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Check here for the most current information released from Skagit County.
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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
Mon, 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
Local police stations and community youth substance use 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.