Out of the Past: This week in Snoqualmie Valley history: January 17

Stories from the past 25 and 50 years, as published in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries include:

Thursday, Jan. 14, 1988

• Twenty county sheriff’s officers gathered Jan. 5 to break a suspected cocaine ring at its headquarters, a home outside of Snoqualmie. The ring was believed to have ties to eastern Washington and to the Mexican border.

• Janet Upton of Fall City has been chosen to join a 10-member expedition to the little-known Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Janet, 19, will join students of the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 1963

• Shouts of “Mush” will fill the air this weekend as the Northwest Sled Dog Derby makes its debut at Cabin Creek. Mrs. Mary Brickey of North Bend is the race committee chairwoman.

District 407 schools Tolt High, Carnation Grade School and Cherry Valley were victims of another burglary. The culprits used tire irons to smash side-door locks, and went hog wild inside. At Carnation, they stole 20 lbs of hamburger, a case of butter and $35 in change, then punched holes in a case of canned prunes. They took a typewriter from the high school, stole more butter at Cherry Valley and ate a bowl of jelly while there.


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