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Residents oppose zoning change in Burlington
BURLINGTON — A decision on a proposed zoning change was postponed two weeks after the Burlington City Council heard Thursday from residents opposed to the change. About 50 residents of a neighborhood bordering the area subject to the zoning change raised concerns about increased traffic and noise, r
Burlington adopts $48 million budget for 2019
BURLINGTON — The Burlington City Council passed a $48 million budget for the city for 2019. The budget passed 6-1 Thursday with Councilman Chris Loving voting against. Before the budget vote, the City Council decided against increasing Mayor Steve Sexton's salary, approved a contribution to Communit
Primal Coffee Opens New Shop in Sedro-Woolley
Sedro-Woolley, WA – Primal Coffee has opened a new Coffee shop at 108 Woodworth Street in Sedro-Woolley. The new coffee shop is located directly next to the Local 20 Tap Room.
Former Mount Vernon boys’ basketball coach Mac Fraser honored during ceremony
MOUNT VERNON — Three state titles. Thirteen state appearances. More than 300 wins. Mac Fraser has quite a résumé as the head coach of Mount Vernon boys' basketball team. Hundreds of fans, students, former assistant coaches and former players gathered in the Mount Vernon High School gym before the Bu
Atmospheric river is pointed at western WA – flooding expected
National Weather Service (NWS) Seattle office forecasters say western Washington can expect a little break between weather systems today but wet weather returns on Sunday and continues into the middle part of next week. Heavy rains in the mountains and an rise in the snow levels will result in an in
News Files: Electricity had to be conserved in 1948
EARLY HISTORY: In 1868, Rasmus Settre and wife Ingeborg came to America then to Stanwood in 1885 at Cedarhome. The Depot Restaurant and candy stand were for sale in 1908, by Erick Johnson at East Stanwood.
Prep Roundup: Mount Vernon wrestlers capture Paul Reiman title
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon boys' wrestling team proved tough in its home gym Saturday as the Bulldogs won the Paul Reiman Classic. Kirill Chirva, Israel Reyna and Tristin Willis won individual titles as the Bulldogs rolled to victory in the seven-team field. Chirva won by pin in the title match
Sehome bids farewell to old gym with doubleheader finale
BELLINGHAM – Hundreds of fans, parents and alumni packed into Sehome’s gymnasium Friday night, as part of a sold-out crowd to witness the final two basketball games ever played on the weathered hardwood floor.
Couple that lost everything to California fire finds new hope in Skagit County
Elizabeth Driver still wakes up in the middle of the night, reliving her escape from Paradise. When the Camp Fire broke out near Paradise, California in the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 8, she and her husband John received a phone call from a friend warning them they had only minutes to leave.
Work begins on College Way widening project
MOUNT VERNON — Crews have begun preliminary work on a project to add two lanes to College Way under Interstate 5. The project will reduce bottlenecks through the underpass in what has become the highest-traffic region in Mount Vernon, said Esco Bell, city Public Works director.
UPDATED – Nearby: I-5 commuters to Skagit can expect delays this morning
Thanks to Brendon for the tip. All lanes of southbound I-5 between the Alger/Lk Samish Road (mp240) and Bow Hill Road (mp236) interchanges are closed this morning. Traffic has been detoured via Old Highway 99.
Decision on Mount Vernon fire station bond put on hold
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon City Council postponed Wednesday a decision on whether or put a nearly $30 million bond issuance proposal to build a new fire station and renovate two others on the ballot for the February election.
Skagit County opens water bank
MOUNT VERNON — A new water bank has opened to supply nearly 100 homes along Nookachamps Creek in Skagit County. The state Department of Ecology and Skagit County are jointly operating the bank, which Ecology created by purchasing water rights from a local utility. The bank repurposes those rights fo
Prep Roundup: Cubs split double dual
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The Sedro-Woolley girls’ wrestling team faced a tough battle at home Wednesday night. The Cubs edged Arlington 42-39 and lost to Everett 42-24 in a double dual with two teams from Snohomish County.
Earliest Known Portrait of George Washington on View
On loan from Washington & Lee University, this life portrait of Colonel George Washington originally hung in the Mansion's Front Parlor. More than 200 years later, the large oil painting—measuring 60 inches tall and 50 inches wide—returns to the estate and hangs in the museum's Gilder Lehrman Galler
Skagit County nets $1.3 million in salmon funding
Of $18 million in grants the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced Monday for fish projects in 30 counties, Skagit County netted the largest sum — $1.3 million. The majority of that funding was awarded to a project sponsored by Seattle City Light and the Skagit Land Trust.
Salmon recovery projects soon underway in Skagit County
OLYMPIA, Wash. — State government awarded nearly $18 million for salmon recovery projects across the state, with the most money going to projects in Skagit County. Projects include a $205,000 grant for the adding of log jams to the South Fork of the Nooksack River, overseen by the Lummi Nation, and
Mount Vernon Man Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle in Burlington
Burlington, WA – The Washington State Patrol responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on State Route 20 near North Anacortes Street in Burlington around 6:08 p.m. on November 23rd, 2018.
T-Bone keeps K-9 unit on the move
K-9 officer Scott Ray took a swig of his energy drink while driving through Anacortes checking license plates when he got a call from police in a different city — they needed a dope dog.
Get to Know: Lori Anderson
Job: Permit technician for the Skagit County Planning Department. Education: Burlington-Edison High School. “I’m a Tiger through and through. I even have a scarf to prove it.”