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n The Anacortes City Council will meet online at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, remotely, for a discussion and possible action on the city's 2021 budget. Listen in by calling 1-253-215-8782 and entering meeting ID 892-5564-6791. The meeting is also available at us02web.zoom.us/j/89255646791.
At 87 years old, Bob Kager needed someplace new to keep his firewood, other than the shed too far away from his door or the rotting wood deck outside it.
MARCH POINT — Hands flat against the trunk of the tree, neck craned skyward, volunteer Rachel VanBoven counted how many nests she could see in the branches of a large maple on March Point.
The year 2020 is coming to an end and it has certainly been one of many challenges. One trend that we have been noticing is animal complaints involving dogs.
‘Tis the season to replace the smell of hand sanitizer with that of a freshly cut tree.
Though it has been clear and cold, there are still excellent recreational opportunities for those willing to layer up.
While growing up in a large family, Anacortes’ Paula Becker learned all about the meaning of Christmas.
This story was updated Saturday afternoon.
Santa will appear over Zoom at an appointed time. Your city’s Christmas tree-lighting is only a click away on Facebook or YouTube.
Two local salmon habitat projects are getting a boost in funding as part of a $918,700 grant package announced Thursday.
The Skagit Valley Family YMCA has received $258,000 in COVID-19 pandemic relief funding.
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SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Ten businesses in Sedro-Woolley received COVID-19 grants as part of the city’s allocation of federal CARES Act funds.
Severe cases of COVID-19 are placing additional strain on Skagit County hospitals, but health care leaders say their facilities have the capacity to care for an even greater surge in patients.
A 66-year-old Anacortes man has been charged in Skagit County Superior Court in relation to a Thanksgiving Day incident in which he allegedly stole a car that had two people inside.
MOUNT VERNON — Early in the year, Mount Vernon police officer Jon Gerondale and LaVenture Middle School migrant family liaison Elia Solis had an idea they hoped would help bring the school community together: a block party.
With November over, it's clear Skagit County experienced its worst month yet of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEATTLE — Federal ities in Seattle have charged two people with a terrorist attack on train tracks, one of 41 such incidents involving BNSF Railway tracks in Whatcom and Skagit counties since January.
MOUNT VERNON — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Lincoln Theatre’s DVD collection seemed destined for a new 九游会官网网页版_j9.com真home.
Skagit County Hearing Examiner Wick Dufford on Monday approved the expansion of a gravel and sand mine on Fidalgo Island.
LA CONNER REOPENING COMMITTEE: In preparation for the eventual re-opening of its schools, the La Conner School District is assembling a committee of stakeholders to create a plan.
The vast majority of Skagit County businesses are complying with emergency rules to curb the spread of COVID-19. A few have been cited and fined for violations.
MOUNT VERNON — Shoppers turned out Saturday to support local shops in a year that has been especially tough on small businesses.
A huge turnout and the COVID-19 pandemic made for a unique general election, according to the Skagit County auditor.
A Washington State University survey has found that 30% of households in the state have experienced food insecurity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
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.
The state Recreation and Conservation Office is recommending the state allocate $2 million for expanding Deception Pass State Park.
Members of the Fidalgo Fly Fishers fishing club have been getting together once a month on Zoom to share their fly-tying skills.
Allan Fredrickson learned basic carpentry from his father while growing up in Canada, then later improved his skills enough to build his own clinics during his career as a veterinarian.
MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County District Court Commissioner Jenifer Howson likely will be taking on the role of district court judge.
Small businesses impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for state grants starting early next week.
BURLINGTON — Though Thanksgiving dinner couldn’t be shared around a communal table this year, the Burlington Eagles spent Thursday preparing and delivering 155 take-out meals for Skagit County residents to eat at 九游会官网网页版_j9.com真home.
Luke Pusateri continues to swim strong following an outstanding prep career for the Mount Vernon Bulldogs.
Many may know Robert Gates by the accomplishments listed on his lengthy résumé. He was secretary of defense under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama; director of the CIA; president of Texas A&M University; and president of the Boy Scouts of America.
SWINOMISH INDIAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY — The Swinomish Police Department has a new chief, but he’s no stranger to the department.
Whether it’s Giving Tuesday or Giving Skagit Day, there are many organizations that could use help.
In Skagit County, the number of residents filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose 105% last week, the most first-time claims that have been filed in a week since June.
Augie Stevens has an unusual vantage point for a football coach — one that includes not just locker rooms and hashmarks, but palm trees and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund is signing up families and seeking donations in a holiday season unlike any other.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Residents of Sedro-Woolley will see increases in their utility rates in 2021.
The Burlington and Mount Vernon fire departments were busy Wednesday morning, each dealing with fires in their cities.
BURLINGTON — The Burlington City Council approved the city’s 2021 budget Tuesday that, while balanced, continues a trend of little funding for the city street fund.
While state policies to curb the spread of COVID-19 have created hardships, data analysis conducted at Western Washington University shows they make a difference.
The increased rate in new COVID-19 cases in Skagit County and statewide has prompted Skagit Regional Health to activate its plan to deal with more patients.
MOUNT VERNON — A 20-year-old Skagit County man was arrested Tuesday for investigation of felony hit-and-run after a vehicle he was allegedly driving last week struck a 16-year-old Mount Vernon girl as she crossed the street.
With certification of the 2020 general election complete, the races on Skagit County’s ballot are official.
BURLINGTON — The Burlington-Edison School District is hoping to help combat cold and flu season by providing families the information and tools they need in order to know when to keep their kids away from others.
Environmental groups are taking their fight against Cooke Aquaculture’s proposal to transition from farming Atlantic salmon to steelhead to the state Supreme Court.
The Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund, which provides gifts, books and holiday meals to families in need throughout the county, is taking sign-ups.
Skagit County all but finished on Monday counting all the ballots from the Nov. 3 general election.
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners considered a preliminary 2021 budget Monday that would draw heavily from county reserves.
CONWAY — Skagit County Fire District 3 will be looking for a new fire chief.