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    Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    Updated Guidance on Masking Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control issued a new recommendation that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should wear masks in public indoor spaces in parts of the U.S. where disease transmission that is ‘substantial,’ defined by the CDC as at least 50 new cases per 100,000 residents over the last week. Per CDC data, this includes Skagit County. You can ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    OLYMPIA – Safely returning to the classroom for full time in-person instruction this school year is important for students, teachers, and staff. Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released updated guidance for the 2021-2022 school year. DOH’s guidance aims to minimize transmission and maximize in-person instruction and is informed by the latest science, recently released ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness Through New SBA Direct PortalStarting Aug. 4 the SBA will now allow certain businesses with PPP loans of $150,000 or less to apply directly through a new SBA portal for the forgiveness of their loan. The SBA portal provides a single secure location for eligible borrowers to apply for forgiveness using an electronic equivalent of the SBA Form 3508S.The Seattle ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    Between February and June 2021, most people in Washington who died of COVID-19 were unvaccinatedOLYMPIA -- New reporting from the Washington State Department of Health reveals the devastating impact of COVID-19 on people who are unvaccinated, and underscores once again the need for people to get vaccinated now, if they haven’t already. The new data, released July 28, shows that between February ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    Laurie Connelly appointed as new commissioner OLYMPIA – July 29, 2021 – This month, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Mary “Laurie” Connelly of Spokane as the newest member of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Connelly, a retired attorney and university administrator, received her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and served as associate to the president and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee joined a bipartisan group of seven Western governors to address President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on the challenges states face from increasing wildfires.Wildfires in Washington to date have burned four times more acreage than normal for this point in the calendar year. Inslee talked about the state's need for additional aerial assets in fighting wildfires; ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    Sedro Woolley, WA – The Bear Creek Fire received approximately .10 inches of rain overnight and is currently receiving additional moisture today. The fire is estimated at 150 acres. Acreage is expected to increase as more accurate mapping information becomes available.     The fire is in a remote Wilderness area with extremely steep terrain, very limited access and heavy, low-moisture, fuel ...read more
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    Friday, July 30, 2021
    Experiential Entertainment  You don't need any experience to enjoy the ambiance, sip some wine, and eat delicious appetizers while you are creating memories and art with family and friends.FundraisersTeam BuildingBirthday PartiesCorporate eventsBachelorette PartiesSunday Brunch Call today to book your Private Event or buy tickets to a scheduled Sip and Paint Party!   
    Thursday, July 29, 2021
    There are sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available to support the Boys and Girls Club of Skagit County in two upcoming fundraising events: Golf Tournament: Our Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Blade Chevrolet, is one of the premier golf outings in the Northwest. Known for the food and beverages we provide to the players, as well as the service, fun and prizes, our goal is to ...read more
    Categories: Events, Press Release, Community, Fundraising
    Monday, July 26, 2021
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, July 26, 2021
    All grant applicants from the first solicitation will be notified of this decision by email.Due to many applicants not passing the initial screening of requirements for Phase One A of the 2021 Clean Energy Fund Research, Development & Demonstration program grants, Commerce will reissue the request for applications (RFA) by close of business today.Commerce acknowledges that mandatory requirements ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 26, 2021
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses 13 Washington counties of the Aug. 18, 2021, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low‑interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the wildfire in the ...read more
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    Monday, July 26, 2021
    Overdose deaths accelerated in Washington State in 2020, increasing by 38% in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019. Preliminary data show 835 overdose deaths in Washington State in the first six months of 2020 compared to 607 deaths in the first half of 2019. Fentanyl-involved deaths more than doubled from 137 to 309 during that time. Most deaths involved multiple substances ...read more
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    Monday, July 26, 2021
    OLYMPIA – Last Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH announced the Power of Providers (POP) Initiative to continue to encourage all health care providers in the state to reach out and talk to their patients about COVID-19 vaccination. As the state continues its vaccination work and shifts to more community-based efforts, health providers from a variety of sectors ...read more
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    Monday, July 26, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee today issued the following statement regarding the federal government's recent announcement of continued U.S.-Canada border closure."I am extremely disappointed by the federal government’s announcement today that the U.S. border with Canada will remain closed through at least August 21. This continued closure will result in continued hardship for Washingtonians living in border ...read more
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    Monday, July 26, 2021
    The following is a statement from Dr. Howard Leibrand, Skagit’s Health Officer. Earlier today, several of my colleagues issued a joint statement recommending masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. It is the goal of this recommendation to protect high-risk individuals and those who are not able to be vaccinated, including children under twelve years old.   It is clear that masks ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 26, 2021
    Local Businesses Ready to Hire with Immediate OpeningsMount Vernon, WA  —Express Employment Professionals is putting job seekers to work through its fourth annual mass interviewing event, now expanded from one day to a full week, Aug. 2-6, 2021. Formerly called National Interview Day, the event was first created by the staffing company and celebrated in 2018 as a new way to recruit and educate ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events, Press Release
    Friday, July 23, 2021
    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WILL BE TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2021 STARTING AT 5PMCommunity PartnershipJoin your first responders in celebrating National Night Out. It is a time for people from across the county to come together, connect with law enforcement and each other to help prevent crime in their neighborhoods. Here in Burlington we are committed to community policing and partnership. Now is the time to ...read more
    Categories: Events, Press Release
    Saturday, July 17, 2021
    Washington State Department of Commerce - Rulemakeing Notice: Amending WAC 365-230This rulemaking will align Commerce with the Environmental Protection Agency’s updated clearance standards for lead in dust on floors and windows in homes or children’s facilities, and existing definitions for “landlord” and “property manager.” The proposed rules also amend certain training and certification ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, July 17, 2021
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in 19 Washington counties and neighboring counties in Idaho and Oregon are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, July 17, 2021
    EDASC and WorkSource are seeking employer participation for its upcoming Northwest Regional Job Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 11. The event is hosted virtually through a web app called Brazen, enabling job seekers and employers to have one-on-one interactions. To be eligible, you must be a direct employer, have at least three current job openings, have a WorkSource WA account set up and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, July 17, 2021
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Washington Federal, Inc. (Nasdaq: WAFD) (the "Company"), parent company of Washington Federal Bank, N.A. ("WaFd Bank"), today announced quarterly earnings of $47,422,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, an increase of 36% from $34,852,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. After the effect of dividends on preferred stock, net income available for common shareholders was ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, July 17, 2021
    Business & Worker Newsletter   What you should know about...Workplace safety during summer heat wavesEmergency heat exposure rules define what employers need to do to protect outdoor workersThe Department of Labor & Industries filed an emergency rule to provide increased protection for employees exposed to extreme heat, including those working in agriculture, construction and other outdoor ...read more
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    Saturday, July 17, 2021
    Due to the elevated fire risk conditions and low moisture levels within Skagit County, Skagit County is issuing a complete burn ban beginning Friday, July 16, 2021. This ban will remain in effect until further notice and aligns with bans already issued by the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources, Island County, and Whatcom County. Effective July 16, 2021 and until further notice, ...read more
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    Thursday, July 15, 2021
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    Saturday, July 10, 2021
    Looking to make a career move? Skagit companies are hiring, with 177 new job postings added last week. To view local job openings, visit EDASC's new Skagit Job Board here. As of Friday, 91 companies listed 1,151 openings. The job board, updated daily, is available as a no-cost perk to EDASC Investors. If you are interested in listing jobs or becoming an Investor, contact EDASC Communications ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Saturday, July 10, 2021
    The median sales price of a Skagit County home soared 24.5% to $500,000 in the second quarter, the first time it has reached a half-million dollars for an entire quarter, according to managing broker Shelah Inman of Brown McMillen Real Estate in Burlington.   The median sales price is the point where half of the home sales are above it and half are below it. Inman prepared her report based on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Saturday, July 10, 2021
    The Skagit Valley College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the 2021 Male and Female Athletes of the Year. These annual awards go beyond athletic performance; they recognize academic success, community involvement, work ethic, commitment, dedication, and many other qualities that are representative of Cardinal Athletics.Female Athletes of the YearGrace Christianson (Women’s Golf): Grace ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Saturday, July 10, 2021
    Beginning on July 25, 2021, document recording fees collected by the Skagit County Auditor’s office will increase by $100 (from $103.50 to $203.50) to record the first page; charges for additional pages may apply depending on document. This increase is mandated by SHB 1277, Providing for an additional revenue source for eviction prevention and housing stability services which was passed by the ...read more
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    Saturday, July 10, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee today declared a statewide state of emergency relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through September 30, 2021. "Washington is facing a historic drought and we have already experienced record-breaking heat. We must be vigilant in our efforts to prevent wildfires, and the loss of life and destruction ...read more
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    Saturday, July 10, 2021
    On Tuesday, July 6, Governor Jay Inslee issued emergency proclamation 21-10 declaring a burn ban throughout Washington State. Further, on July 2, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission issued a burn ban for all Washington state parks. Together, these burn bans impact most outdoor and agricultural burning through Sept. 30, 2021. Skagit County had previously issued a modified burn ban ...read more
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    Saturday, July 10, 2021
    Dear Parks, Recreation & Fair Fans,In a year when a lot of other local events have already been cancelled, the Skagit County Fair is planning for a fantastic event full of FUN happenings. It truly will be a Howlin' Good Time! Buy your Fair admission tickets ahead and save!Skagit County FairAugust 11-14, 2021Fair Hours10am-10pmOnline Admission tickets and t-shirts on sale now through August ...read more
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    Saturday, July 10, 2021
    PeaceHealth Medical Group Cardiology re-opens in new space with more days, hours and servicesANACORTES, WASH., July 9, 2021 – Two months into the re-opening of the PeaceHealth Medical Group Cardiology Clinic, Leah Bosman, clinic manager, is tracking final details related to the move as staff adjust to their new environment. “We’re still waiting for our new signage,” Bosman said, “and we have a ...read more
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