Oso hiker fatally shot by young bear hunter

A woman was shot and killed by a boy Saturday while she was hiking near Sauk Mountain in Skagit County. The boy, from Concrete, was… Continue reading

Oso hiker’s death a rare accident

Pamela Almli died doing what she loved most: hiking. The 54-year-old Oso woman was killed Saturday by a 14-year-old Concrete boy in an… Continue reading

Hunter, 14, to be charged in killing

A teenage hunter acted recklessly when he fatally shot an Oso woman on a popular hiking trail Aug. 2, the Skagit County prosecutor… Continue reading

Skagit County teen hunter charged in Oso woman’s shooting

A teenage hunter who fatally shot an Oso woman on a popular hiking trail Aug. 2 was charged Friday with first-degree manslaughter. If… Continue reading

Teen who killed Oso woman acted recklessly, prosecutor says

OSO – A teenage hunter acted recklessly when he fatally shot an Oso woman on a popular hiking trail Aug. 2, the Skagit County prosecutor… Continue reading

Oso woman fatally shot by hunter identified

The 54-year-old Oso woman shot and killed by a teenage boy Saturday while she was hiking on Sauk Mountain near Rockport has been… Continue reading

North County Update

Arlington Sewer extension project to close gravel parking lot A sewer extension project scheduled to begin Monday and last until Dec. 15 will close a… Continue reading

Disbelief lingers over sudden loss of hiker in shooting

Driving through this small town, Pamela Almli’s brother still believes he sees her driving past. Her sister still picks up the phone to… Continue reading

Barn fire likely started by lawn mower

Fire destroyed a barn Sunday in Oso, causing about $75,000 damage. The Sunday afternoon blaze in the 25100 block of Highway 530 likely… Continue reading

Logging truck spills load into road near Oso

OSO – A logging truck apparently hit a bump in the road and spilled its load along Highway 530 near Oso. Traffic is being alternated… Continue reading

Plane crash victims removed from scene

OSO – The bodies of the three people who died Sunday night in a small plane crash near Bald Mountain were airlifted out of the… Continue reading

3 dead in small plane crash

There were no survivors of a small plane crash in a heavily wooded, rugged area just north of the Snohomish County line Sunday… Continue reading

Two accidents reported near Oso

The Washington State Patrol was investigating two unusual accidents near Oso Wednesday afternoon. Both occurred around 2 p.m. In one crash, a Duvall… Continue reading

Teen pleads not guilty in Oso hiker’s shooting

A 14-year-old hunter from Concrete has pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of an Oso woman he… Continue reading

Community Spotlight

Oso Fire Department has annual salmon bake The Oso Fire Department holds its annual salmon bake and auction at 4 p.m. Saturday at 21824 Highway… Continue reading

North County Update

Arlington Volunteers needed for Taste of Decadence Volunteers are needed for Village Community Service’s Taste of Decadence fundraising event, scheduled for June 26, 2009, at… Continue reading

Oso residents want to use old school as community center

Gail Moffett is frustrated. As president of a group of motivated Oso residents, she longs to see a gathering place where the small… Continue reading

Floods may strike hard and fast

Heavy rains in the mountains and already swollen rivers may add up to big trouble in Snoho­mish County river valleys today. Major flooding is forecast… Continue reading

Stronger hunting laws for young hunters proposed

When a 14-year-old hunter accidentally shot and killed Pamela Almli of Oso as she hiked along a trail in August, legislators began thinking… Continue reading

Bill would limit young hunters

With memories of a tragedy on their minds, lawmakers are on course this year to bar young hunters from going out alone. On… Continue reading