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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 -- 8:18 pm
Final look at Mat Classic: Darrington's McKenzie gets his revenge and other notes
HeraldNet - Darrington junior Mason McKenzie earned his second Class 2B/1B state wrestling championship in as many years at 220 pounds, exacting some revenge on Toledo's Dalton Yoder, who defeated McKenzie 3-1 in the regional final. McKenzie won 11-5 on Saturday at the Mat Classic, and credits time spent with Burke Barnes' Pin City Wrestling Club in Lake Stevens with allowing him to sharpen his skills against the best wrestlers in the region. Read more...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 -- 12:13 am
Bicycle ride alters course to raise funds for slide victims
HeraldNet - ... Falls. This year, the event is being changed to the McClinchy Mile Oso Strong Ride , going from Arlington to Darrington on Highway 530. The goal is to raise money for a local trail project and remember the 43 people killed by the deadly March 22 ... Read more...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 -- 8:11 pm
Darrington's McKenzie gets his revenge at Mat Classic
HeraldNet - Darrington junior Mason McKenzie earned his second state championship in as many years at 220 pounds, exacting some revenge on Toledo's Dalton Yoder, who defeated McKenzie 3-1 in the regional final. McKenzie won 11-5 on Saturday, and credits time spent with Burke Barnes' Pin City Wrestling Club in Lake Stevens with allowing him to sharpen his skills against the best wrestlers in the region. Read more...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 -- 2:11 pm
Darrington man, 49, accused of sex with teen runaways, child porn
KOMO News - A 49-year-old Darrington man has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with two teen runaway girls and amassing a huge collection of child pornography, court documents show. The suspect, Jeffrey S. Brettell, appeared in Snohomish County Superior Court on Tuesday following a months-long investigation. Read more...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 -- 9:42 am
16 trails you can explore right now
HeraldNet - ... around, make plans to come back in the summer. Distance: Up to 14 miles, 900 feet of gain. To get there: From Darrington, head north on Highway 530. Turn right on the Suiattle River Road. Drive to the end of the road. Bear Lake, Pinnacle Lake You ... Read more...
Sunday, February 15, 2015 -- 12:21 am
16 trails to hike: Little snow means there are a lot of options right now
HeraldNet - ... around, make plans to come back in the summer. Distance: Up to 14 miles, 900 feet of gain. To get there: From Darrington, head north on Highway 530. Turn right on the Suiattle River Road. Drive to the end of the road. Bear Lake, Pinnacle Lake You ... Read more...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 -- 1:05 am
Log exports: Timber needed at Darrington mill
HeraldNet - The Herald Business Journal's Feb. 2 story, "Port sees logs headed to Japan for first time in decade," which touted "great economic news" because a shipment of raw logs was headed for Japan really missed the boat! When examining the economic benefits of a few part-time port jobs to load a ship with raw logs for Asia, it is important to look at the negative effect on local sawmills when their raw materials are taken away. Risking the jobs of people who are earning family-wages at a sawmill in Darrington to offset by the few temporary jobs at the Port of Everett makes no sense. Read more...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 -- 12:57 pm
District 39 Reps start to push bills
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News - ... said. A florist in Monroe might receive an order for Duvall, or a florist in Arlington might receive an order for Darrington, Wirt said. And with wire-service orders, the fulfilling flower shop has no mechanism in place to recoup the additional ... Read more...
Friday, February 6, 2015 -- 1:26 am
Experience these winter art events
HeraldNet - ... work and display is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 at Legion Park on Olympic Avenue, all in downtown Arlington. In Darrington on Feb. 7, see the Eagle Festival quilt show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cascade Senior Center, 1115 Darrington St.; listen to ... Read more...
Saturday, January 31, 2015 -- 11:16 am
Oso, Arlington, Darrington may get Washington Medal of Valor
KOMO News - Washington lawmakers have moved one step closer to awarding one of the state's highest honors to the people of Arlington, Oso and Darrington for their heroism following last Moarch's deadly mudslide. The Daily Herald reports the Senate voted unanimously on Friday to allow the state Medal of Valor to be given to a group of people. Read more...
Saturday, January 31, 2015 -- 12:59 am
Medal of Valor could go to cities affected by mudslide
HeraldNet - The Senate acted Friday to make it possible to award one of the state's highest honors to the communities of Arlington, Oso and Darrington for heroism their residents demonstrated in response to the deadly mudslide last March. On a 47-0 vote, the Senate passed a bill to allow the state Medal of Valor to be given to a group of people for their efforts to save, or attempt to save, another person's life. Read more...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -- 12:44 pm
McClinchy Mile bike ride to memorialize victims of Oso landslide on March 15
Biking Bis - An annual early season bicycle ride in Snohomish County has been renamed the McClinchy Mile Oso Strong Ride as a memorial to people and communities affected by last year's tragic Oso landslide. The bike ride is Sunday, March 15, 2015, and comprises 34- or 56-mile options from Arlington to Darrington and back along the Stillaguamish River. Read more...
Sunday, January 25, 2015 -- 1:05 am
River a bad neighbor: Floods gobble up land in Arlington neighborhood
HeraldNet - ... down. In years past, houses have washed into the Skykomish River near Index and the North Fork Stillaguamish near Darrington. "This county has always been recognized as one of the most flood-prone areas in the nation," county emergency management ... Read more...
Saturday, January 24, 2015 -- 1:00 am
Reverend's Oso song came straight from the heart
HeraldNet - ... the scene of last year's deadly Oso mudslide , days after the hillside fell and killed 43 people. He'd gone up to Darrington to help local pastors work with people as they grieved and prayed. As he drove home, he reflected on what he'd witnessed. ... Read more...
Friday, January 16, 2015 -- 7:48 am
State lawmakers pushing to change Medal of Valor rules
KREM-TV Spokane - It's relatively easy to find people between Arlington and Darrington that in some way helped after last year's landslide in Oso. Almost everyone played a part in the recovery. Read more...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 -- 12:11 am
Preacher's Wife releases first album at a show Saturday
HeraldNet - ... past year. This past summer, Josh Clauson asked the band to play at Summer Meltdown, the large music festival in Darrington and Feinberg and Heyne opened for Damien Jurado in November. Saturday they share the bill with one of the Pacific Northwest's ... Read more...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 -- 1:24 pm
Near-record rainfall gave Oso mudslide its destructive force, USGS finds
HeraldNet - ... what was a relatively dry day at the end of one of the wettest winters on record. Weather readings taken at the Darrington Ranger Station for 180 days prior to March 22 showed that the period was wetter than 91 percent of similar periods in the ... Read more...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 -- 12:08 am
Water added to woes: Study finds saturated soil increased Oso slidea s magnitude
HeraldNet - ... what was a relatively dry day at the end of one of the wettest winters on record. Weather readings taken at the Darrington Ranger Station for 180 days prior to March 22 showed that the period was wetter than 91 percent of similar periods in the ... Read more...
Friday, January 9, 2015 -- 1:30 am
Deer Creek takes a chunk of trail; threatened highway
HeraldNet - ... permanent work, or do we wait for the summer?' The 28-mile Whitehorse Trail corridor stretches from Arlington to Darrington. Less than 10 miles are open at the moment, but the county hopes to complete the trail by mid-summer 2016. That means ... Read more...
Saturday, January 3, 2015 -- 12:58 pm
Burn ban lifted, says Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
West Seattle Blog - Effective immediately, all burn bans are being lifted in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as well as Darrington. With the help of rain and wind, air pollution levels everywhere dropped to GOOD or lower Moderate last night. Read more...



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