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    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    $124 million in low-interest state loans available for public infrastructure projectsOLYMPIA, Wash. --- The Washington State Public Works Board is accepting applications for infrastructure construction and pre-construction loans now through midnight, July 9, 2021. Cities, counties, special purpose districts and quasi-municipal organizations may apply. Infrastructure systems eligible for these very ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    The state has released a $10 million Nonprofit Community Recovery grant program for nonprofits with missions focused in the following areas: Arts, cultural, heritage, science, and technology – Primary mission is to offer or promote artistic, creative, cultural, scientific, technology, or heritage programs for the enrichment of their community.Neighborhood association – Primary mission is to make ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    Join us on Wednesday, May 19 at 2:00pm for a live Foodservice Energy Efficiency webinar. PSE's Hospitality Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Tianna Byrtus will host this 45-minute webinar highlighting:Rebates that can help improve energy use in your business and lower your monthly bills;What it takes to qualify for the program;And how you can participate.Stick around after the presentation for a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    Topics include system management, cybersecurity, cross-jurisdictional projects and rate settingOLYMPIA, Wash. –The Washington State Public Works Board will host four free infrastructure training webinars in May and June. The target audience is public works directors, managers, operators and elected officials. Water and wastewater operator Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are pending.Mitigating, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    Yesterday evening, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has officially expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 12 years of age and older. Individuals 12 years of age and older can access the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at vaccine provider locations across Washington State. On Monday, May 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. EBB is a temporary program that helps families and households who are struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.What is EBB?This program provides a discount on monthly high-speed internet bills for qualifying low-income households. Those eligible can receive:Up to a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30. The announcement comes after the governor paused phase movement for two weeks to review an emerging flattening trend in statewide COVID-19 data. As of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    $1,000 HIRING BONUS Available for Staff hired by June 11th, who work through the Summer! Be a part of what we call #SkagitPride. Job openings at the Club may begin as a summer part-time job for some, yet there are many opportunities to learn and grow within our organization and beyond. We offer competitive benefits packages, leadership programs, and focused training. Just like a Club member who ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    REGISTER NOW! We are excited to include members at the Clubs, this Summer! #ExploreSummer registration is currently open, and we look forward to including you. Join us for weekly themed activities that include: Art, STEM, TriplePlay Challenges, Cooking Club, Summer Brain Gain, and so much more! Weekly Themes: Explore The World of Mad Science: All things Science Explore The Amazing ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Saturday, May 08, 2021
    Senior health insurance distribution to expand Primerica’s broad financial services portfolio Enhances Primerica’s middle-income focused client reach DULUTH, GA, & CLEARWATER, FL, APRIL 19, 2021 – Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI), a leading provider of financial services to middleincome families throughout the United States and Canada, and Etelequote Limited, a senior health insurance distributor ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 08, 2021
    Online registration for fall youth soccer is open.  Register by June 30, 2020... do it today, and it's done! Burlington-Edison Youth SoccerRegistration for fall 2021 Burlington-Edison youth soccer is open.   Burlington Parks & Recreation provides recreational soccer to the youth of Burlington and its outlying communities—for players ages 5 to 14 to experience soccer, improve physical fitness ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Saturday, May 08, 2021
    Sports Camps | Outdoor Recreation | Classes & Programs Online Classes & Programs·         Photography - DSLR·         Introduction to Photoshop·         the RESTART Program View details and dates. Register here Group Fitness & Outdoor Recreation ·         Thursday Walkers·         Outdoor Rock Climbing Tree Climbing for the Active Senior·          Old-Growth Tree ClimbingView details and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 08, 2021
    In partnership with some area high schools, Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that up to 250 juniors and seniors in Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties can take up to five credits at SVC this summer, thanks to a Running Start (RS) Summer Pilot Program.      Running Start is a dual credit program that began in the early 1990s and allows high juniors and seniors to earn college ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 08, 2021
    Beginning Thursday, May 13, appointments will no longer be necessary on Thursdays at the Skagit County Fairgrounds Vaccine Clinic. Those 16 years and older are welcome to stop in at the Fairgrounds to receive their first dose vaccine any time between 1pm to 7pm. “We’ve heard from the community that a mass-vaccine walk-up clinic is needed in Skagit County,” said Jennifer Johnson, Skagit County ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 08, 2021
    PPP loans are now only available through participating Community Financial Institutions (CFIs).After serving more than 8 million small businesses, general funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been exhausted. The SBA will continue funding outstanding approved PPP applications, but new qualifying applications will only be funded through a set-aside for Community Financial ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 08, 2021
    Attention restaurant owners! The Revitalization Fund opened this week!This will provide funding equal to the pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.This fund has the capacity to help save so many of our ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, May 08, 2021
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Washington private nonprofit organizations of the June 7, 2021, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the severe winter storm, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Dec. 29, 2020 - ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, May 07, 2021
    On behalf of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Board of Directors, please join me in congratulating Steph Vervaart as our incoming President & CEO. As the previous Director of Operations, Steph brings an exceptional grasp of Chamber administration, organization, strategic planning, and mentor-leadership skills. Steph is currently enrolled in a 3 year nationally credentialed training program ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, May 06, 2021
    Skagit Valley Herald: May 23 The Argus and Courier Times: May 25 Anacortes American and Your Fidalgo: May 26 Space and Copy Deadline: May 14 A complete guide for job seekers and employers! Content will include articles such as jobs in high demand, interview questions and pointers, discussing salary expectations and more! This guide will be distributed throughout Skagit Valley reaching ...read more
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will immediately resume use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine across the state. This decision is based on recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, as well as careful consideration and close review ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    Registration for fall 2021 Burlington-Edison youth soccer is about to start.   Burlington Parks & Recreation provides recreational soccer to the youth of Burlington and its outlying communities—on well-maintained fields and under the supervision of qualified coaches—so that players ages 5 to 14 may enjoy soccer, improve physical fitness and become better skilled at the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Today, the Board of Directors of Washington Federal, Inc. (Nasdaq: WAFD) (the “Company”), parent company of Washington Federal Bank, National Association “WaFd Bank” announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of 23 cents per share. The dividend will be paid May 21st , 2021 to common shareholders of record as of May 7th, 2021. This will be Washington Federal’s 153rd ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    WSDOT is currently seeking public participation in a survey to help us better understand how the public experiences travel along the I-5 corridor in the Burlington/Mount Vernon area. As a stakeholder with a vested interest in transportation in the region we wanted to share this information with you. The link to access the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/I5BurlingtonMountVernon. 
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    Burlington—After nearly 12 years as a Port Commissioner and decades of meaningful service to our community, Port of Skagit Commissioner Bill Shuler is retiring at the end of the year.   Shuler has served on the Port Commission since 2010 in District 3, which includes Sedro-Woolley and eastern Skagit County.  During his time as Commissioner, his commitment to identifying and building ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    Historic funding levels and new state report put Washington state on path to accomplish nation’s most aggressive broadband goals and break down digital equity barriers As the United States rebuilds its way out of a pandemic that crushed sectors of the economy and exposed deep-rooted inequities in the workplace and within communities of color, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    Webinar Recording If you were unable to attend one of the webinars held earlier this week which covered RRF program details and a demonstration of the application portal, you can watch the recording here.How to prepare SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    Visitors wanting access to the bridge will have alternative parking optionsOLYMPIA – April 30, 2021 – Beginning today, Washington State Parks will be closing the entire parking lot just south of the Deception Pass Bridge on State Route 20. The closure will provide safe access for the contracting firm working on extensive bridge painting and repairs. State Parks expects the parking lot to be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    Today, Skagit County launched a new tool that will allow people to schedule online for passport application appointments with the County Clerk’s office. You can find the link to schedule an appointment on the Skagit County Clerk’s website. “Due to the pandemic, many passport agencies stopped or significantly reduced their passport processing hours,” said Melissa Beaton, Skagit County Clerk. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    Nonprofit Community Relief grant application portal opens May 10 for eligible Washington state organizations  OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with ArtsFund to provide over $10 million in grants to help community organizations across the state that have been impacted by the pandemic. The Nonprofit Community Relief grant program focuses on arts, culture, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    Skagit County passed another milestone in vaccinations today, with over 50 percent of eligible Skagitonians (16+ population) having initiated vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. A total of 56,951 doses of vaccine have been administered in Skagit County so far, and 34 percent of the County is now fully vaccinated. “We’re very excited by this progress,” said Public Health Director Jennifer ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    Restaurant Mask Distribution Under a Governor’s Initiative, Washington State Emergency Management Department is providing 3 KN95 masks and 2 cloth masks to each restaurant employee. Skagit County Department of Emergency Management has partnered with the local Chambers of Commerce to distribute those masks. Please contact your local Chamber to arrange pickup. Anacortes – Bridget Fry, Anacortes ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    Your kids can celebrate Earth Day by brightening our world and learning more about energy efficiency and ways your family can save energy at home. With their entry into the contest, your family will be entered to win a new refrigerator from our partners at Samsung Electronics!Multiple entries are welcome! Here’s how to enter:1. Download the coloring page here: http://ms.spr.ly/6181Ve5rH2. Print ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    Economic relief prioritized for underserved communities  WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help bring jobs back ...read more
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    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    EDASC and the Skagit County Chambers of Commerce are pleased to present the second monthly Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Speaker Series virtual event set for 1 to 2 p.m. May 4, featuring a presentation from Certified Diversity Speaker Zenovia Harris. There is not cost to attend the virtual event, but registration is required. Click here to register. Harris, an accomplished ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    Leadership Skagit, an award-winning leadership training program of EDASC in partnership with Skagit Valley College, is now accepting applications for the class of 2022. The program consists of a nine-month curriculum designed to help current and emerging leaders acquire a broad understanding of complex issues facing Skagit County. The class meets monthly for all-day Challenge Days, which focus on ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    We’re moving! EDASC is pleased to announce it is relocating to a new office space in Mount Vernon at 1932 East College Way. The location offers various advantages for EDASC staff and its clientele, including ample free off-street parking and a central location just minutes off Interstate 5. “We have been looking for some time to move to offices that meet our requirements and ideally allow us to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee today announced applications will be accepted for the next round of assistance under the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund starting April 21.The additional $65 million allocated by the Legislature this year will provide additional relief to support new applicants. Similar to the first round, the fund will rely on the continued partnership between the state and community ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    East County residents with questions for the Skagit County Board of Commissioners – or representatives from various county departments and local agencies – are invited to attend a virtual public forum May 12th. The forum is set for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 where public comment will be taken through a virtual meeting platform. The meeting will focus on COVID-19 and COVID-19 recovery, as well ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    In response to stakeholder feedback about reopening the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application this weekend, the application portal will now reopen Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. In preparation for the opening, potential applicants should register on the portal in advance. Applicants will also need a smartphone and a multi-factor authenticator app to register and apply.The SBA has ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, April 22, 2021
    The Skagit Valley Family YMCA is announcing multiple job openings. The following positions are now available: Lifeguard, School Age Assistant Teacher, Assistant Swim Team Coach, Assistant ELC Teacher, Program Team Member, Aquatics Coordinator, Early Childhood Cook, School Age Site Supervisor, Night Custodian, ELC Teacher's Aide, Camp Anderson Counselor in Training.  See the full list and get more ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    The Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) is pleased to partner with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to provide support to small agritourism businesses through the WSDA Relief and Recovery Grant. Many Washington farms, ranches and other businesses offer agritourism experiences to visitors. The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted many of these visitor operations, their business ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Leadership Skagit, an award-winning leadership training program of EDASC in partnership with Skagit Valley College, is now accepting applications for the class of 2022. The program consists of a nine-month curriculum designed to help current and emerging leaders acquire a broad understanding of complex issues facing Skagit County. The class meets monthly for all-day Challenge Days, which focus on ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Today, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that providers pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following reports of six patients developing a rare blood clot disorder after receiving the injection. Washington State Department of Health, following the recommendation, has asked providers to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice.Due to limited ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    In efforts to ensure Washington’s Safe Re-opening, Txley makes essentials for businesses affordable.  As businesses are poised to re-open amidst concerns of rising numbers, Txley would like to ensure the safety of business owners, staff, and customers by rolling out a special blowout from April 19th through April 30th!  Pre-sale begins April 15, 2021. 3ply Ear Loop Masks 50ct box - $9.953ply ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Skagit Valley College invites all Adult Learners to attend SVC Achieve Week: April 19-23. Achieve Week is designed for individuals who may be considering starting at SVC for Summer or Fall quarters, and who are interested in High School Completion or Certificate or Degree Completion. Whether you are just getting started on your educational goals or coming back to college to finish the degree or ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Fall enrollment in its Applied Bachelor in Applied Management (BASAM) degree program. The program offers two tracks, General Management and starting Fall 2021, Health Care Management.        BASAM is a two-year, 90 credit workplace orientated program designed for students who have completed ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Skagit County, as Lead Agency for the Skagit/Island/Whatcom HOME Consortium, is undertaking the planning process leading to the submission of its 2021 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Annual Action Plan is a requirement for the HOME Consortium’s use of HOME Investment Partnership Program grant and it describes how the Consortium’s HOME grant ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Keep our community safe by safely disposing of your unused or unwanted meds at a drive-thru Take Back event near you! Safe disposal of medications protects our family and the environment. The Washington Department of Ecology found that meds disposed of in the trash or toilet threatens wildlife and drinking water. You can make a difference with one simple step – take back your meds.  Gather your ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) students, Sydney Sharp (of Anacortes), and Sarah Head (of Oak Harbor) were named to the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team. Both were honored at the 26th annual ceremony that was held virtually on April 15, 2021.      The annual All-Washington Academic Team ceremony provides an opportunity for community and technical college students to be recognized for their academic ...read more
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