NEWS

Paving work on McLean Road from August 17- August 31, Skagit Residents should expect delays

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Skagit County Public Works will be grinding and paving McLean Road between Best Road (MP 1.260) and Beaver Marsh Road (MP 3.240) between August 17 and August 31. The contractor will be working Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. This work is part of the annual pavement rehabilitation program. Residents should anticipate delays up to 15 minutes and impacts to traffic at the Best Road/McLean Road roundabout and the McLean and Beaver March Road intersection.     (read more)

Latest Skagit County COVID-19 numbers

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to Skagit County Public Health, the latest numbers show 891 positive COVID-19 cases (one new case) in the county, with 85 hospitalizations, 21 deaths, and 629 have recovered.     (read more)

Inslee announces relief funds to help immigrants and agricultural workers

(OLYMPIA)- Gov. Jay Inslee Monday announced the creation of two funds to help workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Immigrant Relief Fund will provide $40 million to assist Washington residents who are unable to access federal stimulus programs due to their immigration status, and the Food Production Paid Leave Program will provide $3 million of financial resources to certain food production workers who remain home when ill. The governor and his staff worked closely with a coalition representing 430 immigrant rights and social services organizations, and labor advocacy leaders, to develop the funds. “We have to ensure that no one in our     (read more)

Skagit County Commissioners award $809,000 in grant funding to local small businesses

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- The Skagit County Commissioners Monday awarded 75 businesses and nonprofits a total of $809,000 as part of the Skagit County Small Business Grant Program, supporting local businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Awards, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, went to Skagit businesses with 25 or fewer employees, helping them remain open, retain jobs, and comply with COVID-19 prevention public health and safety measures. The Commissioners also made a number of grant awards to nonprofits involved in COVID-19 response efforts. 130 businesses and 20 nonprofits applied asking for a total of $1.5 million in funding. Skagit County Commissioner Ron Wesen said, “I am grateful to these     (read more)

Latest election resutls

For the latest local election results visit skagitcounty.net. For the latest statewide results visit https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/.     (read more)

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