NEWS

Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of April 8-14

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND) There has been a change to the carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville this week. There are no carrier-based flight training operations scheduled for Ault Field this week. Additional field carrier landing practice (FCLP) has been scheduled for Friday, April 12. People living in local communities should remain aware that the aforementioned operations are not the only operations out of NAS Whidbey Island, particularly at Ault Field, which is a 24-hour-a-day operational facility. There are many other training evolutions that people may hear. However,     (read more)

A death in Mount Vernon is under investigation

(MOUNT VERNON)- Mount Vernon Police are conducting a death investigation. Mount Vernon Police and Fire personnel on April 2, 2019 at 6 p.m. were dispatched to the 100 Block of Broadway in reference to a medical call. Initial reports indicated an unknown medical problem involving a female in a vehicle, who possibly wasn’t breathing. After arriving, medical personnel confirmed the adult female was deceased. Mount Vernon detectives were called to the scene to investigate. After initial scene processing and interviewing of subjects who were in the area at the time of the call, the Skagit County Coroner’s office was notified     (read more)

Flu season isn’t over yet

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- It’s starting to feel like spring outside, but that doesn’t mean the flu season is over. Continue to wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home from work or school when sick. It is not too late to get your flu shot. In Skagit County, in the last three weeks alone, we have seen more flu than the rest of the season combined. To date, the county has seen four deaths attributed to influenza this season. Across the state, there have been 114 lab-confirmed influenza deaths reported. The county has also seen a     (read more)

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled for NAS Whidbey Island next week

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- There are carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville the week of April 1-7, 2019. People living in local communities should remain aware that the aforementioned operations are not the only operations out of NAS Whidbey Island, particularly at Ault Field, which is a 24-hour-a-day operational facility. There are many other training evolutions that people may hear. However, the aircraft carrier flight training operations are types of operations that involve lower altitude flight training in close vicinity to the airfield. Both     (read more)

Applicants sought for Skagit County Board of Equalization

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Volunteer members are invited to apply for two vacant positions on the Skagit County Board of Equalization. Letters of interest are being accepted until the position is filled for a member from District 3 and a member to serve as an alternate. Positions on the Board of Equalization are part-time, quasi-judicial, and charged with the responsibility of deciding appeals concerning property assessments within Skagit County. Terms are three years. The District 3 member must reside within the boundaries of District 3; residents of all three districts are encouraged to express interest for the alternate position. Generally, the hearings are held     (read more)