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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 21, 1976

City of Seattle’s Masonry Dam on the Cedar River.

City of Seattle’s Masonry Dam on the Cedar River.

Only a crash program could replace the valve in the upper Cedar River Morse Dam this summer, committee members of the Cedar River Homeowners Protective Association were told by Seattle City Light and Water Department engineers at a meeting here last week.

The valve could provide some flood control by allowing an escapement of 500 cfs (cubic feet per second) under any head of water. The valve currently in use is a friction type with metal-to-metal contact. It leaks and can be operated only when the water level is low. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 20, 1977

Numerous lengths of 78-inch concrete-lined steel pipe at the old Western Sand and Gravel Company site east of SR-169 await installation as the Seattle Water Department prepares to replace 2,200 feet of pipeline. — Photo by Bob Gerbing

Numerous lengths of 78-inch concrete-lined steel pipe at the old Western Sand and Gravel Company site east of SR-169 await installation as the Seattle Water Department prepares to replace 2,200 feet of pipeline. — Photo by Bob Gerbing

The Seattle Water Department expects to complete its project of replacing some 2,200 feet of pipeline east of Highway 18 and north of Wilderness Village and SE 231st by mid-May, according to Jesse Ramey, director of operations. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 13, 1977

Last year’s Valley Days winner—as well as winners in two other 1976 races sponsored by the Cedar River Boat Association—were Bill Furlong, left, throwing a “victory splash’ at his partner, Bill Niord, after the finish of the men’s contest on Maple Valley Days. They’ll be trying for the big trophy again this year on June 4.

Last year’s Valley Days winner—as well as winners in two other 1976 races sponsored by the Cedar River Boat Association—were Bill Furlong, left, throwing a “victory splash’ at his partner, Bill Niord, after the finish of the men’s contest on Maple Valley Days. They’ll be trying for the big trophy again this year on June 4.

The boats are again taking to the Cedar in practice spins for the men’s and women’s Cedar River Boat Race to be held this year on June 4 as part of the annual Maple Valley Days celebration.

One craft, of course, will be manned by Bill Furlong and Bill Niord, who have come quite a way together in the last two years. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 12, 1972

Efforts were consolidated to research the formation of Cascade County at the sixth public meeting, March 30, at the Maple Valley Community Club.

About 64 residents discussed the proposed plan. They represented the area of Maple Valley, Redmond, Woodinville, Renton, Bellevue, Kent, and Issaquah.

Coordinators for Maple Valley are Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Stipp. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, April 9, 1980

By Louis T. Corsaletti
Times suburban reporter

The dotted line shows the area to be covered by the communities plan.

The dotted line shows the area to be covered by the communities plan.

TAHOMA-RAVEN HEIGHTS — More than 115 years ago the discovery of vast coal deposits drew settlers to the remote Squak Mountain, Issaquah and Newcastle regions. But now the sprawling reserves of undeveloped land are spawning rapid growth in the 150-square mile area from Issaquah south to Black Diamond.

So last August, King County planners assisting a citizens’ committee began the tremendous task of planning for the future of what is called the Tahoma/Raven Heights Communities Plan area—the largest plan undertaken so far.

A recently prepared profile on Tahoma/Raven Heights shows that between 1970 and 1980, the population has grown from about 19,500 to about 26,000. And forecasts indicate a population of almost 40,000 by 1990. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 7, 1976

Some residents on the Cedar River these days are hoping to avoid future floods—such as last December’s—by simply raising their houses. Here are two homes on the Lower Dorre Don Road that have been raised recently (the one on the right a matter of some 36 inches). The practice seems to be catching on. Word has it that two more homes in the immediate area will also be raised soon.

Some residents on the Cedar River these days are hoping to avoid future floods—such as last December’s—by simply raising their houses. Here are two homes on the Lower Dorre Don Road that have been raised recently (the one on the right a matter of some 36 inches). The practice seems to be catching on. Word has it that two more homes in the immediate area will also be raised soon.

Modification of the present masonry dam and a pumping plant at Morse Lake are the main structural elements of a multi-purpose Cedar River project now being proposed by the Corps of Engineers, the Seattle Water Department, and City Light, according to Frank Urabeck, study manager of the Seattle District Corps of Engineers.

Urabeck, who was the main speaker at a recent meeting of the Cedar River Owners Protection Association at Shadow Lake Elementary School, demonstrated his talk with slides of the Cedar River basin.

He explained that while the proposed project could not insure complete flood control, at least two-thirds of heavy damage such as occurred last December, would be eliminated. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seatle Daily Times, April 6, 1906

Terms of the deal will be formulated in legal terms before end of month—Attorneys now working on it

Details of the Columbia & Puget Sound tracks between Maple Valley and Seattle will be completed this month and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul will be guaranteed an entrance into Seattle.

The terms of the new trackage deal give the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul what amounts to permanent rights. The lease will run for ninety-nine years and will cover all questions of increasing the number of tracks and adding to the trackage facilities for handling any growth of traffic within the period during which the contract will run. The Pacific Coast Company road’s running rights are fully protected. (more…)

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