Out of the Past: Clearcut on Rattlesnake Ridge; Stolen horse recovered with foal, 'Stolen Promise'

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

Thursday, April 20, 1989

• The Weyerhaeuser Company intends to clearcut most of its timber on the east slope of Rattlesnake Ridge over the next 17 years. The company met with 20 community leaders Monday to discuss logging plans.

• Parents and the Snoqualmie Valley School Board are digesting pros and cons of equalizing enrollment at North Bend’s two elementary schools.

Thursday, April 23, 1964

• Mayor Nick Loutsis appointed Aldrich Smith as Town Marshall at a meeting of the Carnation Town Council. Smith succeeds Maurice L. Casner.

• Chiquita is home again after an absence of a year and a half. She is a buckskin mare, owned by Monica Jenks of Fall City, stolen in September of 1962. She was spotted at a Ridge Club Playday in Everett, and was returned by the people who bought her, complete with a new foal, named Stolen Promise.

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