NEWS

Skagit County Transfer Site to fully reopen to public

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- The Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station on Ovenell Road will reopen to all customers Wednesday, August 17, at 8:30 a.m., according to a news release from the county. “We would like to thank the public for their patience during this extended closure,” says Margo Gillaspy, Skagit County Solid Waste Division Manager. “I know this closure derailed plans and cost people time and money.” The Transfer Station closed to self-haulers of garbage on Thursday, August 11, due to equipment breakage at the rail spur operated by Republic, the County’s disposal contractor. “Without that equipment, we were unable to load     (read more)

Two-week closure of SR 9 near Norway Park in Skagit County begins Aug. 22

(LAKE MCMURRAY)– People living and driving near Norway Park in Lake McMurray will need to prepare for an around-the-clock two-week closure of State Route 9 in both directions for fish passage work, according to a news release from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Faber Construction contractor crews, working for the Washington State Department of Transportation, will close SR 9 at Norway Park Creek at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22. Signed detours will be in place during the closure, which is scheduled to end at 5 a.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 5. All through traffic on SR 9 will be detoured via SR 534, Interstate 5, and     (read more)

Latest Skagit County COVID-19 numbers

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to the Washington State Department Health, the latest numbers show 25,859 positive COVID-19 cases in Skagit County, with 1,233 hospitalizations, and 219 deaths.     (read more)

Meeting and permit required if you want to hunt on base at NAS Whidbey Island

(NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND)– People interested in hunting on NAS Whidbey Island property during the 2022-2023 season are invited to attend one of two “One-Stop-Shop” meetings being held in August and September, according to a news release from the base. Meetings are scheduled for Aug. 30 and Sept. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bldg 130, Gallery Golf Course. Information handouts will cover on-base hunting permit requirements, hunting areas and base access procedures. Hunters may register, pay the $13 permit fee and receive an installation hunting permit. Civilian hunters may participate in the pheasant release and upland game program on the installation. In     (read more)

Skagit County Transfer Station closed to self-haul garbage

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- The Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station on Ovenell Road remains closed to all self-haulers of garbage until further notice, according to a news release from the county. "A piece of essential equipment used by our contractor, Republic, to load containers onto rail cars failed earlier this week. This compounded the issue of garbage already stockpiled at the transfer station," explains Margo Gillaspy, Skagit County Solid Waste Division Manager. "We have been grappling for some time now with an existing capacity issue for garbage at the transfer station." "Staff are doing everything they can to work with Republic     (read more)

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