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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.
Family escapes but pets die in Darrington house fire
The downtown home was destroyed. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating.
It ‘doesn’t belong’: Crashed car still in wild and scenic Sauk River
The vehicle has been there for six weeks. One man wants it gone, but officials say the river is too dangerous.
Oops, Mountain Loop Highway only partly open
A miscommunication led Snohomish County to misstate how much of the road is open.
14-mile scenic stretch of Mountain Loop Highway opens early
The highway between Granite Falls and Darrington reopened to traffic on Friday due to good weather.
3.6-magnitude earthquake jars awake Darrington residents
The quake and aftershocks did not cause any serious damage. They’re reminders of dozens of faults that lie below.
Darrington fire commissioner charged with theft from hardware store
Dayn Brunner, 50, worked at Do It Best Hardware for about six months in 2019. He’s accused of stealing $6,300.
Car ends up in Sauk River, person safely swims to shore
The car was to remain in the water overnight, at least. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office was investigating.
Forest Service formulating big plan for Stillaguamish watershed
Three trails could be decommissioned. New ones could be built. And over 22,000 acres of trees could be thinned.
These handmade dog treats are doggone delicious
Darrington resident Jennifer Savage aims to make Bark-ery, her dog treat bakery, a full-time gig.
State budgets, signed Thursday, include money for local projects
Among the provisions are money to build a Community Recovery Center in Lynnwood and aid Afghan refugees in Snohomish County.
Darrington Bluegrass Festival returns after two-year pause
Now in its 45th year, the three-day festival features bluegrass with a mountain backdrop and camping in the woods.
In Snohomish County, climate change is an economic game changer
Batteries, nuclear power and electric planes are just a few of the industries that have come online here.
Senators pencil in $12M for new Lynnwood recovery center
The money is in a proposed capital budget. There are also funds for area youth programs and housing the homeless.
$16M grant to speed up broadband to north Snohomish County
In Darrington and elsewhere, rural residents have struggled to work remotely during the pandemic. A new project aims to help.
The psychedelic fest Summer Meltdown is back — and in Monroe
The music and camping event is on for July 28-31, with a new venue along the Skykomish River.
At deadly Glacier Peak, one last hurdle for new seismometers
Federal agencies consider the volcano a “very high” threat. The early warning system is severely lacking.
Cease-and-desist letter doesn’t stop this ‘miracle’ pet healer
Nels Rasmussen claims he can heal pets from thousands of miles away. After state officials learned he called himself “Dr. Nels,” he rebranded.