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Skagit County Press Releases
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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.