Local News in Skagit County, Washington

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Bridge OK after report that something fell off
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:15:21 -0700

A Skagit County bridge in northwest Washington has reopened after being closed for several hours after someone reported hearing a noise and seeing falling debris.

Skagit County bridge closed; tipster says something fell off
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:29:39 -0700

A Skagit County bridge in northwest Washington has been closed as a precaution after a tipster reported seeing an object - possibly a piece of concrete - fall from the bottom of the structure and into the channel below.

La Conner Rainbow Bridge closed for structural issues
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:36:54 -0700

Skagit County officials have closed the La Conner Rainbow Bridge after witnesses reported seeing a piece, possibly concrete, fall off the bridge. The bridge is expected to remain closed until around 9:30 p.m.

No damage to La Conner's Rainbow Bridge
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:29:27 -0700

LA CONNER, Wash. -- Skagit County officials will re-open the La Conner Rainbow Bridge after witnesses reported seeing what looked like a piece of concrete fall off the bridge Thursday afternoon. Washington Department of Transportation inspectors from Olympia determined that no damage was done to the bridge and could re-open. There were conflicting reports of what happened. According to Skagit ...

Skagit berry grower must offer housing to families
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:23:01 -0700

One of Washington's largest berry growers must provide housing to farmworkers' families, Skagit County Superior Court Judge Susan Cook ruled in a case involving Sakuma Bros. Farms.

Rescuer among dead at falls - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 PST
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:46:00 -0700

PILCHUCK FALLS, Wash. – A search and rescue worker died over the weekend trying to save another man who fell 100 feet at Pilchuck Falls in Western Washington. Skagit County ...

County allows only recreational fires until further notice
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:15:48 -0700

Beginning at 8 a.m. today, only recreational fires will be allowed to burn in unincorporated areas of Skagit County.

2 dead, including rescuer, at Washington falls
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:20:44 -0700

PILCHUCK FALLS, Wash. (AP) - A search and rescue worker has died trying to save another man who fell 100 feet at Pilchuck Falls in western Washington. Skagit County authorities told KOMO-TV the hiker also died Saturday night. A friend who got in trouble himself while trying to rescue the 25-year-old hiker was rescued.

Natural asbestos problem ‘falls in the cracks’ in Skagit County
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:12:20 -0700

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigators prompted by a resident’s concern in late 2012 tested rocks near a housing development in Burlington, Skagit County,and found evidence of naturally occurring asbestos.

Delbene faces list of challengers
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:26:58 -0700

The U.S. representative for the 1st Congressional District represents parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties — including most of Skagit County east of Sedro-Woolley — in the U.S. House