The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will offer residents a one-month extension on their use and occupancy tax payments, giving short-term relief to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weekly unemployment claims in Skagit County surged the final two weeks of March, almost in lockstep with the shutdown of restaurants and bars, the closure of nonessential businesses, and other measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.
BURLINGTON — Skagit County has leased the Motel 6 in Burlington to use as a temporary COVID-19 quarantine center for those without a safe place to isolate themselves.
MOUNT VERNON — In a normal April downtown, cars would be inching down South First Street and across the Division Street Bridge to go to visit tulip fields. Restaurants would be full and stores busy.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stresses nonprofit services, Family Promise of Skagit Valley is adapting to the order to shelter in place.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The options to get outdoors continue to shrink in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Skagit Transit is further reducing bus service in response to declining ridership and health guidelines in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit Valley College men's soccer team has filled its coaching vacancy.
La Conner girls’ basketball standout Justine Benson has picked up another postseason honor.
Note: In the two days since this story was written, some state and federal recreational lands have closed. The state Department of Fish & Wildlife and the North Cascades National Park Service Complex closed such facilities as campgrounds, boat ramps, access roads and wildlife areas effec…
MOUNT VERNON — After swimming for Mount Vernon his freshman year, Luke Pusateri decided to swim only for club and country the next two.
The fight continues to protect an elusive animal found in the North Cascades and other mountain regions of the western United States as several nonprofits have filed a lawsuit against the federal agencies responsible for administering the Endangered Species Act.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The COVID-19 pandemic brought an early end to an annual program hosted by the state Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group at area schools.
Heads down, eyes trained on the water and walking sticks in hand, Hal Lee and Jim Johnson made their way one sunny March morning along an old side channel of the Skagit River.
Thanks to a partnership with Seattle City Light, the state Department of Ecology is now providing 340 property owners with a legal water source and has the capacity to provide water for about 1,000 more.
Cleanup plans are being proposed for a former landfill in Anacortes and are being drawn up for the city’s former water treatment plant along the Skagit River west of Mount Vernon.