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Bulletin: Shell gas card donation drive #2

OSO MUDSLIDE CONTINUING COVERAGE

by Mark Horner

A moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives in the Oso mudslide.
A moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives in the Oso mudslide.

Beyond90Seconds.com will be accepting donated Shell gas cards on Saturday and will deliver the donated gas cards to the Darrington area later that same day.

These donated Shell gas cards will be used solely for the purpose of fueling privately-owned machinery operated by local residents at the Oso mudslide recovery and clean-up effort.

We did a similar fundraiser on Thursday in Arlington and raised $360 in Shell gas cards in 3 1/2 hours, then delivered those gas cards in Darrington early that evening.

On Saturday, I will park at the Haggen’s store parking lot located at 20115 74th Ave NE in Arlington from 9am to noon.

Feel free to drop by and donate Shell gas cards and/or  to say, “Hello.”

At approximately 8:45am on Saturday, I (@beyond90seconds) will tweet  photos of myself and my vehicle parked toward the outer edge of the Haggen’s parking lot.  That’ll help you find me (I’ll add those photos to this story, too).

At noon, I’ll drive to Darrington and personally deliver your donated Shell gas cards to the folks who will use them to fuel their privately-owned machinery currently utilized in the Oso mudslide recovery mission.

SHELL GAS CARDS ONLY, PLEASE.

NO OTHER ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

 

HOW TO DONATE SHELL GAS CARDS

WHEN
Saturday, March 29th

WHERE
Haggen Food & Pharmacy parking lot area
20115 74th Ave NE
Arlington, WA 98223

TIME  
9:00am-12pm

 

 

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Remember.

A flag on a lone tree during this moment of silence at the  Oso mudslide on Friday afternoon.
A flag on a lone tree during this moment of silence at the Oso mudslide on Friday afternoon, March 28, 2014.

 

Oso mudslide. Friday, March 28, 2014.
Oso mudslide. Friday, March 28, 2014.

(Oso, WA) Two photos that, alone, already stand strong.

For those interested in words, here you go:

Darrington-area resident Jaimie Mason took these picture at the Oso mudslide today.

The first photo was taken shortly before 2pm.

In her texts to Beyond90Seconds.com, Mason wrote:

“A guy limbed that tree and and rigged it up so a flag could fly in remembrance of the victims.  And we ceased operations, and had a moment of silence in division 4 and radio silence.”

Thank you, Jaimie.

 

 

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Alleged SAR imposter at Oso mudslide

UPDATE: Shayne Barco’s website page “K9 Training & Certification”

UPDATE: Shayne Barco’s website (home page)

UPDATE: KING 5’s updated story with mention that “subject of (station’s) story” has been arrested.

UPDATE 2:05pm:   At 2:01pm (PST), KING 5 updated its online story with the following statement:

The Washington State Patrol said Friday afternoon it had arrested the subject of this story, Shane Barco. A WSP spokesperson said Barco was an impersonator and not actually a search and rescue dog handler.” -KING 5

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Beyond90Seconds.com has learned that a message broadcast from the Oso mudslide Incident Command Center today reported that a Search and Rescue “impostor” was believed to be at the scene of the mudslide.

The alleged impostor is believed to be using the name Shayne Barco.

Incident Command’s audio message stated that attempts were being made to develop probable cause for an arrest warrant.

Beyond90Seconds.com obtained a copy of the audio from Twitter user  @SnoCo_Scanner.

You can listen to the audio here.

[hmp_player playlist=’Oso_Mudslide_Incident_Command’]

About an hour prior to the broadcast from Incident Command, a  story featuring a man named Shane Barco appeared on a Seattle television station’s website.

According to its website, King 5 News posted its story online at 8:21am.

King 5’s report features an interview with a man named Shane Barco.  The station’s online story states Barco is from Bellingham.

The television report says Barco is the handler of a 3-year-old German Shepherd named Stratus.

The radio message issued by Incident Command provided a different name for the alleged impostor’s dog.

 

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Darrington area woman shares insight, perspective on Oso mudslide response effort

GRATITUDE FOR DONATED SHELL GAS CARDS

Story updated at 8:30am PST to include copyrighted photographs taken Friday morning showing locally-owned heavy equipment at the Oso mudslide.  People featured in these photos are Bob DeYoung of Darrington who’s seen giving a “thumbs-up” in appreciation of the $100 Shell gas card he’s holding donated by Beyond90Seconds.com reader @SnoCo_Scanner  (Daron Johnson). Jaimie Mason is also featured wearing wearing hard hat. All photographs in this series were taken by Mason for Beyond90Seconds.com.

(Darrington, WA) In a 13-minute video recorded on Thursday, Jaimie Mason begins by expressing her gratitude for the $360 in Shell gas cards donated by readers of this blog.

She goes on to say so much more.

Mason lives west of Darrington, closer to the Oso mudslide.

Beyond90Seconds.com readers donated $360 in Shell gas cards for fueling privately owned machinery at the Oso mudslide. The fundraiser was announced Thursday morning.  The gas cards were donated within 3 1/2 hours that same day, then delivered to Darrington early that evening.
Beyond90Seconds.com readers donated $360 in Shell gas cards for fueling privately owned machinery at the Oso mudslide. The fundraiser was announced Thursday morning. The gas cards were donated within 3 1/2 hours that same day, then delivered to Darrington early that evening.

First, about those gas cards.

Mason says many local residents assisting in the rescue and recovery effort are using their own machinery, and are also paying for the fuel to run it.

Thus, her appeal for the gas cards and this bulletin here on Thursday.

Mason goes on to share that she—like so many of her neighbors—are now spending days at the mudslide sifting through the debris, hoping to find missing neighbors and loved ones.

There are several powerful moments in this interview.

And while I’ve not confirmed Mason’s claims, she does strike me as quite sincere.

Mason is real people.

Real Darrington.

It shouldn’t be surprising to hear more words like these in the weeks and months to come.

 

Additional Reading:  Volunteers Recover Bodies Of Friends And Neighbors in Washington Landslide / nwnewsnetwork.org (includes photo & interview featuring Bob DeYoung)

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Bulletin: Shell gas cards needed

OSO MUDSLIDE CONTINUING COVERAGE

by Mark Horner

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Mudslide near Oso, WA. Photo taken Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Beyond90Seconds has learned that many local residents assisting with the recovery and clean-up effort at the Oso mudslide are spending a lot of money out of pocket  to fuel their heavy machinery.

This information came-up as an aside late in a text conversation with a local resident this morning.

“I’m trying to get some gas cards together (Shell only) for the local guys who are out there running their machines 11 hours a day on their own dime, and they won’t be reimbursed,” the resident wrote.  “If you know of anyone who can help, please let me know and spread the word!  It seems like they’ve been forgotten in this.”

When asked what type of machinery, the resident wrote:

“Excavators, log loaders, log shove, d8’s, Hd21’s. Pretty much everything you can think of. The boys said they would be grateful.  No one is going to remember them in three weeks, that’s why I want to do this so bad.”

I’ve decided to move on this now and, hopefully, help ease that financial burden related to fuel costs.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Anyone wishing to donate SHELL GAS CARDS can bring them to me today. NO OTHER ITEMS OR CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.  SHELL GAS CARDS ONLY.

I will be parked at the Haggen Food and Pharmacy in Arlington from 11:30am to 3pm.

At 11:15 this morning, I will tweet a photo showing where I am parked at Haggen’s.  On Twitter, I’m @beyond90seconds  (I will also attempt to add that photo to this blog post).

I will personally deliver all of the donated SHELL GAS CARDS to my contact in the Oso area by no later than tonight.

This morning, I called a Shell gas station in Everett and asked if Shell gas gift cards are available for purchase.  I was told, “Yes,” and that the cards can be purchased with cash or debit cards (no credit cards).

HOW TO DONATE SHELL GAS CARDS FOR RESIDENTS USING MACHINERY IN MUDSLIDE RECOVERY AND CLEAN-UP EFFORT

WHERE
Haggen Food & Pharmacy parking lot area
20115 74th Ave NE
Arlington, WA 98223

TIME  
11:30am-3pm today

I will follow-up this story with a report specifying how much was donated. That story will also mention who received the donations directly from me.  That person will act as the point-person for distributing the donated SHELL GAS CARDS.

The follow-up story will be published on Beyond90Seconds.com no later than noon tomorrow.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to help.

 

 

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VIDEO: Interview with WSP Chief John Batiste

OSO MUDSLIDE CONTINUING COVERAGE

(Oso, WA)  This is unedited video of Washington State Police Chief John Batiste speaking with media members regarding the Oso mudslide.

The interview was recorded on March 26.

The location is the roadblock at SR 530 and Oso Loop Road.

Here are some time codes for topics that are addressed:

2:03  Trooper Oliphant (one of the first responders), helped rescue young child

3:59 Batiste’s initial reaction to the mudslide.  His flight with Governor over mudslide

4:36 Reminds Batiste of Mount St. Helens (which he responded to as a young Trooper)

5:12 Discussing this mudslide with spouse

6:02 First responders are working hard, taking risks, still hoping to make rescues.

6:37  Batiste is asked about clearing the road.  Debris field.

7:00  Says Department of Transportation is making plans for relocating debris

7:25  What’s next regarding the highway?  Alternative route(s)?

7:50 “A huge undertaking” (regarding removing debris)