Out of the Past: Ed Opstad, Town Clerk, retires; Mount Si basketball team earns Giant-killers nickname

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:30am
  • Life

The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record’s archives:

Thursday, March 11, 1993

• The presence of a video camera at North Bend City Council meetings has caused a host of tensions. The solution now being explored is to bring in a different camera. Councilwoman Joan Simpson said TCI Cablevision would be willing to film the meetings for cable access “at negligible cost to the city.”

• Ongoing tensions in the North Bend city government exploded into a full-sale confrontation last week, when the city council asked the mayor to resign. Mayor Chris Lodahl defended his leadership and attacked council members for being unwilling to work with him. In unanimously issuing Lodahl a “vote of no confidence,” council members said the mayor had put the city in legal and financial jeopardy and created an atmosphere of fear among city employees, leaving city government dysfunctional.

Thursday, March 14, 1968

• Ed Opstad, Town Clerk of Snoqualmie, will bow out of public service this week after a career as one of the Valley’s most respected school and civic officials. Mayor Roy Anderson formally appointed Dick Carmichael Town Clerk at Monday night’s meeting. He will replace Opstad after this week.

• The Mount Si basketball team became known as the Giant-killers, and they came home tired last Saturday night after losing the State title by four points. But second place was good enough to some 300 students, parents and sports enthusiasts who greeted the team at the high school gymnasium at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. A few tears were mixed with the cheers in the early morning homecoming.

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