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Skagit agritourism controversy is about more than weddings in barns

March 28, 2024
Adam M. Sowards

County commission action falls far short of consensus on the issue of agritourism in the Skagit Valley.

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Update: Skagit gasoline pipeline spill cleanup still underway

January 17, 2024
Dick Clever

By the numbers: 20-inch-diameter pipe; 3/8-inch pressure valve tube; 21,168 gallons gasoline spilled; 1,664 cubic yards of contaminated soil removed at spill site near Conway.

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Skagit’s white birds of winter are ambassadors among land use, values conflicts

November 22, 2023
Adam M. Sowards

Hunters, tourists, wildlife photographers, birdwatchers and farmers have distinct relationships and sometimes competing interests when it comes to these wintering flocks.

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Rise Above 2020

January 19, 2023
Eve McCauley-Chomiak

Persistence paid off for Eve McCauley-Chomiak, when searching for a snowy owl amid snow-patched fields on the Skagit Flats.

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Can kelp farming help save our marine environment?

October 7, 2022
Richard Arlin Walker

SEA2SEED, a Guemes Island nonprofit, sees multiple benefits from kelp, for land and sea.

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Community Voices / How farmers can fight climate change

November 17, 2021
Stevan Harrell and Katherine Steensma

Farmers are in a powerful position to help curb climate change, and many locally already are taking steps to do so, note dairy farmer Katherine Steensma and author Stevan Harrell. While this bodes well for the future of agriculture here, there is more to be done to stop “wasting and poisoning the good and beautiful things of the world”: natural resources.

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