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Thursday, July 24, 2014 -- 12:21 am
Lake Wenatchee, Baker Lake open for sockeye
HeraldNet - ... pretty good Saturday and Sunday for some folks, on both sides of the lake," said Kevin John at Holiday Sports in Burlington. "We heard that there were a few limits taken." The area off Noisy Creek is a good bet on the south shore, as is the area ... Read more...
Saturday, July 19, 2014 -- 12:58 pm
$8,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Skagit Women
PR Log - PRLog - Jul. 19, 2014 - MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- SWIB Awards $8,000 in Scholarships for Local Women Resuming Career Goals Burlington, WA, July 14, 2014: Skagit Women in Business, , recently awarded $8,000 in scholarships to deserving local women. Read more...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 -- 12:43 am
Sockeye finally arriving at Baker Lake
HeraldNet - ... counts" and click on Baker River sockeye. Meanwhile, fishermen are gearing up. Kevin John, at Holiday Sports in Burlington, said a good, basic rig would look something like this: a size "0" Big Ring dodger in chrome (but white, 50/50 and purple haze ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 -- 12:51 pm
Four Young Immigrants Await Their Fate in Seattle; Should the U.S. Pay For Their Lawyers?
Seattle Weekly - ... or family members. Bob Ekblad, the director of Tierra Nueva, an immigrant advocacy group operating out of Burlington, Wash., is standing in as guardian for a handful of the plaintiffs. The other three are from El Salvador. Their father was killed ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 -- 1:51 am
Four Immigrants in Seattle Await Their Fate; Should U.S. Pay For Their Lawyers?
Seattle Weekly - ... or family members. Bob Ekblad, the director of Tierra Nueva, an immigrant advocacy group operating out of Burlington, Wash., is standing in as guardian for a handful of the plaintiffs. The other three are from El Salvador. Their father was killed ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 -- 11:06 pm
Vandals target Burlington bikini coffee shop
KOMO News - Employees at a bikini coffee house in Burlington are trying to identify the vandals who created a real mess outside the business. Read more...
Sunday, July 13, 2014 -- 7:10 pm
Natural asbestos problem ‘falls in the cracks’ in Skagit County
Seattle Times - 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. Read more...
Sunday, July 13, 2014 -- 9:35 am
Natural asbestos problem 'falls in the cracks'
The Wichita Eagle - ... Agency investigators prompted by a resident's concern in late 2012 tested rocks near a housing development in Burlington, Washington, and found evidence of naturally occurring asbestos. Prolonged exposure to the substance found inside the rocks has ... Read more...
Sunday, July 13, 2014 -- 9:10 am
Natural asbestos causes lung cancer but still 'falls in the cracks'
The Oregonian - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigators prompted by a resident's concern in late 2012 tested rocks near a housing development in Burlington, Washington, and found evidence of naturally occurring asbestos. Read more...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 -- 2:04 pm
No job, no housing for Skagit Valley berry pickers
Wenatchee World - ... against a major berry grower. The labor group Familias Unidas por la Justicia contended Sakuma Bros. Farms of Burlington violated Superior Court Judge Susan Cook's order of last week by refusing to immediately hire and house more farm workers, the ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 -- 3:28 pm
No job, housing for berry pickers
Wenatchee World - ... was ordered to include families in farmworker housing isn't housing anyone more right now. Sakuma Bros. Farms of Burlington is telling farmworkers they have to be hired before they can move into camps, and it isn't hiring until blueberries are ready ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 -- 6:45 am
200 displaced, 5 injured in Mount Vernon apartment fire
KOMO News - ... heartbreaking for her and her family. She was burned but not the kids-thankfully. Im an apartment manager in Burlington and we had a unit full of belongings (parents and kids belongings) left behind about half a year ago, just sitting in the ... Read more...
Friday, June 27, 2014 -- 10:59 am
Skagit berry grower must offer housing to families
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... says members will seek jobs at the farm as it continues to push for a contract and boycott Sakuma products. The Burlington-based Sakuma Farms was started in 1935 by Japanese immigrants and is still run by family members. They grow strawberries, ... Read more...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 -- 12:13 am
Lack of fish at Baker Lake a concerninga
HeraldNet - ... state in a long time" is expected to extend from the coast to the inland waters. Kevin John at Holiday Sports in Burlington said north Sound anglers are excited about the new season, partially at least because it includes a bonus limit of two ... Read more...
Saturday, June 21, 2014 -- 11:25 pm
Skagit sockeye river fishery at halfway point
Bellingham Herald - ... land on the right and left banks of the stream where it enters saltwater. For reference the Gardner Road ramp at Burlington is 18 miles upstream from the Skagit's mouth while the Highway 9 Bridge southwest of Sedro-Woolley at river mile 22.5. The ... Read more...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 -- 2:44 pm
Jets sign kicker and punter; release undrafted free agent tight end
NJ.com - ... complement of 90 players heading into training camp, for which players begin reporting on July 23. A native of Burlington, Wash., Furney was a two-time all-Pac 12 selection who once made a 60-yard field goal as a junior. Schum had played in college ... Read more...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 -- 1:06 am
Sockeye starting to check in at Baker Lake
HeraldNet - ... estimated about two dozen salmon were caught in the river over the weekend, nearly all by bank fishermen. The Burlington soccer fields were popular, along with several access points along the South Skagit Highway and at the mouth of Gilligan Creek. ... Read more...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 -- 5:20 am
County approves new work on Olympic Discovery Trail
KONP 1450 Local News - Clallam County Commissioners today awarded the construction bid of the Homestead Section of the Olympic Discovery Trail to Interwest Construction, based out of Burlington, Washington. Read more...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 -- 12:00 am
Olympic Discovery Trail trailhead eyed for Kitchen-Dick Road area
Peninsula Daily News - ... Tuesday voted 2-0 - with Jim McEntire absent - to award a $399,399 bid to Interwest Construction Inc. of Burlington to construct a 0.3-mile section of the Olympic Discovery Trail at Lake Crescent. The section begins at the Lyre River trailhead and ... Read more...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 -- 11:28 pm
First of two Baker red fisheries to open
Bellingham Herald - ... land on the right and left banks of the stream where it enters saltwater. For reference the Gardner Road ramp at Burlington is 18 run-of-the-river miles upstream from the Skagit's mouth while the Highway 9 Bridge southwest of Sedro-Woolley at river ... Read more...

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