Missing person update

(MOUNT VERNON)- According to a news release from the Mount Vernon Police Department, the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning received a report from employees of the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), of a possibly deceased person lying in the area of a vehicle on a utility     (read more)

Berry grower settles water use violations in Whatcom County

(BELLINGHAM)– Whatcom County berry farmer, Gurjant Sandhu, has agreed to pay a reduced fine after being penalized for illegal water use and not supplying water records for two farms in the Nooksack River basin. The watershed provides critical habitat for threatened migratory fish as well as     (read more)

Washington still leads as #1 Bike Friendly State

(OLYMPIA)– Pedal power is still strong in Washington as the League of American Bicyclists once again ranks the state as No. 1 “Bicycle Friendly State in America.” Washington has been a leader in the nation for every year since 2008 when the League began its program.

“Our efforts to     (read more)

NAS Whidbey Island SAR rescues injured hiker at Deception Pass

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)– A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued an injured hiker at Deception Pass State Park in Anacortes on Saturday, October 21.

The SAR crew took off from NAS Whidbey Island around 5 p.m. Due to the injured hiker’s location and     (read more)

Rep. Rick Larsen will be in Skagit County for an Opioid Roundtable & a Veterans Forum

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will meet with Skagit County leaders and members of Skagit County Health and the Population Health Trust on Friday to discuss research on the local opioid crisis and action plans for Skagit County.

Larsen is also hosting a Skagit County Veterans Forum in     (read more)