Skagit County Newswire

Skagit County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Skagit County, WA.

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  1. 'Urban Trails' guide explores Bellingham and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Seattle Times

    "Urban Trails: Bellingham" is the latest pocket guide from Craig Romano , the Energizer Bunny of Northwest guidebook authors, writing this time about much of his own backyard. Romano lives in Skagit County, not Bellingham, but this volume of close-to-town trails covers not only paths in and around the self-declared City of Subdued Excitement but stretches far to include Skagit County walks, from Padilla Bay to Anacortes' Washington Park and Heart Lake.

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  2. Skagit County getting ready to open its new jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bellingham Herald

    Skagit County is getting ready to open its new 400-bed Community Justice Center, a big step up from its current 83-bed jail. It's one of the largest buildings in Mount Vernon.

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  3. Monroe looking to extend intercity trailsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Mukilteo Tribune

    ... "These trails would give access for people in Monroe to cycle, run, hike, and ride from Monroe to the Skagit County Line to the North and eventually to eastern Washington by way of trails along the I-90 corridor to the South." In terms of the price ...

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  4. Hantavirus case reported in Skagit CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Bellingham Herald

    Tents in Yosemite National Park in California had to be replaced after a hantavirus outbreak. A Skagit County resident has contracted hantavirus, the fourth recorded hantavirus case in Washington this year.

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  5. Sentence for "Valve-Turner" Climate Activist Ken Ward: No More Jail Time...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 24 | Common Dreams

    ... with considerable success that the urgency of climate change compelled him to act, was sentenced Friday in Skagit County Superior Court in Washington State. His sentence of two days in jail has already been fulfilled. After a first trial ended in a ...

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  6. No added jail time for climate-change protester in Burlington pipeline caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 23 | Seattle Times

    Climate activist Ken Ward, one of the "valve turners" who shut off the flow of tar-sands oil to the U.S. from Canada in October 2016, walked free Friday - without fines, restitution or jail time. Skagit County Superior Court Judge Michael Rickert imposed a 30-day sentence with credit for the two days already served by Ward when he was arrested after shutting off a valve on the TransMountain pipeline in Burlington.

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  7. Ecology fines Tesoro refinery, individual for pollution in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | The Columbian

    ... for the release of excess fecal coliform bacteria in December. An individual who lives on Shaw Road in north Skagit County is being fined $4,000 for sending sediment into Barrel Springs Creek in August. The two Skagit County cases are among fines ...

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  8. Skagit County farmworkers union approves contract with Sakuma Bros.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 16 | Bellingham Herald

    Ramon Torres, with his hand raised at center, talks with dozens of fellow migrant workers employed by Sakuma Brothers Farms at worker housing in the Skagit Valley in 2013. Torres is president of Familias Unidas por la Justicia, Skagit County's first and only farmworker union.

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  9. Wildlife officials tracking wolf in eastern Skagit CountyRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 15 | World News Report

    Officials say state and federal wildlife agencies trapped, collared and released what is believed to be an adult male gray wolf east of Burlington near Marblemount. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Wednesday agencies trapped the wolf last week after reports of wolf tracks, howling and chickens attacked.

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  10. Wolf trapped near Marblemount is first one caught west of CascadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 15 | Bellingham Herald

    ... by other wolves. Officials said state and federal agencies receive reports of wolf sightings and activity in Skagit County each year, but most are unconfirmed. Froschauer said DNA samples collected while the wolf was sedated will help confirm ...

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  11. Wolves may be exploring new territory in Western Washington - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 11 | The Spokesman-Review

    Gray wolves appear to be checking out territory west of the Cascades in eastern Skagit County, according to photos, tracks and other signs, federal officials say. If observations prove to be true, a pack in Western Washington would be a leap toward delisting wolves from state and federal endangered species protections.

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  12. With fewer Canadian shoppers, Whatcom County residents stepped up spending in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 11 | Bellingham Herald

    Total retail sales last year in Whatcom County hit $3.9 billion, a 5.6 percent increase compared to 2015, according to a report issued last week by the Washington State Department of Revenue . In the retail trade category, which focuses on merchandise bought in stores, Whatcom tallied $1.7 billion in sales for 2016, a 2.8 percent increase from the previous year.

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  13. Maple Falls woman flown to Harborview after hit-and-run crash on North Cascades HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 10 | Bellingham Herald

    ... available. The driver of the car Blanco was in, Steven Todd Lindstrom, 44, of Marblemount, was booked into Skagit County Jail at about 4 p.m. on suspicion of vehicular assault, according to jail records . Blanco was riding with Lindstrom in a silver ...

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  14. He tried to shut off a Skagit County oil pipeline; now hea s facing prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | Bellingham Herald

    ... ice and sea level rise due to climate change caused him to worry about the future of the planet for his son. Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney Rich Weyrich told the Skagit Valley Herald earlier this year that he believes Ward's case marks the first ...

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  15. Oregon Climate Activist Convicted For Pipeline Shutdown In WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    A Skagit County, Washington, jury found climate activist Ken Ward guilty Wednesday of second degree burglary for turning off an oil pipeline. Ward, a Corbett, Oregon resident, was one of five activists who took part in the pipeline protest, turning off valves on Oct. 11 to stop the flow of oil from Canada into the U.S. in October.

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  16. UPDATE 1-Oil pipeline protester convicted of burglary in Washington stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 | Reuters

    A climate-change activist who disrupted the flow of millions of barrels of crude oil into the United States as part of a coordinated protest of global warming was found guilty of burglary in Washington state on Wednesday. But a Skagit County Superior Court jury deadlocked on a second charge of sabotage against Kenneth Ward, a co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center.

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  17. WheatonArts' Biennial GlassWeekend Is Here: Fri.-Sun.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 6 | The Reminder

    ... Germany. Special guest artists coming to GlassWeekend '17 include Shelley Muzylowski Allen and Rik Allen of Skagit County, Wash., Matthew SzA sz from Seattle, Wash., and Lucio Bubacco from the island of Murano. A keynote address will be given by ...

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  18. Deputy gets work release in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 6 | The Columbian

    ... Sadro was initially charged with vehicular assault, a felony that would have ended his law enforcement career. Skagit County Prosecutor Rich Weyrich, who handled the case to avoid a conflict of interest on the part of Snohomish County prosecutors, ...

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  19. Snohomish County deputy gets work release for car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 6 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... Sadro was initially charged with vehicular assault, a felony that would have ended his law enforcement career. Skagit County Prosecutor Rich Weyrich , who handled the case to avoid a conflict of interest on the part of Snohomish County prosecutors, ...

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  20. A wildfire scorched Skagit County's Hope Island - and then nature took a surprising turnRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 3 | Seattle Times

    In the wake of an August 2016 brush fire on Deception Pass State Park's Hope Island, park staff and volunteers weren't sure if spring would bring an abundance of wildflowers or the return of invasive scotch broom. "It will be a revelation," volunteer Rick Machin said while hiking to the island's meadow.

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