Darrington man dies in crash

DARRINGTON — A 20-year-old Darrington man died Sunday after his car went off the road north of town. The crash was reported just before 9:45… Continue reading

Audubon ends river road challenge; focus shifts to other forest roads

The Pilchuck Audubon Society plans no more litigation to oppose repairs to the flood-damaged Suiattle River Road. However, the environmental group hopes to… Continue reading

Reloaded Loggers aim for state berth

After the 2010-11 season, coaches around the Northwest 1A/2B League couldn’t be blamed for thinking the Darrington girls basketball program was due for a few… Continue reading

Around The County

Darrington: Fundraiser to support memorial dinners No matter who you are, if your family lives in Darrington, your loved ones can count on the community… Continue reading

You won’t have to look high or low for Easter egg hunt

Not interested in Easter events? Click here to skip to the other stuff. Wherever you are this weekend, chances are you won’t be far from… Continue reading

Trails group urges rebuilding of key forest roads

The state’s largest hiking advocacy group wants roads to be repaired that provide key access to trails in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.… Continue reading

Our Towns: Around the County

Darrington: Lookout restoration proposed A discussion about the proposed restoration of North Mountain Fire Lookout is the topic at the Darrington Area Business Association meeting… Continue reading

Plan would move Green Mountain lookout with helicopter

The Forest Service is proposing to use a helicopter to haul away the fought-over forest fire lookout on Green Mountain in the Glacier… Continue reading

Darrington’s sole doctor is always in

The locals call it Gold Hill, named for the color of the maple trees that dot the small mountain each fall. Gold Hill sits on… Continue reading

Summer Meltdown lineup announced

Are you ready for the 2013 Summer Meltdown Festival? The lineup was recently announced and it is a pretty serious sign that things are just… Continue reading

Darrington Day offers gateway to outdoors, history, music

People headed out to the woods or the North Cascades for Memorial Day weekend are encouraged to stop by Darrington Day. The free… Continue reading

Prep softball: Friday Harbor 8, Darrington 6

Brianna Valencia batted 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI as Darrington fell to Friday Harbor in a Northwest 1A/2B softball game At… Continue reading

Officials want Green Mountain lookout to stay

Members of Congress are asking the U.S. Forest Service to delay plans to move the Green Mountain forest fire lookout out of the… Continue reading

Music scene ready for Darrington Meltdown

It started as a private party for a local band. Today, after 13 years, Summer Meltdown is still a party, but a lot less private.… Continue reading

Search suspended for overdue Arlington hiker

The official search for an overdue hiker from Arlington has been suspended in east Skagit County. However, a search party led by the… Continue reading

Forest Service weighs which roads to keep, which to cut

Mountain vistas, waterfalls, old woods, glacial lakes and wild rivers. An estimated 5 million people visit Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest each year, making… Continue reading

Dangerous Glacier Peak volcano minimally monitored

Glacier Peak is the second-most dangerous volcano in the Cascades, after Mount St. Helens, and yet it has only one seismic monitoring station.… Continue reading

Four hikers rescued in two different incidents

Four hikers were rescued Monday in two different hiking mishaps in Snohomish County. In one incident, a sheriff’s helicopter crew rescued a woman… Continue reading

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