Member Announcements

United Way recognizes elite volunteer

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template United Way of Skagit County presented Ann Caldwell, President of  NW Washington Region of US Bank,  with the Ted Reep Award last week at the Friends of United Way Skagit County Garden Party.  The award is given annually to a volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to United Way. Board…

Mount Vernon Man Rescued from His Apartment

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template MOUNT VERNON—At 5:39pm on Thursday July 25, Mount Vernon Fire Department units were dispatched to a medical call at a residence located at the 100 block of North 7th Street. Fire and paramedic crews arrived to discover a male patient suffering from a significant leg injury in his second story apartment.  With…

Children’s Museum Announces Grand Opening Date

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template Mark your calendars for August 31, 2019!! The Children’s Museum of Skagit County will unveil the final phases of their construction and move to The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington in a day-long celebration beginning at 10:00am on August 31st. In addition to experiencing the new Museum spaces, the annual Full STEAM Ahead…

HealthQuest Programs Provided by Skagit Regional Health

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template Blood Drive AUG 27 (TUE) 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (except 10 – 11 a.m.) Skagit Valley Hospital – Mount Vernon 300 Hospital Parkway –mobile bus Pre-registration required by calling 1-800-398-7888.   Stop the Bleed®: What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury During this free, hands-on training you will…

Police Chief Change at Mount Vernon Police Department

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template After 40 years of service to Mount Vernon residents, Chief Jerry Dodd retired on July 12, 2019. “The Mount Vernon Police Department, and the city of Mount Vernon itself, owe a great deal of gratitude and respect for what Chief Dodd was able to accomplish here over the course of his career,”…

Skagit Habitat to dedicate 35th Home in Skagit County

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Silverado 4th Annual Block Party

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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“Pigs in Paradise” Campaign Emphasizes the Importance of Saving and Giving Back

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template Cash-filled piggy banks and pay it forward stories can lead to a lucky winner’s personal paradise. Bellingham, WA – July 25, 2019 – Peoples Bank announced its newest campaign, “Pigs in Paradise,” to underscore the importance of both saving and giving back to the community. On Thursday, August 1, 2019, 200 piggy…

New Operating Hours for the Wednesday Mount Vernon Farmers Market

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template  Wednesdays 11am—4pm! It seems that both the shoppers and the vendors prefer earlier hours, and we have taken notice! The location remains the same (Skagit Valley Hospital lawn on Kincaid Street), but no longer do you have to wait until the afternoon to get your goodies. The market is now running from 11am until…

Employment Trends from Express Employment Professionals

By Jeremy Kindlund | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 3.7%   The U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs in June, while unemployment edged up from 3.6 to 3.7%. Education and health services had the largest growth in employment in June, adding 61,000 positions. Learn more from the recent employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and view the…