The past year was one marked by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic as well as sudden periods of deadly heat, damaging floods and extreme cold — weather events linked to climate change.

While many Skagit County residents were vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021, the virus continued to evolve with dangerous variants delta and omicron bringing new waves of illness, a renewed call for booster doses, and ongoing challenges for teachers, parents, businesses and workers.


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