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July 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

STEM project to help Darrington students

A raft trip on the Sauk River near Darrington on Friday will highlight the creation of an effort to help Darrington students explore science-based avenues of study that could lead to careers in outdoor recreation or resource management. Oak Rankin, leader of the pilot project for the Darrington Youth Outdoor STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)…

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Comments | Topics: Darrington, mudslide, Oso

May 31, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Saturday Memo: 520 bridge closed … Inslee lunches with billionaire … It’s Darrington Day

National Weather Service forecast Traffic: The Highway 520 bridge is closed until 5 a.m.  Monday.  Lots of summer roadwork and traffic tie-ups are ahead. Here’s a guide to the gridlock. Which billionaire did Inslee invite for lunch? California billionaire Tom Steyer, a major political ally in Gov. Jay Inslee’s efforts to pass…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Casey Kasem, Darrington, Gov. Jay Inslee

May 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM

$25,000 state grant will help Darrington rodeo

Gov. Jay Inslee today approved $25,000 in state aid to help this year’s Darrington Timberbowl Rodeo, June 21-22, part of the Inslee administration’s efforts to boost tourism to the mudslide-stricken area this year. Today’s grant is in addition to a $150,000 allocation the governor recently for a publicity and marketing campaign to tout the North Fork…

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May 17, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Saturday Memo: Police send message to new chief … Wooing tourists post-mudslide … Sounders play tonight

Weather: Nice, with increasing chance for showers later today. Upper 60s. Chance for rain increases Sunday. National Weather Service forecast Traffic: In Seattle, the right lane of the southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct and the South Atlantic Street offramp are closed until 5 p.m. today — a couple of hours before the Sounders…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: alaskan way viaduct, Arlington, Darrington

May 8, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Travelers to Darrington events may use SR530 mudslide bypass

State Transportation (WSDOT) officials today loosened restrictions on use of a one-lane road that bypasses the Highway 530 mudslide, saying that people headed to community events in the highway corridor may travel the route. “We’re thrilled,” said Martha Rasmussen, an organizer of Darrington Day on May 31.  “Without that road we would have been sunk.” The decision will also help visitors headed to…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Arlington, Darrington, Highway 530

May 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Petitioners want slide-clearing work to go to local residents

A Darrington man says people and companies most affected by the Highway 530 mudslide are not being properly considered for the job of clearing the buried highway, and he has collected hundreds of signatures on a petition asking state officials to rectify the situation. Brian Roggenbuck said Thursday he had collected 700 signatures, and wrote to Gov. Jay…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news, Government, Weather Beat | Topics: Darrington, Inslee, jobs

April 15, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Clearing mud from Highway 530 could take months

The Associated Press DARRINGTON, Wash. — The Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the Oso mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor. Department officials told residents of Darrington Monday night they may be allowed limited use…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Darrington, Highway 530, mudslide

April 14, 2014 at 5:56 AM

State beginning plans to reopen highway at Oso mudslide

DARRINGTON (AP) — As the search continues for seven people still missing in the Oso mudslide, Snohomish County and the state Transportation Department are beginning the process to reopen Highway 530 by holding a community meeting. About a mile of the highway is covered by debris from the March 22 slide, blocking the main route between…

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April 1, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Search crews find more remains at mudslide site

DARRINGTON –  An increasingly high-tech search effort is under way for human remains within the massive deposits of mud, logs and other debris left behind by the March 22 collapse of a hillside along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Search teams are using a long-arm excavator to help probe through mud that reaches depths of up to 70…

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March 29, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Pausing to remember the mudslide victims

OSO, Snohomish County — Under a grim gray sky, more than 100 volunteers in neon vests huddled at the Oso Fire Department to observe a moment of silence at 10:37 this morning, exactly one week after a deadly mudslide devastated a nearby community. They doffed their baseball caps and bowed their heads as a state trooper and…

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