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Carrabelle Harbor wins Saturday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 8, 2013 at 8:38PM

Carrabelle Harbor exerted her class Saturday at Emerald Downs, taking the early lead and holding off betting favorite Royal Moses for a 3 ½-length victory in the $18,900 feature race for older fillies and mares.

Department of Natural Resources files lawsuit to recover Taylor Bridge Fire suppression costs

  • Jun 8, 2013 at 9:06PM

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has filed a lawsuit to recover the costs of fighting the Taylor Bridge Fire that started August 13, 2012.

Red light warning signs turn on Monday – King and Snohomish counties

  • Jun 9, 2013 at 12:55PM

Drivers in parts of King and Snohomish counties will soon get an extra heads up that a green light is turning red.

Sitting pretty | Living with Gleigh

  • Jun 9, 2013 at 12:12PM

I got a new couch. Those groans you hear are my mother and my sister reading this and thinking, “Another one? Really?” This is because in the 22 years we’ve been living in this house, we’ve had more couches than you can count on one hand.

Ennui by Marianne Moore | Poets.org

  • Jun 9, 2013 at 12:16PM

Marianne Moore was born on November 15, 1887, in Kirkwood, Missouri. She emerged in the literary world as part of the Imagist movement; fellow Imagist poet H.D. had Moore's first book published without her knowledge in 1921. Moore died in 1972.

Exclusive Diva wins $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 9, 2013 at 7:50PM

It’s getting to be one of the most familiar sights at Emerald Downs; the historic black, silver and red silks of Northwest Farms in the Winner’s Circle after a stakes race.

Winning Machine looks for win in $50,000 Budweiser Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 13, 2013 at 4:57PM

Winning Machine can rebound from a rare sub par effort when the 7-year-old gelding defends his title in the $50,000 Budweiser Handicap on Sunday June 16.

El Gran Bebe pulls out win in feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 15, 2013 at 9:13PM

El Gran Bebe, who looked beaten in mid-stretch, rallied back for a nose victory over Uzziah in the featured Coca-Cola Purse for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Emerald Downs.

Stakes double for 3 year olds | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 17, 2013 at 7:54AM

The first stakes double-header of the season matches 3-year-old colts and geldings in the $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap and 3-year-old fillies in the $50,000 Irish Day Handicap.

Enumclaw jockey Gallyn Mitchell fundrasier a success | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 17, 2013 at 7:59AM

Before a capacity crowd Saturday night in the Emerald Room, the Gallyn Mitchell Fundraiser raised nearly $23,000 as the racing community rallied around the track’s all-time leading rider who suffered a heart attack in April.

Jebrica wins the $50,000 Budweiser Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 17, 2013 at 8:03AM

Jebrica rallied boldly and notched a three-quarter-length victory over Stryker Phd in the $50,000 Budweiser Handicap for 3-year-olds and up Sunday before a packed house on Father’s Day at Emerald Downs.

Little Girl - poem by Tami Haaland | Ted Kooser

  • Jun 17, 2013 at 8:05AM

There are many fine poems in which the poet looks deeply into a photograph and tries to touch the lives caught there. Here’s one by Tami Haaland, who lives in Montana.

Fireworks incident data for 2012 | State Fire Marshal

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 3:01PM

There were 354 fireworks-related injuries and fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office in 2012 by fire departments and hospitals.

100 years on the Plateau | Enumclaw Historical Society

  • Jun 20, 2013 at 3:13PM

This photo isn’t all that local, but the motorcycle is so awesome we felt compelled to post it. It was taken in front of the post office in the long-forgotten, “coal and clay” mining town of Taylor, Wash., about four miles east of present-day Hobart.

Northwest Farms poised to take $50,000 Irish Day Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 21, 2013 at 9:41AM

Trainer Tom Wenzel and owner Northwest Farms accomplished an Emerald Downs’ first in the May 26 Seattle Handicap by sweeping the top three spots with undefeated Stopshoppingdebbie, Goin to the Window and Blueberry Smoothie.

Summer in the South by Paul Laurence Dunbar | Poets.org

  • Jun 22, 2013 at 6:59PM

Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on June 27, 1872. The child of freed slaves, Dunbar achieved national acclaim for his poetry, which appeared in periodicals ranging from The New York Times to Harper's Weekly. Dunbar died in 1906.

American Roots Music Series returns to Deception Pass State Park

  • Jun 22, 2013 at 7:13PM

June 21, 2013 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the Seventh Annual American Roots Music Series at Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island.

Polish Dollar brings in the money | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 22, 2013 at 7:33PM

Polish Dollar is fast and tenacious, and the 7-year-old gelding loves to win races.

Risky Road takes a trip to winner's circle | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 22, 2013 at 7:04PM

Risky Road, claimed earlier this month, made for a profitable investment for his new connections Friday at Emerald Downs.

$50,000 Irish Day Handicap notes | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 23, 2013 at 12:58PM

Track Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), Aug. 24, 2003 Stakes Record: 1:35.88, Exclusive Diva, June 24, 2012

Flush or Faunus by Elizabeth Barrett Browning | Poets.org

  • Jun 23, 2013 at 1:15PM

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born on March 6, 1806, at Coxhoe Hall in Durham, England. She was already prominent in the world of Victorian letters when she married fellow poet Robert Browning in 1846. Barrett Browning died in 1861.

$50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap notes | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 23, 2013 at 1:12PM

Track Record: 1:33, Sky Jack (7), August 24, 2003 Stakes Record: 1:34.20, Koala Beach, June 27, 2010

Act Your Age When Exercising | Timi Gustafson, R.D.

  • Jun 23, 2013 at 1:59PM

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit China and spend some time in Beijing. One of my favorite morning activities was to go to a public park close to my hotel.

Puddle jumpers | Living with Gleigh

  • Jun 23, 2013 at 1:52PM

I was at a barbeque last week with my husband and his car club friends. They were surprised when we told them our oldest daughter graduated from high school the week before. Although they are long-time friends of my husband’s, they only see our kids once a year at his club’s car show.

Repeat bank robbers sentence to 70 years | U.S. District Court

  • Jun 23, 2013 at 2:43PM

Two men with a quarter century history of robbing banks, were sentenced today to 70 years in prison for a string of bank robberies in the Seattle area, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

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