Out of the past: Ridge annexation opponents overruled by court; Historic North Bend Elementary School burns down

The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record’s archives:

  • Friday, March 3, 2017 7:30am
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The following stories happened this week, 25 and 50 years ago, as reported in the Snoqualmie Valley Record. From the Record’s archives:

Thursday, Mar 5, 1992

• The Washington Supreme Court last week dealt a blow to opponents of the 1,344-acre Snoqualmie Ridge annexation, ruling that Friends of Snoqualmie Valley cannot challenge the development because members of the group do not live on the annexed land. The decision removes the last big legal hurdle for developers, whose planned development o an area known as the Lake Alice Plateau was first challenged in 1987 by Friends. John House, chairman of Friends of Snoqualmie Valley, said he was shocked by the court’s ruling and called it a “dangerous precedent.”

• After receiving 123 comments and petitions on Nintendo’s plan to prepare a new building pad at the South fork Interchange, the city of North Bend has required that the project receive additional review. Nintendo of America Inc. has proposed to import 35,000 cubic yards of gravel to a site adjacent to the company’s huge new distribution center in North Bend. That material would be graded along with 30,000 yards of rock dredged from the South Fork Snoqualmie River last fall and deposited on the site.

Thursday, Mar 2, 1967

• What could have been a disaster of major proportions was averted last Friday by the prompt and efficient action of many organizations and many people. Volunteer firefighters from Snoqualmie, North Bend, and Fall City responded to the fire at North Bend Elementary School last Friday. Additional help was provided by the Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service and private companies like Cascade Telephone Co. The loss of the North Bend landmark caused anguish but fortunately there were no injuries and no lives lost.

• Michael F. busby of Snoqualmie was wounded in action in Vietnam on Feb. 25. He sustained gunshot wounds to the left leg when hit by a hostile sniper fire while on combat operation. Michael is a Specialist Four and was a Forward Observer with the 4th Infantry Division. He had been in Vietnam since July 1966.




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