Out of the Past | North Bend gets first radar set; Angle parking must go

The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record:

March 16, 1989

• Weyerhaeuser Company retires the Snoqualmie Sawmill on March 31. The company invites retirees and the public to tour the plant in the final days of its operation.

• Angle parking in downtown Snoqualmie continues to draw the ire of the state Department of Transportation. At issue is that cars must back out into traffic. But elimination has been firmly opposed by locals.

• Streets and animal control both ranked “poor” in a survey of Snoqualmie residents. Other aspects of the city were fine with the 877 utility customers who received the survey.

March 19, 1963

• Steelhead are plentiful in Tokul Creek. But anglers are having a hard time catching them, reports outdoors columnist Tut.

• North Bend paid $1,200 to install the first radar system in the town’s one police car. Arrests for speeding increased after officers tried out a trial set.

• Mount Si hosted its first-ever track meet March 24 with Monroe. Distances were shortened, since the athletes were running on grass.


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