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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 -- 5:55 pm
Oso survivor:'Not only do you lose your wife but everything you own'
KOMO News - Mac McPherson gladly left the land that had been in his wife Linda's family for generations, but not before burying her ashes by their condemned farm property near Darrington. "Shoulda pulled stakes out of there years and years ago," he said. Read more...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 -- 11:56 am
Viet Shelton will be Mayor Ed Murray's communications chief
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... earlier this month. (It has been years since you could see a big sign touting a Democratic member of Congress, in Darrington.) Shelton has been around. He was for a time spokesman for the state Democratic Party, and worked in the 2004 U.S. House ... Read more...
Sunday, November 23, 2014 -- 12:19 am
Ways to Give: Nonprofit groups that need your help this holiday season
HeraldNet - ... hats, personal hygiene products and books. Preschool through high school students in the Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington school districts who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are provided with school wardrobes free of charge twice yearly ... Read more...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 -- 12:22 am
Failed levy increase leaves fire district squeezed to the bone
HeraldNet - ... as paid staff. All-volunteer or mostly-volunteer districts still exist here in more rural areas including Oso, Darrington, Gold Bar, Lake Roesiger, Hat Island and Robe Valley. "We just don't have the massive numbers of people coming down to the fire ... Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 9:10 am
Better response to disasters needed, panel on Oso told
HeraldNet - ... Willy Harper told the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee. Harper, Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert, Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin and Pete Selvig of Darrington each described a system for emergency response that was overwhelmed by the ... Read more...
Friday, November 21, 2014 -- 7:13 am
Are we ready for the next disaster?
Crosscut.com - ... down prior to have something much larger than this." "The slide devastated me to no end," said Peter Selvig, a Darrington community member who served in the U.S. Forest service for more than 40 years. "Some of the confusions just ripped your gut ... Read more...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- 5:46 pm
Oso, Eastern Washington fire victims call for changes
KOMO News - ... shame when you look back and you were denied twice for assistance," said Pete Selvig, an emergency responder from Darrington. Moving forward, the request is for better communication systems early on in disasters. "Number one: communications ... Read more...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 -- 4:48 pm
Granite Falls police chief remains on leave after crash
HeraldNet - ... . The crash remains under investigation, trooper Mark Francis said Tuesday. In addition, the police chief for Darrington has changed to sheriff's Sgt. Scott Robertson. The sheriff's office also provides police services to Darrington under a contract. Read more...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 -- 12:15 am
Darrington's Green Mountain Lookout gets top honor
HeraldNet - ... education programs. For more than two years, it seemed the lookout would be torn down, despite efforts in Darrington to protect it. The U.S. District Court in Seattle ordered the U.S. Forest Service to remove the lookout from Glacier Peak Wilderness ... Read more...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 -- 12:14 am
Briefs: Western Washington Medical welcomes new providers
HeraldNet - ... Transit's Van GO recipients have been named. The Snohomish County non-profits include Cascade Seniors and Darrington Bluegrass Association, Compass Health, Cypress House, Housing Hope, Northwest's Child, Smithwright Services, Stanwood Community and ... Read more...
Monday, November 17, 2014 -- 8:48 am
Donation drive makes sure Arlington man isn't forgotten
HeraldNet - He graduated from Arlington High School in 1996 and balanced work with his favorite pastimes - coaching basketball, hunting and fishing. He had a symbol tattooed on his wrist that meant longevity, got engaged to a girl he met in Darrington, and spent a lot of time with his older sister and her daughters in Stanwood. Read more...
Monday, November 17, 2014 -- 12:33 am
Gone, but not forgotten: Donation drive in Arlington honors son who died of cancer
HeraldNet - ... hunting and fishing. He had a symbol tattooed on his wrist that meant longevity, got engaged to a girl he met in Darrington, and spent a lot of time with his older sister and her daughters in Stanwood. Cameron adored his nieces. He was 26 when he ... Read more...
Monday, November 17, 2014 -- 12:33 am
Panel to tackle slide issues
HeraldNet - A state Senate panel Thursday will get a progress report on the work of an independent commission examining emergency response and land-use decisions surrounding the devastating Oso mudslide Kathy Lombardo, executive director of the Joint S.R. 530 Landslide Commission , will update the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee which is gathering information on recovery efforts, costs and lessons for dealing with future large-scale natural disasters. Oso Fire Chief Willy Harper, Pete Selvig of the Darrington emergency response team and Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert are slated to appear before the Senate panel, too. Read more...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 -- 12:24 am
Rebuilt Highway 530 faces major test as weather changes
HeraldNet - For more than six months, crews have worked to rebuild and landscape the stretch of Highway 530 between Arlington and Darrington that was buried in the Oso mudslide. Planners knew flooding would be a threat to the new road. Read more...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 -- 12:17 pm
Darrington football players named all-league
HeraldNet - Darrington High School football players Mason McKenzie and Trent Green were named Tuesday to the All-Northwest 2B League first team. McKenzie was chosen as both an offensive lineman and as a linebacker. Read more...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 -- 11:27 am
Mules win two matches in Wednesday nighyt volleyball
Wahkiakum County Eagle - ... Bryant added six kills and Makenzie Anderson added four more. Peyton Souvenir had 15 assists. The Mules face Darrington for the second time in District play on Saturday, November 8 at 10 a.m. at Adna High School. Win or lose, they will play a second ... Read more...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -- 9:42 pm
Mules defeat Toutle Lake, earn stat...
Wahkiakum County Eagle - ... 2B league. On Saturday, the Mules traveled to Willapa Bay to face the Northwest league's number two team, the Darrington Loggers. The Mules lost in four sets, 26-24, 22-25, 23-25 and 15-25. The teams were well matched, but Darrington was more ... Read more...
Sunday, November 2, 2014 -- 1:58 am
If you meet a moose, how to stay safe
HeraldNet - It's estimated that at least a thousand live in the state, nearly all in three northeastern counties. But there have been a few "reasonably reliable" sightings near Darrington and eastern Snohomish County, and several times in Whatcom, said Rich Harris, section manager of the state Fish and Wildlife department's game division. Read more...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 -- 7:03 am
In Our View / Reopening the Suiattle River Road: Forest roada s reopening welcome news for Darrington
HeraldNet - "Welcome to Paradise," said Dan Rankin, mayor of Darrington, addressing about 60 people crowded in front of a red ribbon stretched across a two-lane road. His opening line earned a laugh as a heavy rain pelted parkas and umbrellas. Read more...
Monday, October 27, 2014 -- 4:39 pm
Suiattle River Road is open again after 11 years
HeraldNet - ... a lot of work so far, and there's even more to do. But more people will now be able to explore the valley that Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin calls "magical." Standing on a bridge on Sunday, and watching the light play off the water and mist and peaks, ... Read more...



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