Oso

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.

 

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.

 

Oso Mudslide: Loss and Courage

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

 

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.”

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

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

Snohomish County avoids more court battles over Oso mudslide

An appeals court upheld an earlier decision excluding the county from suits over slide deaths, injuries.

More than 1,500 north Snohomish County homes lose power

PUD crews were working to restore electricity Thursday morning from Arlington to Oso.

Snohomish County is looking for information about the mailboxes that once stood outside the Steelhead Haven community that was destroyed by the Oso mudslide in 2014. Officials involved in the project welcome pictures or stories about the 43 people whose lives were lost.

Artist seeks help re-creating Oso landmark for memorial

A bronze sculpture will feature mailboxes that once stood along Highway 530 near the Steelhead Haven neighborhood.

Snohomish County is looking for information about the mailboxes that once stood outside the Steelhead Haven community that was destroyed by the Oso mudslide in 2014. Officials involved in the project welcome pictures or stories about the 43 people whose lives were lost.

Former Oso pastor accused of pocketing $40K in slide donations

Gary J. Ray is charged with diverting money intended to help families affected by the 2014 disaster.

Arlington woman is still missing after 9 months

Jessica Seybold, 39, was last seen in the Trafton area in December 2017. Police are seeking tips.

Oso memorial fundraiser seeks to help build a place to heal

A family friend spent 122 hours making a quilt remembering 43 lives lost. It will be auctioned Friday.

Oso killer John Reed’s parents sent to jail for obstruction

Clyde Reed, 83, and Faye Reed, 79, were taken into custody at a sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Final Oso mudslide wrongful-death lawsuit heads toward trial

A judge says the state and a timber company must defend themselves in a Seattle courtroom.

Ruling imminent on future of final Oso wrongful-death suit

The claim filed on behalf of the estate of Steven Hadaway cites the documented history of landslides.

Second group of Oso families settles for $11.5M

The agreement resolves death, property damage and injury lawsuits against the state and a timber company.

Oso killer’s parents plead guilty to helping him evade capture

They provided their son with a vehicle and cash before he fled to Mexico after killing his neighbors.

John Reed (right) awaits sentencing with attorney Phil Sayles at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett on Friday. Reed was sentenced to life in prison for the double murder on his neighbors in Oso in 2014. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Absolutely no remorse’: Life in prison for Oso double-murder

The judge said the killer of Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn seemed to regard his trial as a game.

John Reed (right) awaits sentencing with attorney Phil Sayles at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett on Friday. Reed was sentenced to life in prison for the double murder on his neighbors in Oso in 2014. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Artist sought for memorial sculpture at Oso mudslide site

Planners envision a depiction of the row of mailboxes that once marked Steelhead Drive.

Jury finds John Reed guilty in murders of his Oso neighbors

Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude were shot to death after a long-running dispute with Reed.