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Gielow Pickles Opens New Processing Plant
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:17:08 -0700

Pickles and sauerkraut are once again rolling down processing lines in Skagit County, Burlington, Washington as Gielow Pickles recently started up production in a 70,000-square-foot facility at the Port of Skagit.

New pickle processing plant in Burlington
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:55:20 -0700

Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:01 a.m. BURLINGTON — Pickles and sauerkraut are once again rolling down processing lines in Skagit County as Gielow Pickles recently started up production in a 70,000-square-foot facility at the Port of Skagit.

Community Action gets local food planning grants from USDA
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:13:00 -0700

MOUNT VERNON — Community Action of Skagit County recently received two grants totalling $49,999 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help bring more food to low-income community members.

Skagit County Search and Rescue covers land, water, snow
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:25:59 -0700

The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for all search and rescue requests within Skagit County, including incidents within city limits. The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) was esta

I-594: Giffords to speak; rural sheriffs oppose gun background checks
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:17:47 -0700

The National Rifle Association has released a statement that 22 of Washington’s 39 county sheriffs, including 15 from Eastern Washington, oppose Initiative 594, which would require criminal background checks for those purchasing firearms at gun shows or on line. Ex-Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returns to Washington on Wednesday, supporting I-594, the initiative that would require criminal ...

No. 9 Oregon defeats Washington 45-20
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:18:34 -0700

Freshman Royce Freeman ran for 169 yards and four touchdowns and No. 9 Oregon extended its winning streak over Washington to 11 straight games with a 45-20 victory on Saturday night.

Education Briefly
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:55:58 -0700

CHAMPIONS OF DIVERSITY: Skagit Valley College is accepting nominations for the annual Champions of Diversity Awards. Students in grades 10-12 who attend high schools in Skagit, Island or San Juan coun

Emergency crews get coaching on how to handle an oil train crash
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:48:08 -0700

By Evan Marczynski / The Skagit Valley Herald

County planning manager elected to lead state association
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:26:05 -0700

MOUNT VERNON — Gary Christensen, current manager and former director of Skagit County Planning and Development Services, was recently elected to serve a two-year term as president of the Washington St

Heavy rain could bring some flooding to Whatcom County
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:44:21 -0700

A flood watch has been issued for Whatcom County through Wednesday, Oct. 22, because Western Washington likely will be walloped by a storm that could bring 3 to 6 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.