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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...
Friday, October 24, 2014 -- 8:59 pm
Darrington to celebrate as road to wilderness opens again
Seattle Times - ... that storm damage had closed the road. An 11-mile section of the road is reopening Saturday. Folks in the Darrington area are inviting visitors Saturday to celebrate an event 11 years in the making - the reopening of a road providing a key access to ... Read more...
Friday, October 24, 2014 -- 4:57 pm
In Our View / Marysville high school shooting: We are Marysville Pilchuck
HeraldNet - ... for our response to the Marysville Pilchuck shooting. The residents of the Stillaguamish Valley communities of Darrington, Oso and Arlington came together to meet each other's physical, financial and emotional needs, as did the rest of Snohomish ... Read more...
Friday, October 24, 2014 -- 12:19 am
Drivers still illegally pass stopped school bus
HeraldNet - ... bus in the Everett School District, which contracts with Durham School Services, to zero violations noted by Darrington School District drivers. A state law passed in 2011 gives districts the authority to put cameras on buses, similar to the red ... Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 12:12 am
Suiattle River Road reopening after 11 years
HeraldNet - The Suiattle River Road, with access to scenic campsites, hunting and fishing areas and more than 100 miles of trails, is reopening 11 years and four days after flooding wiped out part of the route. The road stretches about 23 miles from Highway 530 north of Darrington into the Suiattle River Valley, but has been closed to motorized vehicles about 12 miles in and, farther up, to all access. Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 12:48 am
Lions proved big-hearted after mudslide
HeraldNet - ... vests for water rescues and purchased safety cones, carabiners, rope and new thermal imaging cameras for the Darrington and Oso fire districts, Brooks said. The club also agreed to pay for repairs to a damaged hovercraft for the Silvana fire ... Read more...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 -- 12:19 am
PUD candidates: The 'seasoned insider' vs. the 'angry customer'
HeraldNet - ... by Aldrich, encompasses the northern half of the county, including Everett, Marysville, Arlington, Granite Falls, Darrington, Stanwood and Camano Island. The federal Bonneville Power Administration supplies 85 percent of the PUD's electricity. But ... Read more...
Sunday, October 12, 2014 -- 12:31 am
Online reporting available for minor crimes
HeraldNet - ... about 20 online reports so far. The site - www.mycrimereport.us - also is being used by the sheriff's office, Darrington, Everett, Granite Falls, Gold Bar, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Snohomish, Stanwood and Sultan. Lynnwood uses another service to accept ... Read more...
Friday, October 10, 2014 -- 8:40 am
Suiattle River Road, major Cascades recreation route, reopens after decade of closure
The Oregonian - Traffic moves along a portion of the rebuilt road between Darrington and Arlington, Wash., that was wiped out by the devastating mudslide that killed 43 people last March in the community of Oso, Wash., on Sept. 23, the day after it re-opened to two-way, 50 m.p.h. traffic. Read more...
Monday, October 6, 2014 -- 3:47 am
The importance of shared work: A United Way to cure pessimism
HeraldNet - ... man and helped with food drives and park clean-up efforts. Coastal Community Bank, the only bank that serves Darrington, responded to the needs of the community after the Oso landslide, forgiving car loans and mortgages of those who lost property in ... Read more...
Monday, October 6, 2014 -- 3:45 am
Red Cross aid comes in many ways
HeraldNet - Washington State University junior Linda Prado gives a wall a fresh coat of paint while senior Ryan White works on a window sill at the Darrington Community Center on Sept. 27. Washington State University junior Linda Prado paints a windowsill while sophomore Eric Oregon uses a roller on the ceiling at the Darrington Community Center on Sept. Read more...
Thursday, October 2, 2014 -- 12:54 am
United Way honors Oso responders, others who have made a difference
HeraldNet - ... rose as Oso Fire Chief Willy Harper and three others from the volunteer fire department stood to be recognized. Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin, Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert and people working with family support agencies in Darrington and Arlington ... Read more...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -- 4:25 am
Proposed 2015 county budget increases spending
HeraldNet - ... County Jail. Lovick proposed an additional $1.5 million in funding for capital road projects in Arlington and Darrington. Another $900,000 would be spent on restoration of the Whitehorse Trail, erosion reduction projects, and the future memorial to ... Read more...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -- 9:03 pm
Darrington hires Bernathy as boys basketball coach
HeraldNet - Bob Bernathy was at his Lake Stevens home when he saw some troubling news: the Darrington boys basketball program couldn't find a coach and was in danger of being eliminated. "I read the article in The Herald when there was the possibility they were going to lose the program and felt I had to apply, especially after all that went on and all that community has been through," Bernathy said. Read more...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -- 1:11 am
Groups want to restore old school camp on Mountain Loop Highway
HeraldNet - ... still has a special use permit for the site, though the forest service is working to take over the property, Darrington ranger Peter Forbes said. The future of the site is still under discussion, and the Mountain Loop Tourism Bureau is a key piece ... Read more...
Sunday, September 28, 2014 -- 10:02 am
Oso tree-planting marks Highway 530 reopening
KREM-TV Spokane - ... ffic here, the memory cannot fade because we can drive 55 miles per hour through here, said Dan Ranking, Mayor of Darrington. But even then, you can't help but pause for a moment as you pass those 43 reminders and think of what they stand for. Read more...
Sunday, September 28, 2014 -- 1:57 am
43 trees mark lives lost along Highway 530 in Oso
HeraldNet - Darrington resident Brittney Smith, 16 , hugs her friend, Taryn Tamez, 16, after planting a cedar and tulips Saturday to commemorate Summer Raffo, Smith's sister who died in the March 22 Oso mudslide. The area of the slide can be seen in the background. Read more...
Sunday, September 28, 2014 -- 12:55 am
43 lives. 43 trees: Ceremony unlocks Oso stretch of Highway 530
HeraldNet - A ceremony re-opening the new, two-lane permanent stretch of Highway 530 through Oso on Saturday marked a point between the past and the future, between grief and hope, said the Rev. Janet Loyd, of Darrington. Read more...
Saturday, September 27, 2014 -- 2:45 pm
Washington's Glacier Peak -- one of the nation's most dangerous, least-monitored volcanoes -- to get a closer look
The Oregonian - ... parts of the Stillaguamish and Skagit valleys. These catastrophic flows, called lahars, form the land on which Darrington, a town of about 1,400, sits today. Parts of Arlington and Stanwood might lie in the path of a lahar. Scientists also suspect ... Read more...



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