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Solid Waste division seeks feedback on expanded recycling idea

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Curbside recycling isn’t available to all Skagit County residents. And the County’s Solid Waste division wants to know: If you live in an area where curbside recycling ISN’T available, would you like to have it? That’s the focus of a new 10-question survey released today: The County is exploring the possibility of expanding the availability of curbside recycling. Currently, it’s only available west of Highway 9 in unincorporated areas of Skagit County – outside cities and towns that already provide the service. “Convenient recycling options are important to our residents – especially     (read more)

Navy to Begin Remedial Actions at Former Lake Hancock Target Range

(SILVERDALE)- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Ecology, will begin remedial actions to remove practice munitions from the Former Lake Hancock Target Range in November 2018. LHTR is part of the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island complex and is located approximately five miles south of Coupeville, Wash. The Navy has conducted four surface munition removal projects and several environmental investigations to determine if any material potentially presents an explosive hazard remain onsite. The results of previous investigations found no residual munition concentrations present in surface soil, sediment, or surface water at the Former     (read more)

Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for next week

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- There are no aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field or the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., the week of November 5-11. 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 runways at     (read more)

Start preparing for winter driving before snow and ice arrive

(OLYMPIA)– The falling leaves and colder weather can mean only one thing – snow and ice are just around the corner. With the changing seasons, now is the perfect time for travelers to shift their focus towards winter driving. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles well before the threat of snow and ice kicks into high gear. Drivers can check out WSDOT's winter driving web page for tips and information. WSDOT also asks travelers to always "know before you go" and get the most up-to-date roadway information before heading out. “Our     (read more)

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