SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Tayler Sheldon's all-around game Monday helped the Burlington-Edison High School boys' basketball team to a win over a county opponent.
Recycling and environmentally focused groups are hailing a new state law as groundbreaking when it comes to reducing the amount of plastics entering the solid waste system and, too often, the oceans.
SWINOMISH INDIAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY — Stop No. 29 for a 24-foot totem pole carved from a 400-year-old cedar tree was the Swinomish reservation on Monday morning.
Anacortes City Council members Ryan Walters and Matt Miller filed Monday to run for mayor, as filing week for the 2021 election began.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — A new program is getting off the ground at Cascades Job Corps Center in Sedro-Woolley.
Skagit County Public Health reported 97 new cases of COVID-19 for the seven-day period running May 9 to May 15.
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon High School football coach Nic Vasilchek, who led the Bulldogs to back-to-back postseason appearances, has announced his retirement from coaching.
BELLINGHAM — Four Whatcom Community College women's basketball players scored in double digits Saturday to lead the Orcas to a 79-71 win over Skagit Valley.
BELLINGHAM — A sterling first game by freshman Malia Garcia was among the highlights Saturday as the Mount Vernon High School girls' basketball team kicked off its season.
ALGER — Cam Smith claimed a checkered flag Saturday at Skagit Speedway — and gave fans a thrilling finish as he did so.
While 2020 might be remembered as the year of COVID-19, it also marked another grim milestone in Skagit County: the most drug overdose deaths in at least the past several years.
n The Anacortes City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 17, remotely. Listen in by calling 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID 892-5564-6791. The meeting is also available at us02web.zoom.us/j/89255646791.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — A few local children gathered Thursday afternoon on the banks of Hansen Creek while about 120 coho salmon smaller than the children’s fingers sat in a cooler at the water’s edge.
n The Anacortes School Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, for a study session, and at 6:15 p.m. for a regularly scheduled board meeting. asd103.org or 360-503-1211.
The Skagit Watershed Letterbox Trail program leads participants on scenic and educational adventures on three trails in Skagit County.
MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit Valley College men’s basketball team beat Peninsula 75-63 on Friday afternoon to avenge its only loss of the season and push its win streak to three games.
Skagit County businesses are reviewing their mask policies following an announcement Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that fully vaccinated people can remove their facial coverings in most indoor and outdoor settings.
DECEPTION PASS STATE PARK — The Sand Dune Trail at Deception Pass State Park’s West Beach will be temporarily closed starting Monday.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — BNSF Railway will begin driving pilings Monday as part of the Jones Road/John Liner Road connector project.
Filing week for the 2021 election begins Monday, with dozens of local offices up for grabs.
Government-nonprofit partnerships and volunteers are critical to providing community services for east Skagit County residents. For that reason, Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki opened the East County Forum held Wednesday with a nod to avid Concrete-area volunteer William “Bill” Pfeif…
MOUNT VERNON — A committee will recommend to the Mount Vernon City Council that fines for illegal fireworks should increase starting in July 2022.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is on track to fully reopen its economy by June 30, and a full reopening could happen even sooner if 70% or more of residents ages 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of vaccine by then, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.
BURLINGTON — A special COVID-19 vaccine clinic Saturday at Burlington-Edison High School will now be open to a larger group.
A bill introduced by two members of Congress would allow for some federal court proceedings to be held in Mount Vernon.
La Conner High School sophomore Ellie Marble has been named the Northwest 2B/1B League volleyball MVP.
*This story has been updated to reflect that both House Bill 1336 and Senate Bill 5383 were signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday.
Sea level rise, streams with high water temperatures and protection for eelgrass beds were among the topics discussed Tuesday during a public hearing for Skagit County’s Shoreline Master Program update.
BURLINGTON — The opening of a new homeless shelter in Burlington has been delayed because of difficulties filling staff positions.
Despite Seattle City Light expanding its study plan associated with the relicensing process of its Skagit River dams, at least 17 commenting government agencies, tribes and nonprofits wrote in letters last week that they remain dissatisfied.
MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon resident is seeking to honor former Wells Nursery owner Neil Hall by naming one of the city’s most iconic trees after him.
With fishing season in full swing and several hundred lowland lakes throughout the state primed for anglers, now is the time to get outside and make a few casts.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The Sedro-Woolley School District has been awarded a grant it hopes will help close opportunity gaps and advance equity in its schools.
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the study of potential policies for creating urban-style communities on rural land.
Skagit County Public Health will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at 3:30 p.m. today at COA Mexican Eatery on Riverside Drive in Mount Vernon.
MOUNT VERNON — On a recent sunny Saturday, about a dozen Burlington-Edison School District students hiked the winding trails to the top of Little Mountain, learning along the way outdoor safety tips and about the plants and animals found in the forest.
The following are criminal cases heard Monday in Skagit County Superior Court:
It’s not an unusual sight during the COVID-19 pandemic: a 30-foot Skagit Transit bus parked outside a local business to house a food drive.
TOWN HALL: The Anacortes School District will hold a town hall regarding its plans to return its elementary school students for more in-person learning, health department guidelines and next steps at 5:30 p.m. May 12.
EDMONDS — After beating the Skagit Valley College baseball team in both games of a doubleheader Saturday, Edmonds repeated the trick Sunday.
LA CONNER — The La Conner High School volleyball team wrapped up a perfect season Saturday with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-8 victory over Mount Vernon Christian.
MOUNT VERNON — Despite a lengthy layoff, the Skagit Valley College men's basketball team picked up a win Saturday.
ALGER — Bill Rude set a track record Saturday at Skagit Speedway — and as it turned out, he was just getting started.
BOW — After growing up on a potato farm in Bow, David and Connor Wallace went on to study sciences in college and then work at technology companies in Seattle and California’s Silicon Valley.
n The Anacortes City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 10, remotely. Listen in by calling 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID 892-5564-6791. The meeting is also available at us02web.zoom.us/j/89255646791.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some districts are holding their school board meetings electronically, while others are holding them in a combination of in person and online. For information, visit district websites.
MOUNT VERNON — About 90 families parked their cars at Skagit Valley College on Friday night and watched the film “Cars” with a dramatic cloudy sky as a backdrop.
When a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake strikes beneath the Pacific Ocean, it will shake up much of the West Coast, including Skagit County.
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon police extinguished a small fire at the police department Friday night after a man broke into the building and started the fire.
The latest modeling of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake along the West Coast suggests a more powerful tsunami and more flooding than previously expected in areas that include Skagit County.
ANACORTES — The Anacortes High School baseball team wrapped up its season Friday by splitting a doubleheader with Ferndale.
BURLINGTON — Residents of HomePlace Burlington Memory Care and their families drank tea, listened to music and shared stories Friday at an outdoor Mother’s Day celebration at the care center.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — For the second consecutive year, the Sedro-Woolley Rodeo will not take place.