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Widespread wildfires

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Widespread wildfires

Wildfires are widespread through many areas of eastern and central Washington. Authorities have ordered immediate evacuations (level 3) in many areas. Please follow any evacuation instructions from your local authorities. If you need assistance, the American Red Cross has established a contact point to get help: Virtual Temporary Evacuation Point (VTEP) Evacuees should call 509-670-5331 for…

Skagit Valley College offering laptop and hotspot loans for Fall Quarter

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Skagit Valley College offering laptop and hotspot loans for Fall Quarter

Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that we are offering you many new options for Fall Quarter taught by our trained, experienced online instructors. Classes start Tuesday, September 22 and registration is going on now! For more information, visit our Guide to Fall, www.skagit.edu/fall-2020 Classes will be mostly online, but we will offer some…

PSE’s Lighting Upgrade Incentives Extended to December 31st

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 2, 2020 | Comments Off on PSE’s Lighting Upgrade Incentives Extended to December 31st

Through December 31st, all Business Lighting incentives are at least 50 percent higher, up to 70 percent of the project costs! For more information, watch this video<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC5Dk-nokh8> that describes improvements to lighting, space and water heating, and more that will lower your monthly utility bill. To learn more, visit pse.com/businesslighting https://bit.ly/2Z1MP7b

Skagit Valley College Athletic Department to welcome student-athletes to campus starting September 22

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Skagit Valley College Athletic Department to welcome student-athletes to campus starting September 22

The safety and well-being of our students, staff and coaches remain top priorities at Skagit Valley College. The College is focused on creating and implementing ongoing health and safety protocols, which are essential to maintaining a safe on-campus environment for all individuals. Consequently, all Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) sports have been postponed until after January…

New Parking Lot Opens at Little Mountain Park

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 1, 2020 | Comments Off on New Parking Lot Opens at Little Mountain Park

The City of Mount Vernon announced the opening of its new 54-stall parking lot at the base of Little Mountain Park.  The new lot more than triples the current parking capacity, minimizing the dangers of the past practice of on-road shoulder parking.  New trailhead connections have been added to the parking lot to provide direct…

Skagit Valley College announces exciting updates for Fall Quarter! It’s not too late to apply!

By Jeremy Kindlund | August 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Skagit Valley College announces exciting updates for Fall Quarter! It’s not too late to apply!

Yes, Skagit Valley College is open for Fall Quarter! We’re Here for You! SVC is pleased to announce that we are offering many new options for Fall Quarter taught by our trained, experienced online instructors. Classes start Tuesday, September 22! It’s not too late to apply and register! Visit www.skagit.edu/fall-2020 . Classes will be offered…

Skagit Valley College offering Workforce programs with some face-to-face learning experiences

By Jeremy Kindlund | August 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Skagit Valley College offering Workforce programs with some face-to-face learning experiences

We’re Here for You! Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that we are offering you many new options for Fall Quarter taught by our trained, experienced online instructors. Classes start Tuesday, September 22 and registration is going on now! It’s not too late to apply! For more information about getting started, courses and programs,…

Community Action Helps People Keep their Homes

By Jeremy Kindlund | August 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Community Action Helps People Keep their Homes

Community Action of Skagit County has several emergency funding sources to help people who are at risk of eviction. The Eviction Prevention Program will be active Sept. 2 and will run as long as funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The intention of this emergency funding is to prevent eviction for households who…

Local author, philanthropist starts podcast to share hope and inspiration

By Jeremy Kindlund | August 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Local author, philanthropist starts podcast to share hope and inspiration

Intrigued by stories of how people overcome life’s hurdles, Kelly Schols, interviews a diverse guest list on his new podcast, Never by the Book. “I’ve always been curious about why some people overcome hardship while others stay stuck,” said Schols. “There are many factors at play, but I believe there is something to learn from…

Peoples Bank Contributes $10,000 to the Opportunity Council

By Jeremy Kindlund | August 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Peoples Bank Contributes $10,000 to the Opportunity Council

Grant will support programs aimed at making just and equitable communities a reality for everyone. Peoples Bank has made a $10,000 grant to the Opportunity Council, a Community Action agency whose mission is to help people improve their lives through education, support, and direct assistance while advocating for just and equitable communities. Based in Bellingham,…

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