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Originally published in Voice of the Valley, May 3, 1972

By Laura Lorenz

Maple Valley will be able to develop its future environment about the way citizens expressed themselves at the pre-zoning meeting on April 13.

The King County Department of Planning returned to the Maple Valley Library on April 25 with the proposed zoning code sketched out on an area map. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 4, 1979

In projecting Maple Valley’s population growth in the next decade, writer Ed Zapel believes it convenient to divide the area into three sub-areas as shown above. By the year 2000, there will be mind-boggling changes in each of these sections.

In projecting Maple Valley’s population growth in the next decade, writer Ed Zapel believes it convenient to divide the area into three sub-areas as shown above. By the year 2000, there will be mind-boggling changes in each of these sections.

Some preliminary work has been completed in outlining safety improvements for the S.E. 216th intersection in Maple Valley, Jerry D. Zirkle, district administrator for the State Department of Transportation, told Doreen Hunt, secretary of the Greater Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce, this week.

Intentions, based on interviews not yet completed with business persons in the vicinity of the intersection, include a left-turn lane providing access to 216th from SR 169.

“Additional clarity would be provided with curbs to identify access locations to the adjacent businesses,” Zirkle said.

“Throughout the area,” he added, “new striping and pavement marking buttons will identify the lane lines. Additional sight distance will be furnished by removing a portion of the high bridge rail as well as removing brush which obstructs the view. After this work is completed this summer we will again conduct a speed study and consider reducing the speed from its present level on SR 169.” (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, March 29, 1972

The King County Council has directed the Environmental Development Commission and the Department of Planning to study the eastern portion of the county to enable the establishment of an updated zoning code.

This area has been divided up and Black Diamond and Maple Valley have been lumped together for study and presentation. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, January 3, 1979

By George and Dianne Wilson

The year 1978 saw the City of Black Diamond with a new mayor, a new librarian and assistant, and the establishment of an independent Community Services Center with a new coordinator.

The city, facing severe financial problems, raised levy rates on the telephone and power companies as well as assessing a B and O tax on all firms doing business here.

February brought a new postmaster, and A.R. Botts celebrated his 90th birthday in March. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, December 17, 1986

By Jim Simon

You load sixteen tons and what do you get,
Another day older and deeper in debt,
Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’’t go,
I owe my soul to the company store.

“Sixteen Tons,” by Merle Travis

It has become part of our folklore: the brutal, indentured existence of miners and millworkers eking out a living in sooty company towns. We all know it was a life of oppression.

But don’t tell that to Edna Crews. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, October 19, 1952

Seattle Sunday Times, October 19, 1952The view of Maple Valley in autumn depicted on Page 1 of this Magazine Section appealed to Parker McAllister, Times staff artist, as most appropriate for inclusion in his series of rural scenes in the Puget Sound country. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, September 28, 1977

Louis Duett and Larry Hill, new operators of the Shell station and the Black Diamond Garage, stand with Larry’s son Jim beside their gas pumps at 3rd and Lawson.

Louis Duett and Larry Hill, new operators of the Shell station and the Black Diamond Garage, stand with Larry’s son Jim beside their gas pumps at 3rd and Lawson.

A very warm welcome to Black Diamond is extended to Louis Duett and Larry Hill. They are now operating the Shell station and the Black Diamond Garage located at the blinking light, 3rd & Lawson. Louis is a front end expert and Larry the transmission specialist. (more…)

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