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Darrington nonprofit puts kids in touch with timber town’s roots
Outdoor education is the Glacier Peak Institute’s mission. Even for kids living in the shadow of the Cascades, it’s often their first time camping.
After Monroe debut, no Summer Meltdown music fest in 2023
Organizers announced Wednesday they would “take the year off in order to figure out the best path forward for Summer Meltdown in 2024.”
Sauk-Suiattle Tribe alleges state unfairly charges online sales tax
Tribal members on the reservation are charged state taxes despite a federal exemption. The tribe says it’s a sovereignty issue.
Federal aid available for groups affected by Bolt Creek fire
The Small Business Administration offers loans to businesses, nonprofit and farms harmed by disasters.
Darrington man identified in fatal 4-vehicle crash on Highway 530
Ryan Gray was driving east of Arlington when he rear-ended a Jeep, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Despite Forterra drama, Darrington timber center still a go
The Darrington Wood Innovation Center is set to manufacture cross-laminated timber for modular homes.
‘Worst I’ve ever seen it’: As smoke floods region, Darrington AQI tops 450
Wildfire smoke blanketed the region in one last hurrah Wednesday. Meteorologists predict weekend rains will bring relief.
Wildfires flood Western Washington with smoky skies
Air quality in Darrington was ranked the worst in the state Friday. Most of the region was in a red flag warning.
Wildfires grow east of Darrington, closing trails ahead of Labor Day
Several thousand acres in the Cascades — over 180 near Darrington — were burning this week as a long weekend approached.
Community meeting planned Thursday for Darrington fires
A red flag warning was in effect until midnight Wednesday, as the forecast in the coming days looks dry.
3 wildfires near Suiattle River grow from 200 acres to 1,300-plus
The acreage burning northeast of Darrington multiplied over the weekend. Cooler weather moderated fire activity.
Air quality back to normal, but fires continue to burn near Darrington
The Boulder Lake, Lake Toketie and Suiattle River fires have been burning in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest since mid-August.
The Thru-Hiker’s Diet: PCT hikers devour calories to fuel 100 marathons
On a 2,650-mile journey, what does a hiker eat? Ramen bombs. Sour Patch Kids. Tortillas stuffed with Lucky Charms.
Trails close as 3 wildfires burn on slopes northeast of Darrington
There was no immediate threat to populated areas. Multiple trailheads and campgrounds have been closed for public safety.
Skagit County dentist dies in fall on Mt. Pugh near Darrington
Matthew Gifford, 56, died of blunt force injuries Aug. 13, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Friday.
‘A labor of love’: Restoration of lookout north of Darrington now complete
Volunteers spent eight years repairing the 57-year-old North Mountain Fire Lookout. Last week, they gathered to celebrate.
28 cooling centers open in Snohomish County amid weeklong heat wave
Some places will get into the upper 90s. Firefighters are bracing for swift water rescues, heat stroke and more.
Heat wave to be a scorcher, especially for inland Snohomish County
Officials share tips on how to beat the heat, prevent fires and stay safe at your favorite swimming hole.
They’re strumming, picking, and jamming again in Darrington
After a two-year hiatus, the Darrington Bluegrass Festival returns. The music tradition is turning 45.
Forest Service green-lights new seismometers at remote Glacier Peak
The volcano has potential to be one of the deadliest in the nation. Four new monitors could avert catastrophe.