Darrington

Vesper Peak, as seen from Gothic Peak, is the highest summit on the left. (Caleb Hutton / Herald file)

Anacortes man found dead near Vesper Peak identified

Adam L. Johnson, 29, didn’t return from a hike Saturday. Search and rescue found his body in a creek.

 

A yellow haze settles over the fiery Pacific Northwest

Meanwhile, the Downey Creek forest fire doubled in size. Relief in the form of rain may be coming.

 

Smoke smothers Washington; Downey fire grows to 1,000 acres

A plume of Oregon smoke blanketed Washington on Friday. Near Darrington, a local wildfire erupted.

 

Wildfire smoke to ‘get worse from here’ as plume moves north

Smoke from Oregon and California arrived Thursday night. Meanwhile, a smaller fire burns east of Darrington.

Bainbridge Island climber’s body recovered near Glacier Peak

Search-and-rescue crews set up a rope system and lowered a rescue technician to reach the man, who was 26.

And so it begins: A school year like no other, thanks to pandemic

In Darrington, masked teachers met with masked parents well removed from their classrooms.

Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail

Snohomish County’s regional trail from Arlington to Darrington was interrupted by slides and washouts.

Another ID through DNA: Who killed Rodney Johnson?

Last seen in the late 1980s, he was reported missing in 1994, the year a body was found in Lake Stickney.

Jen Hirman and her daughter Elizabeth, who attends Jackson High, waves signs along Evergreen Way in support of the Everett schools levy on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

School levies are in trouble in Lakewood and Darrington

Everett’s $317 million bond proposal is within striking distance, but levies could go down in the north county.

Jen Hirman and her daughter Elizabeth, who attends Jackson High, waves signs along Evergreen Way in support of the Everett schools levy on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Despite COVID-19, the show will go on in Darrington

The town has changed its annual National Night Out gathering into a drive-thru event Tuesday.

Timber technology center could bring 100 jobs to Darrington

The Darrington Wood Innovation Center will house manufacturing companies and educational resources.

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.

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

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.

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