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.

This ‘relentless’ mayor doesn’t let boundaries impede progress

Barbara Tolbert, a tireless advocate for Arlington and the county, will be lauded for community service.

Darrington takes care of its own, school superintendent says

Voters approved a $1.4 million levy for school improvements. The work is now being planned.

Passing on insights learned from decades in the woods

Boyd Norton earned respect for his woodland wisdom and put up with a few gnome jokes along the way.

Election results likely won’t change much from first count

Measures in Marysville, Darrington and Sultan appear to be passing. Final results come in Friday.

Marysville and Sultan voters pass fire measures

Tuesday’s election also looked favorable for Marysville’s fire measure, but not Monroe’s hospital levy.

Ballots are due Tuesday in special election

Folks in Marysville, Darrington, Monroe and Sultan have decisions to make.

Darrington schools levy asks for new roof, safety equipment

It would replace a bond that’s about to expire. Property owners would pay the same amount in taxes.

Body of missing man found off of highway east of Arlington

His death does not appear to be suspicious. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Man shot and wounded by deputies is charged with a sex crime

He was being investigated for child molestation when he confronted them at Barlow Pass.

Ballots in the mail for local fire and hospital elections

Voters in five taxing districts — including Marysville and Monroe — have an April 23 deadline.

Memorial restores a piece of home 5 years after Oso slide

A Friday ceremony honored those who died and unveiled plans for a 4-acre park at the disaster site.

Oso Mudslide: Loss and Courage

From 2014, our video about the disaster and its aftermath.