Stories from the 25 and 50 years ago, this week, as published in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This week's entries:
June 23, 1988
• You exit I-90 at North Bend. To the right are McDonald's and Dairy Queen. To the left is a mall of 70 shops offering name brands, cheaper than in Bellevue or Seattle. Anyone visiting North Bend in the last six months knows the right side is reality. The left represents Dick Zemp's plan for development of Exit 31. The Willey Creek Development Co. has chosen a parcel of land at the interchange for its 11th outlet mall. Surveys and soil tests are completed.
• Former chief Tony Fernandez filed a multi-cause lawsuit against the Snoqualmie Police Chief, former mayor, and several officers. The list of 11 cause of action includes charges of racial discrimination, malicious harassment and wrongful discharge. Fernandez was selected for the chief job in 1986 during an era of turmoil in the department. just before Christmas, the police clerk and several officers handed the council a "vote of no confidence" in Fernandez, who began medical leave and was later demoted to patrol.
June 27, 1963
• Snoqualmie Fire Department picked up an injured hiker on the Weyerhaeuser Co. road on Sunday evening. Steven Moore, 23, of Kent, was hiking Tokul Creek when he fell over an embankment and landed on rocks 40 feet below. It took three hours for rescuers to carry him to the roadway.
• What the U.S. Post Office calls the last word in mail addressing—the new five digit zip code—goes into effect July 1. The first number indicates geographic area, the next two identify the major city or sectional center, and the last two identify the post office. Carnation gets 98014, Duvall 98019, Fall City 98024, North Bend 98045 and Snoqualmie 98065. The revolution is supposed to cut 24 hours off the interval between deposit and delivery.