NEWS

Assessor offers assistance for senior, disabled property tax exemptions

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Representatives from the Skagit County Assessor’s Office are going mobile to help senior citizens and the disabled file their property tax exemption forms.

Starting March 29, Assessor’s Office representatives will visit local senior centers in Anacortes, Concrete and     (read more)

WSDOT and Skagit County agencies partner up to host open house for projects, events

(SEDRO-WOOLLEY)– The tulips are beginning to sprout, and hints of spring weather are mixed in with the snow, which means the summer highway construction season is just around the corner.

Next week, the Washington State Department of Transportation and community partners will team up to host an     (read more)

Now hiring: Summer jobs for Northwest Washington teens

(BELLEVUE)– The Washington Department of Ecology plans to hire 66 teenagers in northwestern Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps.

In 2016, youth corps crews picked up 1.2 million pounds of litter and cleaned 5,445 miles of roads statewide. Since 1975, the program has hired     (read more)

10 cases of mumps now identified in Skagit County

(SKAGIT COUNTY)_ As of March 13, 2017, Skagit County Public Health has identified ten cases of mumps in Skagit County, including five students in the Mount Vernon School District. No cases have been identified in any other Skagit County school districts.

Mumps can be easily transmitted from     (read more)

Changes proposed for stormwater, wastewater permit fees

(OLYMPIA)– To help recoup the costs to implement the state’s water quality permitting program that protects lakes, rivers and marine waters from pollution, the Department of Ecology is proposing an increase in annual fees that industries, local governments and others pay to be covered by     (read more)