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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.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-15 22:47:04

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

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-17 19:00:00

Mount Vernon School Board passes district's budget

However, like most other districts in Skagit County, newly required four-year budget projections show the district using some of those reserves in the next few years.

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-16 18:30:00

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.

KPUG1170.COM - 2018-08-16 15:24:37

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.

KOMO NEWS - 2018-08-17 09:46:29

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


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

KPUG1170.COM - 2018-08-17 11:49:18

Skagit County kids experience big trucks up close

BURLINGTON — Three-year-old McCoy Felix stood in the cab of a small excavator Tuesday morning, his hands fumbling around the switches and levers as he tried to turn it on.“Buckle up,” said McCoy, dressed in a firefighter costume.The keys, however, were nowhere in sight.


Washington has worst air quality in the nation | 790 KGMI

Today, Whatcom County air is considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” a slight improvementover the last few days.

KGMI - 2018-08-16 13:55:58

Kickin' it up in Stanwood with Megs McLean

STANWOOD — Get on your cowboy boots and get ready to stomp Saturday night.Loco Billy’s Wild Moon Saloon, 27021 102nd Ave. NW, will host Saturday Stomp. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

ANACORTES AMERICAN - 2018-08-16 12:00:00

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.


Everett police want info after projectile fired from car hits school building

EVERETT, Wash.- Everett police are asking for help identifying whoever fired a projectile from a car at the Everett School District CRC building, police said.

KIRO7.COM - 2018-08-16 19:31:11

Cafeteria stops homeless lunch service after complaints | 1170 KPUG-AM

8-16-2018MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A cafeteria in Mount Vernon will no longer serve breakfast and lunch to people who lack permanent shelter because of complaints from neighboring businesses.TheSkagit Valley Heraldreports starting September 1 the Friendship House Café will serve dinner only.The nonprofi

KPUG1170.COM - 2018-08-16 13:19:45

Plastic bag ban discussed in Burlington

BURLINGTON — Wearing her signature plastic bag scarf, self-proclaimed “Bag Lady” Carol Sullivan encouraged Burlington residents to support a plastic bag ban Monday at the Burlington Public Library.Sullivan, leader of Skagit BAG BANd Wagon, has been meeting with cities and towns within Skagit County


How to drive in new roundabout

Engineer Roger Weiss, who was part of the Sharpes Corner roundabout design team, said drivers have the most trouble where the traffic from Anacortes enters the roundabout. To properly drive in the roundabout, you have to stay in your lane and yield to cars in the roundabout. This means drivers comin


Help Wanted: Stanwood busineses struggling to find workers

Buy NowZoe Ferguson, a 17-year-old Stanwood High student, worked last week at the Spartan Drive-In, one of many businesses in the area actively seeking workers like her.Ben Olson| Stanwood Camano News


Man who killed father on Samish Island sentenced | 790 KGMI

Tags: Aspergers, Dissociative Disorder, Lane Maurice Davis, murder trial, plea agreement, public defender, Samish Island, second degree murder, Skagit County, Skagit County CourtStory © 2018 KGMI - Images © 2018 KGMI


Forest lands, trees across region showing signs of drought stress

In the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, bright orange branches flash through the thick understory — dying Western red cedars.“It’s something people are noticing,” said Denise Crowe, on a recent walk in the Little Cranberry Lake area. Crowe is education and outreach director of Friends of the Forest


Air quality ranks hazardous as smoke rolls into Whatcom County | 790 KGMI

8-14-2018BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Air quality across Washington has taken a nosedive into unhealthy territory for much of the state and even hazardous along the east side of the Cascade Mountains.Whatcom County’s hazy skies rank from “unhealthy for sensitive groups” in the Lynden and Custer area to “unhe


Unhealthy air quality alert in effect for Anacortes

Buy NowSmoke from wildfires clouded Seafarers' Memorial Park Tuesday morning. Residents, especially sensitive groups including children, those 65 and older and those with heart and respiratory problems, are advised to limit their time outdoors.Jacqueline Allison / Anacortes American