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MOUNT VERNON — Graham Rawson had grown weary of exerting the extra effort required to pedal up inclines of dirt and pavement, as well as the monotonous grind of pumping along lengthy, flat stretches.

Times are tough and the agency responsible for preserving, protecting, and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting and other recreation opportunities is feeling the pinch.

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Though the number of calls about seal pups on area beaches has been relatively low, those who monitor the pups are reminding those visiting beaches to give them their space.

Seven years after a Western Solar crew climbed onto the Anacortes Middle School roof to install dark blue, shimmery panels that can harness the energy of the sun, the Skagit Community Solar Program that sponsored the installation recently came to a close.

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Cascade River Road opened to all vehicles to its end at Cascade Pass Trailhead on Thursday, the North Cascades National Park Service announced.