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

Highway 530 closed until at least Monday after mudslide

Authorities have closed Highway 530 until at least Monday while they keep watch for further movement on a soggy, sloughing hillside. Both directions… Continue reading

Mudslide closes Highway 530 near Oso through Monday morning

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: Highway 530 will stay closed east of Oso at least until Monday morning due to safety concerns about a slow-moving mudslide on… Continue reading

3 years after Oso mudslide, a prayer for hope and peace

They have practice at this now. It’s the third time they have come to remember in this way, to share dinner and drinks,… Continue reading

Events to honor memories of those who died in Oso mudslide

This is the time of year for extra sensitivity and love. Joel Johnson, Oso fire department chaplain and volunteer firefighter, asks for prayers… Continue reading

Oso firefighters made sure mudslide fund went where it was needed

Cindy Reynolds knows the number by heart. Her friends at the Oso fire department always double-check with her, but they remember, too. The… Continue reading

Arlington church steps up to rescue the ‘Bear’

Firefighters still can be surprised by how much and how often their community is willing to step up for them, especially in Oso.… Continue reading

Highway 530 to close early Sunday morning

Highway 530 between Lake Cavanaugh Road and Oso Loop Road is expected to be shut down early Sunday for an accident re-creation. The… 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

Prosecutor won’t seek death penalty in slaying of Oso couple

The man charged with murdering an Oso couple in April won’t risk the death penalty if convicted of the killings. Snohomish County Prosecuting… Continue reading

Mukilteo mass-shooter pleads guilty in murders of 3

Mukilteo mass killer Allen Ivanov pleaded guilty Monday to multiple counts of murder, a day before the Snohomish County prosecutor was scheduled to… 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

Whitehorse Trail at Oso mudslide rebuilt, to open next year

The mile-long stretch of the Whitehorse Trail that was wiped out during the deadly 2014 Oso mudslide has been rebuilt. The new length… Continue reading

Around the county

Arlington: County to close lane on 143rd Ave. The Snohomish County Department of Public Works advises motorists in the Arlington area about the single lane… Continue reading

Man dies in rafting accident near Oso

OSO — A man died while rafting on the North Fork Stillaguamish River on Sunday afternoon, but a woman with him was able to swim… Continue reading

Stillaguamish River drowning victim identified

The man who died in a rafting accident on the Stillaguamish River on Sunday has been identified. Jay R. Griffin, 54, of Everett,… Continue reading

Hiker rescued after injury on trail near Oso (video)

A backcountry hiker was rescued Monday after a mishap on the Boulder River Trail near Oso the day before. The woman somehow got… Continue reading

Troupe of knights joust at Oso horse arena

Backstage, they pull on their chain mail, buckle up their armor and unpack their swords. Their audience spills out of the upstairs restaurant… Continue reading

Tractor accident injures Arlington-area woman

A 38-year-old Arlington-area woman was seriously hurt Tuesday after being run over by a tractor. It happened about noon in the area of… Continue reading

Boy remains hospitalized after falling from pickup

A 10-year-old boy was in stable condition Tuesday after falling from the back of a moving pickup truck near Oso this past weekend.… Continue reading