Slide hazard prompts closure of Oso highway until Thursday

State transportation officials have extended the precautionary closure of Highway 530 until at least Thursday because of mudslide concerns, keeping the Darrington area’s… Continue reading

Response to plans to reintroduce grizzlies has been mixed

This town had double or triple the turn-out of any other community where the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Fish and… Continue reading

Logging truck, pickup collide on icy highway near Darrington

A log truck and a pickup collided Wednesday morning along Highway 530 west of Darrington. Only minor injuries were reported, said Sgt. Mark… Continue reading

Arlington School District to sell 168 acres on Highway 530

The Arlington School District is trying to sell 168 acres it owns along Highway 530, a couple of miles outside of town. The… Continue reading

Group wants forest road near Darrington reopened for day hikes

A group of volunteers wants to reopen a forest road this summer that would connect people to multiple day hikes. The trails lead… Continue reading

Woman arrested in Darrington for attack using bug spray

She woke with a burning feeling. An intruder had broken into the woman’s bedroom and sprayed insecticide in her face. She recognized the… Continue reading

North Mountain bike trails nearing completion

Nearly 4 miles of mountain biking trails are scheduled to open on North Mountain this summer. While crews prepare to finish those first few… Continue reading

Suspect in Darrington church burglary arrested

A man is being held after reportedly forcing his way into a Darrington church and stealing musical equipment, wiring and golf balls. A… Continue reading

Darrington group pushes back on North Cascades grizzly plan

Kevin Ashe and Walt Dortch know the importance of grizzly bears. The large, roaming predators’ hunting and foraging habits once helped shape the… Continue reading

Thousands of children in Snohomish County have no home

There are thousands of children and teens in Snohomish County who wonder where they’ll sleep each night or where they’ll find their next… Continue reading

GOP nominates 3 for vacant Snohomish County Council seat

Local Republicans selected three nominees Saturday to fill a vacant seat on the Snohomish County Council. Nate Nehring, Kevin Ashe and Michael Stevens… Continue reading

County, cities given nearly $15M for roads projects

The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board recently awarded nearly $15 million to Snohomish County and nine local cities for various transportation projects. Topping the list… Continue reading

The Herald’s top stories of 2016: Challenges, tragedy, triumph

The year 2016 will be remembered in Snohomish County for breaking events and gradual change. The man who would become president stopped by, an aerospace… Continue reading

Darrington’s first Can-to-Cane food drive a success

The fire trucks sparkled with Christmas lights. Volunteers dressed up as Santa, Mrs. Claus and their team of elves waved. People gathered as… Continue reading

5,570 Christmas tree permits sold for Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie forest

Every year, thousands of families visit the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree. As of Thursday, the forest… Continue reading

Arlington receives $6.1M in grants for Stillaguamish Valley

Millions of dollars in grants have helped fuel ongoing economic recovery in the Stillaguamish Valley. Earlier this month, the city of Arlington released… Continue reading

Front Porch: Event on Tuesday in Darrington to benefit food bank

Food bank event Join Santa downtown in Darrington and help the food bank at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride through town… Continue reading

Snowfall brings gate closures at parts of Mountain Loop Highway

The gates that block car access to about 13 miles of the snowy Mountain Loop Highway also serve as markers for some of… Continue reading

Donation drive for Cascade Valley Hospital honors son’s memory

Debbie Howell admired the beauty of Whitehorse Mountain covered in fresh snow. Some of her son’s ashes are up on the mountain, brought… Continue reading

New Family Services center in Darrington ‘belongs to them’

Local heroes and Red Cross volunteers were to be honored Thursday for acts of courage, selflessness and service to community. The 2016 Red… Continue reading