A roundup of 911 calls to Skagit County police and fire departments

Reconstruction work along a section of Bow Hill Road is proceeding on schedule, as crews have completed the first step toward preventing landslides along the section of road.

On the heels of an announcement that three Southern Resident orcas are pregnant comes word that a mother and grandmother orca of L pod is presumed dead.

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On the heels of an announcement that three Southern Resident orcas are pregnant comes word that a mother and grandmother orca of L pod is presumed dead.

ANACORTES — Chris Sparks arrives on a gray September Saturday at what is known as the red cannery off 11th Street in Anacortes. He’s here to load up 3,000 pounds of live crab to deliver to Canada in the afternoon.