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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 ...

Former Reardon aide sentenced in evidence-tampering
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:38:57 -0700

ARLINGTON — A onetime aide to Aaron Reardon, the former Snohomish County executive, will pay a $1,500 fine and serve five days on a Skagit County work crew for tampering with evidence during a criminal investigation.

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.

Citizen tip closes LaConner's 'rainbow bridge,' traffic being detoured
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:27:53 -0700

The landmark arch bridge between LaConner and the Swinomish Reservation was closed Thursday afternoon, after someone told dispatchers a piece of it fell off the bottom.

Police kill cow that charged officer
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:53:54 -0700

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car.

Round-up: WWU reports more grads finding jobs, men credited with saving school from wildfire
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:53 -0700

WWU reports more grads finding jobs (Skagit Valley Herald): A survey compiled by Western Washington University finds 82 percent of graduates who earned degrees in 2012-13 found employment within six months, up from a low of 68.7 percent during the recession. The average starting salary for resp

Police kill charging cow who sent officer airborne
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:20:46 -0700

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Police in Mount Vernon, Washington, killed an agitated Angus cow that rampaged through town, tossing a police officer into the air and tap-dancing on a patrol car.