• News for Community

  • Monday, February 06, 2023
    Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy Program has finalized three farmland preservation projects in the past three months, permanently protecting another 105 acres of farmland from residential development. The additional acres of farmland now under conservation easement protection bring the total protected farmland in Skagit County to more than 14,200 acres. Wynne Farm Phil Wynne has owned his newly ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community
    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: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Fun Facts, 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
    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
    Valentine's preordersFOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! We're partnering with Fir Island Cakery to bring you a SWEET Valentine's Day Deal. You'll get a beautifully designed local flower bouquet (grown by yours truly) paired with a half dozen scrumptious mouthwatering cupcakes (vanilla salted caramel, triple chocolate, & red velvet with cream cheese). YUMM!! PREORDER HERE
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, 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: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    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
    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: Education, Human Interest, 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: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    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: General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release, Education
    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