Darrington

Hundreds gather at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Both of Darrington’s iconic summer music festivals canceled

Organizers of the Darrington Bluegrass Festival and the Summer Meltdown say they’ll be back in 2021.

 

Person rescued, airlifted after off-road crash near Concrete

Darrington Fire crews used a John Deere Medical Gator all-terrain vehicle to reach the patient.

 

Final farewells continue, but few are allowed to say goodbye

Rules for funerals limit attendees to immediate family. In Darrington, a memorial tradition is on hold.

 

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest closes amid COVID-19

Much of Snohomish County’s most pristine and remote land is part of the 2,690-square-mile forest.

‘Queen of bluegrass’ to perform in Darrington this summer

Rhonda Vincent is among the headliners who will play at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival July 17-19.

Six years later, Oso remembers landslide victims, survivors

People gathered to reflect on the loss of 43 people. Work remains for raising money for a memorial.

Radiohead guitarist to headline 20th annual Summer Meltdown

Ed O’Brien will be one of more than 40 acts at the music festival in Darrington on Aug. 6-9.

Lakewood, Darrington mull April school levy proposals

State law allows two tries to pass levies during the calendar year. They will ask voters again.

Bond ballot measures are failing in several school districts

Many levies are falling short, too, as nine districts Tuesday sought supplemental funding from voters.

Rockhounds unearth a righteous gemstone near Darrington

It’s the discovery of a lifetime — an 8-ton nephrite jade boulder.

State timber plan worries the biggest employer in town

In Darrington, fewer logs could mean fewer jobs and millions less for the state’s public schools.

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Study to pave Mountain Loop heads to county, forest service

The two agencies now get to decide on the options and how to move forward with funding.

A fisher, a member of the weasel family, bolts for the forest as it is released at the Buck Creek Campground in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on Oct. 24. Local, state and federal agencies hope to reintroduce the animals into the North Cascades. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Fishers, a weasel relative, are back in the North Cascades

Hunted to near-extinction for their expensive furs, wildlife experts are confident they’re here to stay.

A fisher, a member of the weasel family, bolts for the forest as it is released at the Buck Creek Campground in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on Oct. 24. Local, state and federal agencies hope to reintroduce the animals into the North Cascades. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Final paving options ready in Mountain Loop Highway study

The Federal Highway Administration will present its recommendations during two meetings this week.

Booze notebook: Skookum Brewery cans its award-winning IPA

The latest on Snohomish County’s breweries, wineries and distilleries.

2 hikers saved in separate rescues west of Glacier Peak

One man was ill, wet and caught in snow along the Pacific Crest Trail. Another suffered a head injury.

Don Sarver hangs up a Green Mountain Lookout steward interest banner on the outside of the look out on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Summit stewards make the steep trek to Green Mountain Lookout

At the historic cabin in the sky, they interact with hikers and enjoy the majestic solitude.

Don Sarver hangs up a Green Mountain Lookout steward interest banner on the outside of the look out on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

To stay afloat, Darrington mill needs more public timber

But lots of state land is off limits as DNR works on a conservation plan for the marbled murrelet.

Rescued hikers took shortcut, got lost, ran out of food

One of the men said he had been without food for five days, and didn’t think he’d survive much longer.

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