January 2, 2013

By Staff

Say no to the hotel at Snoqualmie Casino

I would like to respond to the audacity of proposing an addition of a 20-story hotel at the Snoqualmie Casino.

It’s not enough that we have to put up with the traffic, the debris and garbage that can be seen along exit 27 as far as the underpass and North Bend Way, but also the incredible noise during the “summer concerts” being held in a parking lot.

Where is the promise of being “good neighbors” toward their surrounding neighborhood and respecting and interrupting the tranquility of the people around here?

They (the Snoqualmie Tribe) knew very well the idea of a casino was in no way welcome at the existing location, they could have chosen to build it in several other available locations.

Not only did they displace many animals, but they totally focused on pursuing their selfish financial need.

So now that the casino is here to stay and provide money for the “Tribe,” what happened to the “Stewards of the Land” that they can’t clean up the garbage dump they live on at Reinig Road?

It is a most disgusting site to behold. Have “they” no shame and where is their “Indian pride?”

I moved here seven years ago with the intent of getting away from the noise and traffic that plagues so many areas of this wonderful Valley, only to be cast right back into the midst of it all.

I hope they will reconsider their expansion.

Eva Funes


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One Response to “Letters”

  1. steven on January 14th, 2013 8:55 am

    The atrocity called “Snoqualmie Ridge” has done more to ruin the rural setting and displace animals than the Casino. You can see the lights fro all of those buildings for miles along the Snoqualmie and Raging Rivers.
    You also assume to much as Mayor Larson was speaking out of ignorance. The Tribe does plan on expanding to a hotel but there are no plans for it at all yet.

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