Recreational burn ban lifted in Skagit County

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels, recreational burning is now allowed in unincorporated areas of Skagit County. Residential yard and land-clearing fires continue to be prohibited.

Recreational fires are those used for cooking, pleasure, consist only of charcoal or     (read more)

Mount Vernon Police looked into a threat at MVHS

(MOUNT VERNON)- According to news release from Mount Vernon Police Lieutenant Chris Cammock, on Tuesday, Mount Vernon High School Students overheard a conversation amongst other students where a word was mentioned and they were uncertain the context of how it was intended. The circumstance was     (read more)

New directors hired for Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management Department

(MOUNT VERNON)- The Skagit County Board of Commissioners recently announced the selection of new directors to lead the county’s Emergency Medical Services department and Emergency Management Department.

Jeffery A. Sargent, Skagit County’s new Director of Emergency Medical Services, will start     (read more)

Port of Skagit hires a part-time legal counsel

(BURLINGTON)- The Port of Skagit recently hired a part time in-house legal counsel for its senior administrative team.

Brad Furlong is the port’s new in-house legal counsel. A resident of Fir Island, Furlong brings more than 30 years of legal experience to the port. His first day will be     (read more)

Rep. Rick Larsen to host six Veterans Forums

(WASHINGTON)— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host six Veterans Forums in San Juan, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties.

The forums, which begin on October 15th, are opportunities for veterans to receive updates on legislation affecting them and get answers to questions about reforms     (read more)

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