MARBLEMOUNT — The search for a missing 10-year-old boy last seen July 7 as he kayaked down the Skagit River east of Marblemount has been called off.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — A 52-year-old Sedro-Woolley man awaiting a second trial has instead pleaded guilty to the charge of vehicular homicide in relation to a 2015 crash.
ANACORTES — When he was 15 years old, Justin Irish was expelled from high school.
Here’s a sampling of recent calls to local police and fire agencies:
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — After seven years with the Sedro-Woolley School District, Superintendent Phil Brockman on Monday announced that this year would be his last.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The Sedro-Woolley School Board on Monday approved the district’s 2020-2021 annual budget that leaves a small cushion of revenue over expenditures.
PRINCIPAL HIRING: In its search for a new principal for Anacortes High School, the district will host a community forum with the top two candidates July 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Why exactly the Hamilton mayor’s home went up in flames in the early hours of June 29 is unknown.
BURLINGTON — Growing up in Tauranga, New Zealand, Melissa Anderson always knew she wanted to be a police officer, just like many of her other family members.
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Longtime Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt faces two challengers with experience in local government as he tries to win re-election to Commission Seat 2 against Peter Browning and Mary Hudson in the August primary.
A first-time candidate and an Anacortes business owner are challenging incumbent Skagit County Commissioner Ron Wesen in the upcoming primary.
Skagit Public Health leadership is skeptical that Skagit County will be ready to fully reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The Burlington City Council approved a business and occupation tax at its meeting Thursday, the first of its kind in Skagit County.
MOUNT VERNON — While all four Skagit County Superior Court judge positions are up for election this year, only one seat has competition.
The Skagit County commissioners approved a plan Friday to use $1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to support struggling small businesses.
Four days after a 10-year-old Chehalis boy went missing while kayaking on the Skagit River, the search for him is now focusing on the water.
The Mount Vernon Coastal store plans to give away 300 free life jackets for kids up to age 12 on Saturday at the Skagit County Fairgrounds.
Skagit County and the city of Mount Vernon will partner on a state grant, funding motel vouchers for homeless families.
LA CONNER — The La Conner School District has a new superintendent — at least, for the next year.
Five candidates are vying for a position on the Skagit Public Utility District (PUD) Board of Commissioners, which oversees the largest water system in Skagit County.
A life vest presumed to belong to a boy reported missing on the Skagit River near Marblemount was found Thursday during the second day of searching, but authorities continued into the evening looking for 10-year-old Sage Adams.
In the race to serve the next two-year term as a state representative for the 39th Legislative District, Rep. Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan, faces competition.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Like other education institutions around the country, Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy in Sedro-Woolley is trying to figure out how to best serve students during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Skagit County’s COVID-19 testing site is looking for volunteers to support its testing efforts through the summer.
Authorities continued to search into the evening Thursday for a boy reported missing on the Skagit River since Tuesday.
After a recent win at Skagit Speedway, longtime driver Colton Heath emerged from his car on the front stretch and heard something there he hadn't heard before: nothing.
MOUNT VERNON — A 37-year-old Mount Vernon woman has been charged in an alleged plot to kill her ex-husband.
The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 10-year-old who was last seen in a kayak on the Skagit River east of Marblemount.
If high school sports are played this fall, they'll get started later than first expected.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Helping Hands Solution Center continues to offer food assistance to a record-breaking number of Skagit County residents.
The federal government announced Tuesday that in light of local concerns about public safety, plans to restore a greater grizzly bear population in the North Cascades have been scrapped.
For a few hours during the sunny morning of Monday, the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe fished for sockeye salmon making their return journey up the Skagit River to the Baker River.
MOUNT VERNON — On his second day of work late last week, Ismael Vivanco could have been behind his desk settling in, but instead the new Mount Vernon School District superintendent spent much his Thursday on a school bus going door-to-door to students’ homes, handing out bags of food, boxes …
With in-person instruction not possible because of COVID-19, the Skagit Valley College men's basketball coaches are trying something different for their upcoming basketball camp.
Here’s a sampling of recent calls to local police and fire agencies:
The race for the House District 10, Position 2 seat will involve a couple of contenders looking to unseat incumbent Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor.
Two fatalities and a house fire were among the emergencies first responders were called to during the Fourth of July holiday.
A Mount Vernon nursing home is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among residents and employees, Skagit County confirmed in a press release Monday.
MOUNT VERNON — Fireworks started a blaze in trees near a residence on Virginia Street on Saturday, July 4, then spread and seriously damaged a home, according to Mount Vernon city press release.
With longtime state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, choosing not to run for re-election, the 10th Legislative District in the state House will have a new face come January.
After spending spring indoors because of a global pandemic, scientists recently resumed some boots-on-the-ground field work in Skagit County.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all districts are holding their school board meetings electronically. Therefore, all districts ask that public comment be delivered electronically or dropped off at district offices. For information, visit district websites.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Part political protest and part family-friendly parade, about 100 vehicles and dozens of spectators took to the streets Saturday morning to celebrate the Fourth of July and speak out against what some described as governmental infringement on constitutional rights.
Inside LAVLE’s research and development building west of Burlington, Ben Gully held up a rectangular battery cell and explained how the company has built a system to make batteries safer and more compact for electric marine vessels.
Longtime U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, is facing seven challengers for his seat representing Washington’s 2nd Congressional District.
When Esmeralda Yzaguirre started her shift Monday at Skagit Valley Hospital, she wasn’t expecting she’d leave with life-changing news.
Many residents in Skagit County and elsewhere see the Fourth of July as a chance to light off fireworks.
There will be no carnival rides, greasy food or spectators.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene faces six challengers in the race to represent District 1 in Congress for the next two years.
MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon motel owner has been arrested and his business closed after unsafe levels of methamphetamine contamination were found in several of the rooms.
MOUNT VERNON — Even with a light rain coming down Wednesday afternoon, customers browsed through the TNT Fireworks stand in the Haggen parking lot, glancing at the Dancing Devils and Lightning Flashes, the Super Snap Bangers and Magic Whips.
MOUNT VERNON — In Deb Castle's inaugural season as coach of the Skagit Valley College women's basketball team, the squad had six players.
LA CONNER — The La Conner School Board selected Wednesday evening a potential interim superintendent.
With various restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bloodworks Northwest needed a replacement for its usual mobile blood drive in Skagit County.