NEWS

Secure Medicine Return Program Operational in Skagit County

(SKAGIT COUNTY)– The Secure Medicine Return program operated by MED-Project LLC is up and running in Skagit County. MED-Project is the pharmaceutical stewardship organization selected to implement the Secure Medicine Return Ordinance (Skagit County Code 12.20) passed by the Skagit County Board of Health. Removing unneeded medicine from our homes helps keep our families, friends and the environment safe. Secure Medicine Return through MED-Project provides access to safe medicine disposal for all Skagitonians at no charge. Prescription medicines, legally prescribed controlled substances (e.g. narcotics and stimulants), over the counter medicines, and pet medications can all be disposed of through this     (read more)

NAS Whidbey SAR rescues injured an climber in the Cascade Mountains

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued a 39-year-old man near Washington Pass in the early evening of Friday, September 6. The climber had suffered a possible pelvis fracture and loss of consciousness after a fall at an elevation of approximately 6,500 feet. Washington Pass is north of Lake Chelan and west of Winthrop, Wash., in the Cascade Mountains. The SAR crew located the climber against a 500-foot vertical rock face, which gave way to a steep field of loose rock. The SAR crew inserted two crewmembers via rappel about 300 feet     (read more)

Skagit County Fire Marshal lifts outdoor burn ban in all unincorporated areas

(SKAGIT COUNTY)– Effective, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, residential yard and land-clearing fires are permitted within unincorporated Skagit County, ending the modified burn ban that was implemented on July 12, 2019. While the modified burn ban is no longer in effect starting Wednesday, burn permits are still required for burn piles larger than four feet by four feet. Burn permit requests can be submitted to the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office by phone at 360-416-1840. As a reminder, all residential yard and land-clearing fires may only contain natural vegetation (leaves, grass, and tree trimmings). Garbage, household trash, lumber, building construction waste, or demolition     (read more)

A portion of Puget Street in Sedro-Woolley will be closed next week

(SEDRO-WOOLLEY)- Weather permitting- Sedro-Woolley Public Works will be working to repave a section of Puget Street Monday, September 9th through Wednesday, September 11th. Work will begin approximately 7 a.m. and will end by 4:30 p.m. each day. Puget Street between Northern Ave and Ferry Street will be completely closed to all traffic during the work. Detours will be in place during working hours. Homes between Ferry St & Northern Ave will be able to access their homes from Ferry Street. Garbage and Recycling will be picked up as usual.     (read more)

Field Carrier Landing Practice Operations are scheduled for next week at NAS Whidbey Isand

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- There are carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville the week of September 9-15. People living in local communities should remain aware that the aforementioned operations are not the only operations out of NAS Whidbey Island, particularly at Ault Field, which is a 24-hour-a-day operational facility. There are many other training evolutions that people may hear. However, the aircraft carrier flight training operations are types of operations that involve lower altitude flight training in close vicinity to the airfield. Both     (read more)

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