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The board of the Northwest Career and Technical Academy has decided to go after state funding for conservation and sustainability features for the marine skills center planned for Anacortes. 

Bryan Young, the project manager for the Anacortes marine skills center and the Academy’s other facility in Mount Vernon, asked the board for permission to seek funding for features such as roof-mounted solar panels, windows that open, sun control devices and air-to-air recovery equipment.

The marine skills center is scheduled to open in September 2010 on property south of Cap Sante Marine. It will be adjacent to Port of Anacortes buildings still in the planning stages.

These measures are designed to conserve energy and provide cost savings to the institution. The cost of all the features proposed by Young are around $1.5 million. An additional $605,000 is estimated for similar features for the academy’s main campus, being built at Skagit Valley College.

The next stop for the Anacortes facility is to initiate the environmental SEPA review.

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