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Skagit County Press Releases
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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:35:00 PST
Electric Ferry Presentation to Board of Skagit County Commissioners - December 8, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., in the Commissioner's Hearing Room

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:33:00 PST
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:33:00 PST
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:17:00 PST
A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 07:50:00 PST
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:20:00 PST
Commissioners name Verge to fill new district court judgeship
The appointment becomes effective on January 1, 2016

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:50:00 PST
County Health Department closes Burlington restaurant pending E. coli investigation
Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1753 S. Burlington Blvd., Burlington

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:44:00 PST
Save a stamp and beat the November 3 election deadline
Community drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:44:00 PST
Skagit County seeks ag advisory board members
The three-year term begins January 1, 2016 or shortly thereafter

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 01:24:00 PST
Skagit County launches defibrillator location campaign
The registry system features a maintenance element that notifies AED owners when vital equipment such as batteries and electrodes are due to be replaced

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 01:24:00 PST
Public invited to discuss transition of regional behavioral health services
Friday, October 30, 1-4 p.m. Best Western Cotton Tree Convention Center in Mount Vernon.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:14:00 PST
Property values certified, change notices to be mailed
For any property that had a change in assessed value from the previous year.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:49:00 PST
Behavioral Health Community Meeting
Transitioning Behavioral Health Services from the North Cascades Gateway Center.

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:53:00 PST
Skagit County second half property taxes due October 31
Payments postmarked after this date are subject to a 1 percent per month finance charge.

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:33:00 PST
Population Health group releases quality of life survey results
A 108-page summary report written after surveying more than 1,500 local residents.

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:33:00 PST
WIC program will remain open in event of government shutdown
WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under five

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:58:00 PST
Agencies seek input before reviewing Shell refinery rail proposal
Public is invited to comment on the scope of an environmental impact statement

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:38:00 PST
Skagit County receives grant for innovative 'on-farm' project
This project represents a partnership between Skagit County government and Community Action of Skagit County

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:31:00 PST
Skagit County's County Engineer, Paul Randall-Grutter, P.E. Awarded APWA Public Works Manager Credential
Randall-Grutter has nearly 30 years of experience in civil and structural engineering

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:41:00 PST
Outdoor burning restrictions will be lifted
As of 8 a.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:44:00 PST
Governor declares Sept. 21 - 25 Septic Smart Week
Skagit County Public Health has documented at least 10,115 septic systems.

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:24:00 PST
County to update six-year transportation plan
The community is invited to provide feedback.

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:22:00 PST
Agencies seek public feedback on fix for Padilla Bay pollution
Skagit County and the Washington Department of Ecology will co-host a public meeting on October 1

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:47:00 PST
County seeks applicants for Board of Equalization
A volunteer member from District 3.

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 07:35:00 PST
Commissioners finalize Lydig as jail contractor
The Tuesday afternoon vote came in the wake of an August 25 bid opening.

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 07:24:00 PST
County planners ask citizens to weigh in
The County must complete a comprehensive plan update by June 30, 2015.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:24:00 PST
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:22:00 PST
Annual Public Employees Charity Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 19, 2015. Public is welcome to participate!

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:19:00 PST
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:29:00 PST
The 2015 ferry haul-out will take place from September 28 through October 25
The last run the car ferry will do will be at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, September 27.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:29:00 PST
County Health issues rabies prevention information
Rabies, a viral disease that is almost always fatal in humans, is usually transmitted through a bite from a rabid animal.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:49:00 PST
Jail construction bid comes in under budget
The apparent low bid was submitted by Lydig Construction of Bellevue, Washington

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:43:20 PST
Fidalgo Bay Day
Saturday, August 29

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:43:20 PST
Commissioners seek candidates for new district court judgeship
All applications must be completed and submitted by September 18, 2015

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:43:30 PST
Commissioner Dahlstedt appointed to national leadership position on healthy communities
A one-year term as chair of the Public Health and Healthy Communities Subcommittee

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:40:30 PST
More seniors, disabled homeowners to qualify for tax relief
As a result of legislation passed recently in Olympia

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:43:30 PST
Skagit County Commissioners seek applicants for Planning Commission
Accepting applications from residents of Commissioner District 3, which includes Burlington, Sedro-Woolley and east Skagit County

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 07:43:30 PST
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:03:30 PST
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:03:30 PST
Parents urged to make back-to-school shots a priority
Those who do not have a primary care physician are urged to contact a Sea Mar medical clinic

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:03:30 PST
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:03:30 PST
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:10:30 PST
Skagit County Guemes Island ferry haul-out
September 28 through October 25, 2015.

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:10:00 PST
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:50:00 PST
More seniors, disabled homeowners to qualify for tax relief
As a result of legislation passed recently in Olympia.

Tue, 09 Jul 2015 10:42:00 PST
County merges commercial timber tax programs
Will save taxpayer money by way of reduced administrative costs.

Tue, 09 Jul 2015 10:41:00 PST
Thu, 09 July 2015 14:59:00 PST
Skagit County recognized for exemplary applications of technology
The Digital Counties Survey recognizes county innovation that strengthens communities and builds a stronger America.

Tue, 07 July 2015 08:53:00 PST
Air quality and smoke advisory issued
People with asthma, respiratory infection, diabetes, lung or heart disease should limit time spent outdoors.

Mon, 29 June 2015 15:23:00 PST
Wed, 24 June 2015 11:03:00 PST
Health Trust hosts 'Quality of Life' survey
Skagit County residents have a special opportunity to help define local quality of life priorities

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:51:00 PST
WIC Program would not be affected by state government shutdown
National Public Radio (NPR) mistakenly included WIC on a recent list of programs

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:32:00 PST
Public Meeting: Shular Road Culvert Crossing
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:42:00 PST
Clean Samish Initiative 90-day project review
Although fecal bacterial is still trending to lower levels, these levels do not meet state water quality standards.

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:30:00 PST
Skagit County Burn Restrictions Modified
Starting Tuesday, June 23 at 8:00 am, debris-burning fires are not allowed

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:30:00 PST
Summertime Road Work and Maintenance
Focus during the summer months turns toward those activities that require warmer, dry weather.

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:33:00 PST
Public meeting on agricultural irrigation water issues cancelled
We're making progress on addressing this and should have more information soon

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:00:00 PST
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:00:00 PST
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:20:00 PST
Janicki appointed to state road administration board
Along with King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert and Pierce County Engineer Brian Stacy.

Thu, 28 May 2015 08:40:00 PST
Wed, 12 May 2015 09:50:00 PST
Greenberg elected president of GIS professionals organization
Using geospatial technology to solve problems in state, regional and local government.

Wed, 12 May 2015 09:50:00 PST
County schedules South Skagit Highway closure
Beginning on or about May 20, 2015 through June 30, 2015.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:50:00 PST
Skagit County Extends Thanks to Survey Participants
The Clean Samish Initiative's primary goal is to identify and reduce sources of fecal coliform.

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:06:00 PST
Skagit County Commissioners to host east county public forum
Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Concrete Senior Center, 45821 Railroad Avenue.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:40:00 PST
County continues on-site appraisals in school district
By law, assessors must complete a physical inspection of properties once each six years.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:50:00 PST
County hires Anderson to lead Emergency Management
Anderson succeeds Mark Watkinson, who retired last week after 30 years of service.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:41:00 PST
Clean Samish Initiative Launches '90 Days to Clean Water' Campaign
Assistance from the public is vital in the effort to locate and address sources of fecal coliform pollution.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:41:00 PST
Skagit County Public Health will offer two MMR Immunization Clinics
Friday 3/13 from 1:00 to 3:30pm and Friday 3/20 from 9:00 to 12:00pm

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:41:00 PST
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:56:00 PST
Tue, 17 Jan 2015 11:56:00 PST
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:56:00 PST
County Public Health to re-direct some clinical services
Effective April 1, 2015 the County will no longer offer immunizations to children under age 19.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:32:00 PST
Skagit County Encourages Participation in Survey
To capture property owners experiences and opinions about a variety of issues.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:32:00 PST
County establishes health advisory panel
Will meet for the first time on February 5.

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:02:00 PST
Dahlstedt to chair County Board of Commissioners
Commissioner Ron Wesen passed the gavel to Dahlstedt at an inaugural 2015 session.