The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley. Stories from the past, as reported in the Valley Record:
April 27, 1989
• Snoqualmie Parks Department head Chuck Smith and his workers completed clearing of a trail at the Kimball Creek inlet to the Snoqualmie River. The nature trail includes the modern footbridge, and proceeds under State Route 202 to a picnic area on the river.
• A bill that would have preserved 1,100 acres on Mount Si failed in the legislature last week, due in part to a big lobbying effort opposed to the 0.06 real estate excise tax, which agents said would hurt sales.
April 30, 1964
• The drainage problems that have plagued residents on Fifth Avenue near Mount Si High School for years are closer to solution. The mayor and town council declared the town would pay for installation if affected residents buy the pipe.
• The largest private coin collection in the Northwest is on display at Gaub’s Snoqualmie Market. Stanley Carmichael of Big Chief Coins showed his treasure of silver dollars, halves, quarters, gold coins and a rare carpet-bagger’s stamp.