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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.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:42:00 PST
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:24:00 PST
Dahlstedt elected to board of state counties association
Was elected to two leadership positions at the annual Leaders Conference

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:04:00 PST
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:12:00 PST
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Skagit County and much of western Washington.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:12:00 PST
Even the best holiday cooks benefit from food safety tips
When food-related illness strikes, holiday joy can turn into stomach pains.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:12:00 PST
Environmental agreement readied for future jail site
Comments sought on Skagit County?s proposed cleanup at truck stop

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:21:00 PST
Health Department issues Warning for toxic blue green algae at Pass Lake in Deception Pass State Park
Big Lake in Skagit County continues to have significant scum from blue green algae

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:51:00 PST
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:00 PST
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:45:00 PST
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

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:45:00 PST
Guemes Island Ferry Haul-Out Extended to October 24, 2014
Required piping replacement will add 8-10 days to the haul-out period .

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:10:00 PST
Skagit County second half property taxes due October 31
State law requires that payments postmarked after this date are subject to a 1 percent per month finance charge.

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:00:00 PST
Public Health and local hospitals are prepared to address Ebola risk from travelers
Skagit County Public Health and Community Services (Public Health) is working closely with county hospitals

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:04:13 PST
Christensen elected president of state planning organization
To serve a two year term as president of the Washington State Association of County and Regional Planning Directors

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:24:23 PST
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:24:23 PST
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:30:15 PST
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:25:35 PST
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:32:15 PST
Tribal Leased Land Exemptions
Letter from the Skagit County Assessor

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:27:15 PST
Public Hearing on Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Burlington City Chambers, 833 Spruce Street

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:27:45 PST
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

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:27:45 PST
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:57:15 PST
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:24:15 PST
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:23:15 PST
Guemes Island Ferry haul-out scheduled
September 24 through October 14, 2014

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:24:43 PST
Dahlstedt appointed to national leadership team
NACo President Riki Hokama of Hawaii announced Dahlstedt?s appointment as Vice Chair of the Health Steering Committee on July 25, 2014

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:29:03 PST
Completion of the Pioneer Highway/Fir Island Road Intersection Project
The project has improved traffic flow at the intersection by providing a five-legged roundabout

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:09:43 PST
110th Annual Skagit County Pioneer Association Picnic and Meeting
Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Pioneer Park in La Conner

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:35:03 PST
County planners release development rights report prepared with advisory committee
The report provides a comprehensive overview of TDR programs and methods

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:55:23 PST
Burn Ban Modification
Effective: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:01:43 PST
Ferry Replacement Plan Presentation
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:47:43 PST
Skagit County reauthorizes Clean Water Program
Reauthorizes existing special assessment rates through December 31, 2019

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:02:03 PST
Public comment invited on Skagit River Flood Risk Management Study
The public meeting will be held Thursday, June 19, 2014 6 p.m.

Wed, 21 May 2014 14:12:13 PST
Skagit County upgrades online video system
Upgraded video resolution and elimination of device compatibility issues

Tue, 20 May 2014 10:52:33 PST
County 'iMap' named best online interactive map in state
Voted by the Washington State Chapter of URISA

Mon, 19 May 2014 10:52:43 PST
Skagit County Commissioners Declare May 18-24 National EMS Week
The county has more than 400 first responders, EMTs and medics, and many more volunteer fighters.

Fri, 16 May 2014 06:52:43 PST
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for the County Planning Commission.
At this time, the County is accepting applications from residents of Commissioner District 1.

Thu, 15 May 2014 13:32:00 PST
Fri, 02 May 2014 13:50:50 PST
County publishes 1969 aerial photos online
The high resolution photographs are available through the Countys web map tool called iMap

Fri, 02 May 2014 09:50:50 PST
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:44:52 PST
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:44:52 PST
Berentson appointed Skagit County Public Works Director
Berentson has been serving as Interim Public Works Director for the past six months.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:52 PST
Davis Slough Bridge Project Meeting April 23
At the Day Creek Fire Hall located at 31693 South Skagit Highway

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:24:52 PST
PUBLIC MEETINGS: Skagit County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
Will be focused on setting goals to mitigate the various natural hazards that affect Skagit County.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:18:52 PST
Dozens gather at local drill built around hypothetical crude oil car derailment
Several dozen local emergency responders gathered Wednesday, April 9 for a tabletop exercise

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:24:52 PST
Skagit County first half property taxes due April 30, 2014
Payments postmarked after this date are subject to a 1 percent per month finance charge.

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:24:52 PST
Skagit County hires EMS director
Lynden resident Mark Raaka has agreed to serve

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:24:52 PST
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:34:52 PST
Guemes Island Ferry Operations Public Forum Meeting March 26, 2014
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Guemes Island Community Hall

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:04:12 PST
Army Corps receives $400,000 to complete Skagit flood protection study
Skagit County is the local sponsor of this flood risk reduction study.

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:40:12 PST
County reaches resolution with HHS over inadvertent disclosure of public health receipts in 2011
Under the agreement with HHS, the County will pay a resolution amount of $215,000

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:34:46 PST
Skagit County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:29:16 PST
Community Engagement in Oil Spill Preparedness and Response
A Free Public Workshop Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:24:12 PST
Skagit County wins national honors for financial reporting
Announced by the Government Finance Officers Association.

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:05:52 PST
How Clean is Your Neighborhood Stream?
Join us and learn about the health of our local fresh water streams and rivers.

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:05:52 PST
Plan for Clear Lake Moves Forward
6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 at Clear Lake Elementary School

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:05:52 PST
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:05:32 PST
Skagit County seeks emergency services director
The EMS Director will provide oversight to all areas of Skagit Countys EMS delivery system

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:45:52 PST
Board of Commissioners Releases Proposed Ordinance to Regulate Potentially Dangerous Wild Animals
The Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 4, at 9:30

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:01:52 PST
Free composting, recycling and sustainability training offered in March
Will occur Thursday evenings, March 6 through April 24, 2014 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center in Bayview.

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:39:52 PST
Funds secured for Concrete's Public Safety Building
A message from Commissioner Sharon D. Dillon, District 3

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:39:52 PST