Letters to the Editor

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

Fourth-grader hoping to attend upgraded school | Letter to the Editor

I’m a fourth-grader at Southwood Elementary School and I will be a future student of Enumclaw High School.

  • Apr 24, 2015

Supporting kids now ensures a healthy future | Letters to the Editor

Several years ago a school bond issue, similar to the one being proposed here in Enumclaw, was coming up for a vote in Castle Rock. Like the one here, it was bond that would make new improvements for the school without increasing taxes. My parents, both retired, told me that they were not voting for it.

  • Apr 24, 2015

EHS science teachers support bond measure | Letters to the Editor

The Enumclaw High School Science Department is excited to be a big part of the upcoming school bond. Our facilities are to be redesigned so that we can do things that were just not possible 47 years ago when our current building was constructed. One feature of the planned design is the addition of shared spaces for dedicated chemistry labs and for more hands-on engineering activities.

  • Apr 24, 2015

Bond issue means future success for community | Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, April 28, we have the opportunity to advance our communities of Black Diamond, Enumclaw and surrounding areas to a whole new level of community excellence. We can do this simply by voting “yes” on the Enumclaw School District bond issue.

  • Apr 24, 2015

Community built on school support

How would you describe your community to others? Friendly. Peaceful. Rustic. Clean. Proud. Our community’s image was built over seven generations, dating back to the 1800s. It took hard work by honest and caring individuals and families to get us to this point in history.

  • Apr 6, 2015

For next generation to succeed, voters must support schools now | Letters to the Editor

As a strong supporter of STEM in our community, I see a mix of feelings on the upcoming school bond vote. We saw what STEM can do at our last STEM Expo with thousands of the community seeing what STEM can do within our district. Without a “yes” vote on this bond extension, which is no added cost to the taxpayer, we will not have the capabilities to expand the STEM program into the high school.

  • Apr 6, 2015

Old EHS facilities do not meet current needs | Letter to the Editor

There is an upcoming bond in April which will restore Enumclaw High School with a new gym and related facilities, a new auditorium and new classrooms, and it will also replace Black Diamond Elementary, a school with 40 percent of its students in portables.

  • Mar 30, 2015

The right to vote should require more than just being able to breathe | Letter to the Editor

This is in response to the letter (March 18) by Alexes Shuman about, “State has made it easy for all to cast ballot” to register and vote.

  • Mar 30, 2015

Bond would boost the arts | Letter to the Editor

The Enumclaw High School auditorium is our home. We spend hours there every day. Some people even think we live there! But many people do not know about the structural and instructional problems we also deal with in our poorly-aging buildings.

  • Mar 23, 2015

City filled with people ready to give assistance | Letter to the Editor

I am the owner of the Enumclaw Sears Hometown Store. On March 13, a man entered my store and walked out with two chainsaws that he did not pay for. I chased him for approximately 200 meters when the man dropped the chainsaws and continued to run.

  • Mar 23, 2015

Columnist’s view on race was troubling | Letter to the Editor

I love Enumclaw but am a little troubled by the recent article “Understanding geography of red, blue” (March 11). I’ve never agreed with much of what Rich Elfers has written, but his most recent piece is downright disturbing. That someone would write something so blatantly racist and ignorant is almost as upsetting as the fact that the local paper would publish it.

  • Mar 19, 2015

State has made it easy for all to cast a ballot | Letter to the Editor

Here in Washington state we are very fortunate. Our legislature has made registering to vote, and voting, very easy. There has been no effort to disenfranchise any group of voters.

  • Mar 16, 2015