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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, July 27, 1922

By J.C. Lindsey

New Pacific Coast Coal Co logo - 1927Many of our new employees, learning about our Mine Councils for the first time, feel an added interest in them because they think they have found something new and they sometimes wonder if these new plans are going to work well and be a permanent factor of the job or if the experiment will soon be a thing of the past.

Those who have been in the service a few months feel that the experimental stage has already passed and that the Mine Councils will remain as a permanent institution.

We are not pioneering this movement towards employee-representation in industry generally. We are too late as will be shown in the following, to acquire credit for that. Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, July 27, 1922

mine cartoonAt a meeting between operators of Pierce and King County mines held on Friday, July 21, in Seattle, it was decided by those operators to request the Federal Bureau of Mines and the state mining officials to join the operators and employees of the west of the mountains mines in a First Aid and Mine Rescue meet to be held early in September. Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, July 27, 1922

By Ye Ed.

Pacific Coast Coal Co. Logo 1922Although, as already remarked in the Bulletin, our baseball league is for the moment in the doldrums, persistent rumors continue to reach Ye Editorial Desk that something will be doing soon in the way of inter-camp playing.

One of the camps—the Bulletin is not permitted to mention it by name—has been strengthening its team steadily, and is said to be on the point of challenging Black Diamond for another game. The Bulletin hopes this is so, and that all the camps will better their teams so far as possible, as there are few American sports so stimulating to muscle and brain as baseball. Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Maplevalley Messenger, July 13, 1922

County crew engage in making fill for overhead bridge across Milwaukee Railroad

Milwaukee_RR_logoWork is under way at last on the long-talked-of overhead bridge across the Milwaukee railroad at Maplevalley.

A crew of men, steam shovel and trucks are busily engaged in making the new fill ready for the new road and bridge. The work is under the direct charge of Douglas Lewis of Renton, road supervisor, and is going forward rapidly.

The road between Gibbon’s store and the depot is being widened and straightened and the dirt thus obtained is used in the fill. Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, July 24, 2002

Krystal and Teresa offer a warm friendly welcome at Black Diamond’s Best Espresso.

Krystal and Teresa offer a warm friendly welcome at Black Diamond’s Best Espresso.

Have you ever had the opportunity to experience Black Diamond? Some of the old homes of the past mixed with the new and the historical section of the town really takes you back in time. Baker Street Books has occupied one of those old historical buildings for years now. On July 1, Baker Street Books welcomed a new neighbor, “Black Diamond’s Best Espresso.” Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, July 22, 1992

By Barbara Nilson

Valley Daily News graphic by Steve Nolan.

Valley Daily News graphic by Steve Nolan.

Boundary lines for a proposed Cedar County were tentatively set last week, according to Dave Fields, spokesman for a group of six dissenters who are “fed up” with King County’s dominance over unincorporated areas.

The proposed county would stretch from the Snohomish County line and from the North Bend area as far west as the border of King County Fire District 43 and the east edge of Lake Youngs.

It would include the towns of Duvall, Carnation, Black Diamond, and Enumclaw. Also included would be the unincorporated areas of eastern King County, including Maple Valley and Covington without Lake Meridian. Continue Reading »

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, July 20, 1922

Burnett, July 12, 1922

Editor, Pacific Coast Bulletin:
Will you kindly inform me, through the Bulletin, if contract miners are supposed to buy their own tools? What is the custom in this state?

A. DIGGER

It is, of course, the custom for contract miners to purchase their own tools. This subject came up for discussion, recently in Burnett Mine Council, and at that time Vice President Moore read a provision covering the subject, contained in the award made some time ago by the Allport Commission. Continue Reading »

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