Gravel trucks bring progress but need to use correct roads Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to Lee Langley’s “Gravel trucks are a necessity for roads and new roundabout”. I did do my homework and not just from my home office. I spent 20 minutes at the construction site observing the day I wrote the letter to the Journal. I even consulted with a member of the city counsel. Out of 15 trucks, only five were going to the roundabout construction site, the other 10 were just using Soper Hill Road as a bypass. The day after the letter was published only a mere handful of trucks came down our road. I think they got the message that they need to use Hwy. 92 and wait in line to turn like everyone else. I never said that the expansion of the quarry was an evil empire. I merely said they didn’t have my support because they don’t always use the roads they are intended for and continue to carry uncovered loads. I’m all for progress and the creation of jobs, but safety should be more important.
Amy Hoffman Lake Stevens Officers take home vehicles while on the job Dear Editor,
In response to Dave Kosches’ letter to the Editor last week, was this meant to be humorous? First of all you will see police cars parked in front of officer’s homes overnight throughout the area. Cars from all jurisdictions: state, county, different cities. Did you ever think this particular officer was on his way to work? Also, do you know the Patriot Act gave different jurisdictions the right to cross over into other jurisdictions? Also, if someone was suffering from caffeine psychosis you’d be more than happy to have that officer nearby. By the way, with all your complaining about the LSPD being understaffed wouldn’t it be better if you spent your coffee money in Lake Stevens to help out our cities business people?
Lee Krick Lake Stevens Police should be acknowledged for all they do to protect and serve Dear Editor,
I’d like to take a moment to thank the Lake Stevens police and police explorers for the work that they do each day to respond to calls for help, big and small, as well as for their community involvement and of course the protection they provide for us all 24/7. What’s the first thing we are going to do in times of trouble—call 911 of course. Let’s think back for a moment to recent police shootings and appreciate the fact that just putting on their uniforms each day has the potential to place them in harm’s way. I would hope that we could better spend our energy in a positive way by thanking a police officer today rather than worrying about one of them paying a PUD bill in Snohomish recently. So, many thanks for all that you do and stay safe out there.