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A fourth government building in Anacortes is “going solar.” Mayor Gere has received the go-ahead from the City Council to sign a contract for solar panes to be installed on the police station.

The arrangement is similar to the solar installations on the library and the middle school. A privately-funded community group will lease the rooftop space for five years for $1,000 per year and will recoup their funding through a state renewal energy incentive based on actual electricity generated.

Once the lease ends, the city will own the solar installation. The solar installation is expected to generate 17 kilowatts of electricity and have a 25-year warranty. The high school also has a solar installation.

Find more information on the Skagit Community Solar’s Web site.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,609 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


358,592 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,434 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 17, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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