The northern most section of the I-5 bridge spanning the Skagit River collapsed Thursday, shortly before 7 p.m., hurtling several cars and people into the water. Click on this article for an early report by Journal sister paper The Skagit Valley Herald.
House Bill 1183, sponsored by state Rep. Jess Morris, 40th District, updates Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act review process regarding wireless structures, exempting those that are constructed atop existing buildings and commercial or industrial areas.
Thomas has been city administrator of the city of Enumclaw, population 10,669, Wash., since 2010. Before that, he was director of the city's Department of Community and Economic Development for five years.
Incumbent Felix Menjivar will face a pair of opponents in the race for Position 3 on the town council. Meanwhile, Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher and 21 other candidates are unopposed for election.
Although no final decision has been made, the board previously backed the broadband initiative as a means to enhance its electricity delivery through “Smart Grid” technology, better conserve energy use, and boost communication capability of emergency service.
Sheriff Rob Nou had been hopeful that the boat, which would be built entirely by federal dollars, would serve as a replacement for the department's aging 28-foot Boston Whaler, stationed on Orcas, as well as offering increased fire-fighting ability and on-the-water ambulance service for public safety agencies across the county.
The county manager, who is expected to be paid about $150,000 a year, will assist the new 3-person county council in overseeing the functions of local government and those departments not managed by another elected county official, such as the sheriff, auditor or prosecuting attorney.
Judge cites long record of drug, property crimes for length of latest sentence, 60 months in prison.
Although Judge Alan Hancock discussed and dismissed a number of factual and legal issues associated with the case, the crux of his decision, based upon Washington appellate precedents, stated that, “for the purposes of OPMA, a meeting occurs only if a majority or quorum of the governing body is present.”
The new permit application seeks approval of construction plans, change of use of two buildings, and for approval of drop-off of all recyclables.
She was honored by the Town of Friday Harbor as the 2013 recipient of the “Partners in Preservation” award, May 8, on the front steps of the restored bungalow at 460 Argyle Avenue.
The Voucher Program is a public-private partnership of transportation providers and local social services agencies which provides community access to 180 transportation-vulnerable community members.
— A Seattle woman could possibly face criminal charges for leaving a chihuahua inside a Honda sedan, in the sun and without water, after parking it in downtown Friday Harbor. The incident is under review as a potential case of animal neglect.
The county will likely be stuck with paying $122,000 for a new slate of aerial photographs despite mounting displeasure from the council with both the process and terms of the three-year contract, according to the county prosecuting attorney.
The 47-year-old began complaining about having difficulty breathing while ascending from a depth of about 60 feet below the surface, near Dinner Island. He reportedly collapsed while trying to climb back onboard the boat and fell backwards into the water.
It'll take 11 work days to chip seal 18 miles of roadway and an additional seven days to fog seal 32 miles of roads. The work is expected to be complete by June 28. First up? Golf Course Road. Others are...
Firefighters doused the blaze with nearly 700 gallons of water before it was extinguished. The man was westbound on Roche Harbor Road at about 9 a.m. when fire broke out in the underbelly of the early '90s SUV.
That dispute, though, only concerns a small part of a “town stimulus program” that Wilson and the town council have implemented to improve the “infrastructure” and the flow of traffic around town - and at the same time, get people working.
Glitches in negotiations and financing are causing frustration and impatience on all sides, as schedules slip and costs mount in the county's ongoing effort to privatize solid waste and recycling operations on Orcas and San Juan islands
Participants will learn the ins and outs of composting, vermi-composting, soil building and recycling over the course of the four-week program, which includes a field to Mount Vernon. The program is offered to any county resident.