100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 9, 1913
That Green River never should have been used as a water supply and that the city can expect trouble within 10 weeks after the water is turned into the city, was the startling statement made this morning at a private session of the City Council by Dr. Eugene R. Kelly, commissioner of the state board of health. Following a short conference with Dr. Kelly the party adjourned to the office of George T. Reid, general counsel of the Northern Pacific Railway, where the city commissioner intended to determine what help the city will receive in relieving the river from contamination from the railroad .
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 9, 1963
The snowy Valley scene proved a big surprise today to hundreds of farmers and scientists arriving for the three-day 53rd annual meeting of the Western Washington Horticultural Association at Fruitland Grange Hall here. From all parts of Washington they came, from Oregon and from distant points in British Columbia and California to this traditional trading place of what’s new in producing and processing vegetables and fruit.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 9, 1988
The U.S. Navy has begun “euthanizing” deer at its Manchester fuel depot near Bremerton, and an animal-rights group that had agreed to the euthanization says it doesn’t like the way the Navy is doing it. The Navy is using a rifle, and the animal-rights group said the Navy is killing the animals “with a vengeance” in order to spite the group. So far, it has killed four animals. “About two weeks ago we collected four deer, and collected (tissue) samples for analyses of PCBs and reproductive tracts,” said Dr. Kenneth Raedeke, a research associate professor in wildlife biology at the University of Washington’s College of Forest Resources.