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World record set in Railroad Days 10K fun run—by an 8-year-old

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:25AM

An 8 year-old Redmond girl set a new world record in the Railroad Days 10K fun run Saturday. Amber Debu placed first in the 14 and under age division, with a time of 46:49. World records are recorded by age, explained race organizer Sean Sundwall, and Debu's time the fastest recorded for an 8 year-old running a 10K race.

Chief for a day: Snoqualmie Police honor boy, 6, battling illness

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:21AM

Six-year-old Nikos Cox, who lives with severe hemophilia, will be police chief for one very special day. Snoqualmie Police are taking part in “Chief For a Day,” an event that celebrates the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening chronic illness.

Iron Horse Traverse coming to North Bend

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:19AM

The North Bend Iron Horse Traverse, a multi-sport adventure race starting on Snoqualmie Pass and finishing at the Adventure Sports Festival in downtown North Bend, is set for Saturday, Sept. 6.

Snoqualmie skate park, downtown riverwalk among local grant proposals

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Two new projects in the Snoqualmie Valley are among 13 proposals in East King County up for state funding. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition formally announced its request that the legislature commit $97 million to fund outdoor recreation and conservation projects through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. Local project proposals include:

Women’s outdoor workshop engages next generation, comes to camp in September

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 9:57AM

The Women and Girls Outdoor Workshop, or WOW, is planned for Friday to Sunday, Sept. 12 to 14, at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend. Now in its 17th year, WOW’s mission is to engage the next generation and pass on traditions to new generations. The camp brings together women and girls ages 9 to 12 for a weekend of fishing, hunting, and outdoor skill education. Cost is $375.

As seen at Snoqualmie Railroad Days 2014 | Photo Gallery

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 5:08PM

Snoqualmie celebrated its heritage over the weekend with a parade, music, art, timber sports, classic cars, living history, and, the star of the weekend, an authentic steam-powered locomotive engine. The Santa Cruz and Portland Cement Locomotive 2 steam engine, owned and operated by Skathi Pappan, drew a crowd of photographers and admirers with every stop at the Snoqualmie Depot, and turned heads with every blast of its whistle.

Valley Girls’ Choir hosts welcome picnic Tuesday

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Snoqualmie Valley Girls’ Choir hosts a picnic meet-and-greet, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at E.J. Roberts Park in North Bend. Julie Parsons, the new choir director, will be introduced to the community at the free event. Girls in grades 4 to 12, who are interested in singing with the choir for the 2014-15 season, are encouraged to attend with their families.

Gigantic Bicycle Festival brings bikes, tunes, art to Centennial Fields

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Gigantic Bicycle Festival takes over Centennial Fields Park and surrounding venues in Snoqualmie, for the weekend of Aug. 22 to 24.

‘Meet your Teacher’ events set at elementary schools

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 9:46AM

Elementary-school-aged children can get an early introduction to the school year with Meet Your Teacher events planned at most Snoqualmie Valley elementary schools for Tuesday, Sept. 2. The first day of school in the district is Wednesday, Sept. 3. Kindergarten and pre-school classes start Monday, Sept. 8.

Dust-up at gas pumps; man arms himself against campers

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 9:45AM

Snoqualmie Valley police responded to the following calls last week:

SnoValley Tilth explores importance of ‘eating local’

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 9:39AM

SnoValley Tilth, a non-profit supporting local, sustainable farming, hosts monthly gatherings to bring together farmers, eaters, and the community as a whole.

Heartbreak and hope: The Fire Inside tells lyrical stories with Celtic vibe

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 10:31AM

It’s an old story. The young man is leaving his homeland for America, to earn his fortune and return to his sweetheart. Promises are made: He’ll return some day.

Railroading demos presented at depot

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 10:25AM

The history of successful railroad construction and maintenance is peppered with fascinating machines. The Northwest Railway Museum has several examples in its collection and Railroad Days is an opportunity to see some of them demonstrated.

Citizens Academy Registration is now open

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 10:24AM

The city of Snoqualmie is offering a free seven-week course for citizens to get a first-hand look at how Snoqualmie’s government works. This is the ninth year that Snoqualmie is holding the Citizens Academy.

Concert, potluck at Carnation Tree Farm Saturday

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 10:23AM

Carnation Tree Farm hosts a community concert and potluck dinner, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Enjoy live music and family-friendly festivities, while supporting local seniors.

Still a classic Boeing Classic golf tournament celebrates 10th year at TPC

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 10:17AM

A sports experience like no other in the Valley, The Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (Tournament Players Club) turns 10 years old this year.

Called to lead: Outgoing Sno-Valley Senior Center director Amara Oden looks back on her mission to help elders

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Aug 15, 2014 at 10:10AM

What Amara Oden does shouldn’t really be called work. It’s more of a calling for the Carnation woman, and has been for most of her life.

Send-off for senior center director is Wednesday

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 10:06AM

The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation will bid farewell to executive director Amara Oden, with an open house, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

Night Out: Where police work meets families

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Aug 14, 2014 at 2:03PM

Snoqualmie Police hosted their second annual National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 5.

'Epic' Festival at Mount Si welcomes old favorites, creates new ones

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Aug 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

A tradition was born, a dynasty rose, and a community came together in the thousands during the Festival at Mount Si, Aug. 8 to 10.

Fir Street closes Aug. 18 for Snoqualmie infrastructure project

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

The city of Snoqualmie will close Southeast Fir Street, between Railroad Ave Southeast and Maple Ave Southeast, starting at 7 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18. The street will be closed round-the-clock while crews dig a joint utility trench and install sanitary sewer and water mains, storm drainage, and steel casings under the railroad tracks.

Hotel project to start moving dirt

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

A proposed development project along Bendigo Boulevard is scheduled to start this week. The eight-acre site will be cleared and graded in preparation for construction next year. The developer has obtained all local, state and federal permits and can proceed with clearing, grading and drainage system work, but has not submitted an application specifying the intended use of the property.

Walking the talk: Mount Si football coach Kinnune is Railroad Days grand marshal

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 1:48PM

Charlie Kinnune’s gravelly voice rings out across Mount Si stadium. With a command here, a compliment there, a gentle ribbing for one elementary-age boy with his hands in his pockets, a fist-bump for a young girl doing well in drills, he’s bringing up a future generation of high school athletes.

Railroad Days Schedule: Three days of fun

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 1:45PM

Snoqualmie's annual Railroad Days starts Friday with food, fun and family activities. Check out the main events schedule, and find your favorite performers at one of three stages.

See timber sports pros in action at RR Days demos

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 1:36PM

Visitors to Snoqualmie’s Railroad Days will see timber sports in action, as done by the pros.

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