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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 -- 12:00 am
Clallam gets seven bids for Elwha interpretive center
Peninsula Daily News - ... interpretive center. Five of the bids came from Clallam County contractors. The other two came from companies in Burlington and Shelton. The Elwha project is funded with a $208,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration and a $77,000 match ... Read more...
Monday, December 15, 2014 -- 7:05 am
Weather will never stop bike riders underground in Mega Cave
The Indianapolis Star - ... bike parks, which range from about $20 to $30 a day. Prisel, a professional cycling competitor and coach from Burlington, Wash., has been involved in the design and construction of 20 bike parks around the world. He regularly rides the Louisville ... Read more...
Monday, December 15, 2014 -- 3:02 am
Immigration Reform Or Not, Immigrants and Employers Still Struggle in the Agricultural Industry
Law Firm Newswire - ... managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. Consider the generational story of the Sakuma Brothers Farms in Burlington, Washington. Sakuma Brothers has been a family-owned and -operated fruit farm for five generations. Soon, they will enter their ... Read more...
Friday, December 12, 2014 -- 9:15 am
Storm leaves thousands in the dark
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Motorists negotiate a downed tree across Rainier Road SE several miles south of Spurgeon Creek Rd. SE, Wednesday morning Dec. 10, 2014, near Olympia,Wash., as a series of powerful winter storms take aim at the region. Photo: Steve Bloom, AP City of Burlington employees JJ Vervart and Gary Anderson take a look at a growing log jam on the East side of the Burlington Boulevard bridge on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in Burlington, Wash. Read more...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 -- 5:53 pm
Day in Pictures: Where's Waldo?
SFGate - WHERE'S WALDO CHARACTER'S TRAGIC FATE: The beloved cartoon wanderer apparently strayed into the polar bear compound at the Hellabrunn animal park in Munich. MIND IF I CRASH HERE? Butch Johnsen, service manager at the Jerry Smith Kia dealership, tries to "subdue Santa" after the inflatable elf was toppled by high winds in Burlington, Wash. Read more...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 -- 7:26 pm
Heavy rain could cause Western Washington flooding
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... Photo: NOAA Via Weather Underground, AP Butch Johnsen, service manager at the Jerry Smith Kia dealership in Burlington, Wa, tries to get an inflatable Santa that was knocked over in the high winds under control Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, 2014. Co ... Read more...
Monday, December 8, 2014 -- 9:07 am
Spokane 4th best city in U.S. for waiters
KREM-TV Spokane - ... of tips - more than 60% - and high median incomes, which were roughly $68,000 in Seattle in 2013. Waiters in Burlington earned $29,160 last year, the second highest amount in the country. Relative to other workers in the area, waiters earned nearly ... Read more...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 -- 12:23 am
Extra birds to end pheasant season
HeraldNet - ... Schuster and Snoqualmie Wildlife Area manager Brian Boehm. Schuster handles the Bow Hill release site north of Burlington and the Leque Island (Smith Farm) site west of Stanwood, while Boehm covers the three Snoqualmie Valley sites - Cherry Valley, ... Read more...
Monday, November 17, 2014 -- 12:09 pm
State Patrol: Truck that caused Skagit Bridge collapse was over-height
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Rescue workers attend to stranded motorists after a section of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapsed between Mount Vernon and Burlington on May 23, 2013. Two cars and one travel trailer went in the water after a truck hauling an oversized load struck part of the bridge, sending a section crashing into the river below. Read more...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 -- 7:31 am
Sakuma precooler improvements aid shipments
Packer - In July, the Media, Pa.-based Global Cooling sold a precooling unit to the Burlington, Wash.-based berry grower-shipper. The addition is helping improve Sakuma's processing facility operation's productivity and the improvements are helping it ship more blueberries to consumers, according to the release. Read more...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 -- 8:41 am
WA: Skagit Transit Puts Electric Bus to the Test
Mass Transit - ... paces this year. The bus has run on Route 208, between downtown Mount Vernon and the Chuckanut Park and Ride in Burlington, since Oct. 27. It will start moving between the park and ride and Cascade Job Corps on Route 300 today, said Skagit Transit ... Read more...
Friday, October 31, 2014 -- 5:27 pm
Threatening text shut down Seattle Pacific earlier today
Queen Anne View - ... she was not anywhere near the campus. Skagit County Deputies located and arrested the suspect at a home outside Burlington for the threats. Deputies will later transfer her to Seattle Police before she is booked into King County Jail for ... Read more...
Friday, October 31, 2014 -- 4:10 pm
Woman arrested in Seattle campus threat
KHQ-TV Spokane - ... north of Seattle, and posed no threat to the school. Skagit County deputies arrested the woman at a home outside Burlington. Fowler said deputies planned to transfer her to Seattle police before she is booked into the King County Jail in Seattle for ... Read more...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -- 12:41 pm
Judge strikes ban on guests in farmworker housing
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - A Burlington berry farm violated labor and tenant laws by banning visitors from farmworker housing, a Skagit County Superior Court judge ruled. Judge Susan K. Cook told Sakuma Bros. Read more...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -- 8:26 am
Skagit judge says guests OK at farmworker housing
KHQ-TV Spokane - ... the ruling Tuesday was a victory for a farmworker group, Familias Unidas Por La Justicia, in its battle with the Burlington berry farm. Farm CEO and co-owner Steve Sakuma says the rule was intended to create a peaceful, safe environment. He says the ... Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 12:52 pm
Business Professionals Donate Funds to Support Local Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Programs
PR Log - A record number of local business professionals attended a breakfast event this week in support of Junior Achievement's programs that teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness classes to 10,000 school children in NW Washington PRLog - Oct. 20, 2014 - BURLINGTON, Wash. -- A discussion of strategies to address the labor shortage in our state, along with inspirational personal stories from local school children, were on the agenda at a breakfast held in support of Junior Achievement this past week in Burlington. Read more...
Saturday, October 18, 2014 -- 7:23 am
Pickle plant on a roll in Skagit County
The Columbian - ... said. Retrofits included installing wastewater collection that keeps solids and overly acidic water out of the Burlington sewer system, new doors, setting up utilities and refrigerating roughly 14,800 square feet of floor space. Gielow supplied ... Read more...
Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 10:08 am
Gekko Chats: Q&A with UW Men's Golf Head Coach Matt Thurmond
UW Dawg Pound - ... to the nation's top coach, two times. Off the course, Coach Thurmond is a Washington native out of the town of Burlington. He attended BYU where he competed on the golf team winning WAC Freshman of the Year and Academic All American honors. He ... Read more...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -- 7:05 am
Oak Harbor teacher juggles motherhood, cancer battle
Whidbey News-Times - ... makes the turn at Sharpes Corner without a semi-truck escort, Melissa Dahl figures she can get from her home in Burlington to Oak Harbor in about 45 minutes. The trip is part of a weekday morning routine that starts with the chirp of an alarm clock ... Read more...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 -- 6:12 pm
Gielow Pickles Opens New Processing Plant
Manufacturing.net - Pickles and sauerkraut are once again rolling down processing lines in Skagit County, Burlington, Washington as Gielow Pickles recently started up production in a 70,000-square-foot facility at the Port of Skagit. The plant joins Sakuma Bros. Read more...



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