Darrington

Marysville and Sultan voters pass fire measures

Tuesday’s election also looked favorable for Marysville’s fire measure, but not Monroe’s hospital levy.

 

Ballots are due Tuesday in special election

Folks in Marysville, Darrington, Monroe and Sultan have decisions to make.

 

Darrington schools levy asks for new roof, safety equipment

It would replace a bond that’s about to expire. Property owners would pay the same amount in taxes.

 

Body of missing man found off of highway east of Arlington

His death does not appear to be suspicious. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Man shot and wounded by deputies is charged with a sex crime

He was being investigated for child molestation when he confronted them at Barlow Pass.

Ballots in the mail for local fire and hospital elections

Voters in five taxing districts — including Marysville and Monroe — have an April 23 deadline.

Memorial restores a piece of home 5 years after Oso slide

A Friday ceremony honored those who died and unveiled plans for a 4-acre park at the disaster site.

Oso Mudslide: Loss and Courage

From 2014, our video about the disaster and its aftermath.

Study that could pave parts of Mountain Loop nearly finished

Presentations last week detailed three different options. Research should be complete in May.

Big Four Mountain stands tall in the background on a sunny day at the Big Four Ice Caves Picnic Area off the Mountain Loop Highway on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (Daniella Beccaria / For The Herald)

Is it time to pave the entire Mountain Loop Highway?

Research began a year ago and was slated to finish last month. A focus was the road’s gravel portion.

Big Four Mountain stands tall in the background on a sunny day at the Big Four Ice Caves Picnic Area off the Mountain Loop Highway on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (Daniella Beccaria / For The Herald)

Russia says this valley near Arlington is a nuclear target

It’s home to an unusual and strategically important U.S. Navy radio antenna.

Buried in 3 feet of snow, Darrington takes care of itself

The small mountain town got more snow than just about everyone. They dug themselves out.

Lidar imagery enables geologists to accurately identify landslides, such as the area around the Highway 530 Oso landslide. In this area, lidar data show prehistoric landslides in beige along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. The darker-shaded outlined area is the extent of the March 2014 Oso landslide. (Daniel Coe / Washington State Department of Natural Resources)

Congress considers new program to pinpoint landslide risks

Rep. DelBene hopes 3-D maps will allow scientists to identify the next disaster before it happens.

Lidar imagery enables geologists to accurately identify landslides, such as the area around the Highway 530 Oso landslide. In this area, lidar data show prehistoric landslides in beige along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. The darker-shaded outlined area is the extent of the March 2014 Oso landslide. (Daniel Coe / Washington State Department of Natural Resources)

As snow melts, roofs collapse and power lines snap

Meanwhile, winter continues to be merciless in Darrington, where three feet of snow has fallen.

State plugs away at mapping landslide-prone areas

The DNR wants to study the area around the Oso slide and similar terrain across the state.

County pays $175,000 to passenger in crashed patrol car

He was the third person to settle with the county over the wreck caused by a deputy’s driving.

Forest ranger’s retirement is blocked by border-wall standoff

While waiting for separation papers to be processed, “I’m trying to stay non-political as best I can.”

Snohomish County avoids more court battles over Oso mudslide

An appeals court upheld an earlier decision excluding the county from suits over slide deaths, injuries.

Body of Marysville man found down embankment near Darrington

The cause and manner of death for Kevin Crews, 64, was still pending Tuesday.