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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is set to begin construction on two fish passage culverts on SR 20 between Van Horn Lane and just east of Sauk Connection Road between Concrete and Rockport beginning July 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022. Construction is scheduled to take place at night between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.This project will replace the existing ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    Long-awaited pediatric vaccinations are currently in the authorization processOLYMPIA: Several COVID-19 vaccination series for children are being considered for emergency use authorization in the coming days, including:A Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 6 months -- 4 yearsA Moderna vaccines for children ages 6 months -- 5 yearsA second Moderna vaccine for youth ages 6 -- 17 yearsThe ...read more
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    Thursday, June 16, 2022
    FREE Friday Night Concert Series in July and August  Summer Nights Concerts are back for 2022! Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday Nights in July and August and join us at the Visitors Center Amphitheater in downtown Burlington to listen to live music from 6-8pm. Gather your friends and family for Perfect Friday Night!  FULL CONCERT SERIES 2022: July 8  Randy Weeks  Country Rock   July ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    Local COVID-19 Case, Hospital & Vaccine Data Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has decreased by 4 percent since last week and our 7-day hospitalization rate has remained unchanged since last week at 11.5 per 100k. One new COVID-19 related death was reported in Skagit County. Our County remains at a “High” disease transmission level.Vaccine UpdatesVaccine advisers at the Food and Drug Administration ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    Blood centers across Washington state say the shortage shows no signs of letting up and donors are urgently neededOLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the Washington State Blood Coalition, is encouraging eligible donors to give blood this summer.In addition to celebrating World Blood Donor Day on June 14, blood centers in Washington state are preparing for ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAvian Influenza Detected in Skagit County  The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that a red-tailed hawk collected from Skagit County on May 11, 2022, has tested positive for HPAI H5N1, a strain of avian influenza or “Bird Flu.” At this time, we can assume that avian influenza is actively circulating in Skagit County, similar to much of Washington ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    State will host open house on June 22 for proposed community-based treatment centerMembers of the community are invited to attend an informational open house on June 22, where they can learn more about a proposed community-based treatment center in Snohomish County. The facility is meant to offer inpatient behavioral health services so residents can receive care close to their home.The Washington ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, June 10, 2022
    Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Snohomish County Health District have identified a confirmed case of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) in a Snohomish County resident. The individual experienced tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue, and extremities after consuming butter clams that were recreationally harvested in Island County.The butter clams harvested by the ill person had ...read more
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    Friday, June 10, 2022
    11 sickened in Washington state so far OLYMPIA -- Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is working with local and federal public health partners to investigate 11 identified cases of Salmonella linked to backyard poultry in Pierce, Kitsap, Snohomish, Lincoln, King, Yakima, and Lewis counties. This is part of a nationwide outbreak that has sickened 219 people in 38 states. In Washington, ...read more
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    Thursday, June 09, 2022
    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Washington Small Businesses  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in eleven Washington counties 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 ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 08, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESkagit County Seeking Feedback on Draft Strategic Plan Beginning June 8  Skagit County is nearing the final phase of developing its Strategic Plan—a process that has been ongoing since this March. The draft Strategic Plan can be accessed by going to https://skagitcounty.net/departments/countycommissioners/strategicplan.htm.The finalized Strategic Plan will effectively ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers-Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPressentin County Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration Scheduled for June 10  The Skagit County Commissioners will host a ribbon cutting celebration at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at Pressentin County Park in Marblemount. Pressentin Park has been closed for the past year while salmon habitat restoration and recreational improvement projects took place. Skagit County Parks and ...read more
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