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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 12, 1992

By Heather Larson

More than 75 people turned out at a meeting here on Aug. 4 to show support for the new county being formed, dubbed Cedar County. Residents from Maple Valley, Duvall, and North Bend, all of which will be contained within the borders of Cedar County, turned out for the kickoff meeting last week. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, September 16, 1992

By Barbara Nilson

Valley Daily News graphic by Steve Nolan.

Valley Daily News graphic by Steve Nolan.

“In order to receive enabling legislation for Cedar County,” said David Fields, spokesman, “we had to name an incorporated city as the county seat so we selected Black Diamond.”

The Black Diamond City Council met Sept. 3 to discuss the proposal and voted unanimously that they would be glad to consider the proposition. “Of course,” said Mayor Howard Botts, “it all hinges on whether Cedar County becomes a reality.”

The official view, according to Mayor Botts, is that the city is neutral on the new county, neither opposing it nor promoting it.

“We’re certainly looking at it with interest,” he said. “It would mean a big change in Black Diamond.” (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Originally published in the Valley Daily News, July 15, 1992

By Anthony K. Albert

Valley Daily News graphic by Steve Nolan.

Valley Daily News graphic by Steve Nolan.

MAPLE VALLEY — The Cedar County Coalition launched its effort to secede from King County Tuesday when it revealed its proposal for new county boundaries.

It would be the third attempt to secede from King County in two decades.

According to Dave Fields, one of the coalition’s six members, Cedar County would include all of eastern King County, as far west as the western border of King County Fire District 43, and the east edge of the Lake Youngs.

It would include the cities of Duvall, Carnation, Black Diamond and Enumclaw—its urban centers—and Maple Valley and Covington areas, minus Lake Meridian. Fields estimated Cedar County’s population would be about 65,000. (more…)

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