District 2 Commissioner Candidates Respond
Before the primary, LineTime sent questions to District 1 Commissioner candidates, Ron Wesen and Mark Lundsten. Since we vote in the general election for District One and Two Commissioners, we asked Mary Hudson and Peter Browning the same questions:

District 2:
Mary Hudson Responds
  •  Peter Browning Did Not Respond

District 1:
Ron Wesen Responds
  •  Mark Lunsten Responds


Navy's NW Training and Testing EIS
The U.S. Navy has completed a final supplement to the 2015 Northwest Training and Testing Environmental Impact Statement. [Read]


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.


Air Quality Burn Ban Lifted
The air quality burn ban is lifted for all of Skagit County. Residential yard and land-clearing fires are not allowed at any time within city or town limits, and will continue to be banned in unincorporated Skagit County until at least October 1, 2020.


Skagit County Offers Mortgage Assistance
Today, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners released application materials for a new mortgage assistance program to assist low-income homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn. The application information is available at www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Health.

Face Coverings Required At Guemes Ferry
"Masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn by all customers in public spaces at the terminals and on the vessel." [Read more]

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

Skagit County COVID-19 Cases
September 27, 1103 cases (+3), 98 in hospital, 22 deaths, 864 recovered.

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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Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 9.18.20

From Our Island Organizations

The Guemes Island Ferry Facts Coalition

Guemes Island Fire Department