Possible drowning reported in Darrington area

Rescuers on Friday afternoon and evening were searching Darrington-area waterways after a reported possible drowning. The search still was under way as of… Continue reading

A stop-worthy book shop in Darrington

I’m a sucker for books. I can’t go to Stanwood without stopping at The Snow Goose Bookstore. In Snohomish, Uppercase Bookshop gets my heart (and… Continue reading

Music in the mountains

The annual Darrington Bluegrass Festival has attracted musicians and audiences to this mountain town since the mid-1970s. In recent years, those attending have… Continue reading

Darrington archery event draws target audience

For Randall Wellings, any day in Darrington is a good one. Wellings, a native Australian who lives in Michigan, is in town again… Continue reading

Remains found on Darrington trail identified

Human remains found this past weekend on a trail near Darrington have been identified as those of Greg Keller, 58, of Seattle. Keller… Continue reading

Investigation under way after remains found near Darrington

A death investigation is under way after human remains were found on a trail near Darrington on June 8. Investigators last week confirmed… Continue reading

Forest Service seeks public input on Green Mountain lookout

The story of the Green Mountain forest fire lookout has garnered the ire of people on both sides of a complicated conservation issue.… Continue reading

Where to celebrate Fourth of July

From Edmonds to Arlington, Fourth of July festivities will flourish throughout Snohomish County with parades, fireworks, live music, barbecues and family activities. In Everett, the… Continue reading

Stalemate beaches Darrington river-rafting business

Owners of a Darrington river-rafting business find themselves beached until the federal government is motoring at full throttle again. Brian Pernick and his… Continue reading

Super Kid: Monica Franke, Darrington High senior

Question: What’s it like to be a third generation Darrington High School Logger? Answer: It’s great. My grandparents’ and my mom’s class photos are on… Continue reading

Darrington remembers a mayor who spoke her mind

Joyce Jones was elected mayor in November 2003, though her name wasn’t even on the ballot. She served two terms as Darrington’s mayor… Continue reading

Hunches, ‘trail angels’ key in hiker’s rescue

Rescuers weren’t optimistic they’d find the missing hiker alive. Last Friday, Takahisa Nezu was several days overdue on what was supposed to be… Continue reading

Climber killed near Darrington identified

Officials have identified a man who died Aug. 31 in a rock-climbing accident near Darrington. Christopher B. Greyell, of Shoreline, was 58, according… Continue reading

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe’s new bus goes to Concrete, Darrington

The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe last week launched a new bus service to connect rural areas that previously lacked public transit. The Darrington-Concrete Direct… Continue reading

Merged fire services in Arlington proposed

Experts are recommending that three north Snohomish County fire departments join forces to save money. Instead of going it alone, the Arlington Fire… Continue reading

Hikers lost near Darrington find their way out

Three hikers who called 911 on Monday to report themselves lost later made it out of the woods to safety, according to police.… Continue reading

Hiker rescued near Glacier Peak intends to finish trek

A snow-stranded Japanese hiker rescued near Glacier Peak earlier this month hopes to finish his California-to-Canada trek along the Pacific Crest Trail some… Continue reading

Special Olympics bowlers thrive under volunteer coaches

The first fall windstorm blew Joey Vidal off the street and into Rocket Alley. “It’s cold outside,” said Joey, a young man with… Continue reading

Eagles and waterfalls on a Sauk River wintertime float

The Sauk River is beautiful in the winter. I got the chance to get a good look at it earlier this week on a float… Continue reading

Sutherland aiming to unseat 2-term incumbent DelBene

When the year began, Republican Robert Sutherland had no plans to run against Democratic U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene. Rather, the Granite Falls… Continue reading