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Tag: Puyallup

June
10th

South Sound Running to open new store in Puyallup by July 1

South Sound Running plans to open a new store in downtown Puyallup by July 1, owner Greg Klein said.

The store, located at 115 South Meridian, will be Puyallup’s only running specialty store.

Klein says the store is undergoing final renovations before opening its doors to the public. He says the store is similar in layout to the Tacoma store. South Sound Running also has a store in Olympia.

The store will be managed by Rick Bogatay, an Emerald Ridge High School graduate and 2011 Sound to Narrows champ.

The store is already sponsoring Puyallup races, including the June 22

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May
1st

LoganFest VI adds Mother’s Day Run to May 10-12 event to raise money for two Puyallup children

The sixth annual LoganFest is May 10-12 in Puyallup and is expanding this year to include a Mother’s Day morning 5-kilometer fun run and walk.

Proceeds from LoganFest, which includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, go to the families of Carson Elementary third-grader Matthew Halliday-Smith and Ballou Junior High ninth grader Jacoby Miles.

Halliday-Smith is battling neuroblastoma, a form of cancer, and Miles was paralyzed in a gymnastics accident last year.

The race entry is $15 and includes a shirt if you register by Tuesday. The basketball tournament requires a minimum donation of $60 per team for students and $100 for

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Oct.
21st

Get a head start looking for the Adventure Guys’ geocaches

So, I’m writing about the increased creativity of geocachers in Sunday’s News Tribune and Olympian and as part of the project we’ve stashed two geocaches around the Northwest.

For you loyal readers of this blog, we’re giving you a head start. We’re registering the caches with geocaching.com on Saturday so this is your chance to sneak in there and be the “first to find.”
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Sep.
6th

William Peter Allen described as “A Young Man of Integrity”

Here’s an unedited copy of the story we will print tomorrow about Peter Allen, a 21-year-old man from Puyallup who died during a climbing accident Monday morning near Snoqualmie Pass. I also wanted to point out a blog post from a Seattle Church written about Allen earlier this year. A friend of mine who knew Allen forwarded it to me shortly after deadline tonight, but I thought it was worth sharing. Click here to read the post.

Tomorrow’s story:

A popular 21-year-old college athlete, biochemistery student and outdoor lover from Puyallup was identified Tuesday by the King County Medical

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Sep.
6th

King County Medical examiner identifies Puyallup hiker who died Monday on Snoqualmie Pass

The hiker who took a fatal fall near Snoqualmie Pass was William Allen of Puyallup, the King County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed this afternoon.

Allen was a 21-year-old science student at the University of Washington and a graduate of Emerald Ridge High School on South Hill.

Allen fell about 100 feet to his death Monday morning on Kaleetan Peak in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness north of Snoqualmie Pass.

The medical examiner’s office has determined his death to be an accident and the result of several injuries suffered during the fall.

Sep.
6th

Hiker who fell to death near Snoqualmie Pass was from Puyallup

The hiker who took a fatal fall near Snoqualmie Pass on Monday was from Puyallup, according to multiple sources. The 21-year-old was a University of Washington student who graduated from Emerald Ridge High School.

The man’s name has not yet been released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office and an investigator said his name is not likely to be released until this afternoon.

The hiker fell about 100 feet to his death Monday morning on Kaleetan Peak, a rocky 6,259-foot peak just north of Snoqualmie Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.