Darrington

An access road leads into plot of land located in north Darrington that could potentially be used to build a 30-acre Wood Innovation Center, which will house CLT manufacturing and modular building companies on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Timber innovation center a chance to reinvigorate rural town

A center to produce innovative wood products could stabilize Darrington’s drained timber economy.

 

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)

New program may help pinpoint landslides before they happen

A bill pushing more funding toward 3D mapping and disaster preparation is on the president’s desk.

 

An Edmonds woman died in this single-car crash on Highway 530 near Oso on Sunday. (Washington State Patrol) 20201220

Edmonds woman, 26, dies in Highway 530 crash

Her car reportedly failed to negotiate a curve and struck a utility pole.

 

Sherman Pruitt 2020

Edmonds mayor picks Sherman Pruitt to be next police chief

He currently serves as chief of police for the Sauk-Suiattle Police Department near Darrington.

Sherman Pruitt 2020
Volunteers load a car with food during a drive-through event for families in need called the “Colors of Fall” at the Darrington Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Darrington, Washington. Stops along the drive-thru provided hand sanitizer, masks, food boxes, assistance information for those that need help with early learning, utilities, mental health, etc.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

In Darrington, anyone in need got a turkey and the fixings

“Colors of Fall” distributed food and resources to more than 200 cars on Monday.

Volunteers load a car with food during a drive-through event for families in need called the “Colors of Fall” at the Darrington Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Darrington, Washington. Stops along the drive-thru provided hand sanitizer, masks, food boxes, assistance information for those that need help with early learning, utilities, mental health, etc.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mountain Loop Highway to close for the winter on Monday

Each year, a 14-mile gravel stretch of the loop closes due to snow and reopens in the spring.

Dustin Grant carries a package after picking it up outside the closed Darrington Post Office on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Darrington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Darrington post office’s limited access has residents peeved

Officials offered no timeline for repairs saying the building’s landlord is responsible for the work.

Dustin Grant carries a package after picking it up outside the closed Darrington Post Office on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Darrington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Workers from Konnerup Construction dig to a junction box as construction of RV campsites, and the first equestrian campsites in the county, are being built in Whitehorse County Park on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Darrington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Horses will be welcome at this Darrington campground in 2021

Whitehorse Community Park will have the first equestrian campsites in the county, accommodating tents or RVs.

Workers from Konnerup Construction dig to a junction box as construction of RV campsites, and the first equestrian campsites in the county, are being built in Whitehorse County Park on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Darrington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Crews spent close to 24 hours rescuing a woman with serious injuries from the woods east of Darrington last week. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20201029

Remote mountain rescue in rain, sleet took nearly 24 hours

Finding the woman, who suffered serious injuries near Darrington while trail running, was the easy part.

Crews spent close to 24 hours rescuing a woman with serious injuries from the woods east of Darrington last week. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20201029

Darrington man sentenced in death of 2 horses he starved

He submitted an Alford plea, not admitting guilt but acknowledging a jury would likely convict him.

Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer

PUD candidates focus on rates, broadband and renewables

Incumbent Sidney Logan faces former Marysville City Council member Rob Toyer for the District 1 seat.

Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer

After a busy summer, crews rescue 2 hikers on Saturday

A woman sustained a concussion and broken collarbone after falling more than 20 feet at Vesper Peak.

Water damage limits access to Darrington post office

Mail can be collected and retail transactions can be completed between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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.

Vesper Peak, as seen from Gothic Peak, is the highest summit on the left. (Caleb Hutton / Herald file)
A yellow haze settles over the fiery Pacific Northwest

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.

A yellow haze settles over the fiery Pacific Northwest
Smoke smothers Washington; Downey fire grows to 1,000 acres

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.

Smoke smothers Washington; Downey fire grows to 1,000 acres
Wildfire smoke to ‘get worse from here’ as plume moves north

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.

Wildfire smoke to ‘get worse from here’ as plume moves north
Bainbridge Island climber’s body recovered near Glacier Peak

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.

Bainbridge Island climber’s body recovered near Glacier Peak
And so it begins: A school year like no other, thanks to pandemic

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.

And so it begins: A school year like no other, thanks to pandemic
Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail

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.

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