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Face Coverings Required At Guemes Ferry
"In compliance with the Governor’s order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Guemes Island Ferry requires that masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn by all customers in public spaces at the terminals and on the vessel." [Read more]

Shellfish Harvesting Closures Expanded
Due to a spike in biotoxins, the Washington State Department of Health has closed all of Fidalgo Island including Deception Pass, Similk Bay, Burrows and Allen Islands to shellfish harvesting. This closure begins today, August 12, 2020 and expands the earlier closures which included Sinclair and Cypress Islands, Padilla Bay, Fidalgo Bay, Guemes Island, Guemes Channel and Samish Bay.

Burn Ban In Effect July 24
A modified burn ban for all residential and land clearing fires in unincorporated Skagit County will go into effect at noon Friday, July 24, and continue until further notice. [Read more]

Ken Dahlstedt And The New Guemes Island Ferry
"Ken Dahlstedt heard about the Norwegian Ferry System’s introduction of a 120 car all-electric vessel, the Ampére. Dahlstedt went for this design saying that the Guemes Ferry needed this new technology and that he was ready to show that Skagit County could take on those Norwegians. This was to be one of his legacies to Skagit County." [Read more]

Everyone Must Wear Masks In Public
June 23: Governor Inslee announces new statewide requirement that all residents wear masks in public.

County Moves To Phase 2 Of Safe Start Plan
Continue to wear a mask in public, avoid large group gatherings, and use physical distancing.

Skagit County COVID-19 Cases
Now, August 14, 916 cases (+7), 87 in hospital, 22 deaths, 629 recovered. Skagit County Board of Commissioners declared a public health emergency on COVID-19..." [Read more]

State Department of Health Daily Bulletins

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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Notice of Denial of Reconsideration Request: Elvebak

Notice of Decision: Elvebak, Critical Areas Variance

Notice of Decision: Everett, Reduce Shoreline Buffer

Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 8.6.20

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