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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 7, 2002

By Kathleen E. Kear

Black Diamond Council member Geoff Bowie (far left) explains the history and workings of the Black Diamond Water main to Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (light coat). Also pictured: (L-R) Mayor Howard Botts, Caseworker Jessica Rubie (foreground), and District Director Travis Sines (behind Rubie).

Black Diamond Council member Geoff Bowie (far left) explains the history and workings of the Black Diamond Water main to Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (light coat). Also pictured: (L-R) Mayor Howard Botts, Caseworker Jessica Rubie (foreground), and District Director Travis Sines (behind Rubie).

Having obtained secure funding during last year’s federal spending bill to help fund the Black Diamond Water Main project, US Representative for Washington State’s Eighth District Jennifer Dunn scheduled a visit to Black Diamond on Tuesday, July 30 in order to learn more about the project. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 7, 1974

LD 1974The Black Diamond Labor Day promotional buttons have arrived and the race is on between the four queen candidates to see who can sell the most. The winning saleslady will be queen of the Black Diamond holiday festivities.

The buttons are especially attractive this year, says General Chairman Sid Bergstrom. The central design is Black Diamond’s display coal car as photographed by Frank Shay. The buttons will sell again this year for a dollar each, the profits going to support the celebration.

The four young ladies doing the selling are Linda Allen, Kent; Susan Pitman, Black Diamond; and Kathy Gorr and Micky Burnett, both of Maple Valley.

The town’s business people are selling baseball hats for $2 each and sailor hats for $1.50 each with the same coal car emblem to boost the funds along.

There also is a series of dances arranged to help with the financing and if they do as well as the first one held in July at King’s Tavern, they will be a big help.

Beginning the series for August was a straw dance held in Rich King’s “Fort” behind his Morganville Tavern. Following it will be a parking lot dance at the Four Corners Inn on Aug. 11th to be visited by sky divers and then on Aug. 24. King’s Tavern will again hold a street dance.

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