Darrington

More bears are visiting Mount Baker-Snoqualmie campgrounds

Drawn by trash and left-out food, bears scrounge campsites for easy meals.

 

Gallery: Day 3 and 4 of the Summer Meltdown Festival

The Polish Ambassador and Gramatik headlined day three and GJones and Tipper closed out the weekend.

 

Gallery: Day 2 of the Summer Meltdown Festival

Umphrey’s McGee and CloZee headlined day two in Darrington.

 

The top 5 moments from the first day of Summer Meltdown

Musical wizardry, trippy art and a new ceremony were among the opening day highlights.

Gallery: Day 1 of the Summer Meltdown Festival

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Nahko And Medicine For The People headlined day one in Darington.

A woman will headline the Summer Meltdown for the first time

French electronic musician CloZee says the Darrington location will inspire her.

Drew Bakgaard cleans up after breakfast as his dog Luka licks a skillet, which Drew calls “the pre-rinse cycle,” while camping at Gold Basin Campground on Friday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Closed for 5 years, Gold Basin Campground is open again

It was closed due to potential landslides. It’s the biggest campground on the Mountain Loop Highway.

Drew Bakgaard cleans up after breakfast as his dog Luka licks a skillet, which Drew calls “the pre-rinse cycle,” while camping at Gold Basin Campground on Friday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

An era is ending for once bustling Camp Silverton

Kids started to learn in nature there in the 1940s. Most buildings at the site have been torn down.

9 Marysville school buildings deemed seismically vulnerable

A statewide survey also assessed earthquake risk at schools in Darrington and on Whidbey Island.

Cowboys — and girls — to show their stuff at Darrington’s rodeo

See bull riding, barrel racing and bronc riding at the Darrington Timberbowl Rodeo on June 29-30.

Welcome to Ellerie’s: A bed & (make your own damn) breakfast

River cottages near Darrington offer a peaceful retreat and a lively innkeeper.

No one injured in Oso crash involving lumber and fuel trucks

The early morning collision sent logs and debris across the road, closing Highway 530 for hours.

Darrington grad’s biggest achievement is ‘beating the odds’

Maxwell Pickard was born in Vietnam and adopted soon after. He’s now headed to a California university.

Driver identified in Thursday’s fatal crash near Oso

The 46-year-old man was killed after the SUV he was driving crashed into a dump truck.

1 killed in dump truck crash near Oso landslide

Few details had been released regarding the collision. State troopers were investigating the cause.

No dissent as House backs effort to pinpoint landslide risks

Use of 3-D maps to help scientists identify disasters before they happen was a bipartisan winner.

Blight ravages the western hemlock, Washington’s state tree

Scientists suspect a combination of drought and fungus is killing patches of the iconic evergreen.

Resurfacing work starts on Snohomish County roads

Flaggers ahead: More than 83 miles will get a layer of chip seal and another 5.4 will be paved.

Mountain Loop Highway opened for the season on Friday

It closed in December for the winter. Both lanes are now clear from Granite Falls to Darrington.

Running wild: Healed from injuries, a bear roams free again

She suffered pelvic fractures in December. Wildlife officers released her in the Cascades this week.