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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.
Mount Vernon's new permitting software to increase efficiency
MOUNT VERNON — With the implementation of its new permit application software, the Mount Vernon Development Services Department is promising a faster, easier process for those who apply for permits.
Wind watch in effect for area as another storm rolls in
Officials are urging residents and motorists to brace for another round of strong southerly winds expected to sweep through the Stanwood Camano region on Friday, according to the National Weather Service's wind watch issued for the area.
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.
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.
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
Port of Skagit named port of the year
The Port of Skagit has been named 2018’s “Port of the Year” by the state Public Ports Association. The port’s “exceptional success” throughout the year earned it the award, according to a Port of Skagit news release.
Viaduct/Downtown Seattle Traffic Cams
The City of Seattle and Washington State Department of Transportation have traffic cameras in the viaduct area. Click the icons to see images or video of traffic congestion around the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Entertainment 360: Santa is everywhere
Dec. 11-12 Genealogy potluck: Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, at noon in the Society library conference room, 6111 188th Pl. NE, Arlington, for a holiday potluck lunch. Drop in.
Sedro-Woolley High School vandals caught
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — Sedro-Woolley Police have arrested two people believed to be responsible for vandalizing the high school in September. Since the incident occurred police have been following up on many leads and they were finally able to get felony arrest warrants issued on Dec. 11, for two ad
Mount Vernon Man Arrested in Hit and Run Crash on SR99
Edmonds, WA – A 36-year old Mount Vernon man was arrested on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 and booked into the Snohomish County Jail after he allegedly fled from a vehicle crash in the 23600 block of Highway 99 in Snohomish County on Monday evening.
Former Mount Vernon basketball coach to be honored
MOUNT VERNON — When the idea first arose to honor former boys’ basketball coach Mac Fraser, Mount Vernon Athletic Director Chris Oliver wasn’t sure it would happen. “I thought it was important for the community to honor him and what he did for basketball here in Skagit County. But I wasn’t sure he’d
Deming inmate in county jail dies by suicide
WHATCOM — County Sheriff Bill Elfo said in a Monday press release that an inmate in the county jail died by suicide on Sunday, Dec. 9. This was the sheriff’s account: On Sunday at 6:37 a.m. an inmate housed on the third floor of the jail notified deputies that his cell mate had apparently hung himse
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.
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
County plan gives rural residents well water access
MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County debuted a process Monday that makes it possible for all rural residents to have access to well water. In a presentation to the state water availability task force, Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki said the county will issue building permits to residential well use
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.”
Bellingham church smokes weed as a sacrament
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham now has a marijuana-based church. The Association of Sacramental Ministries, which uses cannabis as a sacrament, have opened the Natural Healing Church of the Holy Redeemer on Hannegan Road in Bellingham.
Mary Purcell students share family heritage
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The gym at Mary Purcell Elementary School on Tuesday night was filled with food, laughter and fun as students in Elise Cleeland-Roberson’s fifth-grade class shared their family histories.