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Railroad Days celebrates Snoqualmie’s unique history

Depot to mark 125th anniversary In August of 1890 the Snoqualmie Depot was built. Now, 125 years later, Snoqualmie will be celebrating the historic building during Railroad Days. “It’s arguably one of the biggest landmarks in the town,” Peggy Barchi, marketing and events manager at the Northwest Railway Museum, said. Not only is it a historic building, but the Snoqualmie station was one of the longest continually used depots in the state before its closure in 1975. “They built the depot to encourage more tourism and just to have a nice depot,” she said. The anniversary event will be 10:45 a.m., Sunday. “We’re going to bring our more modern locomotive and our steam locomotive together,” Barchi said. “The two locomotives are going to back apart and show the depot.” Re-enactors in period clothing will be on site and Mike Seal of Sigillo Cellars will present “CAB 125” a wine created for this event. Guests will then be invited for cake and lemonade. For additional information call (425) 888-3030.

Find gold — really — at Snoqualmie’s Railroad Days event, starting this Friday and running through the weekend. Whether you treasure community, street food, demonstrations of skill, the arts, the outdoors, history or cold, glittery riches, you’ll find it at Railroad Days, but you may have to work for the gold. The Bedrock Prospectors Club of Puyallup will make a first-time appearance at Railroad Days, offering an honest-to-Pete gold-panning experience for children. “There was mining in the mountains all around here, so that’s part of the history here,” said Peggy Barchi, the Northwest Railway Museum marketing manager. “They will have real gold,” she promised. Barchi is excited about bringing in the prospectors for the weekend, as well as bringing back the living history group from Fort Nisqually on Sunday, because both groups provide answers to the question that she, and the Railroad Days Committee, ask every year. “What can we do that makes Snoqualmie Railroad Days unique from every other festival,” Barchi asked. One answer was the community’s history, “So we’ve tried to find little tidbits to make sure that Snoqualmie history is shown.” Also, for the first time in years, she said, several local logging companies will be featured during Saturday’s parade. Elements of logging have been featured for a couple of years in the timbersports demos on Saturday, presented by

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Master blacksmith John Simpkins, right, fires a piece of steel as Bruce Larson and Rich Repp, watch. David Moses and family, but this year, Moses recent history, the yearlong Railroad Avenue construction that is very nearly, but not quite will do the program on Sunday, too. complete. Barchi had planned to locate vendors Local bands, selected with the help of local venues and coordinated by Jeff Warren, are fea- on the new boardwalk in front of the depot, tured on the main stage. but was told last week that until the city of Snoqualmie officially accepts the boardwalk Although it wasn’t intentional, Railroad portion, it can’t be used for official purposes. Days will also pay tribute to Snoqualmie’s more

Fuel up for fun with pancake breakfast The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association is holding its annual fundraising pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday Aug. 15 during Snoqualmie’s Railroad Days. Breakfast will be served at the Snoqualmie Fire Station, 37600 S.E. Snoqualmie Parkway. Firefighters will cook up a pancake and ham breakfast, served with Krispy Kreme donuts, Starbucks coffee, orange juice and other beverages, in the apparatus & equipment bay at the fire station. Cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults, $3 for kids (5-12) and children under 5 eat free. This year the Snoqualmie Firefighters Association’s pancake breakfast is going “green” and trying to minimize waste by using only recyclable and compostable items. There will be a raffle ($2 per ticket) for items under $100 from local businesses and a silent auction for larger items, including a one-year sports membership at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, a half-day rally experience at DirtFish Rally School and group wine tastings at Sigillo Cellars. T-shirts and bike helmets will be available for purchase. This non-profit association helps support Snoqualmie Fire Department special equipment purchases as well as community events, public safety & fire education, human services assistance during emergency situations, educational scholarships in the health & fire

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It is a real honor to be chosen as the Grand Marshal of this Saturday’s Railroad Days parade, says Matt Wenman, but it can’t really compare with getting stuck, with the Mount Si High School band, on a bus on Snoqualmie Pass for hours. Wenman, about to start his third year as band director at Mount Si High School, was happily surprised to hear from at least one of his students on the 2014-15 end-of-year survey, that waiting out the Snoqualmie Pass closure on their way home from a band festival at Central Washington University was a favorite memory. It wasn’t being stuck that made the memory, he said, but the camaraderie that it created among the students. “When one of the most important moments in their high school careers was from band, that’s pretty inspiring,” Wenman said in a phone conversation. Wenman finds as much inspiration in those moments as in the growing list of awards and honors his students, both at Mount Si and Twin Falls Middle School where he taught for four years, have earned. Maybe more. In his two years at Mount Si High School, he has launched a drumline program that’s expecting 22 students this year, expanded the band program to reach about 200 students, and led his Jazz Band 1 students on not one, but two trips to the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival, featuring only 15 high school bands nationwide, selected by audition, to perform at Lincoln Center. At Twin Falls, his jazz band was repeat-

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The Snoqualmie Arts Commission seeks participants for its Plein Air Paint Out competition, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, during Railroad Days. Artists of all skill levels and in all media are invited to paint “en plein air,” or in the open air in downtown Snoqualmie. File Photo

Matt Wenman introduces the jazz band at Essentially Ellington 2014. edly in the top three placers o its festival circuit. From that list of accomplishments, the thing that Wenman talked about most was expanding the music program. “Going to Ellington is a really great thing,” he said, “but just seeing the students’ improvement from year to year, seeing the program grow, that reaches even more kids.” Music at the high school hit a milestone this past year, with the largest number of music students in a graduating class, but Wenman wasn’t talking just about numbers. “It’s also grown in quality and in offerings,” he said. As the new school year approaches, he is excited about his, and vocal music teacher Haley Isaacs’ plans for expansion beyond 2015-16. “We’re trying to look at more ways of offering music to more kids,” he said. For example, Isaacs will be teaching a musical collaboration and creativity class this year, he said, and he hopes to bring World Drumming, an introductory music course back in the future. “And we want to start an orchestra really soon,” he added. “We want to make a place for everybody who wants to do (music).” This year, instrumental music offerings will include three levels each of jazz and concert band, plus a percussion ensemble class, a full schedule for Wenman, with a similar load on the vocal side for Isaacs. “I have tons of help, though,” Wenman said.

“There’s the boosters, and the kids help a lot. There’s no way I could to it all by myself… I kind of feel bad getting recognized, because I just represent a lot of other things.” The help he gets from his students is actually part of his teaching style, learned from “just having really great teachers” from his own student days, and from student teaching at Bothell High School and Redmond Junior High. Wenman puts the power, and the responsibility, in the hands of student musicians to choose their work. While he and a dedicated group of parents got the drumline started, it was students who led it. Two years ago, he gave the jazz band the option to audition for Ellington, or not, and laid out the repercussions of both options: not trying, or going all out, with extra rehearsals and complete commitment. “I’ve tried other ways, but it just seems to work better this way,” Wenman said, about putting students in charge. Students will also lead the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Marching Band in their first appearance in the Railroad Days parade, 11 a.m. Saturday. Wenman, appearing early in the parade as grand marshal, will have to rush back to the lineup to walk along with them. It’s not so much that he really needs to be there with the group, but he wants to be there. “If they’re successful, then I’m successful,” he said.

A student division, for ages 18 and younger, is available. The Kid’s Paint Junction will have free art materials for children to use. Judges will select first, second and third place artworks at a free artist reception hosted at the Black Dog Arts Café at 3 p.m. The first-place winner will be featured as the 2016 Plein Air Paint Out poster. Daniel Smith gift certificates will be awarded to the second and third-place winners. Artists must check in at the Railroad Park gazebo on the day of the event prior to beginning pieces. Day-of registration is allowed. Blank watercolor paper or canvas must be stamped upon check-in to qualify. Artworks must be completed by 3 p.m. Registration is free and no business license is required. Winning artworks from previous years will be available for purchase at the gazebo. For information, contact Nicole Sanders at nsanders@



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Building with bricks: Dan the Lego Man returns to Railroad Days

What’s cooler than a five-foot replica of the Death Star made from Legos (pictured at right)? Not much, but some of the other things Dan Parker, aka Dan the Lego Man is working on might be just as cool. Parker returns to the Snoqualmie Depot for Railroad Days, where he will build something spectacular with those little plastic bricks.

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Fun runs kick off Saturday events

It’s not a whistle stop, when you’re in one of the Railroad Days fun runs Saturday morning, it’s a whistle start. The train whistle is used to signal the start of both the children’s 1K race at 8:45 a.m., and the combined 5K and 10K races at 9 a.m. All 1K finishers receive a medal, and all pre-registered runners will receive a T-shirt. The 1K race is capped at 300 participants. The 5K and 10K races are chip-timed and USATF-certified courses along the scenic, flat and fast Mill Pond Road, and over the Snoqualmie River. Runners will get stunning views of Mount Si and Meadowbrook Farm before their big finish in front of a cheering crowd on Railroad Avenue. “It’s hard to find scenic and flatand-fast in western Washington,” says Sean Sundwall, race organizer. To view course maps and to register, visit

Kids can watch as Parker hand-sets bricks for the final details of his creation, then move over to the Lego table to building something of their own in this exhibit, in the freight room at the museum. Parker’s past Railroad Days creations included a miniature railroad, complete with running trains set up in a little town, and a historic building from the Northwest Railway Museum. Towns and railroads are a favorite subject for the builder he said, adding that there’s something “mesmerizing” about a moving train. To learn more, find City Blocks - Tacoma’s Brick Arts Center on Facebook.

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Steam train restoration underway at museum By EVAN PAPPAS Staff Reporter

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The Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company Locomotive 2.

The Northwest Railway Museum’s steam program is continuing work on the restoration of two steam locomotives, but neither the former Northern Pacific Railway locomotive 924 or the Baldwin Locomotive Works’ “10-wheeler” locomotive 14 will be running in time for this weekend’s Railroad Days activities. Cristy Lake, volunteer coordinator and registrar at the museum, said that work began last year and could take 18 months to two years to complete. “With the restoration you are rebuilding historic equipment,” Lake said. “You never know what you might find, so it may take longer.” The museum is borrowing Stathi Pappas’ locomotive, the Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company Locomotive 2, to provide steam-powered rides again this year. Pappas is the museum’s curator of collections and he has owned the locomotive since 2006. “It’s a 70-minute roundtrip ride from Snoqualmie through North Bend, back to Snoqualmie and up to Snoqualmie Falls where you see the crest of the Falls, then back to the depot,” Peggy Barchi, marketing and events manager and coordinator for Railroad Days, said of the weekend train rides.

Once work on the 924 is finished, then work on the 14 can begin, but the timeframe of completion can vary when it comes to restoration. The museum is trying to preserve as much of the locomotive as they can. “We follow the National Park Service standards where we try to keep as much of the original as possible,” Lake said. They have had to pull out tubing and run assessments on the integrity of the boiler, which was in good condition. Barchi, said that these locomotives are bringing steam technology back to the museum after a long absence. “This is the first time in over 20 years when steam locomotives have been pulling trains here,” Barchi said. “We are keeping steam alive and running for future generations.” According to Lake, it takes a lot of work to keep a steam engine going, compared to that of a diesel-electric, so having two or more steam locomotives can allow for nonstop use even if one of the engines needs maintenance. With the initiative to bring back steam trains to Snoqualmie, the Northwest Railway Museum is trying to really capture what makes this a historic spot. “It’s preserving railroad history that most people don’t get to experience,” Lake said. “We are preserving a piece of Northwest history that you can’t get anywhere else.” Barchi seconds that thought and says it’s a great way to show off the city of Snoqualmie. “It’s a really great opportunity to show not just what Snoqualmie has been, but what it is and can be in the future,” Barchi said.





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Local timbersports professional and high school wrestling coach David Moses will demonstrate his sport on Saturday and Sunday in Shady Cove Park. Events he will demonstrate include underhand chops, standing block chops, hotsaws, and axe throws. These axes, Moses said, are so sharp you could shave with them.

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