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City of Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau schedules Mayor’s Coffee Hours for March 2019

MOUNT VERNON – City of Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau has scheduled Mayor’s Coffee Hour on the following dates in March:. Ø Friday, March 15, 10:00 a.m., Fire Station 3, 4701 E. Division Street.


Washington state considers staying on Pacific Daylight Time forever

When you switch your clock forward by one hour at the beginning of daylight saving time in two weeks, know this: it could be among the last times. Washington state lawmakers are considering several proposals to adopt year-round Pacific Daylight Time, ending the twice-a-year switch between it and Pac


Mount Vernon City Council tweaks fire station bond proposal

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon City Council on Wednesday approved a minor change to a $30 million bond proposal that it will put before voters in April. The bond would fund the construction of a new downtown fire station and improvements on the city’s two other stations.


Police seek arson suspect after second downtown fire

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Just days after a fire that investigators call suspicious gutted the historic Hohl Feed and Seed building, another fire just a block away has fire crews looking for similarities.


Another round of lowland snow possible for some parts of western Washington

SEATTLE -- Temperatures will be cold enough for more snow in some parts of western Washington this weekend. Q13 Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley says it will be cold and dry Friday morning for the Seattle metro area, but places like Bellingham and the Hood Canal could see a little snow Friday morni


Bellingham could lose connection to Alaska under proposal to stop state ferry service

Alaskans know them as "the blue canoes." Iconic, blue-hulled state ferries in the Alaska Marine Highway System serve communities from the Aleutian Islands to Bellingham. Each year, 30,000 people pass through Bellingham for the ferry to southeast Alaska.


Skagit Valley Family YMCA opening delayed

MOUNT VERNON — The opening of the new Skagit Valley Family YMCA has been delayed. An inspection by the city of Mount Vernon in late January found areas of the facility do not have adequate coverage for emergency radio signals, requiring the installation of signal repeaters.


Heart Of Gold: Sandra Bullock Has Been Quietly Donating $1,000,000 Every Time There’s Been A Disaster

Sandra Annette Bullock, born in Arlington, Washington, D.C. You might recall Sandra starring in the films – Demolition Man (1993) and Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) were memorable yet her stardom only came with the smash hit Speed (1994). She won the Oscar for her role in The Blind Side (2009) an


Young woman dies in rollover crash on Mt. Baker Highway

GLACIER, Wash. — One young woman is dead and another was hospitalized after a crash on the Mount Baker Highway. The State Patrol says 21-year-old Madeline R. Hurd of Bellingham was driving just west of Glacier Wednesday morning when her car spun out, rolled onto the passenger side and came to rest w


Mount Vernon boy raises money to buy color-correcting glasses for friend

MOUNT VERNON — Ten-year-old Kade Forkner’s favorite color has always been yellow — it’s the color the Jefferson Elementary School fifth-grader can most easily distinguish.


No need for alarm: School bus "wreck" in Stanwood part of training exercise

Two school buses — one perilously on its side — sit perched atop crushed cars and scattered glass shards in the old Thriftway Foods parking lot in Stanwood. But don’t worry. That’s where they’re supposed to be.


Bellingham investigators looking to see if another fire is connected to pet store fire

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Three days after a historic Bellingham building was gutted in a suspicious fire, investigators are looking to see if another early morning fire could be connected.


Snow Goose and Birding Festival returns to Skagit Valley

The 15th annual Stanwood-Camano Snow Goose and Birding Festival arrives in Skagit Valley on February 23 and 24. Visitors flock to the festival grounds each year to spot and photograph trumpeter swans, bald eagles, and snow geese. Tom Eisenberg of Friends of Camano Island Parks says that of the 20,00


Stanwood man accused of prostituting teen, forcing her to marry his barber for a green card

A 45-year-old Stanwood man is accused of coercing a teenager into having paid sex with men and forcing her to marry his barber, a foreign national who needed to obtain a green card to legally stay in the U.S., according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.


King County Metro Security Chief Accused Of Sex Trafficking

SEATTLE, WA - A former school board candidate and the head of King County Metro security was arrested for trafficking a minor this week, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.


Senior Scene: Discuss aging awareness or take driver safety class; senior resource fairs set

Warm Beach Senior Community will present a Lunch & Learn Aging Partnership Panel, noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Learn how prevention and awareness can reduce risk of chronic disease. Dr. Kevin Clay, ambulatory medicine expert from Provi


Suzan DelBene to host forum

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene will hold a community forum Saturday in Mount Vernon. DelBene, who represents Washington’s 1st Congressional District that includes parts of Skagit, Whatcom, Snohomish and King counties, will hold the forum from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at in the Aqua Room of the Skagit Public Util


Oscar night at the Lincoln

MOUNT VERNON — The Lincoln Theatre will celebrate Hollywood’s finest films with an Oscar viewing party on Sunday, Feb. 24. The Lincoln will be carrying the telecast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. There will be specialty cocktails, awards bingo, a photo booth and more.


Students learn nuances of fly fishing

MOUNT VERNON — Conditions were ideal for the casting portion of the beginning fly fishing class taught by the Fidalgo Fly Fishers. Of course, that would stand to reason as the students practiced their casting techniques inside the cafeteria at Mount Vernon High School.


The eloquence of Shakespeare — SVC Drama stages "Richard II"

MOUNT VERNON — “Richard II” may have been penned more than four centuries ago, but the Shakespeare play still looms over our current moment, said Damond Morris, director of the Drama Department at Skagit Valley College.