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  • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    The Skagit Valley Family YMCA is announcing multiple job openings. The following positions are now available: Lifeguard, School Age Assistant Teacher, Assistant Swim Team Coach, Assistant ELC Teacher, Program Team Member, Aquatics Coordinator, Early Childhood Cook, School Age Site Supervisor, Night Custodian, ELC Teacher's Aide, Camp Anderson Counselor in Training.  See the full list and get more ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    The Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) is pleased to partner with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to provide support to small agritourism businesses through the WSDA Relief and Recovery Grant. Many Washington farms, ranches and other businesses offer agritourism experiences to visitors. The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted many of these visitor operations, their business ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Leadership Skagit, an award-winning leadership training program of EDASC in partnership with Skagit Valley College, is now accepting applications for the class of 2022. The program consists of a nine-month curriculum designed to help current and emerging leaders acquire a broad understanding of complex issues facing Skagit County. The class meets monthly for all-day Challenge Days, which focus on ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Today, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that providers pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following reports of six patients developing a rare blood clot disorder after receiving the injection. Washington State Department of Health, following the recommendation, has asked providers to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice.Due to limited ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    In efforts to ensure Washington’s Safe Re-opening, Txley makes essentials for businesses affordable.  As businesses are poised to re-open amidst concerns of rising numbers, Txley would like to ensure the safety of business owners, staff, and customers by rolling out a special blowout from April 19th through April 30th!  Pre-sale begins April 15, 2021. 3ply Ear Loop Masks 50ct box - $9.953ply ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Skagit Valley College invites all Adult Learners to attend SVC Achieve Week: April 19-23. Achieve Week is designed for individuals who may be considering starting at SVC for Summer or Fall quarters, and who are interested in High School Completion or Certificate or Degree Completion. Whether you are just getting started on your educational goals or coming back to college to finish the degree or ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Fall enrollment in its Applied Bachelor in Applied Management (BASAM) degree program. The program offers two tracks, General Management and starting Fall 2021, Health Care Management.        BASAM is a two-year, 90 credit workplace orientated program designed for students who have completed ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Skagit County, as Lead Agency for the Skagit/Island/Whatcom HOME Consortium, is undertaking the planning process leading to the submission of its 2021 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Annual Action Plan is a requirement for the HOME Consortium’s use of HOME Investment Partnership Program grant and it describes how the Consortium’s HOME grant ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Keep our community safe by safely disposing of your unused or unwanted meds at a drive-thru Take Back event near you! Safe disposal of medications protects our family and the environment. The Washington Department of Ecology found that meds disposed of in the trash or toilet threatens wildlife and drinking water. You can make a difference with one simple step – take back your meds.  Gather your ...read more
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    Saturday, April 17, 2021
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) students, Sydney Sharp (of Anacortes), and Sarah Head (of Oak Harbor) were named to the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team. Both were honored at the 26th annual ceremony that was held virtually on April 15, 2021.      The annual All-Washington Academic Team ceremony provides an opportunity for community and technical college students to be recognized for their academic ...read more
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    Saturday, April 10, 2021
    OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19, which shows increasing transmission and daily case counts. The trends highlight the need to continue prevention measures like wearing masks and maintaining physical distance while vaccination efforts continue.Report findings include:COVID-19 transmission is increasing ...read more
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    Saturday, April 10, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee today updated and clarified the criteria for counties to stay in Phase 3 of the state's Healthy Washington pandemic reopening plan. Under the plan that took effect March 22, counties are individually evaluated every three weeks. The first evaluation occurs this coming Monday, and changes to a county's phase status take effect Friday, April 16. In addition to being individually ...read more
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    Saturday, April 10, 2021
    The City of Burlington has several seasonal employment positions open in various departments, including its Parks department.   A listing of available positions as well as access to applications are available onlineCity of BurlingtonIncorporated in 1902, built at the crossing of two major railways and a booming timber industry, today’s Burlington booms with more than 800 businesses — including ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    FREE Virtual Understanding Mold Continuing Education Event Attendees will receive 2 insurance credit hours Date: May 26, 2021 Course: Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry Course #: 625310 WA Time: 9:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M. Location: Virtual Classroom. Secure password required • 100% attendance and a photographic ID are required to receive CE credit for this course. • Virtual ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    Daily COVID-19 case counts in Skagit County have been trending upward over the past several days, with daily new cases in the double-digits for the first time in nearly two weeks. Prior to this, the County’s numbers were ranging between 5-9 new cases daily, which makes this recent uptick alarming.As a reminder, Skagit County must meet the following metrics in order to remain in Phase 3 of the ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    The State Department of Commerce is accepting applications through 5 p.m. Friday for its Working Washington grant program, providing relief for businesses impacted by the pandemic. Business owners can find information about the program and a link to the application portal here. These grants are aimed at for-profit small businesses in industries that have hard costs associated with their ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    Today, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring April 18-24, 2021 National Healthcare Volunteer Week in Skagit County. Today’s presentation specifically focused on the role that volunteers play in providing high quality, compassionate hospice services. In a session with Community Action of Skagit County on April 20, the Commissioners are expected to proclaim April ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    Update to 2021 Recreation Activities, Special Events and Tournaments, Facility and Playfield Rentals in Burlington  BURLINGTON, WA—April 6, 2021   The City of Burlington announces the return of recreation programs and the return of additional activities in its city parks and playfields.  RECREATION PROGRAMS RESUME JUNE 2021Registration for Burlington recreation programs opens May 5, 2021, for ...read more
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    Today President Biden signed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act into law extending the PPP deadline from March 31 to May 31, 2021. Read the full statement from SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman about how this is "providing additional critical relief to the smallest of the small businesses."Here are 3 ways the SBA can help you access this forgivable loan program:1. Find a ...read more
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    Local SERVPRO property damage restoration specialist offers property owners tips about possible hazards and advance planning toolsBurlington, WA (Grassroots Newswire) March 30, 2021 - Spring brings warmer weather, longer days, and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialist Paul Leavens of SERVPRO of ...read more
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    Grab and Go Kits for Grown-Ups! Beginning April 1st, we will now offer Grab and Go Kits for Grown-ups. Each month will feature a craft or activity that you can do at home. The kits will be available during our Express Holds Pick Up—just let us know that you want one when you get here! April’s Kit: Grow Your Own Basil!
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    Over the last year, Washington state has provided small businesses throughout the state with more than $125 million in grants to address the economic outfall of COVID-19. This effort continues with a new round of grant opportunities being managed by the Washington State Department of Commerce. The state Legislature approved $240 million for this latest round, making it our largest so far.Working ...read more
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that effective April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Over the past four months since Washington began administering doses of the vaccination, the state has followed a tiered eligibility system, beginning with those most at risk of hospitalization and death.The governor and the state Department of Health ...read more
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    On March 24th, 2021, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County hosted their Annual Breakfast -- this being our second virtual Annual Breakfast event. With greater experience in the world of virtual events, the Clubs got creative in planning out a live streamed, 70s themed morning show: Rise ‘N Shine Skagit. The show premiered bright and early at 7 AM, running for a full two hours where guests could ...read more
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    Vaccine is the tool we need to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased everyone age 16 and older will be eligible for vaccine starting April 15, which also marks the four-month anniversary of vaccine rollout in Washington. The state’s phased eligibility approach has helped ensure those most vulnerable were the first to be vaccinated. ...read more
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    The Skagit Valley College (SVC) Athletic Department is pleased to announce that the Cardinals will begin preparing for a return to competition today, with the recent decision by the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).      "We are excited to announce that our student-athletes and coaches will have an opportunity to compete in their respective sports in the upcoming weeks,” said Mitch Freeman, ...read more
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    Governor Inslee announced yesterday that beginning on Thursday, April 15th, all Washingtonians 16 years and older will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. To date, Washington State has been operating on a tiered eligibility system, beginning with those most at risk of hospitalization and death. Eligibility recently expanded on March 31st to Phase 1b, Tiers 3 and 4, which includes those ...read more
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    Saturday, April 03, 2021
    Today, Skagit County announced another round of assistance funds with the availability of $8.9 million in rent and utility assistance for Skagitonians impacted by COVID-19. This grant was provided by the Washington State Department of Commerce and funded by Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP). The program is intended to prevent evictions during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis by paying ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    Introducing Project Close-Out Perks! If you complete a lighting project by Sept. 1, you'll receive a "project perk" in the form of an Amazon.com gift card worth up to $200. Your project's total energy savings in kilowatt-hours (kWh) will determine the amount of your gift card: Up to 50,000 kWh savings = $50 Amazon.com gift card 50,0001 to 100,000 kWh savings = $100 Amazon.com gift card100,001 and ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Concrete, WA---The Port of Skagit is providing a grant of up to $10,000 to the Concrete Chamber of Commerce as part of a Targeted Community Partnership Program.   The grant funding, provided to the Chamber as the project sponsor, will go to help offset the costs of replacing the HVAC system at the Concrete Theatre as part of the theatre’s expansion.  The Concrete Theatre recently purchased ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Visitors will not need a Discover Pass April 3, 22OLYMPIA – March 29, 2021 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the spring season and Earth Day with two free days at state parks in April. On free days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking.The first free day is Saturday, April 3 —a springtime free day. The next free day is ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Reminder: Application portal has opened for Working Washington Grants: Round 4In case you missed it, the application portal for the newest round of Working Washington small business grants is now open at commercegrants.com. (Materials translated into 16 languages available here.) Businesses can submit applications until 5:00pm April 9. The original announcement is below with additional ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    OLYMPIA – Phase Finder, the state’s online vaccine eligibility tool, will no longer be required to verify COVID-19 vaccine eligibility starting March 31. That means that people who want a vaccine should check DOH’s prioritization guidance webpage to see when they are eligible to get vaccinated. Those who are eligible can then use Vaccine Locator to find an appointment. After March 30, those who ...read more
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    Saturday, March 27, 2021
    Today, Skagit Public Health released the Skagit County 2020 COVID-19 data report. This report provides an empirical overview of Public Health and Unified Command’s COVID-19 response in 2020. Unified Command is comprised of Skagit Public Health, the Department of Emergency Management and the Sheriff’s office.“This report is intended to provide a useful snapshot into how the pandemic evolved ...read more
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    Saturday, March 27, 2021
    Locals Night at Tulip Town! Sponsored by Skagit Acres, Skagit Landing Restaurant & Catering, and Fairhaven Mill   Spring in Skagit Valley’s hottest ticket and honored-tradition of opening up Tulip Town to our local friends and neighbors is back this year IN PERSON!   Enjoy a sunset stroll through the tulip field and gardens before grabbing a bite of scrumptious farm-to-table tastiness from our ...read more
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    Saturday, March 27, 2021
    Peoples Bank announced the promotion of Kim Walley to Vice President, District Branch Manager. Based at the Burlington Branch, Kim has over 30 years of experience in retail banking. In her expanded role, she will lead the Bank’s retail branch teams across Skagit County. “I’ve lived in Skagit County my whole life, so it means everything to me to be a banker in this community and to be in a ...read more
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    Saturday, March 27, 2021
    The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    Last week, Governor Inslee announced that beginning on Wednesday, March 31st, everyone in Phase 1b-Tier 3 and 4 will be eligible for their COVID vaccine. This is an expedited timeline since the State had previously planned to expand to these phases in April.The newly added Tiers includes the following groups:People 16 years or older with 2 or more co-morbidities or underlying conditionsAll people ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    Burlington, WA—After years of planning and preparation, the Heritage Flight Museum is moving forward on their much-anticipated expansion, adding more space for aviation exhibits, historical artifacts, and maintenance facilities.  Heritage Flight Museum was founded in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders and his wife Valerie and has been located at Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington since ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    The State Department of Commerce is opening a fourth round of grant funding, with the application period opening March 29. The Working Washington Grant: Round 4 offers grant relief funds to small for-profit businesses, especially those that were required to close due to public health and safety measures. Priorities for funding are: Businesses required to closeBusinesses with lost revenue as a ...read more
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