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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -- 3:59 am
Red Cross on the lookout for heroes
HeraldNet - ... last year's breakfast were a Snohomish man who braved an icy river to save a 6-year-old boy near Mount Rainier; a Darrington man who aided survivors as he trudged through muck after the Oso mudslide; and a Scriber Lake High School student who used ... Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 12:20 pm
Stillaguamish River, threatened fish species weather silt, slides and drought
HeraldNet - ... of those species. First came the Oso mudslide on March 22, 2014. In addition to killing 43 people and cutting off Darrington from the rest of the county, the slide dumped tons of sediment into the river, turning the north fork opaque gray. After the ... Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 12:34 am
Stilly under siege: River and fish weather silt, slides and drought
HeraldNet - ... of those species. First came the Oso mudslide on March 22, 2014. In addition to killing 43 people and cutting off Darrington from the rest of the county, the slide dumped tons of sediment into the river, turning the north fork opaque gray. After the ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 1:19 pm
Glampsite of the Week: Yurts on an alpaca farm
Seattle Times - ... a llama named Mucho ( pacapride.com ). It's on Mountain Loop Highway, a scenic route between Granite Falls and Darrington offering access to Mount Pilchuck State Park and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest . "There's just something about staying ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 -- 2:09 am
Campground on Loop Highway to remain closed
HeraldNet - ... the contract. The plan is to put a new contract out this fall and hopefully hire someone before summer 2016, Darrington District Ranger Peter Forbes said. 'We're back at essentially the beginning,' he said. 'We hear from people on a regular basis. ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 -- 2:08 am
Drama on Dome Peak: Search & Rescue team describes operation on glacier
HeraldNet - ... Landing near Snohomish, about a 50-mile helicopter trip to Dome Peak. They stationed a refueling trailer in Darrington in case it became a lengthy mission. The team included Klett, co-pilot and local fire chief Travis Hots, crew chief Beau Beckner, ... Read more...
Friday, July 17, 2015 -- 11:34 pm
music festivals
HeraldNet - ... include The Dead Milkmen, Beat Connection and David Bazan. For more information, visit www.timbermusicfest.com . Darrington Bluegrass Festival: July 17 through 19, Darrington Bluegrass Music Park. Headliners include the Gibson Brothers and Gold ... Read more...
Friday, July 17, 2015 -- 4:31 pm
Darrington day trip: Things to do in the sleepy logging town
HeraldNet - It's what the people of Darrington have leaned on during a rough couple of decades in this town, topped off last year by the tragic loss of 43 lives in a landslide west of here and the lengthy closure of Highway 530 that followed. With the economy-crushing downturn in the logging industry in the 1990s and flooding in the 2000s that wiped out some of the National Forest's riverside roads popular with recreation folks, Darrington has seen its share of troubles. Read more...
Friday, July 17, 2015 -- 12:10 am
Feel at home at Bradley's Diner in Darrington
HeraldNet - ... winter when new appliances were added, repairs were made, fresh paint was applied and a new menu planned. Yes, Darrington's IGA grocery store does a good job with take out, the Burger Barn is open daily for the season, the Mountain Loop book store ... Read more...
Friday, July 17, 2015 -- 12:10 am
Gothard Sisters play two nights at Thumbnail Theater
HeraldNet - ... flair, hints of their Western American heritage can be heard. It would be great to see the sisters perform at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival. Other local performances by the sisters this year include a Nov. 14 show at the Historic Everett Theatre ... Read more...
Friday, July 17, 2015 -- 12:10 am
Plan your weekend: Bluegrass festival, garden tours, Kla Ha Ya Days, more
HeraldNet - Bluegrass: The Darrington Bluegrass Festival runs from Friday to Sunday in, you guessed it, Darrington. There will be lots of music, both formal performances and informal jams. Read more...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 -- 1:14 pm
Bluegrass all weekend: See performances and join in the jams in Darrington
HeraldNet - While she waited for campers to arrive and check in, Cairns got out her fiddle and played some tunes in the big parking lot that today will fill with vehicles carrying hundreds of bluegrass music fans. The 39th annual Darrington Bluegrass Festival is July 17 through 19 on Highway 530 just west of town, but a lot of these fans have been in Darrington for the past week, Cairns included. Read more...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 -- 12:50 am
Budget includes $3.83M to expand activities for Stilly Valley youth
HeraldNet - ... , includes $3.83 million for the Stilly Valley Youth Project. The venture has four major pieces in Arlington and Darrington geared toward upping the number of activities available for kids and teens. The state money helps make up for fundraising ... Read more...
Monday, July 13, 2015 -- 12:13 am
Paying it forward: Oso survivors reach out to other disaster victims
HeraldNet - ... were added to the stuffed animals by the families of those lost in the deadly March 2014 mudslide between Oso and Darrington. As time passed, many of the families have found themselves looking outward, said Tim Ward, a survivor who lost his wife. ... Read more...
Friday, July 10, 2015 -- 6:43 pm
New effort to increase logging, restoration near Darrington
KOMO News - Timber industry, conservation groups and others on Friday launched a new effort to increase logging as well as improve forest habitat in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the Darrington region. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin and others announced the Darrington Collaborative at a news conference in Darrington, about 75 miles northeast of Seattle. Read more...
Friday, July 10, 2015 -- 1:24 pm
Will Oso landslide bury conflict between loggers, environmentalists?
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - The Darrington area, in eastern Snohomish County, has been scene of colorful, past faceoffs between a mill town's loggers and environmental activists. It has been nearly 50 years since locals heckled U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas when the conservationist justice and his 23-year-old bride showed up to protest a half-mile-wide open pit mine that Kennicott Copper wanted to build in the heart of the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area. Read more...
Friday, July 10, 2015 -- 12:57 pm
New effort to increase logging, restoration in Wash. forest
Bellingham Herald - Timber industry, conservation groups and others on Friday launched a new effort to increase logging as well as improve forest habitat in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the Darrington region. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin and others announced the Darrington Collaborative at a news conference in Darrington, about 75 miles northeast of Seattle. Read more...
Friday, July 10, 2015 -- 8:16 am
Sen. Murray to announce collaborative in Darrington
KHQ-TV Spokane - U.S. Senator Patty Murray's office says the Democratic senator and other leaders are to announce a new collaborative in Darrington Friday. The office says the initiative is aimed at improving the economy of Darrington following the deadly Oso landslide last year that killed 43 people and buried a riverside community. Read more...
Friday, July 10, 2015 -- 12:35 am
Upcoming outdoor events
HeraldNet - ... Work party: Volunteers will get together on July 19 to continue work on the North Mountain fire lookout near Darrington. The lookout is one of few that you can drive to. Crews are restoring it to turn it into a rental. Nature day: The Nature ... Read more...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 -- 11:31 am
At ice caves, Forest Service struggles to balance risk, tourism
Bellingham Herald - ... Service. "As a result that action would probably not be accepted by the public," wrote Adrienne Hall, who was Darrington district ranger for the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest at the time. Two years later, in 1998, a woman died when part of ... Read more...



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