Letter to the Editor Section

LETTER: ‘Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city to live in?’

LETTER: ‘Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city to live in?’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lament for a Grocery Store

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lament for a Grocery Store

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Moving to Des Moines many years ago was a... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Welcome Prima Margherita! Alora Mangiamo!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Welcome Prima Margherita! Alora Mangiamo!’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: Was it only yesterday that we... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Let’s Save Corky Cellars!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Let’s Save Corky Cellars!’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader:] Let’s save Corky Cellars! Ric and Dianne have made the decision to retire. Corky Cellars has been a wonderful small... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘An Open Letter to all Real Estate Companies Selling in Des Moines’

LETTER: ‘An Open Letter to all Real Estate Companies Selling in Des Moines’

An open letter to all real estate companies selling in the city of Des Moines, Describing as many positive reasons for buying a home in Des Moines  including: quality of the school system, beautiful views,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s Up with Marina District Banners on Streetlamp Poles on 216th?’

LETTER: ‘What’s Up with Marina District Banners on Streetlamp Poles on 216th?’

Question – What’s up with the “Marina District” banners on the streetlamp poles going east on 216th? They’re very nice looking but I would question the location. The Marina District is down here... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help!’

Dear Editor, Our fire district has lost over 22% of its annual revenue since 2009 as property values have declined. This reduction has necessitated major cutbacks in service levels and personnel, longer... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Has any Council Member Ever Looked at Des Moines Crime Statistics?’

LETTER: ‘Has any Council Member Ever Looked at Des Moines Crime Statistics?’

Dear Editor of The Waterland Blog, Recently there was a story circulated around town about a Des Moines City Council Retreat, in which the council made a decision to select “public safety” as their... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The Minority Has Spoken’ About South King Fire & Rescue Levy

LETTER: ‘The Minority Has Spoken’ About South King Fire & Rescue Levy

The Minority Has Spoken The South King Fire and Rescue Levy did not pass. With 59% of our community voting in favor of it, it failed. In any other election a 19 point margin would be a landslide victory;... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Feel Cape Cod. Then, Say Something Nice … About Our Council’

LETTER: ‘Feel Cape Cod. Then, Say Something Nice … About Our Council’

Dear Editor, For many years now Des Moines has been “My Cape Cod” and every day it seemed farther away until just recently. Our city council has finally seen the resemblance and need for something... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I Read Mr. Wasson’s Letter with Great Interest…’

LETTER: ‘I Read Mr. Wasson’s Letter with Great Interest…’

I read Mr. Wasson’s letter with great interest. I can certainly sympathize and I think I understand his frustration. No, this is not where we wanted or hoped the city and its police force would be in... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Do You Think You Are Living in a Safe City? You May be Surprised…’

LETTER: ‘Do You Think You Are Living in a Safe City? You May be Surprised…’

To the Editor of The Waterland Blog, Do you remember in 2006 when we voted for a “levy lid lift” tax to restore 12 police department staff positions that had been cut in previous years due to budget... [Read more]

LETTER: South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help – Vote Yes April 17

LETTER: South King Fire & Rescue Needs Our Help – Vote Yes April 17

Dear Editor Our fire district, South King Fire & Rescue, encompassing Des Moines, Federal Way and parts of King County, needs our help. Everyone knows that the economy the last few years has been in... [Read more]