Stories from the past 25 and 50 years, as reported in the pages of the Snoqualmie Valley Record.
Thursday, May 5, 1988
• It is now three months behind schedule, but work on the county's Si View Pool in North Bend should be complete by the end of the month. The discovery of dry rot in the west wall and ceiling, discovered when the pool renovation began early last fall, has pushed out the original mid-February completion date.
• Tami Mills, reigning Alpine Days queen, presented a letter of welcome from the North Bend Chamber of Commerce to new business owner Frankie Westlake. Frankie's Pizza is open till 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, till 10 Monday through Thursday, and till 9 Sunday.
Thursday, May 2 1963
• Officers Edward Leaf and Ted Reynvasn investigated an accident .2 miles from North Bend on the North Fork road at 7:15 p.m. April 27, which involved Ralph Christensen of Route 1 Snoqualmie. Christensen's 1960 Pontiac was totaled when he failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the roadway, landing in a swamp. He was treated for back and neck injuries at Nelems Memorial Hospital where he was taken by the investigating officers.
• The Fall City Telephone Company has announced its plan to replace the present dial switchboard at Carnation. The existing central office equipment has been outgrown and it is not economic to expand it further. When the present equipment was installed 12 years ago, there were 165 telephone subscribers in the Carnation area -- now there are almost 350 subscribers.