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Sedro-Woolley woman killed in crash

State Patrol trooper Travis Shearer said Shannon M. Shipley, 58, was traveling west on Baker Lake Road about 4:30 p.m. when she left the roadway as it curved, scraping the guard rail on the right side of the road.

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-20 21:15:00

Woman dies after crashing Vespa near Baker Lake | 790 KGMI

The State Patrol says Shannon M. Shipley was traveling on Baker Lake Road toward Highway 20 Saturday afternoon, but instead of turning, she continued straight and hit the guardrail.

KGMI - 2018-08-20 12:22:35

1 killed in head-on crash on SR-530 near Arlington

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- A 58-year-old man was killed in a head-on crash along SR-530 Sunday night.A woman driving a Subaru Outback heading west crossed the center line about 4 miles west of Arlington and struck an eastbound Jeep Cherokee head-on, troopers said. The Cherokee rolled over and its driver wa

SEATTLEPI.COM - 2018-08-20 15:09:51

Mount Vernon High School eliminates ASB fees, makes games accessible

MOUNT VERNON — This school year, all Mount Vernon High School students — and some family members — will be able to attend home sporting events and other school functions for free.The Mount Vernon School District is eliminating the $35 fee for the Associated Student Body card, which gives students ac

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-20 13:00:00

One fatality in four car accident on Highway 530 | 1170 KPUG-AM

After hitting the Jeep, troopers say Bergstrom hit two other vehicles, but neither Bergstrom nor the other drivers were hurt.

KPUG1170.COM - 2018-08-20 14:36:46

Letter: Disappointed in Friendship House neighbors

Your recent article about Friendship House ("Friendship House cuts meal service, cites pressure from neighbors," Aug. 15) reveals some critical facts about both the Mount Vernon business community and the attitude of some of the churches.I am very disappointed that even a pastor seems to choose busi


Letter: Downtown businesses not the bad guys

I am appalled at the picture painted by the article titled "Friendship House cuts meal service, cites pressure from neighbors" by Brandon Stone (Aug. 15).It made Jim Fikkert and the businesses of downtown Mount Vernon seem cold and callused to the world around us.If Brandon Stone actually knew these

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-19 12:00:00

Bellingham, Cheney rank as best cities for working students | 790 KGMI

8-20-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham ranks among the best cities in the nation for working students.Student Loan Heroreleased a report comparing local minimum wage and average tuition costs across 1,587 colleges in America.According to the survey, Bellingham is among less than 3% of cities nation

KGMI - 2018-08-20 13:03:34

Former Burlington-Edison assistant new grid coach at Anacortes

ANACORTES — The Anacortes High School football team will be playing in a new division — and has a new coach, too.Former Burlington-Edison assistant coach Chris Hunter has taken the head coaching job at Anacortes, which will play in the newly created Lake Division of the Northwest 2A Conference.Hunte


Man pleads not guilty to raping 13-year-old girl

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Mount Vernon bank robber found guilty

MOUNT VERNON — Joshua Castillo was found guilty in Skagit County Superior Court on Aug. 10 of first-degree robbery.The 36-year-old Vancouver man robbed the Skagit Bank branch at 1301 Memorial Highway in Mount Vernon of $800 on Nov. 22.According to court documents, Castillo entered the bank at 12:50


Letter: Teachers deserving of better pay

I have two school-age daughters who attend elementary school in the Mount Vernon School District, and we are all counting down the days until school resumes.In just three short weeks, my daughters will be with amazing teachers, administrators and support personnel caring for them, teaching them and


News Files: Officials tour new high school in 1938

Before machines took over the heavy work of getting hay out of the fields, the crop was harvested by hand, like on the Iver Johnson farm (above) in Stanwood.Photo courtesy of Stanwood Area Historical Society


Bicycle tours offer new way to explore east Skagit County

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — A new enterprise, Tea and Tour out of Willowbrook Manor, is offering bicycle tours of the Sedro-Woolley and Lyman areas this summer.The tours focus on exploring the rural landscape between the city and the town, and delving into the histories of each.The tours include tea at the Engl


Mount Vernon homeless meals cut due to neighbor complaints

Pastor Jim Fikkert of the nearby Communion Church says as a member of the Mount Vernon Downtown Association he's been communicating the concerns of businesses which include loitering, littering and vandalism, all of which he says are increasing.


Bellingham Police warn of evolving phone scams | 1170 KPUG-AM

Law enforcement and government agencies do not conduct themselves this way and urge you to call police if you think you’ve been targeted or have any doubts about a phone call, otherwise, just hang up.


Couple awarded $1 million in Bellingham voyeurism lawsuit

On Tuesday, Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis awarded $750,000 to the woman and $250,000 to her husband, more than what their lawyer had asked for.


Smoky skies may last longer than expected | 1170 KPUG-AM

8-17-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. —Air qualityin Whatcom County isstill considered“unhealthy for sensitive groups” today with marine air steadily pushing smoke out of the area.TheNational Weather Servicesays air will continue to improve in western Washington through Saturday, but they have bad news for Sun


Friendship House cuts meal service, cites pressure from neighbors

Buy NowRepresentatives from Draper Valley Farms and Boys & Girls Club members serve lunch at the Friendship House Cafe in Mount Vernon. Left to right: Shane Shetler, Johanna Gamboa, Terry Mortensen and Hannah Galvan.By Sarah Arquitt


Peoples Bank scatters cash-filled piggy banks around Whatcom County | 790 KGMI

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Peoples Bank is hiding piggy banks containing a total of more than $5,000 around Whatcom County as part of their “Pay it Forward Pigs” campaign.