Darrington

Snohomish County is looking for information about the mailboxes that once stood outside the Steelhead Haven community that was destroyed by the Oso mudslide in 2014. Officials involved in the project welcome pictures or stories about the 43 people whose lives were lost.

Artist seeks help re-creating Oso landmark for memorial

A bronze sculpture will feature mailboxes that once stood along Highway 530 near the Steelhead Haven neighborhood.

 

Test scores: Math still a struggle; science turnout low

There was a new science test in spring 2018. It’s not yet required to graduate, so many didn’t take it.

 

Legal community rallies behind a challenger in judicial race

Sitting judges usually face no opposition, but this year’s race in Cascade District Court is different.

 

8 local schools named Schools of Distinction

The Center for Educational Effectiveness named its 2018 School of Distinction Award Winners. The schools showed the most improvement over a five-year period in reading… Continue reading

Hunters asked to look for signs of missing hiker Sam Sayers

A new sign campaign tells deer hunters to look for any trace of missing Seattle hiker.

Anonymous youth survey to tackle tough topics

The state Healthy Youth Survey, given every other year, is scheduled for this month. It is optional.

The wily wolverine: Iconic species making comeback in state

A Snohomish man recently captured video of two wolverines near Glacier Peak.

Decades-old service station to become place for innovators

TheLab@arlington would be part of a network that also includes a new space in Everett.

Editorial board interview: 1st Congressional District

In this video, the Herald opinion editor questions U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and challenger Jeffrey Beeler.

How a small town saved its high school football program

Darrington set aside pride and tradition so the game could survive — with eight players instead of 11.

Sutherland counting on the ‘R,’ not the green, to win House

The GOP candidate has raised little money, and state House Republicans don’t have much to help him out.

Oso memorial fundraiser seeks to help build a place to heal

A family friend spent 122 hours making a quilt remembering 43 lives lost. It will be auctioned Friday.

Mountain goats hitch a helicopter ride to new home range

Hundreds of mountain goats are being relocated from Olympic National Forest to the North Cascades.

Search under way for hiker missing on Pacific Crest Trail

The man, 70, had been checking in with his family each day since setting out in late July.

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe’s casino and bingo hall near completion

The place will have a rustic feel and a Bigfoot theme, apropos the scenic location near Darrington.

Options for improving Mountain Loop to be laid out in study

It’s an early step in a long process to review possibilities for the scenic byway.

Will seismometers be in place before our volcano erupts?

Some object to placing equipment in the Glacier Peak wilderness and using helicopters to do so.

Darrington’s fire levy may pass after all

A week after election night, the margin of passage was 11 votes, with few ballots left to count.

Final Oso mudslide wrongful-death lawsuit heads toward trial

A judge says the state and a timber company must defend themselves in a Seattle courtroom.