Second teen charged after $1 million in school vandalism

Two teens now face felony charges for damage at two schools in Darrington last summer.

Former inmate, missing more than year, sought by authorities

Charles Coggins failed to check in with the state after serving time for attempted murder.

Driver was trapped in truck that blocked Highway 530

The truck rolled near Darrington. The driver was unconscious and trapped in the damaged cab.

County parks upgrading boat launches, playgrounds, trails

The projects are part of next year’s proposed $10 million budget.

He ponders all the ‘what ifs’ that would have left him a goner

After he plunged down a remote road near Darrington, a veteran with medical training happened by.

Community Transit donates vans, buses to nonprofits

Community Transit recently donated 10 vehicles to 12 local community organizations. The vehicles had reached the end of their service life at the agency. Since… Continue reading

Man flown to Seattle hospital after logging road wreck

Officials said the driver sustained serious internal injuries in the crash near Darrington.

Darrington teacher was finalist for Washington’s Teacher of the Year

A high school teacher here has been recognized as one of the top educators in the state. Linne Haywood was a finalist for… Continue reading

Darrington nonprofit working to offer internet access

A new group here aims to offer affordable internet in a rural area the founder says has been underserved by big-name providers. The… Continue reading

Darrington comes together in wake of vandals’ destruction

A month after a nearly $1 million vandalism spree at two Darrington schools, volunteers in the tight-knit mountain town Thursday helped teachers set… Continue reading

North Mountain trails a new destination for mountain bikers

As a boy, Skye Schillhammer could often be found riding around his hometown of Darrington in search of trails to ride and jumps to soar.… Continue reading

Dozens of car break-ins reported at Mountain Loop trailheads

He urges hikers to bring everything in their packs, even car registration papers. A fresh spate of vehicle break-ins have been reported at… Continue reading

String Cheese Incident to headline Meltdown music festival

On social media, Summer Meltdown fans talk about the “family reunion” that’s coming around again this weekend. On Instagram, young people post photos of themselves… Continue reading

Agencies hope to simplify the maze of recreational fees

Representatives from state and federal agencies, outdoor recreation groups and nonprofits are working on plans that could change the way people pay to… Continue reading

Wildfire east of Darrington 50 percent contained

A 216-acre wildfire burning near Darrington is about 50 percent contained and Sunday marked the first time the fire did not grow. The… Continue reading

Teen charged after $500K vandalism spree at two schools

Revenge may have been on the mind of one of the juveniles arrested for causing an estimated $500,000 in damage to the elementary… Continue reading

Hot weather hampers efforts to fight wildfire near Darrington

A 200-acre wildfire continues to burn near Darrington. The hot temperatures this week have made it difficult for firefighters, officials said Friday. Crews… Continue reading

Suiattle wildfire continues to burn east of Darrington

A wildfire continued to burn east of Darrington on Wednesday. The U.S. Forest Service has closed forest land near the Suiattle wildfire, including… Continue reading

Young vandals cause $500K in damage to Darrington schools

The school district here is estimating juveniles caused $500,000 in damage at the elementary and high schools over the weekend. The vandals, ages… Continue reading