Community News

Samish Hire Tribal Member Debra Jones as Health Director

The Samish Indian Nation have announced that it has hired Debra Jones as its health director. Jones, a member of the Samish Indian Nation, will be responsible for managing the range of services that are offered to serve the health and wellness needs of Samish Tribal Members. 

New Lidar maps reveal fascinating details about County geology

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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.

Community invited to participate in AHS History Wall Project

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Artist Mary Ennes Davis has been commissioned to create a public art installationat the new high school which will include the history of the school, the significance of the location of Anacortes, and reflections that represent the uniqueness of the schools, prominent Anacortes figures and early days of the town.

Environmental groups appeal new refinery permit

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A coalition of seven local and regional environmental organizations are appealing Skagit County’s approval of a new chemical project at the Andeavor (formerly Tesoro) refinery on March Point.

Roundabout construction, phase one, starts Monday

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Sharpes Corner roundabout construction starts next Monday and will last into early summer, so drivers and cyclists should be ready for delays caused lane closures.