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    Wednesday, February 01, 2023
    The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is excited to put a spotlight on Chamber Member,  Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County! "We’re back!! This March, we are finally bringing our Annual Breakfast back in person. The Annual Breakfast is our signature event to start each year and look forward to the exciting things that are coming up. You’ll enjoy a great breakfast, hear from some of our Club ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    Rep. Carolyn Eslick introduces “Students First” program to empower parents, improve students’ educational outcomesThe program would give parents control over where to direct their share of education-related state funding   On Thursday, State Rep. Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan, introduced a bill that would allow parents to use their share of state education funds for private or home-based ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Legislature
    Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    EDASC welcomes Dr. Christopher Thornberg, founder of Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics LLC, is the featured speaker at Economic Forecast Night on Feb. 15. Thornberg’s appearance is made possible by ARPA funds awarded by Skagit County and its commissioners.Thornberg founded Beacon Economics LLC in 2006. Under his leadership the firm has become one of the most respected research organizations in ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    Skagit County's Bridge Restriction Map is now available online. This map is intended to inform motorists—predominantly the trucking industry—of possible restrictions that may be encountered when traversing County bridges. These restrictions may include reduced weight limits or vertical/horizontal clearance limits.Overweight and/or oversized loads are required to obtain a permit from the ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Papers-Research
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    The Island County Economic Development Council (Island County EDC) is launching a new program for small businesses located in Island and Skagit counties. The program has two components: free educational programs and grant funds.   The first educational program, RAINcap Bootcamp, is now accepting applications through Feb. 5 at 11:59 p.m. This is a free four-session "Bootcamp" program designed to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    The Skagit Ag Summit takes place on Friday, Feb. 10, at the WSU Northwest Research & Extension Center in Mount Vernon. EDASC is a sponsor of the event. The day's programming includes:Panel discussion about the continued viability of Skagit agriculture.Highlights of positive work happening in Skagit County and Washington state.A rundown of economic development programs related to Skagit ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    Burlington-based TRICO Companies has hired Margaret Simpson as Human Resources Manager, Andrea Pettit as Project Administrator, Madalyn Heil as Project Administrator, and McKenna Lautenbach as Human Resources Assistant. Simpson has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources in early childhood education, retail, and higher education. She believes that Human Resources is a customer service ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    On January 17, 2023 the Skagit County Board of Health approved resolution R20230012. This resolution calls for a comment period and public hearing to consider and possibly take action on a revision to the Skagit County Public Health Schedule of Charges. This proposal could affect all permit holders, licenses, and applicants for Environmental Health Services in the Retail Food, Onsite Sewage, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    The City of Burlington is accepting bid proposals for its Berry Dairy Days fireworks display.  Proposals must be received by the City no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 in order to be considered.  Please refer to the "Request for Proposal" document linked under Related Documents below for important details regarding bid submission.     The project involves the supply and ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Events, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, January 23, 2023
    WSDOT wants to hear from you about how we can enhance the Amtrak Cascades intercity passenger rail service between Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC. We’re developing a Service Development Plan (SDP) that will guide improvements to the train service over the next 20 years. Enhancements like additional trips, faster trips, and trips with different stopping patterns on the current route will be ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Saturday, January 21, 2023
    Valentine’s Day may be a few weeks away still, but you can pick up supplies for our annual Valentine’s for Nursing Homes, Veterans & First Responders activity on Tuesday, January 24th! Create as many as you like and return them to the Museum by Sunday, February 12th. We will distribute them to local Nursing Homes, Veteran and First Responder organizations for Valentine’s Day.  Hey Dads! Check out ...read more
    Categories: Events, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Saturday, January 21, 2023
    Skagit County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) has released its 2023 mid-cycle update to the multi-jurisdictional National Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is a joint effort between Skagit County, local and tribal governments, and community partners including Dike and Draining Districts and Skagit PUD.DEM is required to update this plan on a routine basis, with the most recent ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Thursday, January 19, 2023
    The annual Skagit County Point-in-Time (PIT) count is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, and will once again be administered by Community Action of Skagit County in partnership with Skagit County Public Health and other community partners.   The PIT count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January and is required by federal mandate ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    (Mount Vernon, Wash.) –– Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family, a locally owned automobile dealership with five locations in Everett, Arlington, and Burlington, has donated $6,000 to sponsor four tool carts in support of Skagit Valley College’s automotive technology program.     The dealership’s generosity and dedication to the local automotive industry will ensure that students in the SVC program have ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Education, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, January 16, 2023
    Contact:          Brian Ivie, Chief Executive Officer, 360-814-2293Kari Ranten, Regional Vice President of Communications, 360-814-2370Tamara Ceseña, MBA promoted to Chief Financial Officerat Skagit Regional Health  Tamara Ceseña, MBA was selected and promoted as the next Regional Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Skagit Regional Health after a nationwide search.  Ceseña will take on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, January 12, 2023
    In early 2022, Skagit County launched the North Star Project, a joint effort between Skagit County and the cities of Burlington, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, and Sedro-Woolley to better align resources and services to address the complex behavioral health and homelessness challenges in our community. As we move into Phase 2 of the project, we would like to provide information about what is to come in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 11, 2023
    Beginner and Intermediate Classes at Maiben House   New year, new skills! Get the most out of your DSLR Camera by learning from the best - Andy Porter will be offering Beginner and Intermediate Classes here in Burlington at Maiben House at various days and times over the next few months. If you're interested in learning about lenses, focal lengths, shutter speed usage, aperture, ISO and ...read more
    Tuesday, January 10, 2023
      (Mount Vernon, Wash.) –– TRANSPAC MARINAS, an Anacortes, WA-based designer and manufacturer of high-performance timber, concrete, and steel float and wave attenuation systems, has established a scholarship fund to promote opportunities in the marine technology industries of Skagit and Whatcom Counties.   The Dick Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund named in honor of the founder of the ship ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Education, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, January 09, 2023
    The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is excited to put a spotlight on Chamber Member, Marla & Company! "Marla and Company is a real estate team that is MORE than just real estate. We strive to absorb the stress that can develop during the Buying and Selling process for our clients by developing solutions that work. Our clients appreciate the professionalism and transparency they receive starting ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Monday, January 09, 2023
    New Admission and Membership fees began on January 1, 2023. This is the first time we have increased our rates since August of 2019. Our expenses have increased dramatically over the past few years making an increase necessary. We're also adding a new membership option for Museums for All-EBT cardholders. This membership level will be for families who participate in EBT, CHIP, Provider One, WIC, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, January 06, 2023
    Until further notice, the Skagit County Transfer Station is unable to take used oil and antifreeze outside of the Household Hazardous Waste Facility’s operating hours. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and on the first Saturday of each month and is FREE for County residents. Used oil and antifreeze can also be taken to the Clear ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, January 06, 2023
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, General News Article
    Wednesday, January 04, 2023
    Skagit County 2022 home sales stabilize; median sales price still rises 8.6% to $543,000  Jan. 4, 2023  Rising mortgage rates tapped the brakes on Skagit County homes sales in 2022 but homeowners still saw their property values rise, according to managing broker Shelah Inman of Brown McMillen Real Estate in Burlington.   The median price of a Skagit County home sold in 2022 rose 8.6% to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 03, 2023
    Businesses in Northwest Washington impacted by the flooding between October 2021 and April 2022 are eligible for a Northwest Washington Disaster Grant. Businesses in Skagit, Whatcom, and Clallum counties, as well as those from Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, and Quileute Tribe are eligible. The application portal opens Jan. 4 and runs until all funds are exhausted.  Detailed eligibility ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 03, 2023
    (Mount Vernon, Wash.) –– Skagit Valley College will host a Day of Service to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16 on its Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. The Day of Service features free events, community basketball skills clinics, and a donation drive.  The Day of Service events are free and open to the public and include the following: 9-11 a.m. Free ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Events, Human Interest
    Tuesday, January 03, 2023
    Hello everyone!   If you haven't heard yet, the Sedro Woolley Rec Center opened Monday, 12/19! Attached is our flyer.   The Rec Center will be utilized as a teen center, with drop-in hours of 1:00pm-6:30pm over winter break, and 2:30pm-6:30pm when school starts back up at the start of the new year. We will have 2-4 staff on site at all times and will provide a meal every day for the youth at the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release