The landslide that destroyed dozens of homes and killed 43 men, women and children will be remembered in ways both public and private on Sunday, the first anniversary of the disaster that slammed into a mountain subdivision called Steelhead Haven 60 miles north of Seattle.
When 18 million tons of earth rumbled down the hillside on March 22, 2014, it also swallowed about a mile of State Route 530. The critical byway has been repaired, but it will be closed between the tiny towns of Oso and Darrington Sunday morning.
That's when survivors of the disaster, family members who lost loved ones, first responders who raced to the scene and neighbors who are still grieving will...
An aerial view of the mudslide shows where the hillside gave way.