Work will continue on SR 525 on Whidbey Island

(COUPEVILLE)– Paving work on Whidbey Island will hit State Route 20 through Coupeville for the first time this season starting the night of Monday, July 10.

This summer’s work in Coupeville, picks up where safety improvement work ended last year. A six-mile stretch, between Jacobs Road just     (read more)

Lucky kayaker saved by quick thinking SAR crewman on separate mission to Okanagan County

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)– A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in-route for a mission to rescue a severely distressed hiker on the Okanagan Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) the evening of July 2, temporarily postponed that mission after one of its crewmembers spotted a     (read more)

A modified burn ban takes effect July 7 for all of Skagit County

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- A modified burn ban for all recreational, residential and land clearing fires in unincorporated Skagit County will go into effect Friday, July 7, and continue until further notice. Skagit County will no longer issue permits for these activities and existing permits are suspended.
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Keep it safe and sane this Fourth of July

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Skagit County fire departments need your help to keep the Fourth of July safe and sane. Knowing the fireworks laws, being a courteous neighbor, and planning ahead to keep your home and family safe are simple ways to make sure everyone enjoys the holiday weekend.

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Extra ferry service and special schedules planned for Independence Day travel

(SEATTLE)– The Fourth of July is one of the biggest travel holidays for the state ferry system. About 430,000 ferry passengers traveled across the Puget Sound during last year’s holiday weekend, and similar numbers are expected this year.

Along with increased ridership, passengers sailing     (read more)