NEWS

The Port of Skagit has hired a new Community Outreach Administrator

(BURLINGTON)– The Port of Skagit recently hired a new professional for its administrative team. Linda Tyler is the Port’s new Community Outreach Administrator. She replaces Andrew Entrikin, who has moved into a new position within the Port. A lifelong resident of Skagit County, Tyler brings years of experience in community outreach, programming and marketing to the Port team. With a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Washington, she has spent the last 20 years working in the non-profit sector, with the Boys & Girls Clubs and most recently as the Development Director for Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland. In     (read more)

Ecology boosts water quality protections at existing Atlantic salmon net pens

(OLYMPIA)- The Department of Ecology is taking action to strengthen the water quality permits for existing Atlantic salmon farming operations in Puget Sound. Farming Atlantic salmon in net pens is officially banned from Puget Sound starting in 2022. Until then, these operations must protect Puget Sound’s water. Ecology is using the investigation from the 2017 Cypress Island net pen collapse to mandate more protective permit requirements. Cooke Aquaculture, the only company farming Atlantic salmon in Washington, has applied to renew its water quality permits for four existing net pen operations. Cooke is required to have updated National Pollution Discharge Elimination     (read more)

Revenue is offering a free webinar about business taxes on Jan. 9

(OLYMPIA)- Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host a free live webinar for new and small business owners on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. In offering these live webinars, Revenue aims to make it easier for small businesses to participate. The webinar will be held from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9. To register send an e-mail to DORWebinar@dor.wa.gov with the following: Your name; Company name; Phone number; and E-mail address. Contact Revenue’s Rick     (read more)

No aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled for NAS Whidbey Island 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 the week of December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019. 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)

No aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled for NAS Whidbey Island 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 the week of December 24-30. 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 Ault     (read more)