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

Bulletin: Shell gas cards needed

Oso mudslide. March 22, 2014.

OSO MUDSLIDE CONTINUING COVERAGE by Mark Horner 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… Continue reading Bulletin: Shell gas cards needed

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… Continue reading VIDEO: Interview with WSP Chief John Batiste

Woman learns her friends are alive

OSO MUDSLIDE CONTINUING COVERAGE (Oso, WA)  Teresa Smith could never have imagined the most welcome surprise she’d encounter while walking her dog along SR 528 in Oso early this afternoon. It started when a honk came from an approaching Chevrolet Silverado. The driver paused on the road. Smith–grieving the loss of so many lives here,… Continue reading Woman learns her friends are alive

One on one with the Governor

CONTINUING COVERAGE OF THE MUDSLIDE NEAR OSO, WA Photos and Videos  Update:  About 7 hours after this post was published, the Associated Press published an insightful story online regarding the dramatic changes in the numbers of people reported missing in the mudslide near Oso. A link to that story is provided here for additional reading:… Continue reading One on one with the Governor

108 people missing after Oso mudslide

COMMENTARY While this morning’s announcement that 108 people are missing after the Oso mudslide will surprise many people, that’s likely not the case for some locals who live in that area. From what I’ve been told, many have known the numbers are higher. In my visit to Darrington Sunday evening, a local told me that… Continue reading 108 people missing after Oso mudslide