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Trooper disciplined in U-turn crash that injured Everett woman
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:35:36 -0700

EVERETT — A Washington State Patrol trooper was disciplined earlier this year for an on-duty collision in Skagit County involving an Everett woman....

Skagit River Salmon Festival Offers ‘SPAWNtaneous’ Family Fun
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:26:29 -0700

The Skagit River Salmon Festive continues to grow in its third year. (PRWeb August 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12131348.htm

Mystery of $500K forgotten mural solved
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:56:17 -0700

The mystery of a large mural uncovered in a barn in Skagit County and valued at over a half-million dollars has been solved.   Bret Lunsford, a staff member at the Anacortes Musuem, confirmed through research and with historical articles from the Skagit Valley Herald, that the mural was painted as part of the National Youth Administration (NYA) program for Burlington High School's then-new "farm ...

Mural collecting dust is William Cumming original
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:01:33 -0700

A large mural that collected dust in barns over the decades before being displayed this month at a fair in Washington state is an original 1941 painting by William Cumming, a member of the Northwest School art movement of the 1930s and '40s, a Seattle art dealer confirmed. Art gallery owner John Braseth said the signature on the painting was unmistakably Cumming's, the Skagit Valley Herald ...

Mural Found in Barn Worth at Least $100,000
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:20:10 -0700

A large mural that collected dust in barns over the decades before being displayed this month at a fair in Washington state is an original 1941 painting by William Cumming, a member of the Northwest School art movement of the 1930s and '40s, a Seattle art dealer confirmed.

WSU student seriously injured while hiking at Pilchuck Fall
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:27:36 -0700

A Washington State University sophomore from Burlington is at Harborview Medical Center with serious head injuries after falling about 100 feet while hiking near Pilchuck Falls.

Shell's Washington oil-by-rail plan gets streamlined permitting
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:18:01 -0700

Royal Dutch Shell Plc's (RDSa.L) proposal to move by rail up to 60,000 barrels per day of North American crude to its Washington state refinery will not have to undergo a lengthy environmental review, local planners said this week. The plan still awaits multiple permit approvals before construction can start, but the Skagit County Planning and Development Services division's decision that a full ...

New uses sought for old Washington mental hospital
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:13:47 -0700

The state and local governments in Skagit County are still trying to decide what to do with the 227-acre campus of Northern State mental hospital that closed in 1973 at Sedro-Woolley.

The Skagit Valley's real-life Dan Brown thriller
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:22:10 -0700

An original William Cummings mural discovered in a Skagit Valley barn, worth half a million dollars. Where did it come from?

Mural collecting dust barns over the decades is William Cumming original
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:49:05 -0700

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A large mural that collected dust in barns over the decades before being displayed this month at a fair in Washington state is an original 1941 painting by William Cumming, a member of the Northwest School art movement of the 1930s and '40s, a Seattle art dealer confirmed.