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The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, Monday, March 24, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Landslide law, sparked by Highway 530 slide, set for renewal in Congress

Led by Washington Democrats in Congress, the national legislation looks to continue efforts to understand and respond to landslides.

 

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2 hospitalized after motorcycle crash on Highway 530

The driver and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle Sunday afternoon west of Darrington. DUI was suspected, according to the state patrol.

 

Ron Thompson, a former resident of Steelhead Haven, places a sign marking the 9-year anniversary of the Oso landslide Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the landslide memorial site in Oso, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘It’s the closest I can be to them’: Nine years after the Oso mudslide

In the deadliest mudslide in U.S. history, 43 people died. Families, survivors and responders honored the victims Wednesday.

 

People walk down through a row of trees planted in remembrance of those lost in the Oso Mudslide on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Oso, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Oso mudslide 9th year memorial set for Wednesday

The public is invited to attend this year’s remembrance ceremony at the site of the slide that killed 43 people in 2014.

People walk down through a row of trees planted in remembrance of those lost in the Oso Mudslide on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in Oso, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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2 Arlington men hospitalized after trucks crash on Highway 530

A driver heading east allegedly crossed the center line and hit the other man’s truck head-on Tuesday afternoon near Oso.

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The Washington State Patrol was investigating a fatal crash involving multiple vehicles Thursday on Highway 530 near Oso. (Washington State Patrol)

Darrington man identified in fatal 4-vehicle crash on Highway 530

Ryan Gray was driving east of Arlington when he rear-ended a Jeep, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Washington State Patrol was investigating a fatal crash involving multiple vehicles Thursday on Highway 530 near Oso. (Washington State Patrol)
The Washington State Patrol was investigating a fatal crash involving multiple vehicles Thursday on Highway 530 near Oso. (Washington State Patrol)

1 killed, 1 injured in crash east of Arlington

There was no detour for several hours Thursday afternoon as detectives investigated the four-vehicle collision.

The Washington State Patrol was investigating a fatal crash involving multiple vehicles Thursday on Highway 530 near Oso. (Washington State Patrol)
(Snohomish County Parks & Recreation) A concept design for 26 memorial panels that will honor individuals and family groups killed in the slide.

Highway 530 slide memorial to be a ‘beautiful place’

The hope is to complete work at the site near Oso in time for a 10-year remembrance ceremony in 2024.

(Snohomish County Parks & Recreation) A concept design for 26 memorial panels that will honor individuals and family groups killed in the slide.
A rainbow appears in front of Andy Huestis and his girlfriend Alisha Garvin as they and other families gather to remember the victims on the third anniversary of the Oso mudslide on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Oso, Wa. Huestis' sister, Christina Jefferds, and her baby granddaughter, Sanoah Violet Huestis, were among the 43 people killed in the mudslide.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Funding secured: Mudslide memorial will be a place to remember

Since 2014, families have mourned at a roadside shrine near Oso, but “we knew we needed something bigger.”

A rainbow appears in front of Andy Huestis and his girlfriend Alisha Garvin as they and other families gather to remember the victims on the third anniversary of the Oso mudslide on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Oso, Wa. Huestis' sister, Christina Jefferds, and her baby granddaughter, Sanoah Violet Huestis, were among the 43 people killed in the mudslide.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
An emergency responder uses a line to navigate the steep slope along a Forest Service road where seven people were injured Saturday when a vehicle went off the road near the Boulder River trailhead west of Darrington. (Darrington Fire District)

7 hurt in crash off cliff west of Darrington; 1 airlfited

A vehicle crashed on a forest service road near Boulder River, leading to a major rescue operation.

An emergency responder uses a line to navigate the steep slope along a Forest Service road where seven people were injured Saturday when a vehicle went off the road near the Boulder River trailhead west of Darrington. (Darrington Fire District)
The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, Monday, March 24, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Oso slide memorial gets boost with $500,000 state grant

With the money, the county can continue work on a park where those who lost their lives can be remembered.

The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, Monday, March 24, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Firefighters kept a wildfire in the Grandview area northeast of Arlington from growing beyond the 1.5 acres it torched Sunday afternoon. (North County Fire/EMS)

Brush fire near Arlington scorches grass and shrubs

The fire reached about 1.5 acres Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters kept a wildfire in the Grandview area northeast of Arlington from growing beyond the 1.5 acres it torched Sunday afternoon. (North County Fire/EMS)
The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, Monday, March 24, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

7 years ago: ‘We waved hello, not realizing it was a goodbye’

Forty-three people perished in the 2014 Oso mudslide. On Monday, the community gathered again.

The massive mudslide that killed at least eight people and left dozens missing is shown in this aerial photo, Monday, March 24, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. The search for survivors grew Monday, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the eight confirmed fatalities. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

President signs bill to boost mapping of landslide hazards

The bill appropriates $40 million annually for 3D mapping and disaster preparation.

Lidar imagery enables geologists to accurately identify landslides, such as the area around the Highway 530 Oso landslide. In this area, lidar data show prehistoric landslides in beige along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. The darker-shaded, outlined area is the extent of the March 2014 Oso landslide. (Daniel Coe/Washington State Department of Natural Resources)

New program may help pinpoint landslides before they happen

A bill pushing more funding toward 3D mapping and disaster preparation is on the president’s desk.

Lidar imagery enables geologists to accurately identify landslides, such as the area around the Highway 530 Oso landslide. In this area, lidar data show prehistoric landslides in beige along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. The darker-shaded, outlined area is the extent of the March 2014 Oso landslide. (Daniel Coe/Washington State Department of Natural Resources)
Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail

Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail

Snohomish County’s regional trail from Arlington to Darrington was interrupted by slides and washouts.

Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail
Six years later, Oso remembers landslide victims, survivors

Six years later, Oso remembers landslide victims, survivors

People gathered to reflect on the loss of 43 people. Work remains for raising money for a memorial.

Six years later, Oso remembers landslide victims, survivors
Former pastor pleads guilty in theft of Oso slide donations

Former pastor pleads guilty in theft of Oso slide donations

Gary J. Ray admitted he took at least $10,000 intended for families affected by the 2014 disaster.

Former pastor pleads guilty in theft of Oso slide donations
Don Sarver hangs up a Green Mountain Lookout steward interest banner on the outside of the look out on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Summit stewards make the steep trek to Green Mountain Lookout

At the historic cabin in the sky, they interact with hikers and enjoy the majestic solitude.

Don Sarver hangs up a Green Mountain Lookout steward interest banner on the outside of the look out on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
No one injured in Oso crash involving lumber and fuel trucks

No one injured in Oso crash involving lumber and fuel trucks

The early morning collision sent logs and debris across the road, closing Highway 530 for hours.

No one injured in Oso crash involving lumber and fuel trucks