Aircraft carrier-based flight training is scheduled for next week

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)– Aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island is scheduled to occur at Ault Field from Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Jan. 17, 18 and 20. No Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field     (read more)

Skagit Valley College to host blood drive for Mount Vernon Police Officer Mike McClaughry on January

(MOUNT VERNON)- First responders are keenly aware of the important role that blood donation plays in saving lives. As part of the ongoing community support of Mount Vernon Police Officer Mike McClaughry and his family, Skagit Valley College will serve as host for a blood drive on Friday, January     (read more)

Ferry topics and a legislative preview are highlights for Transportation Commission meeting, Jan. 18

(OLYMPIA)– Results from the latest Ferry Riders Opinion Group survey, developments in passenger ferry service, and an overview of ferry fare setting will be discussed when the State Transportation Commission meets next week in Olympia.

The meeting starts 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, and 8:30 a.m.     (read more)

State and Port Sign Agreement to Transfer Former Hospital Property

(SEDRO-WOOLLEY)– The state of Washington has reached an agreement with the Port of Skagit to transfer real property known as the North Cascades Gateway Center – formerly the Northern State Hospital – to begin development of an innovation and clean technology campus in Sedro-Woolley.

The $5     (read more)

Legislative funding gap puts Blanchard Forest conservation area at risk of being logged

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- A $6.2 million funding shortfall in Governor Jay Inslee’s 2017 proposed budget puts a portion of nearly 1,600 acres of protected forestland in Skagit County at risk of being logged. The Skagit County Board of Commissioners, along with local recreationalists, conservation groups     (read more)