Rescuers take another injured hiker off Mount Pilchuck

Rescuers on Monday responded to an emergency call on Mount Pilchuck for the seventh time in less than a month. A woman… Continue reading

Injured rock climber rescued after fall near Darrington

A 22-year-old rock climber was rescued by helicopter Sunday after she fell down a ravine outside of Darrington. She tumbled at least 100… Continue reading

Despite critics, Nate Nehring racking up endorsements

As Nate Nehring’s political opponents have assailed his youth and brief work history, the appointed Snohomish County councilman has stayed busy winning over… Continue reading

Fourth of July events

Street fairs, parades and fireworks are planned around Snohomish County to celebrate the Fourth of July. Most events are free, though there might be charges… Continue reading

String Cheese Incident is Summer Meltdown’s headliner

If you don’t already have your tickets to Summer Meltdown, now is the time. With The String Cheese Incident as the headliner, one can expect… Continue reading

Masons hand out Bikes for Books

The Arlington Masonic Lodge 129 recently announced its Bikes for Books winners: students Anja Lin, 9, and Carsen Frazee, 10, at the Darrington Library, and… Continue reading

Spur, Darrington’s country music festival, has hit its stride

He’s 100 feet up in a black cottonwood tree he’s about to take down. A 60-ton crane is waiting to move away the… Continue reading

Man collapses, dies while hiking off Loop highway

A man in his late 50s collapsed and died while hiking a trail off the Mountain Loop Highway on Saturday afternoon, the Snohomish… Continue reading

College researchers to study why people risk going into ice caves

Researchers from two Texas universities plan to visit the Big Four Ice Caves this summer to study hikers’ risky behavior and how it… Continue reading

Appointed county councilman’s youth, connections criticized

Nate Nehring’s youth and political ties were objects of curiosity when he was appointed in January as the youngest person ever to serve… Continue reading

Darrington celebrates centennial of the town’s cemetery

Bright bouquets of Mother’s Day flowers decorated graves last week as cemetery board volunteers wandered from stone to stone, talking about the upcoming… Continue reading

Expanded Arlington Boys & Girls Club includes new teen center

The teen center wasn’t officially open, but there was no keeping them out. A lively beat came from the speakers and the overhead… Continue reading

Les Hagen retiring after 39 years as pastor at Darrington church

A pastor who made his mark through sermons, service and shooting hoops is leaving after nearly four decades. Les Hagen and his wife,… Continue reading

Sub shop donates fire equipment to Marysville, Darrington

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation on April 26 presented two local fire departments with spendy new equipment. Snohomish County Fire District 24 received an… Continue reading

Chronic absences raise alarms in Snohomish County schools

Nearly one of every seven students attending public schools in Snohomish County is considered a frequent no-show in the classroom. Missing school is… Continue reading

Air Force veteran challenging Nehring for County Council seat

Raymond Miller, a Democrat, has announced plans to run for the Snohomish County Council’s District 1. Miller, a 67-year-old Air Force veteran from… Continue reading

Arlington, Darrington come up short at communities competition

There were a few seconds of silence after the announcement. It wasn’t what the group of 30-some people in the City Council chambers… Continue reading

Arlington, Darrington headed to finals in competition

They have 15 minutes. It’s not much time to sum up the work their communities have done over the past three years. Arlington… Continue reading

Highway 530 reopens, but Darrington residents are wary

The commute started two hours early heading to or from town. Students bound for the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center needed to be out… Continue reading

Slide-related closure means longer ride for medical patients

Better safe than sorry. That’s why the Darrington Fire District decided not to transport patients on Highway 530 during a state Department of… Continue reading