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 Opinions    December 17, 2014 

BMX Track in Lake Stevens

Dear Editor, My name is Mike Albright.  I was born and raised in Bellevue and I now live in Bend, Oregon.  I've been racing BMX since 1978 and I started working at Seattle Bike Supply (Redline Bicycles) in 1996 after owning a bicycle store in Belli...

 
 Opinions    December 17, 2014 

BMX Track In Lake Stevens

Dear Editor, I favor the possible addition of the BMX Track that has been proposed by both the City of Lake Stevens and Snohomish County in the Cavalero Community Park. My son and I are involved in BMX racing, which has provided my son and I with a...

 
 Opinions    December 17, 2014 

BMX Track In Lake Stevens

Dear Editor, I wanted to write you a quick letter in support of the proposed BMX facility.BMX is a family sport where everyone is included. I should know - we are all racers in my family: me (Mom), Dad and two sons, ages 5 and 7. It is a sport that...

 
 Opinions    November 5, 2014

Parents MUST Monitor their Children's Social Media Us

Dear Editor, Parents of Snohomish County: My plea to you as a fellow parent in this community: if you do not have access to your children/teens social media accounts -- I feel like you need to realize this is a necessary thing to do as a...

 
 Opinions    November 5, 2014

Kiwanis Members Participate in local downtown Lake Stevens Safe Halloween Event Thanks Lake Stevens Family Center

Dear Editor, Ten Kiwanis members braved the rain and gave out: Buckets of candy, gallons of Hot Apple Cider and over 500 cookies in the front of Jay’s Market on Halloween evening, October 31, 2014 from 5-8 pm.  They saw a variety of kids of all...

 
 Opinions    October 8, 2014

Thank You Lake Stevens Public Works

Dear Editor, My back yard faces 20th St. SE, in Lake Stevens. The sound from the street is so loud, when my family is outside we have to yell to be heard over the traffic noise. Last spring I planted 2 small, but fast growing trees in the right...

 
 Opinions    October 8, 2014

Boys & Girls Club Anniversary A Succuss

Dear Editor, Thank you to Everyone who contributed to the Boy’s & Girl’s Club Anniversary . On Friday, Sept 19th, a 10 year anniversary celebration for the Lake Stevens Boys and Girls club was held at the home of Jan and Lorrie Larsen. It was an...

 
 Opinions    April 30, 2014

Edeen responsible for L.S. Senior Center grants

Dear Editor, The Lake Stevens Senior Center recently received two grants:  A Capacity Building Grant, in the amount of $5,865, which was awarded in December, 2013, by United Way of Snohomish County; and a Charitable Fund Grant, from the Tulalip...

 
 Opinions    April 30, 2014

L.S. City Council votes to increase salaries

Dear Editor, On April 14th the city council voted to give salary increases to city staff to match the average salaries of equivalent employees in comparable cities in the state. Some of the salary increases were as much as 15%, and this is on top of...

 
 Opinions    April 24, 2014

Lake Stevens Senior Center gets help from United Way

Dear Editor, In December of 2013, United Way of Snohomish County provided funding to help eleven local nonprofit agencies reduce intergenerational poverty. As volunteers for Lake Stevens Senior Center, we wish to publicly thank United Way for...

 
 Opinions    April 16, 2014

Donations being accepted for Oso

Dear Editor, We would like to say thank you to those people who have meant so much to us over the years, those who have supported Samaritan House with donations and gifts. But now it is time to let you know that all of those donations have gone to...

 
 Opinions    April 16, 2014

A prayer for Erika, a life to remember

Every day, twice a day, I drive past the memorial dedicated to Molly Conley on South Lake Stevens Rd. How can anyone pass by and not feel a deep sadness, knowing the tragic, senseless event that took this inspirational young woman from the ones who...

 
 Opinions    April 16, 2014

Car wash helps local man fighting cancer

Dear Editor, We would like to give a special thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to help with our “Car Wash for Cancer” fundraiser on Saturday, March 22 at the Lake Stevens Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. Michael Ward of Lake Stevens was...

 
 Opinions    April 9, 2014

Donations being accepted for Oso

Dear Editor, We would like to say thank you to those people who have meant so much to us over the years, those who have supported Samaritan House with donations and gifts. But now it is time to let you know that all of those donations have gone to...

 
 Opinions    April 9, 2014

Your voice can help educate children

Dear Editor, Pam Stevens’ inspirational editorial is about more than education.  (‘Every child deserves the opportunity to go to school’ by Pam Stevens, Lake Stevens Journal, March 26, 2014). Stevens exhorts us to appreciate the privilege of...

 
 Opinions    April 2, 2014

We need to elect better candidates

Dear Editor, With Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk stating that Russia might push his country into starting World War III, Russian President Vladimir Putin blaming the new Middle Eastern intrigue on “President Obama and America,” and a...

 
 Opinions    March 26, 2014

Cavelero Music fundraiser a great success

Dear Editor, The Cavelero Music Directors, Music Boosters and music students would like to thank the following donors for their generosity in contributing to our dinner and raffle night fundraiser. Marysville Olive Garden, Kohl’s Cares, Kennelly...

 
 Opinions    March 5, 2014

Marijuana yes, helping homeless, no?

Dear Editor, It seems our trusty leaders have failed to lead again. In a society where we are trying to set good examples for our kids to, “say no” to drugs, it seems the City of Lake Stevens feels it is more important to let people grow...

 
 Opinions    March 5, 2014

Education is important for all children

Dear Editor, Rick Short is correct, “School levies are important for students and learning.”  (‘School levies important for students and learning’ by Rick Short, Letter in the February 2014 edition of the Granite Falls Press)  Thanks to...

 
 Opinions    February 26, 2014

We need to continue to help fight hunger

Dear Editor, I agree with Todd Welch that it is a sad state of affairs when so many people are hungry in America and need to depend on food stamps.  (‘Farm bill continues mistakes, bad policies’ by Todd Welch, Lake Stevens Journal, February 10,...

 
 Opinions    February 19, 2014

Cavelero robotics tournament good news for

Dear Editor, Last weekend, February 8, Cavelero Mid-High held its first Robotics tournament. This was a huge event with about 45 teams from schools around western Washington. I had the pleasure to be one of the design judges and had the opportunity...

 
 Opinions    February 12, 2014

Farm bill continues mistakes, bad policies

Dear Editor, The 2014 Farm Bill is signed, sealed and delivered to the President by both the Republicans and Democrats; it increases from $640 billion to $960 billion over the next 10 years. The Democrats, to include our Congresswoman Susan Delbene,...

 
 Opinions    February 5, 2014

Hit and run accidents more prevalent in town

Dear Editor, On Saturday, January 25, 2014 I was involved in a hit and run accident in the intersection on 91st Ave. and Market Place in Frontier Village at 11 a.m. As I commend Lake Stevens Officer Warbis for being very helpful with the accident...

 
 Opinions    February 5, 2014

Explaining what the Tea Party stands for

Dear Editor, The President, Democratic Party, and the media have worked hard and diligently to paint the Tea Party as an extreme wing of the Republican Party that is out of touch with mainstream America. The Tea Party supporters have sat by quietly a...

 
 Opinions    February 5, 2014

Support school district levies, send in ballots

Dear Editor, As your State Senator, a life-long Lake Stevens resident, and more importantly a father of children attending schools here in the Lake Stevens School District, I strongly support the two upcoming levy measures in the upcoming election...

 

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