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As many of you know by now, a decision by Judge Keith Kelly a couple of weeks ago found the Weber River to be a navigable river. With this declaration, he affirmed the state — not private landowners — owns the streambed of the Weber River. While some might decry this as another example of the taking of private property, the justification for this judicial finding can be traced back to the founding of the nation.
I think we should all call the legislators and ask them to please declare bankruptcy on our public education system. Taxpayers are already spending over $10,000 per student per year. Without counting capital improvements, a classroom of 30 carries a price tag of over $300,000.
If you are interested in marine stewardship, enjoy talking with people, and love the beaches of Puget Sound, consider becoming a Volunteer Beach Naturalist at Rosario Beach. Volunteers receive training on topics including tide pool ecology, intertidal invertebrates, marine plants, human history and environmental interpretation.
Burlington, Washington — The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce that Skagit Valley Roller Derby has been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women's amateur flat track roller derby.
Two suspects in the Wednesday evening robbery of Peoples Bank in Mount Vernon appeared in Skagit County Superior Court on Thursday and are being held on a 72-hour investigative hold in Skagit County Jail.
The owner of the taxi company whose driver was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds Monday, March 30, in downtown Mount Vernon said his staff is sorrowful over the loss of their colleague and rattled over the manner of her death.
MOUNT VERNON — A Skagit County judge has granted a magistrate’s warrant in the case of 29-year-old Solomona Fatu Luteru, currently held on investigation into his role in the fatal shooting of a taxi driver in downtown Mount Vernon.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — A 17-year-old male has been booked into the Skagit County Juvenile Detention after police said he broke into two homes, one in Sedro-Woolley and another in Mount Vernon, and stole a car, all within a span of several hours.