Reporter's note: A ballerina’s career ends when most of the rest of us are just getting good at our jobs. Professional dancers are usually 18 or 19 years old when they’re hired for their first jobs. Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Carrie Imler, who came to Seattle as a 16 year old, retires this weekend after 22 years at PNB.
Gary Ray was the pastor at the Oso chapel in March. While doing work for the church on the morning of Saturday, March 22, he received a call from another pastor in Darrington. There had been a massive landslide and he should come back, the pastor said. After the slide, Ray provided spiritual and emotional support for a community that prided itself on its strong sense of independence.