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State supreme court weighs in on three county cases: appeals denied
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:23:16 -0800

Two cases involved land-use appeals filed by Orcas Island's Michael Durland. The third case, also originating on Orcas, involved a 10-year-old rape case that received a fresh look due to changes in the rules regarding “open courts.”

Whatcom County bankruptcy filings down nearly 19 percent in 2014
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:47:13 -0800

Bankruptcy filings in Whatcom County dropped significantly in 2014, nearly returning to pre-recession levels. Click to Continue »

Three Killed At Washington New Year's Eve Party Shootings
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 15:18:28 -0800

Three people were shot to death in incidents at two separate New Year's Eve parties in Washington state. Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting death of a man near Concrete, in Washington's Skagit County, according to Q13 Fox News.

Rockslide closes State Route 20, area of winter recreation
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:29:14 -0800

A rockslide occurred along State Route 20 for the length of about 300 feet near the Whatcom/ Skagit County line, according to officials. The closed section of State Route 20 -- which generally remains open for winter recreation including cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-mobiling -- will be closed for around one month, beginning on January 5. The slide occurred east of milepost 142 ...

Brant season called off for lack of geese in Skagit flyway
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:56:54 -0800

The Skagit County eight-day hunting season was scheduled to begin Jan. 10 if aerial surveys showed at least 6,000 brant in Padilla, Samish, and Fidalgo bays.

Weather wreaks havoc in Skagit County and elsewhere
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:41:05 -0800

Heavy rain and warm temperatures are causing problems in Skagit County and much of Washington state, and the rain is expected to continue until Tuesday.

Driver killed by own logging truck
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:44:10 -0800

A Sequim logger was killed instantly when he was run over by his own truck in Snohomish County early Tuesday morning.  Washington State troopers say 56-year-old Richard Rector's truck came to rest in a densely forested ditch after rolling over him and killing him instantly. “He was talking with his coworker who was just ahead of him, talking on the CB, I believe about brake problems, brakes ...

Large rockslide on North Cascades Highway closes area to skiers, snowshoers, snowmobilers
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:26:01 -0800

SKAGIT COUNTY — A large rockslide has covered about 300 feet of the North Cascades Highway east of Milepost 142 and that area will be closed to cross-country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobiles so that workers can remove the blockage, the state said Wednesday. “The North Cascades Highway is closed for the season due to heavy […]

Truck driver stops to check truck, truck starts moving and then hits, kills him
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:41:01 -0800

Hamilton, Washington — A logging truck driver is dead after his own truck rolled over the top of him early Tuesday morning. Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis said it happened just before 6:00 a.m. roughly 5 miles north on Highway 20 in Skagit County. Trooper Francis said the 56-year-old driver pulled his truck off […]

Semi Truck spills 60,000 lbs of biosolids into Swauk Creek
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:28:43 -0800

A semi-truck carrying 60,000 pounds of biosolids spilled into Swauk Creek near Blewett Pass in Kittitas County on Highway 97.