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Check here for the most current information released from Skagit County.
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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:56:00 PST
Be in the know during flood season
It's no secret that flooding is common this time of year.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:27:53 PST
Guemes Ferry Operation Improvements Survey
Asks what ferry operation improvements the community would be willing to pay for.

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 08:27:53 PST
Public hearing scheduled for proposed Board of Health expansion
Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 08:27:55 PST
Feedback requested on potential changes to Guemes Island Ferry operations
A community forum will take place at 6:00 PM on Thursday November 7, 2019 at the Guemes Island Community Center

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 08:27:53 PST
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:27:53 PST
Candidates responsible for satisfying eligibility requirements
Auditor does not have authority to determine whether or not candidates are legally eligible to run for public office

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:01:00 PST
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:00:00 PST
Skagit County Recognized by State Auditor for Outstanding Financial Stewardship
The award was presented in response to actions taken by Skagit County leaders

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:00:00 PST
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:00:00 PST
October 26 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day!
Collection locations will be open on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:00:00 PST
State Board of Health passes emergency ban on flavored vapor products
The rule takes effect on October 10, 2019 and lasts for 120 days.

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:00:00 PST
Poop Smart campaign wins prestigious Diamond Award
Award for representing the best in government communications.

Fri, 20 Sept 2019 10:08:00 PST
Financial Assistance for Septic System Inspections
Assistance available for septic system inspections to qualifying low-income residents.

Fri, 20 Sept 2019 10:00:00 PST
Appointment of New Emergency Medical Services Director
Josh Pelonio served as the Interim Director of Skagit County EMS beginning in late July.

Tue, 17 Sept 2019 13:54:00 PST
Appointment of New Skagit County Superior Court Commissioner
Previously served as Pro-Tem Judge for District Court and Pro-Tem Commissioner for Superior Court

Tue, 17 Sept 2019 06:03:00 PST
The Housing Summit is open to the public.
Use promo code DISCOUNT19 through Tuesday, October 1.

Tue, 17 Sept 2019 06:01:00 PST
Skagit County among Four Washington Counties Designated As a Natural Disaster Area by USDA
Allows FSA to extend emergency credit to Skagit County producers recovering from drought.

Fri, 13 Sept 2019 06:01:00 PST
Road Work
On McLean Road will begin Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Tue, 11 Sept 2019 06:01:00 PST
SepticSmart Week 2019
More than 1 million homes in Washington- about one in three households - depend on septic systems to treat wastewater.

Tue, 11 Sept 2019 06:00:00 PST
Secure Medicine Return Program Operational in Skagit County
Removing unneeded medicine from our homes helps keep our families, friends and the environment safe.

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:32:37 PST
Recreational shellfish harvest closed throughout Skagit County due to marine biotoxin levels
Recent samples of molluscan shellfish from a variety of harvest locations in Skagit County are exhibiting elevated levels of PSP

Wed, 31 July 2019 11:00:00 PST
Health Department issues Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closure of Samish Bay
Closed until additional sampling indicates toxin levels have declined.

Mon, 15 July 2019 10:00:00 PST
115th Annual Skagit County Pioneer Association Picnic and General Meeting
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Pioneer Park, in La Conner

Tue, 09 July 2019 07:00:00 PST
Board of Health ordinance restricts smoking and vaping in public places
Policies are one of the most effective tools for protecting the health of a community

Fri, 05 July 2019 10:00:00 PST
Burn Ban takes effect July 12 for all of Skagit County
Will go into effect at noon Friday, July 12

Fri, 28 June 2019 11:30:01 PST
Colony Road 24000 will be closed at Milepost 0.68 July 3rd
The closure is necessary to conduct railroad crossing repairs and maintenance

Fri, 28 June 2019 11:30:00 PST
Tue, 18 June 2019 10:50:00 PST
Commissioners plan East County Public Forum for July 31
5:30 pm at the Concrete Community Center

Mon, 06 June 2019 14:50:00 PST
Applicants sought for Skagit County Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Submit no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 28

Wed, 22 May 2019 15:50:00 PST
Tue, 21 May 2019 13:50:00 PST
Interim Skagit County Administrator selected
Trisha Logue has worked for Skagit County since November 1994

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:00:00 PST
Illabot Creek restoration earns state APWA project of the year award
The creek channel was once in a totally different location

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:00:00 PST
Emergency Management Department updating its preparedness plans for natural disasters
Updating the Skagit County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:00:00 PST
Applications sought for Economic Development Grant projects
The deadline for application submittal is May 10

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:45:17 PST
Skagit County Residents Can Dispose of Prescription Drugs at Take-Back Event
Police and prevention coalitions will be hosting a prescription drug take-back event

Fri, 14 Apr 2019 11:00:01 PST
New Solid Waste rates in effect starting June 3
From $89 per ton to $97 per ton.

Fri, 14 Apr 2019 11:00:02 PST
Ron Wesen to join leaders in county government for intensive leadership program in nation's capital
The program helps county leaders develop their approach toward solving complex challenges.

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 15:00:00 PST
Flu season isn't over yet
More flu seen in the last three weeks than the rest of the season combined.

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:20:00 PST
April tulips brings traffic to Skagit County
Expect peak festival traffic on weekends and at SR 536/Kincaid Street exit.

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:00:00 PST
Applicants sought for Skagit County Board of Equalization
Letters of interest are being accepted from District 3 and a member to serve as an alternate.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:30:00 PST
Alcohol use remains at an all-time low while vaping use increases among Skagit County youth
Aerosols from nicotine-containing vapor products contain nicotine and potentially harmful chemicals.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:44:00 PST
Share feedback on draft Stormwater Management Program Plan
The draft 2019 Skagit County SWMP is now available online for the public to review.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:44:00 PST
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:44:00 PST
Board of Health considering Smoking and Vaping in Public Places Ordinance
Smoking and vaping is a community health concern.

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:44:00 PST
Guemes Ferry maintenance scheduled for Feb. 24 - March 18
During the haul-out, Arrow Launch Services will provide passenger-only ferry service.

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:44:00 PST
First flu-related deaths confirmed in Skagit County
Two of the deaths were males, and one of the three deaths was an individual younger than 65.

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:00:00 PST
Auditor announces launch of Electronic Document Recording
Previously, recorded documents had to be mailed or brought in person to the Auditors Office.

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:00:00 PST
Skagit County Administrator announces retirement
Tim Holloran has worked for Skagit County in various positions for the past 39 years.

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PST
Measles outbreak update
36 measles cases confirmed statewide.

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:25:00 PST
Measles outbreak expands
Unimmunized individuals cautioned to avoid travel.

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:25:00 PST
Celebrate new Burlington Northern Overpass on Jan. 23
2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the project site, off Belleville Road, on the north side of the new bridge.