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December 31, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Slide on section of N. Cascades Hwy. closes it to winter sports

A rockslide covered a portion of the North Cascades Highway near the Skagit-Whatcom county line. (Washington State Department of Transportation) A portion of the North Cascades Highway that is normally accessible for winter sports will be closed for a month after a large rockslide covered the roadway. The slide covered about 300 feet of Highway 20, the…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Skagit County, Washington State Department of Transportation

November 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Woman killed in 2-vehicle collision on Highway 20

CORRECTION | The Washington State Patrol issued a correction Monday saying that the female passenger killed in the Highway 20 accident on Sunday was wearing a seat belt. Firefighters at the scene cut the belt to attend to the woman. PREVIOUS POST | A woman was killed just after 1 p.m. Sunday when the car she…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 20, Sedro Woolley, Skagit County

October 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Body found near Marblemount ID’d as missing camper

The Associated Press The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office says human remains found last month by a hiker near Marblemount have been identified as a camper missing since August of last year. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that 61-year-old Thomas McCoy, of Arlington, failed to return from a solo camping trip, and a weeklong search found no sign of…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: death investigation, Marblemount, Skagit County

July 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Citizen tip closes LaConner’s ‘rainbow bridge,’ traffic being detoured

The landmark arch bridge between LaConner and the Swinomish Reservation was closed Thursday afternoon, after someone told dispatchers a piece of it fell off the bottom. A quick inspection by Skagit County Public Works didn’t find any damage, but the county closed it anyway as a precaution, said Dan Berentson, public works director.  Inspectors from the…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: bridges, rainbow bridge, Skagit County

March 6, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Skagit County to pay $215K to settle release of health info

By Rachel Lerman / Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON— Skagit County will pay $215,000 and has agreed to monitoring in a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services due to a 2011 exposure of county Public Health Department receipts containing protected health information. The county discovered in September 2011 that receipts from the…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: health records, Skagit County

January 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Driver of overweight truck gets a ticket — for $40,000

A semi flatbed truck carrying more than 126,000 pounds beyond the legal limit broke down on a county road just west of Mount Vernon Monday, blocking the road for about 14 hours before a truck arrived that was big enough to tow it away. The truck didn’t cause significant damage to any bridges or roads, according…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Skagit County, Washington State Patrol

January 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Sexual predator sting operation leads to arrest in Skagit County

Skagit Valley Herald ANACORTES — A man was arrested by Anacortes Police and booked into Skagit County Jail late Tuesday night. Police have requested charges from the Skagit County Prosecutor’s Office for communication with a minor for immoral purposes, possession of child pornography and attempted second-degree rape of a child, said officer Doug Liddle. The arrest stemmed from…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Anacortes, online sting, sexual predator

November 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Burlington man killed in Skagit County crash

A 59-year-old Burlington man was killed Sunday night when his pick-up truck crashed into a tree in Skagit  County, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash occurred at about 7 p.m.in the 1300 block of Beaver Lake Road, north of the town of Clear Lake. Trooper Mark Francis said the driver was wearing a seatbelt. The driver’s identity was not…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burlington, car crash, Skagit County

September 9, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Fireboat Alki sale finalized to Skagit County business owners

Seattle sold the 86-year-old fireboat Alki to two Skagit County business owners, who want to keep the boat in the Northwest as a historical artifact. The boat will be moved to its new home in La Conner on Friday. (City of Seattle) The sale of Seattle’s 86-year-old fireboat, Alki, which the city auctioned off last…

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Comments | Topics: fireboat alki, Ken Gunersen, La Conner

June 26, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Wash. to pay $9M to victims of Skagit Co. spree

OLYMPIA  (AP) — The lawyer for the victims of a 2008 shooting spree in Skagit County says Washington state has agree to pay $9 million to settle claims that the violence could have been prevented. Isaac Zamora killed six people and wounded four others. Lawyer Jack Connelly represents some of the surviving victims and estates of…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: settlement, shootings, Skagit County

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