Skagit Land Trust: The Guemes Forever Campaign
"The Trust has an immediate opportunity to expand the Guemes Mountain Conservation Area and is working with landowners to preserve exceptional island places for all generations. Skagit Land Trust must raise $150,000 this fall and has confirmed $50,000 in challenge funds to match all contributions made by September 30, 2015..." [Read more]

Jet Traffic To Increase Over The Next 30 Days
Jet traffic from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will increase over Anacortes and Guemes Island for the next 30 days while the Navy performs routine maintenance to a runway at Ault Field. While that runway is closed, aircraft will take off and land heading northwest or southeast. [To Comment]

County Proposes 25% Fare Increase
And Ferry Tax On
Guemes Island Property
In the Ferry Operations' 2015 Draft Fare Revenue Target Report, Ferry Manager Rachel Rowe is projecting significant expense increases, a fare increase (car and driver from $8 to $10 on October 1, 2015) and the formation of a ferry taxing district to assess Guemes Island property owners a $0.75 per $1000 valuation tax 'for the ferry and ferry operations'.  [Read The Report]  [Send your comments]

Ferry Committee Works Out The Percentage Fare Increases
Ferry Committee Proposal On Fare Increase

Public Hearing On Ferry Fare Increases
August 18, 8:30 am, Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 1800 Continental Place, Mt. Vernon

Community Meeting Presentation On Ferry Revenue  [PDF 1mb]

Ferry Tales: Civics 101
For years Skagit County has declared the Guemes Ferry does not belong to citizens of Guemes but to the County as a whole. Seems as if the Commissioners have changed their tune...Do the Commissioners intend that ferry operations and ferry replacement be funded entirely by the riders and residents of Guemes Island? [Read more]

Guemes Ferry Haul-Out Dates Set
The 2015 ferry haul-out will take place from September 28 through October 25..Work to be done during the haul-out period includes hull blasting and painting, zinc replacement, UT shots of the hull, removing, re-conditioning and re-installing outdrives and propellers, replacing one of the vessel’s hull plates, replacing the bilge system piping and other maintenance items. In addition, the M/V Guemes will be inspected by the US Coast Guard for its required dry dock credit. - Guemes Ferry Manager

Full Burn Ban In Effect County Wide

LineTime has long wanted to celebrate and promote the artists and craftspersons of Guemes Island and we found a way that benefits them and island organizations. We will continue to add to the shop and add organizations to the donation list, so stop by often. [Made By Guemes]

Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 8.19.15

From Our Island Organizations

Next Up

Monday, September 14, 2015
7:00 PM
Thursday, October 1, 2015
11:30 AM
Thursday, October 8, 2015
11:30 AM
Monday, October 12, 2015
7:00 PM

At The Community Center

Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00 AM
Sunday, September 13, 2015
2:00 PM
Saturday, September 19, 2015
4:00 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2015
2:00 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2015
2:00 PM