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Check here for the most current information released from Skagit County.
Press release archives:

Tue, 05 December 2017 11:30:00 PST
Vouchers offered for disposal of flood-damaged debris
For free disposal of flood-damaged items and debris

Tue, 05 December 2017 10:00:00 PST
Skagit County approves 2018 operating budget
Unanimously voted to pass the $209.2 million budget

Mon, 04 December 2017 12:00:00 PST
Flu vaccine information
No one is superhuman when it comes to the flu.

Fri, 24 November 2017 10:00:00 PST
Fri, 17 November 2017 10:00:00 PST
Are you tobacco-free?
Join the Great American Smokeout today!

Thu, 26 October 2017 10:00:00 PST
Survey: What's most helpful for your child's first 1,000 days?
Your answers will help inform the work of the Population Health Trust, in partnership with the Childrens Council of Skagit County..

Thu, 26 October 2017 09:30:00 PST
Ferry Public Forum
5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 2nd at the Guemes Island Community Center.

Mon, 23 October 2017 06:30:00 PST
Shoreline Permit Public Hearing
The Skagit County Hearing Examiner is holding a Shoreline Permit Public Hearing for the Clean Products Upgrade Project proposed by Tesoro.

Mon, 16 October 2017 14:30:00 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.

Fri, 06 October 2017 07:30:00 PST
Skagit County Outdoor Burn Ban Lifted
Residential yard and land-clearing fires are permitted in unincorporated Skagit County.

Wed, 20 September 2017 13:30:00 PST
Recreational Burn Ban Lifted in Skagit County
Residential yard and land-clearing fires continue to be prohibited.

Wed, 20 September 2017 07:30:00 PST
Tue, 05 September 2017 12:30:00 PST
ALERT: Skagit County air quality unhealthy due to wildfire smoke
The alert is in effect through 5 p.m. Wed., Sept. 6

Tue, 05 September 2017 09:30:00 PST
Learn about six-year Transportation Improvement Program at Sept. 14 meeting
The TIP outlines the countys planned road, bridge, ferry, non-motorized and other related transportation projects for the next six years.

Fri, 25 August 2017 12:10:00 PST
Parents: Make sure your kids have updated vaccines for school
Updated vaccine requirements can be found on the state Department of Health website

Tue, 08 August 2017 14:30:00 PST
Ferry News: Community Meeting with Board of Commissioners
August 29, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Guemes Island Community Center

Thu, 03 August 2017 11:00:00 PST
Stay cool in Skagit County: Cooling locations open
Temperatures in the mid 80s to lower 90s this week

Thu, 03 August 2017 09:20:00 PST
Air quality and smoke advisory issued
Air quality in much of Skagit County is unhealthy due to nearby wildfires.

Wed, 02 August 2017 13:30:00 PST
Applicants sought for Skagit County Planning Commission
Interested applicants must reside within the boundaries of District 1 or District 3.

Tue, 01 August 2017 11:30:00 PST
Complete burn ban in effect Aug. 2 for all of Skagit County
Bans all outdoor burning, including campfires, in unincorporated Skagit County.

Tue, 26 July 2017 15:30:00 PST
Skagit County earns Digital Counties honors in annual survey
From the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties.

Mon, 17 July 2017 14:30:00 PST
Public Meeting July 26 to discuss Finney Creek Bridge repair project
From 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Street

Fri, 14 July 2017 09:10:00 PST
Skagit County's Voluntary Stewardship Program Work Plan Approved
Participation allows County and agricultural landowners to protect and restore critical areas

Mon, 10 July 2017 14:10:00 PST
Commissioners release statement regarding SITC constitutional amendment decision
Amendments do not expand the boundaries of the SITC reservation

Fri, 30 June 2017 12:30:00 PST
Modified burn ban takes effect July 7 for all of Skagit County
For all recreational, residential and land clearing fires in unincorporated Skagit County

Thu, 29 June 2017 07:30:00 PST
Lake View Boulevard/SR 9 intersection closed July 3 for fireworks show
Lake View Boulevard will close at the intersection of SR 9 from 7 p.m. to midnight July 3.

Thu, 29 June 2017 07:30:00 PST
Educating Crabbers on Opening Weekend
Lost crab pots continue to capture crab with no one to harvest them; resulting in over 180,000 Dungeness crab killed each year.

Thu, 29 June 2017 06:30:00 PST
Keep it safe and sane this Fourth of July
Skagit County fire departments need your help to keep the Fourth of July safe and sane.

Tue, 27 June 2017 07:00:00 PST
Public invited to tour new Community Justice Center on July 11, 15
It's nearly four times larger, with 282 cameras and room to sleep 400.

Tue, 27 June 2017 07:00:00 PST
Countywide road chip seal program begins June 26
Starting this week, June 26, crews will begin work to chip seal roads across the county.

Mon, 26 June 2017 10:40:00 PST
One hantavirus case confirmed in Skagit County
Four hantavirus cases have been reported throughout Washington.The disease can be deadly.

Thu, 22 June 2017 13:00:00 PST
Longest-serving Superior Court Judge to retire June 30
Michael E. Rickert, will retire June 30 after more than 24 years of service.

Thu, 15 June 2017 14:40:00 PST
Nine whooping cough cases confirmed in Skagit County
Early symptoms of whooping cough can last for one to two weeks.

Wed, 31 May 2017 08:40:00 PST
Two whooping cough cases confirmed in Skagit County
Public Health is investigating seven other possible cases.

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:40:00 PST
Paving work starts May 30 near Conway, Skagit Airport
Construction should wrap up the week of June 23

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:00:00 PST
Commissioners plan East County Public Forum
The forum is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17

Tue, 02 May 2017 15:00:00 PST
Watercraft registration expires June 30
Does your vessel meet new hull identification standards?

Mon, 01 May 2017 10:00:00 PST
Two additional mumps cases confirmed in Skagit County
Since January 2017, Skagit County Public Health has identified sixteen cases of mumps locally

Thu, 26 Apr 2017 11:33:00 PST
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:22:00 PST
Share stories of fair housing challenges at April 13 open house
Fair housing open house at Skagit Valley College

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:22:45 PST
Surplus county facility, property up for auction April 21
A large commercial facility with frontage on College Way will soon be up for sale

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:33:00 PST
Skagit named one of top 10 healthiest counties in Washington state
New data released today shows that Skagit County is the 9th healthiest county in Washington state

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:00:00 PST
Public comment now accepted on draft EIS for Tesoro Anacortes Clean Products Upgrade Project
The public may submit comments on the draft EIS through midnight on May 8, 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:00:00 PST
Guemes Ferry delayed in return to service until April 7, 2017
Unanticipated repairs cause delay, originally scheduled to return Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:00:00 PST
Assessor offers assistance for senior, disabled property tax exemptions
Seniors age 61 or older, or those with disabilities, who own their own residence can apply.

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:00 PST
10 cases of mumps now identified in Skagit County
Including five students in the Mount Vernon School District.

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PST
County to consider 10-year facility lease agreement with the Skagit Valley Family YMCA
Will consider signing the 10-year facility lease agreement at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PST
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.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:00:00 PST
Applications sought for Economic Development Grant projects
Up to $2,000,000 in grant funding is available

Thu, 15 Feb 2017 13:00:00 PST
Mumps cases confirmed in Skagit County
Skagit County Public Health recommends that unimmunized people be excluded from schools.

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:00:00 PST
Commissioners seek your feedback about grizzly restoration options
Public meeting is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 PST
Guemes Ferry out of service from Feb. 28 through March 28
Expected to return to service by 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:45:00 PST
Auditor's Office earns excellence in financial reporting award
The highest form of recognition for government accounting and financial reporting

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:45:00 PST
Learn about Burlington Northern Overpass Project at January 25 meeting
County staff will make a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by a QnA opportunity

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:15:00 PST
Legislative funding gap puts Blanchard Forest conservation area at risk of being logged
Budget only allocates $1.5 million to the Blanchard Forest Strategy