NAS Whidbey Island Restoration Advisory Board Reminder

(OAK HARBOR)- The next NAS Whidbey Island Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting will be held August 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bakerview Restaurant/Chief’s Club, located at 1080 W Ault Field Rd #138, Oak Harbor. Interested community members are invited to attend the meeting.

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Wildfire smoke from regional fires headed to Skagit County this week

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Forecasts call for some wildfire smoke to reach Skagit County starting Tuesday, Aug. 7. Periodic east winds could bring in smoke from fires in the North Cascades, causing air quality to deteriorate to “Moderate” or “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” on occasion.

If smoke     (read more)

Three weekend closures down, three more to go for westbound US 2

(EVERETT)– Only three weekend closures remain for this summer’s US 2 paving project, but Snohomish County travelers must brace for the biggest traffic delays yet. Contractor crews working for the Washington Department of Transportation will close all lanes of westbound US 2 between State Route     (read more)

A man was arrested in Burlington after barricading himself in a vehicle

(BURLINGTON)- According to a press from the Burlington Police Department, a patrol officer spotted a wanted felon in the 1700 block of Whitmarsh Rd at about 8:30 a.m. Friday. The suspect, a 36 year old Mount Vernon man, was known to have a violent history. Officer Mike Lumpkin said, when the     (read more)

NAS Whidbey SAR rescues injured hiker on Forbidden Peak

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued an injured climber on Forbidden Peak August 2nd.

The SAR team arrived on the scene at approximately 7,500 feet elevation on Forbidden Peak in the Cascade Mountains before noon Thursday. Two     (read more)