New Lidar maps reveal fascinating details about County geology

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- There are two strange-looking depressions on top of a hill just east of the Baker Dam in Concrete. And evidence of a massive prehistoric landslide near Cultus Mountain, east of Mount Vernon. You wouldn’t know it from looking at aerial maps, though.

Near the Baker Dam all you     (read more)

Share your thoughts, set priorities for Skagit County Parks and Recreation

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Maybe you’re interested in expanding a county park. Or wondering how you can get new programs added to the county’ recreation offerings. How can you get these ideas on Skagit County’s radar?

This spring, the Skagit County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and staff want     (read more)

Mount Vernon, Skagit County plan to partner on local projects

(MOUNT VERNON)- The city of Mount Vernon and Skagit County entered into an interlocal agreement Wednesday, March 28, that formalizes the two entities’ desire to work collaboratively on projects that benefit both their constituents. The guiding document is intended to establish a strong, trusting     (read more)

Road Usage Charge Pilot Project rolling forward

(OLYMPIA)– The Washington Road Usage Charge Pilot Project has successfully enrolled 2,000 drivers from across the state to explore a new way to fund state transportation improvements. Over the next 12 months, these drivers will have an opportunity to test how a road usage charge could work in     (read more)

NAS Whidbey Island encourages drone safety

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- Recreational drones have become increasingly common in our national skies, for several different reasons. Flying drones for recreational purposes can be a lot of fun and have many beneficial uses. However, they can also be dangerous.

Officials at Naval Air Station (NAS)     (read more)