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Kevin Ashe, right, and his daughter Carly Nations prep meat before opening on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Decades of family ownership ends at venerated Darrington IGA

The store, a hub after the Oso landslide, is changing hands. The new owner will keep all 25 workers.

 

Woman, 61, seriously injured after crash north of Darrington

She wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, according to Washington State Patrol. She was airlifted to Harborview.

 

Darrington woman arrested after crashing into brewery patio

She reportedly was having mental health and drug-use issues, and is accused of assault and hit-and-run.

 

Captain Carl Williams speaks to a socially distanced and masked group of whale watchers before boarding the Island Explorer 4 on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County’s tourism workers feel hopeful, wary in 2021

Many seasonal ventures are waiting until the last minute to decide whether to open this year.

Captain Carl Williams speaks to a socially distanced and masked group of whale watchers before boarding the Island Explorer 4 on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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)

$6 million grant is green light for Darrington timber center

The Darrington Wood Innovation Center is set to become a reality — bringing roughly 150 jobs with it.

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)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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.

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)
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.

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)
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.

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

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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)
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