Wish You Were Here! Postcard Contest
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The Wish You Were Here! Postcard Photo Contest

Remembering Marvin Shoultz
August 25, 1926 - February 23, 2020 Marvin Louis Shoultz, 93, lifetime resident of Guemes Island, passed away on Sunday, surrounded by his loving family in Canton, GA. He was born in Anacortes, the son of Louis and Lillian (Gibbons) Shoultz. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice in January of 2018. A full obituary to follow. A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held 11 am on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Evans Funeral Chapel with a Reception to follow after the service. Marvin will be interred in Eden Cemetery.

GIPAC Proposals At The Planning Commission
Discussion of P-1 begins at 3 minutes and runs till 1:12 hours/minutes. P-2 is between 1:12 and 1:30 hours/minutes. P-4 (herons) begins at 1:30 hours/minutes.  [View the video]

Sheriff Reports For Guemes Island In 2019

Raising Edens Road
Due to the flooding, the County anticipates raising Edens Road approximately 1 foot. While a scheduled date to perform the work has not been set, we intend to complete it this year. [Read more]

Between Eden and Oz
Life On Guemes Island 1990-2010
246 pages with photos and illustrations. Introductory price of $19.95. Proceeds benefit LineTime and other Island organizations. "Reading this brought me pleasure and an education. I learned a great deal about people both familiar and unfamiliar to me, and about the island’s history and culture. And there is some very good writing in here." —Nick Allison 
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Skagit County Announces Ferry Dock Repairs
"Phase 2, is expected to go to bid in June 2019, with construction anticipated to start in September 2019. This project will address a number of items on both docks, including the repair of the apron gusset plates, and replacement of the counterweight cables and sheaves, apron hinge pins, and headframe handrails, among other items." [Read more]

Again At The Bottom Of The Bridge Report
Skagit County Public Works recently released the 2019 Bridge Report. Despite assurances last year that repairs would be made, once again the Guemes Ferry Docks (both sides) are the lowest rated structures ("structurally deficient") in the County. Both have a rating of 24.1 out of 100.
The Baker Creek Bridge is the only lower rated structure at 20.9 and the next lowest is at 48.6. The concern for the dock on Guemes is the apron gusset plate which is badly worn and designated "failure critical", that is "a steel load path member in tension...whose failure would probably cause a portion or the entire bridge to collapse." -Bridge Report. Mr. Randall-Grutter explained that Skagit County has allowed both ferry docks to deteriorate due to "insufficient funds". Public Works says "hopefully next year." [2018]2019 Bridge Report

Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 2.7.20

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