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Lead in the water, logging truck blows bridge, makes kids walk | Out of the Past
Stories from the 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record
Thursday, Oct. 13, 1988
• Chemical analyses of Snoqualmie water show it is consistent at 10 parts per billion of lead. This is 20 percent of the existing limit, but twice as much as new rules allow. LeRoy Gmazel, city planning official, notified the Environmental Protection Agency that the city is opposed to the new regulations.
• A forest fire broke out east of Mount Washington Monday and consumed 40 acres by early evening.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 1963
• A logging truck hit the South Fork bridge on the Cedar Falls Road on Friday, necessitating a five-ton load limit until it is repaired. Buses carrying students from Cedar Falls have to stop at the bridge and let the children cross on foot.
• Charles Wendt, Jr., manager of the Grand Coulee Dam branch, steps up to run the Carnation and Duvall branches of Seattle-First National Bank. Former manager Russell H. Phinney was called up to the main office.