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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 -- 12:37 pm
Festival Review: 2015 Summer Meltdown
Northwest Music Scene - Every year in August, a wonderful festival takes place at the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheatre in Darrington, Washington. The annual Summer Meltdown brings in a variety of new and established musicians over a four-day weekend that provides camping, exploring and joviality. Read more...
Monday, August 17, 2015 -- 4:57 am
School Winners
HeraldNet - As the 2014-15 school year wrapped up, 66 students from the Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Marysville, Monroe and Snohomish school districts earned varsity letters in Community Service through a partnership between the districts and United Way of Snohomish County. The 66 students spent a total of 12,964 hours volunteering with over 190 agencies and schools. Read more...
Sunday, August 16, 2015 -- 5:44 am
Kids get outdoors in 'Experience The Wild' camp
Bellingham Herald - ... off at home and do a lot of yard work. This is like that." On Thursday, campers hiked the Beaver Lake Trail in Darrington and were taken on an interpretive hike by a ranger. In earlier weeks, campers climbed to the summit of Sauk Mountain and hiked ... Read more...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 -- 5:07 pm
Summer Meltdown: Darrington festival founder pleased with its success
HeraldNet - Once a word-of-mouth event slapped up in a hurry each summer somewhere out in the woods, the music festival is celebrating its 15th production season and its 10th summer at Darrington's amphitheater in the shadow of Whitehorse Mountain. Many of those who will attend have made the festival a summertime tradition since 2000. Read more...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 -- 12:17 am
'Night Out' block parties more popular than ever
HeraldNet - ... will include a Velcro Wall, a dunk tank, a chance to learn CPR or give blood, and pet micro-chipping. In Darrington, popcorn is planned at nightfall when the movie 'The Sandlot' will be shown on a giant inflatable screen in the Old School Park. ... Read more...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 -- 12:16 am
15 trails you can enjoy in a wheelchair
HeraldNet - ... Trail: Take a self-guided interpretive walk on a 0.4-mile paved trail through the forest, plus side trails. Darrington Ranger District, 360-436-1155. Old Sauk Trail: A barrier-free gravel loop trail goes through old- and mature-growth forest and by ... Read more...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 -- 12:16 am
Founder Josh Clauson helped Summer Meltdown grow into a formidable festival
HeraldNet - Once a word-of-mouth event slapped up in a hurry each summer somewhere out in the woods, the music festival is celebrating its 15th production season and its 10th summer at Darrington's amphitheater in the shadow of Whitehorse Mountain. Many of those who will attend have made the festival a summertime tradition since 2000. Read more...
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...



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