June 2018 – A new Leadership Skagit project at Hillcrest Park aims to combine education with outdoor fun. Leadership Skagit team Skagit Reign recently installed a “Born Learning Trail” at the park, which encourages young children and their caregivers to explore the park through learning.
July 2018 – Skagit Regional Health will be the first healthcare system north of Everett to offer the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. This advanced, robotic-assisted technology is used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures.
June 2018 – Mount Vernon is amazing and rallying around our students,” said Paige Bird, college and career specialist at the school. “It takes a whole community.” For the first time, the Mount Vernon School District celebrated its high school graduating class with a parade through downtown Mount Vernon.
June 2018 – The Skagit County Dispute Resolution Center partnered with the League of Women Voters and Skagit Valley College to create a multi-phase approach to cultivating civility in society. SVC students have the opportunity to earn college credit for the series.
June 2018 – 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.
February 2018 – The time has come and the tulips have sprung! Come see the world-renowned Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, Washington. Take a selfie, plan your road trip, and soak in the beautiful nature that Skagit Valley has to offer!
April 20-22, 2018 – This annual event is part of the month-long Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. First street in Mount Vernon is closed to traffic and filled with artists, music, food, and more. The Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, rain or shine. If you have never been, come see what you have been missing!