NEWS

Washington State Ferries hosting virtual meetings May 25 and 26 ahead of peak season

(SEATTLE)– Ferry riders, commuters and terminal neighbors are invited to attend one of two upcoming Washington State Ferries virtual public meetings to hear updates and ask questions about the ferry system. “We learn so much from our community engagement efforts,” said Patty Rubstello, head of Washington State Ferries. “I’m excited that we’re able to offer our spring community meetings virtually this year and hope that even more people are able to join in the conversation.” The meetings will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, and 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 26. WSF staff will give a brief presentation on     (read more)

BNSF Railway grade work being done near Sapp Road

(SEDRO-WOOLLEY)- Beginning this week (May 10, 2021) BNSF Railway will begin work to prep driving piles at Sapp Road and Jones Road as part of an agreement with the City of Sedro Woolley. This work is being done in preparation for a future undercrossing connecting Jones Road to John Liner Road. Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and will take approximately 30 days. Residents are advised that pile driving can generate significant noise during the actual pile driving process. Additionally, Sapp Road and Jones Road may be periodically closed to through traffic. Watch for flaggers along the route.     (read more)

Latest Skagit County COVID-19 numbers

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to Skagit County Public Health, the latest numbers show 4,969 positive COVID-19 cases (20 new cases) in the county, with 320 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths.     (read more)

Beginning May 13, no appointments necessary on Thursdays at the Skagit Fairgrounds Vaccine Clinic

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Beginning Thursday, May 13, appointments will no longer be necessary on Thursdays at the Skagit County Fairgrounds Vaccine Clinic. Those 16 years and older are welcome to stop in at the Fairgrounds to receive their first dose vaccine any time between 1pm to 7pm. “We’ve heard from the community that a mass-vaccine walk-up clinic is needed in Skagit County,” said Jennifer Johnson, Skagit County Public Health Director. “By not requiring appointments for our Thursday clinics, we’re hoping that more people will have access to the vaccine. We also hope that more people will realize just how quick     (read more)

Skagit Valley College to offer Running Start this summer, thanks to a new pilot program

(MOUNT VERNON)- In partnership with some area high schools, Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that up to 250 juniors and seniors in Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties can take up to five credits at SVCthis summer, thanks to a Running Start (RS) Summer Pilot Program. Running Start is a dual credit program that began in the early 1990s and allows high juniors and seniors to earn college credit, with eligible tuition covered by state funding. Students can complete their high school diploma, earn an associate’s degree, or work toward both simultaneously, preparing them for employment     (read more)

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