PeaceHealth’s network of hospitals will require COVID-19 vaccinations for doctors, nurses and other staff and volunteers who interact with patients.
The Port of Skagit and the company Ziply Fiber will partner on a project to bring high-speed fiber internet to 1,200 homes and businesses in rural east Skagit County.
MOUNT VERNON — A 20-year-old Mount Vernon man will serve three months in custody for leaving the scene after hitting a 16-year-old girl with his car in November.
Limited availability of some building materials is slowing the completion of a new county-owned mental health treatment facility in Sedro-Woolley.
A 36-year-old Mount Vernon woman died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 north of Burlington.
Following an unprecedented absence from the Salish Sea, the region’s endangered Southern Resident orcas visited their “summer home” briefly last week.
After the first set of primary election results were released Tuesday night, Nickolas Lavacca was the top vote-getter in the Sedro-Woolley City Council race that will determine which two candidates advance to the Nov. 2 general election.
Meredith McIlmoyle and Celese Stevens are leading the primary race for a position on the Anacortes School Board.
Sedro-Woolley School Board member Enrique Lopez-Cisneros was the leader to retain his seat when the first round of primary election results were released Tuesday night.
Candidates Mahlon Hull and Rebecca Skrinde are leading in the race for a seat on the Port of Skagit Board of Commissioners, after initial primary election results were released Tuesday evening.
Drew Jenkins and Michael Bartel are leading in the race to advance to the Nov. 2 general election for a seat on the Concrete Town Council.
Debra Lancaster and Greg Thramer are in position to advance to the general election in the race for Position 1 on the United General Hospital District 304 Board of Commissioners.
ANACORTES — Anacortes City Council members Ryan Walters and Matt Miller are poised to move on to the November general election in the race for Anacortes mayor following Tuesday night’s primary.
Ed Bradel and Paul Rogge are leading in the race for a seat on the Concrete School Board, according to initial primary election results.
Five years after Chuckanut Brewery opened a location at the Port of Skagit, it is ready to expand.
A proposed sales tax increase to fund emergency dispatch services will not be on the November ballot after county leadership missed a crucial deadline.
LA CONNER — With her grandfather a longtime chronicler of Skagit County stories, Rachel Cram grew up with history all around her.
LA CONNER — Before they head back to their classrooms for in-person learning this fall, about 80 students in the La Conner School District have been on campus for some summer learning.
With vendors, animals and fairgoers crowding into the Skagit County Fairgrounds each year, Skagit County Fair Manager Aric Gaither said the event’s staff has to be flexible enough to meet unexpected challenges.
ALGER — Skagit Speedway owner Steve Beitler's connection to the racetrack began 55 years ago, cleaning up after races and selling racing magazines during a time when his father Harold was a driver.
The State Patrol is searching for a driver who fled the scene of a vehicle crash west of Burlington early Sunday morning that left two people injured.
A fire first detected Friday morning in an area of North Cascades National Park near the Canadian border continues to burn.
Skagit County Public Health reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 for the seven-period running July 25 to July 31.
ALGER — Justin Youngquist earned his fourth sportsman sprint car main event win of the season Saturday night at Skagit Speedway.
With Skagit County receiving $25 million in COVID-19 relief funding through the American Rescue Plan Act, county leaders are prioritizing money for mental health, disaster preparedness and economic recovery.
n The Anacortes City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at City Hall, 904 Sixth St. Those who can’t attend can listen by calling 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID 892-5564-6791. The meeting is also available at us02web.zoom.us/j/89255646791.
Washington recently enacted a number of new “police reform” laws that will significantly affect deputies’ ability to detect and prevent crime, hinder the apprehension of criminals and render our community less safe.
SAMISH ISLAND — From a forest featuring 100-year-old trees to pristine shoreline, the public got a look on Saturday at the Skagit Land Trust’s newly expanded Samish Island Conservation Area.
A variety of police reform laws enacted this year will change the way law enforcement does its job, and while there is hope the changes will be for the better, there are also concerns about the impacts the reforms may have on the safety of the community.
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 — Hikers and readers of all ages can walk through the pages of the book “Call Me Tree” at Hillcrest Park.
Name: Kenneth Alexander
MOUNT VERNON — At Mount Baker Middle School this summer, students have been hard at work as engineers — building walls and learning about weights, pulleys and pressure.
MOUNT VERNON — A team of high school tennis players from Sedro-Woolley finished first Tuesday in the 2021 Skagit Valley Tennis Association Summer High School Team Tennis season.
Skagit County businesses are figuring out how to navigate new public health guidance that recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks again indoors.
Skagit County hospitals are struggling to handle a surge in patients in their emergency rooms at the same time that COVID-19 cases are rising.
ARLINGTON — Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington recently opened a new aviary designed for the recovery of ill, injured or abandoned bald eagles and other large birds of prey.
MARBLEMOUNT — The body of a Mount Vernon hiker missing since May has been recovered.
GUEMES ISLAND — A trail is being built on Guemes Island to provide a measure of safety for bikers and walk-on passengers arriving at the island’s ferry dock.
After a year lost to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mount Vernon Diamond Dogs were eager to get back on the baseball field this year.
Site work is progressing at the location of a planned Amazon distribution facility west of Burlington.
ANACORTES — At least one deer in northeast Anacortes has died as a result of the viral infection known as adenovirus hemorrhagic disease (AHD), the state Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Wednesday.
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners has accepted a bid for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Josh Wilson and Farm to Market roads.
MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit Valley Family YMCA has hired Jenn Radford as an assistant/age group coach for its Chinook Swim Team.
SPOKANE — The Sedro-Woolley American Legion A baseball team suffered its first loss in its state tournament late Tuesday, falling to Rathdrum 14-8.
Online job fair set for Aug. 11Local organizations are teaming up to host a virtual job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 11.
ANACORTES — After four years of work, the Anacortes City Council on Monday passed an update to rules regulating development in and around environmentally critical areas.
LA CONNER — The La Conner Town Council approved an agreement Tuesday that will alter a 2,400-square-foot easement some residents worried may reduce the size of a future park.
The Skagit 911 Board of Directors voted Wednesday to recommend a 0.1% sales tax increase be put on the November ballot.
Members of Skagit County’s congressional delegation are among a bipartisan group of lawmakers requesting more aid for farmers who suffered crop loss and damage following the heat wave that battered the Pacific Northwest in late June.
*Updated 7/29 to correct the current number of orcas.
SPOKANE — The Sedro-Woolley American Legion AA baseball team suffered its second consecutive close loss Tuesday at its state tournament — a loss that wrapped up the team's season.