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April 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Mountain biker who died on Snohomish County trail identified

The mountain biker who died while riding on a trail Saturday in the Paradise Valley Conservation Area has been identified. Steven D. Quinton, 56, of Monroe, died of blunt force injuries of the head on the Woodinville trail, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hikers discovered the biker, performed CPR and called for help, the Snohomish County…

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April 9, 2014 at 10:13 AM

10 people now listed as missing in mudslide

The number of people listed as missing following the massive mudslide in Snohomish County is now 10. Overnight, one name came off the list compiled by the Major Crimes Unit of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says it is presumed the individuals on the list are missing in connection with the March 22 mudslide….

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April 2, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Mudslide has claimed 29 victims

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said this morning that the Snohomish County mudslide has claimed the lives of 29 people. Thirteen people are believed to be missing. The death toll increased by one overnight. Medical examiner’s office staff did not identify the 29th victim. The agency has formally identified 22 of the 29 victims, an updated news release…

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March 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Mudslide death toll now 18; missing drops to 30

ARLINGTON — The death toll from last Saturday’s deadly mudslide has risen to 18 while the number of missing and unaccounted for has dropped dramatically to 30. The new numbers were announced a short time ago during the nightly media briefing in Arlington given by Jason Biermann, program manager for the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management. Biermann…

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March 29, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Saturday Memo: Profiling Travis Hots … Eat your vegetables … Zoo to boost elephant program

Weather: Rainy, in the 50s. National Weather Service forecast Mudslide-response leader: Anyone who has watched the daily news briefings from Snohomish County on the mudslide response has seen Fire Chief Travis Hots at the microphone.  Jet-black hair, weary face, bloodshot eyes — Hots is the face of the grim rescue and recovery effort….

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March 28, 2014 at 3:56 PM

A view from inside the search area

On the sixth day after the catastrophic Snohomish County mudslide, the most frenetic activity at the site Friday was road-building. Around the edge of the mudslide, chain saws felled trees in the way and trucks dumped beds of gravel in the sodden earth, constructing an access road that will link the east and west sides…

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March 26, 2014 at 9:52 AM

County defends initial response, and also steps taken back in 2006

ARLINGTON — Snohomish County authorities said that they had done all they could do to prevent landslides in the area wiped out last Saturday by a catastrophic mudslide, as they marshaled state and federal resources to bolster rescue and recovery efforts. John Pennington, head of Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management, said plenty of resources were dedicated…

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March 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Scientists say there’s little chance tiny quake triggered slide

Could a tiny earthquake that struck on March 10 have triggered the massive landslide near the town of Oso on March 22? Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington raised that possibility at a press conference this morning. But the director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Laboratory said he thinks it’s highly unlikely. The quake measured 1.1…

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