Skagit County Emergency Medical Services adopts PulsePoint AED to build and manage public defibrillator registry

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Monday, October 3, 2022, Skagit County Emergency Medical Services announced the adoption of PulsePoint AED in Skagit County to further their commitment to creating a healthy and civically engaged community. According to a news release from Skagit County, PulsePoint AED allows users to register publicly available Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which can be located on a map in the mobile app for quick access during a cardiac emergency. When a cardiac emergency strikes, finding an AED can help save a life. Early application of bystander CPR and rapid defibrillation from an AED have proven to be crucial in improving     (read more)

Latest Skagit County COVID-19 numbers

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to the Washington State Department Health, the latest numbers show 26,673 positive COVID-19 cases in Skagit County, with 1,231 hospitalizations, and 235 deaths.     (read more)

A Mount Vernon man surrendered to authorities

(MOUNT VERNON)- Skagit 911 was contacted by a woman Monday night that said her estranged husband had made threats to kill her son and other despondent statements, according to a news release from Mount Vernon Police Department. Further investigation determined that the suspect, a 57 - year - old Mount Vernon resident had pointed a handgun at an adult male family member and threatened to kill him. The suspect had indicated that he was not going to be arrested and was armed with numerous other weapons available to him. The Mount Vernon Police Tactical Operations Team, Skagit County Regional Response Team,     (read more)

National Public Lands Day

(PORTLAND, Ore.)— National Public Lands Day is Sept. 24 and the USDA Forest Service is celebrating with a fee-free day and by hosting community events across the United States. Visitors will enjoy fee-free access on Saturday to all Forest Service-managed sites where day-use fees are normally charged, according to a news release from the Forest Service. In addition to offering fee-free access, some locations will host special celebrations and educational activities. National Public Lands Day is also celebrated with many volunteer events to “give back together” on National Forests and other public lands. This one-day fee waiver does not apply to     (read more)

North Cascades Highway SR 20 has reopened

SR 20 North Cascades Highway has reopened between Ross Dam and Mazama as of 12 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, according to a news release from the Washington State Department of Transportation. The highway was closed earlier due to mudslides near Mazama.     (read more)

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