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    Saturday, October 23, 2021
    You are invited to participate in the 25th annual Skagit County Veterans Day Parade. The City of Burlington is proud to announce the 2021 Skagit County Veterans Day Parade and would like to extend an invitation for YOU to join us as a parade entry that day. Groups and individual supporters are welcome and there is no fee to participate!  This year’s Skagit County Veterans Day Parade is set ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Events, Community, Press Release
    Saturday, October 23, 2021
    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) announced today that 2022 health plans are now available for preview on Washington Healthplanfinder. Customers can preview and compare plans prior to the open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 1. Plan preview is available through Oct. 30  when Washington Healthplanfinder begins final open enrollment system readiness.A total of 120 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, October 23, 2021
    Declines in trends indicate effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations, maskingOLYMPIA -- The latest COVID-19 modeling and surveillance situation report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) shows case counts, hospital admissions and hospital occupancy have declined, yet these levels remain high. Hospitals across the state are operating at full capacity, and projections suggest high ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, October 23, 2021
    The Skagit County Board of Commissioners will host the third of four public meetings on the 2021 local redistricting efforts on Monday, October 25, at 2:30 p.m. Please note: this meeting will discuss Commissioner District boundaries only- State legislative and Congressional districts are drawn by the State Redistricting Commission. For information about State legislative and Congressional ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, October 23, 2021
    (Mount Vernon, Wash.) –– The Skagit Valley College Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy (PRLEA) is now accepting volunteers for role players to help law enforcement students enact real-life scenarios as part of their comprehensive 750+ hour, 18-week training program.    Volunteers could be cast as robbers, intoxicated drivers, campers, dog owners, and even archeologists. Previous scenarios ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, October 23, 2021
    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is expanding the use of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for certain individuals following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.Last month, health care ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    Programs are offered in-person and virtually OLYMPIA – Oct. 12, 2021 – Washington State Parks offers unique learning opportunities for children and students in person and virtually throughout the year. Interpretive staff have developed pre-recorded lessons that are accessible through Flipgrid. The lessons have been designed to help students learn about Washington state parks virtually at their own ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is taking place this Saturday, October 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations across Skagit County. This is a national event, organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in collaboration with community law enforcement and prevention partners.Since 2010, Take Back Day events have provided easy, anonymous opportunities to remove medicines ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    Housing Trust Fund NOFA #HFU-2021-04The Department of Commerce is happy to announce a new solicitation for projects seeking capital funding to preserve affordable housing in the state Housing Trust Fund portfolio.Applications will be considered for existing Housing Trust Fund multifamily rental projects seeking preservation funding.Deadline: Applications are due to the Department of Commerce by ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Washington Federal, Inc. (Nasdaq: WAFD) (the "Company"), parent company of Washington Federal Bank, N.A. ("WaFd Bank"), today announced annual earnings of $183,615,000 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $10,177,000 from earnings of $173,438,000 for the year ended September 30, 2020. After the effect of dividends on preferred stock, net income ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    Skagit County Public Works is currently seeking public comment on the 2022-2027 Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). You can view the draft TIP in full here. Comment will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on November 23, 2021. Comment can be submitted via email at pw@co.skagit.wa.us, phone at 360-416-1400 or at Public Work’s comment page linked here. The Six Year TIP is a mid-range ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    Yesterday, Governor Inslee announced that, beginning on November 15, individuals 12 years and older who attend certain large events will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test result.This new statewide Vaccination Verification Program will apply to indoor events of 1,000 or more attendees and outdoor events of 10,000 or more attendees. It will not apply to settings ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    Donations of new pairs of socks will support non-profit organizations serving homeless communities in Washington.  Bellingham, WA – October 11, 2021 – Building on its 2018 and 2019 Socktober campaigns during which more than 12,000 pairs of socks were donated to non-profit organizations serving homeless communities in Washington, Peoples Bank has once again reintroduced its sock-gathering effort. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Local SERVPRO cleaning and remediation specialist encourages Burlington residents to focus on personal accountability to limit spread of viral infectionsBurlington, WA (Grassroots Newswire) October 1, 2021 - Flu season is upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity often begins to increase in October, peaks between December and February, and can ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Washington State Broadband Office Infrastructure Acceleration grant application open nowThe Washington State Broadband Office will award approximately $266 million in broadband infrastructure grants in at least two funding rounds planned for October 2021 and April 2022. The current funding round will have approximately $135 million in federal funds available with the remainder available in April ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Today, the Skagit County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring October 11-15, 2021 Flood Awareness Week in Skagit County. Skagit County has been taking time in October to highlight flood awareness and prepare for the upcoming flood season since the 1970s. “Skagit Valley is one of the most picturesque and fertile watersheds in Washington,” said Commissioner Janicki, who currently serves ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    2021-22 prices will ensure Sno-Parks continue to operateOLYMPIA – Oct. 5, 2021 – When Washington Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1, winter recreationists will see a fee increase for the first time since 2009.Washington state Sno-Park users enjoy a high-level of service, including cleared parking lots, groomed ski, skate-ski and snowmobile trails, regularly sanitized bathrooms and avalanche beacon ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Washington’s single-use plastic bag ban went into effect on October 1.    If a retailer supplies a bag, they must charge an 8¢ per bag pass-through fee, which the retailer keeps. Stipulations prohibit reimbursing customers for the fee and exceptions for charging the fee. The kinds of bags retailers can supply for the 8¢ fee:    ·         Large paper carryout bags made with 40% recycled ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Last week, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced last week that the state minimum wage will increase 5.8% on January 1, from $13.69 to $14.49 per hour in 2022.    Indexed to the inflation rate, the 2022 increase in the minimum wage will be the largest increase since a 5.9% increase in 2009.    Under 2019 overtime rules, executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    Fewer homes were sold in the third quarter in Skagit County than a year ago, but buyers quickly snapped up homes that were listed, according to managing broker Shelah Inman of Brown McMillen Real Estate in Burlington.   While 539 Skagit County homes were sold in the third quarter, that was 12.6% fewer than in 2020, Inman said. Inman prepared her report based on data from the Northwest Washington ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, October 01, 2021
    We're hiring! EDASC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity that implements the economic development program for Skagit County is seeking a Program Support Coordinator to assist staff in carrying out programming. The ideal candidate is a people-person with a record of developing and maintaining cooperative, professional relationships with other employees, management, and outside organizations. The ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, October 01, 2021
    Job seekers and businesses are invited to the Northwest Regional Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 hosted virtually by EDASC, WorkSource and SIHRMA through the web platform Brazen. To register as a job seeker, click this link, then click "Register Now" to get started. Up to 50 employers will have virtual booths at the event, enabling job seekers to join for one-on-one chats. Click here to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, October 01, 2021
    The Skagit County Fairgrounds Testing and Vaccination Site will be expanding its hours of operation next week to better serve the community and reduce wait times. Beginning on Monday October 4,the new operating hours will be from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The site will no longer operate on Wednesdays.“This change was necessary given current demand for testing here in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
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