• News for Human Interest

  • 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: Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Legislature
    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 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
    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: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    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
    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
    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