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Skagit County, Washington

November 25, 2014

Environmental agreement readied for future jail site
Comments sought on Skagit County’s proposed cleanup at truck stop
Skagit County would clean up contaminated soil and groundwater as it takes possession of and develops the Truck City Truck Stop property in southern Mount Vernon for a new jail site. A public hearing on the cleanup proposal will be held on Dec. 11, 2014, at the Skagit County Administration Building, 1800 Continental Place, Suite 100, Mount Vernon. [more]

Even the best holiday cooks benefit from food safety tips
Following simple safety tips can prevent food-related illnesses [more]

Health Department issues Warning for toxic blue green algae at Pass Lake in Deception Pass State Park
A water sample tested this week from Pass Lake in Deception Pass State Park on Fidalgo Island showed the presence of blue green algae toxins.. [more]

Governor's office and Skagit County highlight progress of the Clean Samish Initiative
Local effort plays key role in meeting governor's statewide goal to grow shellfish industry and reduce pollution. [more]

Skagit County and Burlington School District Investigate Options as Stewards of Historic Cumming Painting
A 28 x 6 foot canvas mural painted by the late William Cumming in 1941 was saved from a probable trip to the garbage dump after being diverted to the fairgrounds by local resident Tony Breckenridge [more]

Tribal Leased Land Exemptions

As the elected Assessor representing taxpayers in Skagit County I have made a decision on the complicated issue of property tax exemptions on tribal trust lands that have permanent improvements, notwithstanding who has ownership. [more]

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