The following stories made the news in the Valley 50 and 25 years ago, as found in the Snoqualmie Valley Record archives:
Thursday, Jan. 12, 1989
• The city of Snoqualmie must abolish its angled parking. The state Department of Transportation says it’s illegal for cars to back out onto a highway. Deadline for the city to pull parking on the south side of Railroad Avenue is Feb. 1, 1989.
Riverview School District is targeting Duvall as the site of its new high school. Nine million dollars is the bond amount to build a new school north of Big Rock Road. Lack of sewer prevents enlargement of the old Tolt High School, which may be converted to a middle school. More space is needed to accomodate a student population of 680, expected in the early 1990s.
Thursday, Jan. 16, 1964
• Trooper Altvater of the Washington State Patrol investigated a rear-end accident near the Welding Shop, which involved Carl R. Erland, 17, and Dennis Offield, 16, both of Snoqualmie. Erland signaled to turn left but Offield didn’t see the signal and hit the back of his car. No one was hurt, luckily.
• It will be unlawful to run a public dance without a permit in Snoqualmie under a new law being considered by the town council. Other new laws say taxi cabs must be licensed, and will raise the pay for the council and mayor from $6 to $10 per meeting.