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n The Anacortes City Council will meet online at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, remotely, for a discussion and possible action on the city's 2021 budget. Listen in by calling 1-253-215-8782 and entering meeting ID 892-5564-6791. The meeting is also available at us02web.zoom.us/j/89255646791.

At 87 years old, Bob Kager needed someplace new to keep his firewood, other than the shed too far away from his door or the rotting wood deck outside it.

MARCH POINT — Hands flat against the trunk of the tree, neck craned skyward, volunteer Rachel VanBoven counted how many nests she could see in the branches of a large maple on March Point.

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SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Ten businesses in Sedro-Woolley received COVID-19 grants as part of the city’s allocation of federal CARES Act funds.

Severe cases of COVID-19 are placing additional strain on Skagit County hospitals, but health care leaders say their facilities have the capacity to care for an even greater surge in patients.

A 66-year-old Anacortes man has been charged in Skagit County Superior Court in relation to a Thanksgiving Day incident in which he allegedly stole a car that had two people inside.

MOUNT VERNON — Early in the year, Mount Vernon police officer Jon Gerondale and LaVenture Middle School migrant family liaison Elia Solis had an idea they hoped would help bring the school community together: a block party.

With November over, it's clear Skagit County experienced its worst month yet of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEATTLE — Federal ities in Seattle have charged two people with a terrorist attack on train tracks, one of 41 such incidents involving BNSF Railway tracks in Whatcom and Skagit counties since January.

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LA CONNER REOPENING COMMITTEE: In preparation for the eventual re-opening of its schools, the La Conner School District is assembling a committee of stakeholders to create a plan.

A Washington State University survey has found that 30% of households in the state have experienced food insecurity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all districts are holding their school board meetings electronically. Therefore, all districts ask that public comment be delivered electronically or dropped off at district offices. For information, visit district websites.

MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County District Court Commissioner Jenifer Howson likely will be taking on the role of district court judge.

BURLINGTON — Though Thanksgiving dinner couldn’t be shared around a communal table this year, the Burlington Eagles spent Thursday preparing and delivering 155 take-out meals for Skagit County residents to eat at 九游会官网网页版_j9.com真home.

Whether it’s Giving Tuesday or Giving Skagit Day, there are many organizations that could use help.

In Skagit County, the number of residents filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose 105% last week, the most first-time claims that have been filed in a week since June.

The Burlington and Mount Vernon fire departments were busy Wednesday morning, each dealing with fires in their cities.

BURLINGTON — The Burlington City Council approved the city’s 2021 budget Tuesday that, while balanced, continues a trend of little funding for the city street fund.

While state policies to curb the spread of COVID-19 have created hardships, data analysis conducted at Western Washington University shows they make a difference.

MOUNT VERNON — A 20-year-old Skagit County man was arrested Tuesday for investigation of felony hit-and-run after a vehicle he was allegedly driving last week struck a 16-year-old Mount Vernon girl as she crossed the street.

With certification of the 2020 general election complete, the races on Skagit County’s ballot are official.

The Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund, which provides gifts, books and holiday meals to families in need throughout the county, is taking sign-ups.