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State sees need to reduce elk damage in the Skagit Valley

Elk are easy to spot against the green backdrop of the Skagit Valley, where much of the resident North Cascades elk herd that has grown to an estimated 1,600 is …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Getting to know ghosts a mission for Skagit Valley group

Lee and Fletcher, co-founders of Washington Abnormal Research Network, or WARN, are paranormal investigators focused primarily on activity in Skagit and Whatcom counties.


Study released for Tesoro refinery xylene project in Skagit County

Skagit County reached no new conclusions in the final environmental impact statement it released Monday for a project proposed at the Tesoro Anacortes Refinery at March Point.


It’s sprawl - not pests - that pose the biggest threat to Skagit Valley tulip fields

The Skagit Valley’s proximity to bustling cities brings the pressures of development to the doorstep of farmers.


A year in the fields: Skagit Valley the heart of U.S. tulips, drawing hordes each spring

The Skagit Valley’s roughly 450 acres of tulips represent 75 percent of U.S. commercial production. About 300,000 people visit the fields during the month-long annual tulip festival in April. Those …


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival still going strong

The overcast weather Saturday didn’t stop visitors from hundreds, and even thousands, of miles away from attending the second-to-last weekend of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival expects April flowers after two years of early blooms

The tulips are set to bloom on time for the 34th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which runs during the month of April.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Officers give blood in honor of fellow officer

After taking part in a training Friday morning, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department’s Police Tactical Operations team headed over to Skagit Valley College for snacks and refreshments – …


Burlington’s Cascade Mall, site of fatal shooting, to honor first responders

A heavy police and fire presence is expected at Cascade Mall today, but people should not be alarmed, officials said. The mall, Macy’s and the city of Burlington are hosting …


Shoppers show up big for Black Friday sales at Cascade Mall

Past shooting at Burlington, Wash., mall doesn’t slow shoppers from taking on Black Friday.


Washington shooting suspect waives right to speedy trial

The suspect in the fatal shooting of five people in a Washington state mall has agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial.


Immigration deadlock leaves Skagit County families without hope

Immigrant advocacy organizations in Skagit County spoke out Thursday against the Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling on President Obama’s expansion of deferred deportation programs, saying it dashed the hopes of many …


Man holding gun accidentally kills himself while taking photo

A 43-year-old Concrete man died Sunday after accidentally shooting himself in the face with what he thought was an unloaded gun.