NEWS

Public invited to learn about upcoming Mount Baker Highway improvement projects

(GLACIER)– A slew of highway improvement projects along State Route 542, also known as the Mount Baker Highway, kick off this summer and will continue for the next few years. The Washington State Department of Transportation will host an open house next week to talk about these projects and     (read more)

County to consider 10-year facility lease agreement with the Skagit Valley Family YMCA on March 7

(MOUNT VERNON)- Local basketball teams will have the chance to play their games on a brand-new, NCAA-sized court for the next 10 years thanks to an innovative facility lease agreement between Skagit County and the Skagit Valley Family YMCA.

The Skagit County Board of Commissioners, Parks and     (read more)

Mumps cases confirmed in Skagit County

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- As of Feb. 14, 2017, Skagit County Public Health has confirmed three cases of mumps in Skagit County, including one student in the Mount Vernon School District.

Because mumps can be easily transmitted from person to person, Skagit County Public Health recommends that unimmunized     (read more)

Funding available to support homeless services, affordable housing

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- More than a million dollars is available for local public-interest organizations to invest in projects that support affordable housing or homeless services.

Interested organizations must submit letter(s) of interest to Skagit County by 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, with full proposal     (read more)

Auditor’s Office earns excellence in financial reporting award

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently awarded Skagit County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for fiscal year 2015 – the highest form of recognition for government accounting and financial     (read more)