The Washington State Legislature this week finalized a record $17 billion transportation package, which includes $14 million for Skagit County’s Guemes Ferry Replacement project. The state funding completes financing for the local project. “We are so thankful to our legislative delegation as well as Representatives Fey and Tharinger, and Senator Liias for supporting this project,” […]
Howard Miller Steelhead Park, just off Highway 20 near Rockport. This photo was taken about this time two years ago. Right now high water due to rain puts a return trip in the “sketchy” category. A county park with utilities, even a couple of cabins. Beautiful.
The “Old Ball House,” long since gone, was once an icon on the north side of Highway 20 between Burlington and Anacortes. The late Wallie Funk, newspaper editor/publisher, once posed his two boys in the derelict farmhouse to create a seasonal card. No one injured in the making of the image.
Skagit County voters closed the door on Dist. 2 County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt’s bid for a sixth term, choosing candidates Peter Browning (no party affiliation) and Mary Hudson (Democrat) to face each other in the general election. In District 1, incumbent Ron Wesen (Republican) will face Mark Lundsten (Democrat) in the general. Lundsten led Wesen […]
With the next and final ballot count scheduled at 5 p.m. Monday, two Skagit County commissioners are trailing in the primary election held Tuesday, August 4. In each contested race the top two vote-getters advance to the November general election. In the case of incumbent county commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, votes at this point leave him […]
On Friday, May 23 the Skagit County Board of Health sent a letter to Governor Inslee asking that he consider a Phase 2 variance for Skagit County. Skagit County Unified Command, mayors of all eight Skagit County cities and towns, and First Responders sent letters in support of the Board of Health’s request. Text of […]
If you’ve got a PC and some extra time on your hands, check out Skagit County’s website at skagitcounty.net. One of their features is “imap,” which includes an aerial photo option. To find your house, click on “imap” icon on opening page. Next click on option window at upper right and select “aerial photograph.” Now, […]
Retired Anacortes Museum Director Garry Cline was among a handful of people who gathered Thursday morning to acknowledge completion of an interpretive project at the Guemes Island Ferry parking area. The location on 6th Street is the one-time home of Apex Cannery. Cline and others at the museum played a key role in assisting Skagit […]