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Announcement: Campaign kick-off for Sara Holahan, candidate for Anacortes City Council, is set for this Saturday.  

2017 0614 sara holahanJoin Sara and her supporters Saturday June 17th at The Secret Cove Restaurant: 209 T Ave., at 4:00 pm.

Take this opportunity to meet the candidate as she begins a dialogue about the future of our community.

"Anacortes is experiencing rapid growth, and I want to ensure that we preserve what’s best about our community, including our natural resources and small-town atmosphere. Through my work as deputy library director for Mount Vernon I have direct, hands-on experience with city government operations, budgeting, personnel and planning.   My volunteer activities demonstrate my commitment to this community.   

"As your council member, I will listen carefully and be a strong voice for protecting and strengthening our diverse neighborhoods, making sure that growth is integrated thoughtfully and legally. I will devote extensive time to prepare for council meetings and will work to make the values of our Comprehensive Plan a reality. We can boost City revenues by capitalizing on the economic opportunities created by our new fiber optic network.  Along with supporting our maritime economy, unique local stores, and tourism, we can expand solar and green energy jobs.  Anacortes can be more efficient and sustainable.

"I have lived in this wonderful town for over 17 years, and my children have benefited from our excellent schools, parks and a caring community.  I believe we can find options for affordable, middle-class housing.  Together we can make Anacortes even better. I look forward to serving you."

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COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 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