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Part of the roof of the Depot Arts Center is covered with plastic after workers started work on installing a new roof. 

A contractor has started work on a new roof for the Depot, which was  built in 1910. But, the work was interrupted by rain last week. Rain, which prompted Depot staffers to place trash cans in the Baggage Room to catch dripping rainwater.

The City Council approved the $95,000 contract last month. The Depot was originally cost $25,000.

According to City Parks Director, the new roof will look very similar to the original roof. More work expected on the building and surrounding property in coming months. The Depot is on both the state and federal historic buildings lists.

The current show at the Depot chronicle’s the building’s long history and takes a look a the future. It’s called Celebrating Community & the Arts and includes historical photographs and other artwork from a hundred years ago.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 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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