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    Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    The Ethisphere Institute recognizes U.S. Bank for the seventh consecutive year For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. Bank has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.  “This honor belongs to our employees,” said Andy Cecere, chairman, president and chief executive ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced regions would not move backward in the Healthy Washington phased reopening plan, and that the pause would last at least several weeks.All eight regions have been in Phase 2 since Feb. 14, which allows for more activities including indoor dining at 25% capacity. Future phases are still being discussed by state leaders in partnership with stakeholders in local ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    Skagit Valley College’s South Asian Student Club, in collaboration with the Black Students Union, warmly invites everyone to participate in Mindful Meditation, a continuing weekly series of free events presented by Delhi’s well known and highly respected meditation teacher and Indian Sciences expert, R.K. Sharma.      Sessions take place every Sunday from 10-11 am via Zoom: ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    Property tax statements have been mailed and should be hitting mailboxes this week. The first half property tax payments are due April 30, 2021. This year property owners have an opportunity to sign up for e-Statements. The information on how to sign up for this service will be included in your property tax statement. Additionally, the Treasurer’s Office offers a convenient auto-pay program ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    REGISTRATION NOW OPENExpress Employment Professionals is excited to host a FREE networking and leadership development event featuring Carla Harris and Bill Rancic as they bring business insight, motivation, and leadership advice to help organizations cultivate great leaders. HRCI and SHRM credits for attending!This is an event you won’t want to miss!    Pause and Pivot to Elevate Your Business ...read more
    Categories: Education, Events
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    Sedro Woolley, WA–The established climbing management areas identified below are closed to all public use from March 1, 2021 to July 15, 2021 to protect peregrine falcon nesting aeries. Newhalem Crag East Newhalem Crag West (Ryan’s Wall) Nest sites will be monitored to ensure reopening of these areas once the young falcons have fledged or if nesting did not occur on a specific wall during this ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., — PeaceHealth United General Medical Center continues to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community to ensure the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff members until COVID-19 is no longer a public health threat. Beginning Monday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m., we will adjust our visitor policy to allow for limited visitor access at our medical center.Patients ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    Today, Skagit Public Health announced that effective immediately, the COVID-19 test site at the Fairgrounds will no longer be operating on Saturdays. This change comes as Public Health prepares to permanently close the test site after March 12, and is due to a lack of utilization at the site on Saturdays. COVID-19 testing is available at other locations in the community. For a full list of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    5 Steps the SBA Will Implement to Further Promote Equitable Relief for Main Street Small Businesses Yesterday the Biden-Harris Administration and the SBA announced steps the agency is taking with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. With the exception of the first item, the following will start next week:Starting tomorrow, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    The Washington State Department of Health is optimizing the hours for the state COVID-19 information hotline to better serve the public. Starting on February 22, the hotline will be open from:6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and observed state holidays Hotline specialists can answer questions on a variety of COVID-19 topics, including symptoms and testing, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, February 20, 2021
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) is proud to announce that SVC graduate, Jessica Lonergan, of Mount Vernon, was honored by the Washington Association of College Trustees (ACT) and received the 2021 Transforming Lives award.      The annual award recognizes students whose lives have been transformed by attending one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Each college’s board of trustees ...read more
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    Saturday, February 20, 2021
    Today, Skagit County announced the launch of their agritourism exploration and analysis project which seeks to review how agritourism best fits in the comprehensive plan vision and state resource land protections. Skagit County needs community input! This is an ongoing project that is currently in the discovery phase, with a target of developing policy and legislative proposals by Fall ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, February 20, 2021
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) is proud to announce that SVC student Sydney Sharp, of Anacortes, has been selected as a State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Legislative Intern for the 2021 Legislative Session. Due to COVID-19, the internship will be carried out in a virtual format.      As a Washington State Legislative Intern, Sydney will serve as an advocate and voice for the ...read more
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    Friday, February 19, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee today signed House Bill 1368, which appropriates $2.2 billion in federal funding that has been allocated to states in response to the ongoing COVID emergency. The legislation takes effect immediately. “Our focus this year is relief, recovery and resilience, and this legislation will help us make tremendous progress in all of those areas. Washingtonians have been exemplary in ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Effective this week, the North Region has moved to Phase 2 of the COVID-19 ‘Roadmap to Recovery’. The Museum is now able to be open at 25% capacity.  Our schedule is Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11 AM to 4 PM.  Social distancing will be observed, with visitors spread throughout our three galleries.  We are so excited to have people back in the Museum!  Our new exhibit – ‘Jesus Guillén: An Artistic ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Yes! Skagit Valley College will be open for Spring Quarter! While classes will be offered mostly online, we will offer in-person opportunities in select courses and Workforce programs. Our Basic Education for Adults program will also include limited in-person classes.      Classes begin Monday, April 5, 2021 and registration dates are as follows: Registration for Continuing Students is going on ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    The 2021 Festival is going forward and scheduled for April 1- 30. There will be events and activities planned for both live and virtual. Please see this digital copy of the brochure. (Also available in print at the Burlington Vistors Center!)  Although it is not yet known how COVID regulations will impact the venues and admissions to the fields of Tulips, the owners of both RoozenGaarde and Tulip ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that Mariko Doerner, of Mount Vernon, has been appointed to the SVC Board of Trustees by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. Her appointment is effective from January 15, 2021 through September 30, 2025. She replaces Lindsay Fiker who recently completed 10 years of exceptional service on the Board.      “As a criminal defense and family law ...read more
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    Saturday, February 13, 2021
    Today, Skagit Unified Command made the difficult decision to close the Drive-Through Testing site tomorrow (Friday, February 12) and Saturday (February 13) due to inclement weather. Keeping staff and volunteers safe and healthy is a priority for Unified Command, and unfortunately cold and windy weather has created unsafe conditions. The test site is expected to reopen on Tuesday, February 16 ...read more
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    Saturday, February 13, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee announced today five new regions have met the metric requirements to progress to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington reopening plan, starting this weekend. The West and Puget Sound regions have maintained their metric requirements to stay in Phase 2.  The new regions progressing to Phase 2 are: North (Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island)North Central (Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, ...read more
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    Saturday, February 13, 2021
    Yesterday, Governor Inslee announced that the North Region- which includes Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties—will be moving forward to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan beginning on Sunday, February 14.  Movement in the Roadmap to Recovery plan is determined by four metrics, which you can view in detail here. “Skagitonians have done a lot of work to get to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, February 13, 2021
    OLYMPIA – Appointments to get a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be extremely limited in Washington state the week of Feb. 14 as the Washington Department of Health (DOH) focuses on second doses. DOH is still determining exactly how many first doses will be available next week. For these available first doses, DOH will prioritize state and local mobile vaccination teams for long term care ...read more
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    Saturday, February 13, 2021
    SBA Celebrates Black History Month Webinar on February 25 Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for an online panel discussion on February 25, 2021 with black-owned business owners as they share their small business stories and how they pivoted during the pandemic and utilized SBA’s critical financial lifelines. You will also hear remarks from Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. ...read more
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    Thursday, February 11, 2021
    “The Port of Skagit is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark office granted registration to a Certification Mark for Genuine Skagit Valley,” said Patsy Martin, Executive Director of the Port of Skagit. This means that agricultural products and agricultural services from the Skagit Valley can now be certified as to their origin by a federally registered Mark. Visit Port ...read more
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    Thursday, February 11, 2021
    SBA Round 2 COVID-19 Relief and PPP Information Webinars  Do you have questions about the funding options available to your business? Join the SBA and our resource partners to learn more about the Economic Aid Act funding options: Feb. 10 | 2 - 3 p.m.Feb. 12 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.  Feb. 17 | 10 - 11 a.m.Feb. 19 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.Feb. 24 | 2 - 3 p.m.Save the Date for the Third Annual Million Dollar ...read more
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    Thursday, February 11, 2021
    State Legislature is likely to soon pass additional aid for small businessesWashington State Legislature House Bill 1368 is the early-action bill that would provide $240 million for a new round of Working Washington business grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The legislation would allocate some of this aid to businesses temporarily forced to fully closed due to COVID-19 impacts, and ...read more
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    Thursday, February 11, 2021
    No First-Dose Appointments for the week of 2/8 There are no new first-dose vaccine appointments available at the Skagit County Fairgrounds for the week of February 8th due to lack of supply. Second-dose appointments will not be impacted. An update for the week of 2/15 will be provided on our website on Saturday, February 13th at 9:00 AM: www.skagitcounty.net/COVIDvaccine. For a list of other ...read more
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    Thursday, February 11, 2021
    Today, Skagit County Public Health announced that the final day of COVID-19 testing at the Fairgrounds drive through testing site will be Saturday, March 13, 2021. Further, on February 23, testing will be operating on reduced hours from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Skagit County Public Health will continue to utilize the Fairgrounds location for COVID-19 vaccinations only. Other testing providers are ...read more
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    Thursday, February 11, 2021
    Summary: The City of Burlington's Parks and Recreation Department is requesting proposals from qualified contractors for the rental and servicing of portable restrooms at various Parks and Recreation facilities for the time period between May 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023 with option for 2024. Schedule: Proposals must be submitted by 3:00 PM on Friday, March 5, 2021.  Proposals will be opened ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    Helping Hands and Skagit Transit are partnering up to Stuff The Bus and help feed Skagit Families.  Helping Hands is feeding an average of 6,000 families each week throughout the County and is seeking support to continue its effort.  Helping Hands and Skagit Transit will accept all Non-Perishable Donations Saturday, February 27th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.  Please ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation providing relief for businesses and workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 5061 will increase minimum unemployment benefits for workers and provide significant tax relief for businesses over the next five years, to support recovery from the economic impacts of COVID shutdowns. The legislation, which was requested by the governor, is a critical piece ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (February 9, 2021) — Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD) (“Washington Federal” or the “Company”) announced today that it has commenced a modified “Dutch auction” tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase for cash up to $290 million of its common stock (the “Common Stock”) at a price per share not less than $26.50 and not greater than $31.00, less any applicable ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    The Small Business Administration is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from all qualified small businesses, including agricultural businesses, and private nonprofit organizations. Small-business owners and qualified agricultural businesses in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). ​ To ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    Burlington, WA--A number of projects and developments that began in 2020 at the Port of Skagit continue to move forward, along with new projects that are set to begin this year.  This realized and anticipated growth has prompted the addition of two new professional positions with the Port.   A Project Manager position and an Environmental Planning Specialist position have been added to the Port ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts. As of Feb. 1, 773,346 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine, which is more than 60% of the 1,160,850 doses delivered to providers and long-term care programs across the state. Currently, Washington is averaging 27,902 vaccine doses given per ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    EDASC this month launched an interactive map on its website, highlighting the 260 small businesses receiving a total of over $2 million through EDASC’s COVID-19 relief grant programs. The map displays the location and business name of each grant recipient, along with the number of jobs retained thanks to the funding. “It was clear from the start of the pandemic that our business community ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    The City of Burlington has built a high-speed fiber network that can deliver world-class fiber optic performance to your business.  We have an “open access” fiber system that means that while the City owns the fiber infrastructure, we lease access to the system to any Internet Service Provider (ISP) - this results in local ISPs competing for your business over the same fiber network.What is Fiber ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    February 3, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates from Skagit CountyIn order to keep Skagitonians informed of new COVID-19 vaccine information, we will be providing weekly vaccine updates. As of February 1st, 1,741 Phase 1a and 1b, Tier 1-eligible individuals have received their first dose at the Skagit County Fairgrounds Clinic. The Clinic is by appointment only and availability is based on vaccine ...read more
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