Tips to Avoid Traffic Aggravation During The Holiday Weekend

Labor Day weekend travel info
It’s the last holiday weekend of the summer (booo!!!) and we always see heavy travel for this last gasp.  The good news is we have no scheduled construction projects for the three-day weekend, but do remember that we still have our southbound closure of the Stillaguamish River Bridge, so expect increased traffic over the northbound bridge, which is handling both directions of travel.  Whether you’re headed out of town for fun or into Seattle for Bumbershoot or Mariners or Sounders games, be sure to use our online tools to prepare and know when the best times to travel are.  More info can be found here.  Be safe, and have a great long weekend!


The Spirit of Darrington

It’s been a tough few months for our lovely community. Clearly, the Oso landslide was particularly devastating. The tragedy’s loss of live was compounded by severe economic impacts as the main access to our towns was removed. So mammoth that we were concerned that one of our key events, the Darrington Bluegrass Festival, might be cancelled.

Fortunately, that didn’t materialize. Between our emergency responders working  tirelessly to get the roads re-opened, to the efforts of the greater Seattle area to raise funds, we were able to regain access to our community. Our major events happened, and our lives slowly healed.

Come Bike Around Darrington!

The great folks over at Washington Bikes point out some great gravel rides in our fair community.

We especially appreciate getting mentioned, along with our friends at Mountain Loop Books. And, if you’re a cyclist, we’d love for you to swing by and tell us about your ride.

We Are Craft Beer Drinkers

Check out this great video introducing the ideals that make craft brewing wonderful. Innovation, passion, commitment to being unique in this world that pushes for us to accept the mediocre. This is the same passion that drove Jack to start brewing, and that convinced those around him to make those brews available to everyone. I guess we’re trying to make the world a little better, one brew at a time.