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Monday, December 22, 2014 -- 12:16 am
Paving highway a 'win-win': Darrington, Granite Falls want Loop paved
HeraldNet - ... would take a "big timeline and big money," Snohomish County public works director Steve Thomsen said. In May, the Darrington Town Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of paving the Loop. The Granite Falls City Council passed a ... Read more...
Sunday, December 21, 2014 -- 12:27 pm
Millions spent after Oso mudslide, but generosity can't be measured
HeraldNet - ... plates of enchiladas. It traces 26,000 pounds of dirty laundry. Receipts document the $17,200 donation made by Darrington-based Hi Line Helicopters. The company provided air support at the slide and chose not to charge for 86 hours its birds were on ... Read more...
Sunday, December 21, 2014 -- 12:15 am
The real bottom line: Millions spent in Oso, but generosity can't be measured
HeraldNet - ... plates of enchiladas. It traces 26,000 pounds of dirty laundry. Receipts document the $17,200 donation made by Darrington-based Hi Line Helicopters. The company provided air support at the slide and chose not to charge for 86 hours its birds were on ... Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 12:51 am
First stop for tourists: County tourism volunteers inform, point the way
HeraldNet - ... on current events so they can make good suggestions to visitors, Coleman said. They once took a group trip to Darrington to learn more about offerings there. Coleman likes to recommend hotels, hiking and camping. McFarland says a trip to Mukilteo ... Read more...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 -- 1:46 pm
Inslee wants a pollution fee to pay for transportation
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - A State Patrol car staffs the closure of westbound state Route 530 near Darrington following the Oso mudslide. Gov. Jay Inslee cites the state Route 530 disaster, and Skagit River bridge collapse, in his new transportation plan. Read more...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 -- 11:47 am
Oso Report Assigns No Blame, Calls For Better Public Safety
KUOW-FM Seattle - ... from the communities most affected by the Oso slide. His son-in-law was one of many loggers and contractors from Darrington who used their personal equipment and ingenuity to pull victims and bodies from the mud. Over the course of five months, the ... Read more...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 -- 9:48 am
Oso Report Won't Assign Blame, Calls For Better Public Safety
KUOW-FM Seattle - ... from the communities most affected by the Oso slide. His son-in-law was one of many loggers and contractors from Darrington who used their personal equipment and ingenuity to pull victims and bodies from the mud. Over the course of five months, the ... Read more...
Monday, December 15, 2014 -- 11:05 pm
Prep Athletes of the Week 12/7-12/14
HeraldNet - ... had 15 points and 11 rebounds in loss to Post Falls from Idaho. The Knights are 1-1 this season. Mason McKenzie Darrington Wrestling McKenzie pinned Concrete's Braden Olmstead in 4:25 to win the 220-pound weight class at the Iron Sharpens Iron ... Read more...
Monday, December 15, 2014 -- 1:05 am
New bridge planned over South Fork Stilly
HeraldNet - ... If the bridge were to fail or be shut down for critical repairs, people could face up to a 94-mile detour through Darrington to access homes and businesses along the Loop near Granite Falls. In the winter months, a detour wouldn't be available ... Read more...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 -- 6:02 pm
Pressure performers: 'Real Heroes' honored for quick actions in times of crisis
HeraldNet - Courage, compassion, judgment and generosity were recognized the American Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast on Thursday. Honorees include: Kris Langton When Kris Langton heard news of the March 22 Oso mudslide, he raced from the Arlington side of the disaster on Highway 530 toward his home west of Darrington. Read more...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 -- 1:11 pm
Falcons use foul line to fly by Coupeville | Boys basketball
Whidbey News-Times - ... r each; and Aaron Trumbull and Ryan Griggs tallied two apiece. Coupeville (0-2) plays twice at home this weekend. Darrington (0-0) visits at 5:15 p.m. Friday and Bellevue Christian (0-0) at 2 Saturday. Read more...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 -- 11:42 am
Freezing rain expected in mountain passes
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Freezing rain and a looming ice storm are expected to create treacherous driving conditions in the Cascaden passes and in Central Washington and Eastern Washington on Thursday into Friday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for the Cascade passes and also for valley areas including the towns of Darrington, Index, Randle, Packwood, Ashford and Morton. Read more...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 -- 3:07 pm
Landslide Commissioners: Map Washington For Danger Zones
KUOW-FM Seattle - ... mobilizing official responders to incorporating skilled volunteers. Loggers and construction workers from the Darrington area played a big role in pulling survivors and 43 bodies from the muddy wasteland created by the massive Oso slide. "They're ... Read more...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 -- 12:23 am
Panel investigating Oso lessons needs more time
HeraldNet - ... mile, claiming 43 lives. The massive flow destroyed about 40 homes and part of Highway 530, largely cutting off Darrington from the rest of the county. Rescue and recovery efforts drew in about 1,000 people. They included professionals from dozens ... Read more...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -- 10:01 am
Tribe looking to higher ground near Darrington
KXLY-TV Spokane - The Daily Herald reports the tribe has purchased a 40-acre property near Darrington where it would like to move reservation buildings. Read more...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -- 1:58 am
Floods deemed too risky: Sauk-Suiattle Tribe may move reservation to near Darrington
HeraldNet - That report, completed in June 2014 by Seattle consulting firm Natural Systems Design and recently made public, confirms and puts numbers on what the tribe has long suspected: in the coming decades, the magnitude of flooding is expected to increase 50 percent while the frequency of flooding will more than double. "Severe and irretrievable damages, and possible loss of life, are an inevitable consequence of failing to move residents and facilities out of their current location," the report states. Read more...
Monday, December 1, 2014 -- 6:36 pm
Kiwanis laud 60 years of service
Mukilteo Tribune - ... back before my time: Three A-frame lodges at Camp Silverton," a former camp off the Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington that was used for decades by children. There's an ongoing community effort to reopen it. "We have purchased the Jaws of Life ... Read more...
Monday, December 1, 2014 -- 11:05 am
Safety recommendations from Oso mudslide to be finalized
Seattle Times - ... ed 43 people when it covered a housing development along the North Fork Stillaguamish River between Arlington and Darrington. Read more...
Monday, December 1, 2014 -- 10:38 am
Safety recommendations from Oso mudslide
KHQ-TV Spokane - ... ed 43 people when it covered a housing development along the North Fork Stillaguamish River between Arlington and Darrington. Read more...
Monday, December 1, 2014 -- 1:00 am
Panel to hold last meeting on safety recommendations after Oso mudslide
HeraldNet - ... Chairwoman Norma Joseph, Stillaguamish Tribal Chairman Shawn Yanity, Tulalip Tribal Chairman Herman Williams Sr., Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin, Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert and Oso Fire Chief Willy Harper. Lombardo expects the final report to be ... Read more...



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