n The Anacortes City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, remotely. Listen in by calling 1-253-215-8782 and entering meeting ID 892-5564-6791. The meeting is also available at us02web.zoom.us/j/89255646791.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all districts are holding their school board meetings electronically. Therefore, all districts ask that public comment be delivered electronically or dropped off at district offices. For information, visit district websites.

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The start of the new year is a great time to hunt for waterfowl, cast for fish in winter lakes, and enjoy the annual spectacle of bald eagles, snow geese, elk and other wintering wildlife.

Skagit Valley College's fall and winter sports seasons will start later than expected — and the seasons for every sport will look very different when they do get underway.

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MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday with the state Department of Ecology to move toward providing water to some rural property owners along a portion of the Skagit River.

From the region’s well-known salmon and seals to a recently-arrived invasive hornet and deep-sea volcanoes, the 2021 Friends of Skagit Beaches lecture series will explore diverse topics relevant to the environment in Skagit County.

Pinto abalone, the only abalone species native to the Salish Sea and a species undergoing restoration efforts in Skagit and San Juan counties, is in trouble.