Port of Skagit County

Port of Skagit Continues Fiber Network Project

The Port of Skagit is looking for funding to bring its fiber optic backbone to Concrete, and is also exploring options to extend the network south into Snohomish County.

Port of Skagit Executive Director Patsy Martin told the Skagit County commissioners April 23 that the goal is to provide affordable high-speed internet to residents and businesses.

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Mindset of Elite Athletes

Channel the Mindset of Elite Athletes to Improve Your Business

How can you apply the mindset of an elite athlete or special operations warrior to your business? The principles of success are surprisingly similar. Join the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, June 12th for a presentation and discussion about these principles and how they can work for you.
Presented by:  Dr. Jim Bauman, Sport & Licensed Psychologist

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Port of Skagit July Fly Day

Port of Skagit County Community Aviation Day

The community is invited to explore the world of aviation at a free special event combining Heritage Flight Museum’s July Fly Day and the Port of Skagit’s Community Aviation Day on July 13, 2019.

The Port of Skagit is sponsoring admission for the museum’s July Fly Day so the event is FREE to attend.

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Edgewater Park Mount Vernon Washington - Disc Golf

New Edgewater Park Disc Golf Course

Mount Vernon Parks and Enrichment Services is pleased to announce that a new disc golf course at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon is now open and ready for the public to enjoy.

The City of Mount Vernon Parks, and the MV Parks Foundation, hope that you and your family are able to come out this season and enjoy this wonderful addition to Edgewater Park.

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cardinal craft brewing

Cardinal Craft Brewing Friday Night Student Made Beers

Join Cardinal Craft Brewing in their classroom turned tap room every Friday night from 4-8 pm. 8 student made beers on tap every week – ever changing menu. Skagit Valley College began its Craft Brewing Academy in 2016. Regional brewing professionals teach students brew science in the one-year academy.

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Skagit County Fiber Optic Network

Port of Skagit and PUD Form Broadband Company

The Port of Skagit and the Skagit Public Utility District approved an agreement Tuesday to jointly oversee the construction of a fiber optic network that extends from Anacortes to Concrete. The agreement formed a joint company called SkagitNet. The company is the latest step in an effort to connect existing networks and extend fiber optic access to rural and east county communities such as Lyman and Hamilton.

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News, Stories and Local Features

3 Reasons to Consider Moving to Mount Vernon Washington

3 Reasons to Consider Moving to Mount Vernon Washington

July 15, 2019

  There’s no doubt Mount Vernon Washington has a lot to offer its residents. The county seat of Skagit County, Mount Vernon has been voted “Best Small City in America” by the New Rating Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities and it’s not hard to see why. Its picturesque landscape, dotted with blooming tulips, … Read More

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Skagit Valley Highland Games

Skagit Valley Highland Games

July 8, 2019

“Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.” –Scottish proverb. Cue the bagpipes, fiddlers, pipes, and harps. The 25th Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games is about to begin… What to Expect? Held July 13th-14th  the Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games are organized by the Mount Vernon based Celtic Arts Foundation. The weekend event attracts visitors … Read More

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Best Communities in Mount Vernon Washington

Best Communities in Mount Vernon Washington

June 22, 2019

  Situated in the picturesque Skagit Valley between the North Cascade foothills and the Skagit River delta, Mount Vernon is a conveniently-located city half way between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Nestled within Skagit County and alongside the I-5 corridor, Mount Vernon has a natural balance of rural roots and thriving business culture with … Read More

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