Out of the Past: Gun bust near freeway, jumper talked to safety

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

August 18, 1988

• King County Police arrested two men and seized several firearms, drug paraphernalia, several thousand dollars and a small amount of cocaine last Friday in North Bend. Two Whatcom County men were sitting in a 1968 primer-rust-colored Dodge Dart. The bust was due to blind luck, when a county deputy drew up in the gravel lot near the South Fork interchange.

• A caller said there was a man threatening to jump from the cliff at Snoqualmie Falls. Responders found a distraught 31-year-old Redmond man had climbed over the safety fence. The Snoqualmie police chief, fire chief and the man's girlfriend talked to him for an hour, and brought him to safety.

August 22, 1963

• A barn fire broke out Saturday morning at the Vern Pickering Farm in Novelty. As it was, they lost the upper story, roof and several tons of hay.

• Mr. and Mrs. Mayne Remington will leave by plane for 10 wonderful days in Mexico, the result of winning the Homelite Sombrero Sweepstakes.

• The second Lake Washington bridge—the world's longest floating concrete bridge—opens August 2


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