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Looking back at 2005 - August
Museum breaks ground on CRC
The Northwest Railway Museum broke ground on its conservation and restoration center on Stone Quarry Road in Snoqualmie. The facility will allow visitors to watch the museum restore its collection of historic railway cars and engines and should be finished by next year.
Plans for middle school revealed
Plans for the new middle school in North Bend were unveiled at a July meeting of the Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors.
The 87,600-square-foot school will cover 30 acres at 47128 S.E. Middle Fork Road. Ten additional acres on the property are being set aside for a possible elementary school in the future.
Loudenback picked for council
Ross Loudenback was appointed as the newest member of the North Bend City Council, replacing Mark Sollitto, who stepped down from his post at the end of June to pursue other civic interests. Councilmember Karen Tavenner said the process the city went through to select Loudenback was "closed" and unfair.
Snoqualmie Tribe looks to future
Jerry Enick, 72, the new chief of the Snoqualmie Tribe, said his people can now look ahead instead of looking back in order to give themselves an identity.
The Tribe plans to build an interpretive center at the corner of state Route 202 and the Snoqualmie Parkway to serve as an educational and cultural activity facility.
Enick's mother's father, Jerry Kanim, provided the namesake for Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City, so Enick has quite a history in the Tribe. The Tribe has not had a chief since 1994.
Mining plan gets permit
King County issued a grading permit to the international mining corporation Cadman Inc. for mining on the upper site of Grouse Ridge and for a conveyor to carry the material to a lower site.
If the permit goes unchallenged by Cadman's longtime opposition, the Cascade Gateway Foundation, the company will go ahead with a mining plan that has been fought by the nonprofit group for seven years.