Skagit County, Washington

Guemes Ferry out of service from Feb. 28 through March 28
Annual maintenance will begin Tuesday, Feb. 28. The vessel is expected to return to service by 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29. [more]

Applications sought for Economic Development Grant projects
Up to $2,000,000 in grant funding is available for economic development projects in Skagit County that create or retain family-wage jobs in the community. [more]

Mumps cases confirmed in Skagit County
Skagit County Public Health recommends that unimmunized people be excluded from schools. [more]

Extended hours now available for permit applications
Permit technicians are available daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., including during the lunch hour. [more]

Commissioners seek your feedback about grizzly restoration options
Grizzly bears could return to the North Cascades – or not. [more]

Funding available to support homeless services, affordable housing
More than a million dollars is available for local public-interest organizations to invest in projects that support affordable housing or homeless services. [more]

Auditor’s Office earns excellence in financial reporting award
The highest form of recognition for government accounting and financial reporting. [more]

Legislative funding gap puts Blanchard Forest conservation area at risk of being logged
A $6.2 million funding shortfall in Governor Jay Inslee’s 2017 proposed budget puts a portion of nearly 1,600 acres of protected forestland at risk of being logged. [more]

Proposed Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Expansion

Board of Commissioners sets docket for 2017 Comprehensive Plan amendments
The County accepts suggestions each year through the last business day of July. [more]

Skagit County approves 2017 operating budget
The Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to pass the $219.9 million budget. [more]

Gravel Pit Application Received
Concrete Nor'west filed an application in support of a proposed gravel mining operation which will remove approximately 4,280,000 cubic yards of gravel over an approximately 25 year period. [more]

County files suit to halt illegal recycling, retail operation on Cook Road
BTI is located on Cook Road, on 40-acre parcel formerly used as a dairy farm and currently zoned for agricultural use. [more]

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