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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.

 

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.

 

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
Gala to raise money for permanent Oso landslide memorial

Gala to raise money for permanent Oso landslide memorial

The PNW Paradise Ball and Auction will benefit a $6 million commemoration and education project.

Gala to raise money for permanent Oso landslide memorial

Driver identified in Thursday’s fatal crash near Oso

The 46-year-old man was killed after the SUV he was driving crashed into a dump truck.

1 killed in dump truck crash near Oso landslide

Few details had been released regarding the collision. State troopers were investigating the cause.

No dissent as House backs effort to pinpoint landslide risks

Use of 3-D maps to help scientists identify disasters before they happen was a bipartisan winner.

This ‘relentless’ mayor doesn’t let boundaries impede progress

This ‘relentless’ mayor doesn’t let boundaries impede progress

Barbara Tolbert, a tireless advocate for Arlington and the county, will be lauded for community service.

This ‘relentless’ mayor doesn’t let boundaries impede progress
Oso body identified as Mount Vernon man missing since 2018

Oso body identified as Mount Vernon man missing since 2018

The body of Douglas W. Fister, 63, was found in water near the site of the Oso mudslide.

Oso body identified as Mount Vernon man missing since 2018
Memorial restores a piece of home 5 years after Oso slide

Memorial restores a piece of home 5 years after Oso slide

A Friday ceremony honored those who died and unveiled plans for a 4-acre park at the disaster site.

Memorial restores a piece of home 5 years after Oso slide
Oso Mudslide: Loss and Courage

Oso Mudslide: Loss and Courage

From 2014, our video about the disaster and its aftermath.

Oso Mudslide: Loss and Courage
Renaming ensures drivers know what happened on Highway 530

Renaming ensures drivers know what happened on Highway 530

The brother of a slide victim says a 23-mile stretch is “sacred ground and that’s how it should be treated.”

Renaming ensures drivers know what happened on Highway 530
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)

Congress considers new program to pinpoint landslide risks

Rep. DelBene hopes 3-D maps will allow scientists to identify the next disaster before it happens.

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)
State plugs away at mapping landslide-prone areas

State plugs away at mapping landslide-prone areas

The DNR wants to study the area around the Oso slide and similar terrain across the state.

State plugs away at mapping landslide-prone areas
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