, 2015

Rich aren’t paying fair share – they pay more | Letters to the Editor

Rich Elfers’ recent column bemoaned the wealthy not paying enough taxes which is the “scoop du jour” for the liberal media on a too-frequent basis. This constant mantra of taxing the rich borders on a near maniacal envy. A jealousy likened to “if I can’t keep up with the Jones, I’ll incessantly trash them for their fancy cars, boats and palatial palaces.”

  • Jul 4, 2015

Rich aren’t paying fair share – they pay more | Letters to the Editor

Rich Elfers’ recent column bemoaned the wealthy not paying enough taxes which is the “scoop du jour” for the liberal media on a too-frequent basis. This constant mantra of taxing the rich borders on a near maniacal envy. A jealousy likened to “if I can’t keep up with the Jones, I’ll incessantly trash them for their fancy cars, boats and palatial palaces.”

Buckley City Hall issues response to criticism of cemetery operation | Letter to the Editor

The following is in response to a “letter to the editor” appearing in the June 17 edition of The Courier-Herald. The original letter lodged complaints about operations at Buckley City Cemetery. The city first issued the letter below to the involved citizens and has provided it for publication here.

  • Jun 24, 2015

Congressman’s plan is harmful to those on Medicare

Washington’s 8th Congressional District U.S. Rep. David Reichert is a traitor to his senior constituents and their family members. He has introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1892) that would pay for the funding of the TAA through what amounts to a $700 million cut to Medicare over 10 years.

  • Jun 19, 2015

Upset by actions taken at Buckley cemetery | Letter to the Editor

As a resident of east Pierce County and a person with my infant son buried in the city of Buckley cemetery, I feel it is my responsibility to express my frustration – or, better yet, disdain and disgust – for the care our cemetery is receiving.

  • Jun 17, 2015

Hope the Cowboy Gathering stays an annual event | Letter to the Editor

Having grown up in Enumclaw it was a great pleasure to attend the first and second Plateau Cowboy Gathering.

  • Jun 12, 2015

Cartoonist aiming at limited audience | Letters to the Editor

I would like to address the satire illustrator, Shiers Jr., who has been gracing the Courier-Herald with his satire art in past months.

  • Jun 12, 2015

Audience was rude to performers | Letters to the Editor

I have attended Cowboy Gathering since Enumclaw started having this event. I think it is rude and insulting to the performers that volunteer to perform. The venues are very noisy making it difficult to hear. People continue to talk during the performance.

  • Jun 12, 2015

Bond approval will have far-reaching benefits | Letter to the Editor

The passage of the Enumclaw School District’s capital bond means that our facilities will finally be on par with the surrounding districts’ buildings. But the real value will be the improved learning and teaching environment, giving teachers and students the core facility and resource components they need to prepare for college, career and life.

  • Jun 4, 2015

City didn’t follow advice to support local business | Letters to the Editor

I am writing to tell the powers that be at Enumclaw City Hall how disappointed I am that they chose to give the contract for the city hanging baskets to a nursery out of our area. The contract was given to Windmill Gardens in Sumner, which as everyone knows is in a different county. They do not pay taxes to our schools, library or fire department.

  • May 16, 2015

Disappointed with city’s business decision | Letters to the Editor

If you are a business owner in Enumclaw and a vendor for the city of Enumclaw and its current mayor, for over 30 years, to find out (after the fact) that you are summarily dismissed without notice – how would you feel?

  • May 16, 2015

Don’t take on a project if there is no follow up | Letter to the Editor

Streets and roads all over the Puget Sound region are in various stages of disrepair. The results being similar to that in Enumclaw. What do local governments think will happen if they build a road and then ignore it? Projects should not be taken on if the necessary follow-up is not part of the plan.

  • May 7, 2015

So many helped with school bond campaign

No matter the outcome of the election results for the 2015 Enumclaw School District bond measure coming to a close on April 28, there is no question about the phenomenal efforts put forth by so many on behalf of students in the school district.

  • Apr 28, 2015

City should look first to support local business | Letter to the Editor

I’m writing this letter because I’ve learned that the city is buying this year’s hanging flower baskets, which hang in town throughout downtown during spring and summer, from an outside vendor.

  • Apr 28, 2015

What happened to a simple show of respect? | Letter to the Editor

As a society, when did we stop being kind, considerate and careful to adhere to the most basic expressions of manners and consideration for people we encounter every day.

  • Apr 28, 2015

Businesses can’t survive with added taxes | Letter to the Editor

The Enumclaw School district sure is putting on a full-court press get us to spend taxpayers’ money on two schools. The Courier-Herald has had no less than two articles about the bond with quotes from the superintendent as to why this bond is necessary.

  • Apr 26, 2015

School district is proactive and looking ahead | Letter to the Editor

I recently met with representatives of the Enumclaw School District at the Black Diamond Elementary School. What Judy and I wanted to find was more information about the replacement plans for the Black Diamond Elementary School buildings.

  • Apr 24, 2015