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    Wednesday, November 25, 2020
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, November 25, 2020
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Gov. Jay Inslee today announced additional financial support funds for families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor was joined by Lisa Brown, Department of Commerce director, for the announcement.  "We know this pandemic is taking an economic toll," Inslee said during a press conference Friday. "On Sunday we announced $50 million in business supports, but after more ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    The Department of Health (DOH) strongly urges everyone to limit their holiday celebrations to only members of their immediate households. We also encourage anyone with symptoms or close contact with someone who is infected (or suspected to be infected) with COVID-19 to get tested now. And for now, we discourage others without symptoms from seeking tests. Demand for COVID-19 testing has ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    OLYMPIA -- Today is the go-live date for Washington’s Safe Medication Return Program, a pioneering effort aimed at reducing medication misuse, abuse, and poisonings. This program creates a unified, statewide, medication return program that will give Washington residents free, convenient, and environmentally responsible options for disposing of unwanted medication. Physical drop boxes are ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Yesterday, the Skagit County Commissioners presented the 2021 preliminary budget. The preliminary budget is available in full here. You can also see a memo and a presentation overview of the budget here.  This budget was created in collaboration with County Department Heads and other Skagit County elected officials and totals nearly $248 million, including $63 million of General Fund and $9 ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Today, Skagit County Health Officer Dr. Howard Leibrand issued a reminder of his guidance that large events, including fairs, parades, festivals, fireworks displays and tree lightings should be cancelled through the end of 2020. This guidance was first issued on May 6, 2020and was extended through the end of the year in July. “Unfortunately, our control of the pandemic hasn’t improved and in ...read more
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    Friday, November 20, 2020
    What’s next in your life? Considering attending Skagit Valley College in Winter Quarter, but need financial assistance? Great news! Guaranteed college funding for all eligible residents in Washington is available through the Washington College Grant, www.skagit.edu/wa-college-grant .      Classes at SVC begin January 4. Our team is ready to help you reach your potential and help you every step ...read more
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    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Do you know a young person who desires to learn a trade? Cascades Job Corps might be the right place for them! Job Corps is a residential career technical training and education program. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, earn college credits, train for meaningful careers, and connect with employment, apprenticeship, military, or higher ...read more
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    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Local SERVPRO fire restoration specialist says use common sense and caution to help control risk of holiday season home firesBurlington, WA (Grassroots Newswire) November 18, 2020 - In a year when large holiday gatherings may not be possible, fire damage restoration specialist Paul Leavens of SERVPRO of Marysville/Arlington says a focus on family decorating traditions and more intimate ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    Today, Governor Inslee announced changes to current COVID-19 guidance. The new guidance will take effect at midnight on Monday, November 16 (with a few exceptions) and be in place until at least December 14, 2020. There are many changes including:No indoor social gatherings are allowed. Outdoor social gatherings can have five or fewer people from outside an immediate household.Restaurants and ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    Today, Public Health announced that the clinic to provide seasonal flu vaccine for uninsured adults has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22. The clinic will be at the Skagit County Fairgrounds located at 501 Taylor Street, Mount Vernon, 98273 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on both days. The flu clinic was originally scheduled for last weekend, but was cancelled due to ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. Update on vaccine candidates and supply The department is hopeful that a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 will be available before the end of the year. While there was encouraging news this week from one manufacturer, it’s important to ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    School’s Out Washington partners with Commerce to implement Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund The COVID-19 outbreak, extended school closures, and social distancing have deepened inequities and hardships for young people across Washington. In response, youth development programs quickly adapted their services to provide supports for youth and families to whom they are deeply connected. ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington today, recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home. Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the ...read more
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    Monday, November 16, 2020
    We are excited to share that Jack Carroll's Skagit Hyundai has donated 288 thanksgiving turkeys to Helping Hands Food Bank. The turkeys will be delivered to the food bank on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Thank you to Skagit Hyundai for the community support, and thank you to Helping Hands Food Bank for all of the hard work you've done to serve our community, especially this year. 
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, November 13, 2020
    Join the Skagit Valley Family YMCA by the end of 2020 to receive a discounted joining fee of just $20 ($80 discount for most memberships!) plus a 30% discount on our monthly membership rates. Simply use promo code YGIVETHANKS when you register for your Y membership to lock-in these discounted rates through December 2021. Your membership will help sustain our non-profit, allowing us to continue ...read more
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    Friday, November 13, 2020
    Farmstrong Brewing Company is pleased to announce the opening of their recently renovated private meeting space! The space is located in their taproom and is perfect for meetings (up to 6 people due to COVID). The room features a chalkboard for presentations and the use of an HDMI capable Epson High-End Projector for the blank wall. 
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, November 13, 2020
    OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health is reporting 2,147 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily case count since the pandemic began. Just two weeks ago, we announced 1,000 new cases in a day for the first time since mid-summer. And, each day this week we have reported over 1,000 new cases per day. This rapid escalation is extremely alarming. The fall surge, which is ...read more
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    Saturday, November 07, 2020
    Reduce Food Waste At Home: Webinar by Waste Management  Saturday, November 21st from 10am-10:30am.  Did you know that nearly a third of food in the US  goes to waste? Save money and the planet by buying only what you need, and eating what you buy. Join this webinar led by Waste Management’s Karissa Jones to learn tips to reduce your food waste through meal planning, proper food storage, and ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Saturday, November 07, 2020
    October 3, 2020 — BELLINGHAM, Wash., — PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center located in Bellingham, Wash., has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in cardiothoracic surgery. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center among the elite for ...read more
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    Saturday, November 07, 2020
    Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight as voters re-elected him, making him only the second governor in state history to be elected to three consecutive terms."Our state is a venerable place, from the Pacific Ocean to the Palouse and all places in between, where the world comes to marvel at our natural wonders as well as the accomplishments of our inimitably forward-thinking people. I cannot ...read more
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    Saturday, November 07, 2020
    Yes, Skagit Valley College is open for Winter Quarter! While most classes will be offered online, we are also pleased to offer in-person opportunities in select Science courses and Workforce programs. Our Basic Education for Adults program will also include limited in-person classes. In addition, SVC offers many support services and resources to help you meet your goals.Classes start Monday, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Saturday, November 07, 2020
    On Monday, November 1st, Skagit County implemented travel restrictions on the Marblemount Bridge over the Skagit River at Cascade River Road.  A recent load rating analysis found truck weight limits would have to be implemented due to the reduced sufficiency rating of the 90 year old bridge structure. In order to allow all legally weighted trucks continued use of the bridge Skagit County has ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Saturday, November 07, 2020
    OLYMPIA –The Washington State Department of Health is announcing 1,777 new COVID-19 cases today. Last week, we announced 1,000 new cases in a day for the first time since mid-summer. Last Friday, we shared a report detailing how COVID-19 spread is intensifying across the state. On Wednesday, we broke another record with 1,454 total cases in a day. Now, we’re ending the week with yet another broken ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 03, 2020
    OLYMPIA – Today, Washington state reported 1,047 new COVID cases in a single day. Today’s number is a new daily high since mid-July.In light of a potential fall surge, the Department of Health recently encouraged Washingtonians to flatten the curve once again. In today’s numbers, we see more evidence that the surge isn’t coming – it’s here. These upward trends threaten the progress we’ve made ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 03, 2020
    Skagit Valley College’s South Asian Student Club, in collaboration with the Black Students Union, warmly invites everyone to participate in Mindful Meditation, a weekly series of free events presented by Delhi’s well known and highly respected meditation teacher and Indian Sciences expert, R.K. Sharma.      Sessions will take place on the following Sundays at 10am via Zoom meeting ID ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 03, 2020
    Join us this week as we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week. We will be showcasing our nation’s military and veteran-owned businesses all week long. This year’s theme is #VetBiz Resources in Your Local Community which highlights the breadth of free to low-cost entrepreneurial resources that veteran and military entrepreneurs can access right in their neighborhood.Each day during NVSBW, ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 03, 2020
    EDASC is hosting its annual Investor Appreciation Celebration from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2020, providing time for EDASC Investors to network, connect and hear from EDASC CEO John Sternlicht and others about important EDASC updates. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, the event will be hosted live via Zoom rather than in person. The no-cost event, sponsored by TRICO Companies, is limited to ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 03, 2020
    EDASC through Skagit Publishing is now offering advertising opportunities for its 2021 Skagit Business Guide, an annual publication presenting the Skagit economy to attract customers, companies, capital, workers, and residents. Businesses and organizations from across the region are encouraged to join others who are committed to showcasing Skagit County's unique and diverse economy by advertising ...read more
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    Saturday, October 31, 2020
    Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation and guidance memo today clarifying application of COVID-19 requirements for voters and for voting service operations, including county elections offices, county voting centers and student engagement HUBs throughout the state.  "The right to vote is one of the cornerstones of our democracy," Inslee said. "Even in the middle of a pandemic, it's vital that ...read more
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    Saturday, October 31, 2020
    Requests exceed available funding by over 300%OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Public Works Board announced nearly $18 million in grants and loans for seven broadband construction projects in unserved communities across the state.Applicants requested more than $73 million for 29 different projects, and the board approved qualified projects from a rated and ranked list until all available ...read more
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    Saturday, October 31, 2020
    OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission, which shows a general rise in the intensity of the epidemic in both western and eastern Washington.Report findings include:Transmission is increasing in western and eastern Washington. The best estimates of the reproductive number (how many new people each ...read more
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    Saturday, October 31, 2020
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Veterans Day Parade held in Burlington each year has been canceled. Veterans have always appreciated the community support and recognition of their service to our country at this event.A way to celebrate the service of veterans this year is to visit one of the many cemeteries in our county. You can also go online, search for national military monuments to ...read more
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    Saturday, October 31, 2020
    Day-use visits are free on Veterans Day and the day after Thanksgiving OLYMPIA – Oct. 29, 2020 – Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer its two final free days of 2020 in November. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. The last two free days of 2020 are Wednesday, Nov. 11, and Friday, Nov. 27. Since the free days were ...read more
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    Saturday, October 31, 2020
    OLYMPIA – Warning to health care professionals with Washington licenses: Beware of scammers falsely claiming to represent the Washington State Department of Health – and don’t send money to anyone without being certain of the recipient’s identity. That comes in the wake of at least two apparent attempts to defraud Washington providers. One attempt failed, but the other proved costly to a ...read more
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    Thursday, October 29, 2020
    On Monday November 2, Skagit Transit will expand its service offering for Fixed-Route bus service in response to increasing ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes will enable Skagit Transit to provide streamlined public transportation options for those conducting essential travel. MONDAY thru SATURDAY- Fixed Route Service buses will operate on a Saturday schedule unless noted ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    Helping Hands feeds over 6,000 families each week through its 13 distributions, mobile food and children's weekend backpack meal program. As it forecasts for 2021, it recognizes the need will remain high and anticipates an average of 5,000 families each week will seek out services from the Helping Hands network. Helping Hands is hiring to ensure it can continue to serve its community ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    OLYMPIA – The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC to offer no-cost influenza (flu) vaccination for uninsured adults over the age of 18 to help prevent flu illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials are concerned that the presence of both viruses could put more people in the hospital and strain Washington’s health care ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    Focus on organizations led by and serving communities of color seeks to address disproportionate pandemic impactOLYMPIA, WA – The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on nonprofit organizations, with many experiencing increased demand for services and programs while at the same time dealing with disruption of services and programs, cancellation of contracts, funding losses due to ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    Today, Skagit County announced a partnership with the Children’s Museum of Skagit County to create a family resource center for families adversely impacted by COVID-19. The center will be funded using Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars and will be housed at the Children’s Museum.“In the best of times, families need community support. It truly does take a village to ...read more
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