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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival at Mount Vernon, Wash., features millions of blooming bulbs...
The brightness of the bloom is exceeded only by the smiles on the faces of the people who witness it.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Young Ethiopian woman's sight being saved at Swedish Hospital
SEATTLE A complex series of events led to 22-year-old Haimanot Kassaye Weldetsadik coming to Swedish Neuroscience Institute to remove an unusual brain tumor that was causing her to lose her sight.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Opening day of spring/summer trout season now nine days away
In Whatcom County, lakes Padden, Silver, Toad and Cain lakes, stocked with rainbow trout in anticipation of the opening, join other waters such as Lake Whatcom and Baker Lake in hosting In neighboring Skagit County, Heart, Sixteen, Erie and McMurray lakes also have been stocked with hatchery fish in anticipation this opener.
Highway 530 solution seen as crucial a " and complicated
A handwritten note on a flip chart in the Stillaguamish Senior Center summed up some of the frustrations people have with the closure of Highway 530 since the March 22 mudslide: The times are a reference to state plans to convert a steep one-lane gravel utility road into a temporary bypass for local residents and employees.
Folksinger Daisy O'Conner, a Ferndale native, returns to perform at Green Frog
Folksinger and composer Daisy O'Conner, a Ferndale native who attended Western Washington University and did social work in Whatcom and Skagit counties for five years, returns from her current home in Austin, Texas, to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. in Bellingham.
Whatcom Farm Friends back Sakuma Brothers in labor dispute
Recent protests by Families United for Justice and some Western Washington Univeristy students on behalf of local farmworkers caught plenty of attention from local farmers.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Input wanted for Larrabee State Park planning
The public can help develop a management plan for Larrabee State Park during a meeting Tuesday, April 15, in the Fairhaven Library at 1117 12th St. The meeting is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is part of the second phase of a land-use planning project for the 2,683-acre park spread between Whatcom and Skagit counties.
Annual Tulip Fest Blooms North of Seattle
Thousands are now converging throughout the month of April to the 31st Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, in Skagit County, Washington, 65 miles north of Seattle.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
6 days in disaster zone: Firefighter finds Darrington has unshakable will
Sieloff, 57, is the assistant chief of operations for the Lynnwood Fire Department.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Skagit Co. flood concerns could force residents to move
Make changes or move out. Residents in the Janicki Cove community fear they could be forced to leave if they don't comply with flood regulations.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Weekends are for fun: Baseball clinics, plant trees, music and more
Baseball: The Marysville Baseball Association Hawks will host its annual camp for youngsters this Sunday at Cedarcrest Middle School in Marysville.
What to do with 530: Meetings will discuss options for rebuilding 1-mile stretch
Patricia Flajole and son Pat look out over a flooded Highway 530 east of the Oso mudslide area on March 23, the day after the slide.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
A strong voice for WSU’s Puget Sound presence
Wildfire season starts on April 15, the same day Bob Drewel begins a one-year term as interim chancellor of the coming Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett.
DOT: North Cascades Highway may be cleared by early May
Washington Department of Transportation crews begin a second day of work to reopen the North Cascades Highway at the Whatcom/Skagit county line, 11 miles from Diablo Gate, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
N.C. town with deep kinship to hold fundraiser
Mountain Faith has played the Darrington Bluegrass Festival . On Friday, the band will take the stage at an outdoor concert to raise money for people in the Oso area.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Best Bets: Janet Oakley reads from new novel
Author Janet Oakley, at the Territorial Courthouse in Bellingham, reads from her new novel, “Timber Rose,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bellingham author Janet Oakley reads from her new novel, "Timber Rose," at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Set in 1907, when women are climbing ... (more)
Thu Apr 03, 2014
State lawmakers Lytton, Morris open new office in Bellingham
State representatives for the city's south side may hail from Skagit County, but they have a presence in Bellingham with a new district office on the third floor of the Herald Building, 1155 N. State St. Staffers for Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, and Rep. Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes, are in the office 40 hours a week.
Tulip Festival continues in the Skagit Valley
If you go, visit the bulb growers first. That's your best bet to find color as many of the fields may not have bloomed yet.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
A national look at the urban-rural divide
In its April issue, the government-insiders' mag Governing takes a long look at the political rift between urban and rural communities.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
In Darrington, the support stacks up
Brook Alongi heaved bales of donated hay and straw Tuesday from a flatbed trailer at the rodeo grounds on Highway 530.