Out of the past: Tree hater injects school cottonwoods with poison

The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives:

Dec. 8, 1988

• Somebody in the Snoqualmie area doesn’t like cottonwood trees. A dozen cottonwoods near Snoqualmie Elementary were apparently drilled and injected with poison, perhaps as long as two years ago.

• King County plans to close the Cedar Falls landfill by the end of 1989. The dump is being replaced by a drop-box trailer that will be hauled away when full.

Dec. 12, 1963

• Since December 2, three reports of a break-in or thievery in Snoqualmie Valley schools have been reported to police by Superintendent Gordon McIntyre. The worst violation occurred some time last weekend when several hundred dollars worth of tools, spark plugs, filters, antifreeze, gauges and other items were stolen from the garage near Snoqualmie Elementary.

• Steps toward construction of a sewer system for the Town of Snoqualmie were taken at last Monday’s council meeting. The city will file an application with the Housing and Home Finance Agency for an advance for planning purposes. Maximum cost for the project is $534,000.


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