Skagit County Transfer Station Closure
"If any ferry users are planning to head to the Skagit County Transfer Station this weekend, be advised they will be closed to garbage self-haulers until (probably) Monday."


Odd Crime Report
"Deputies were dispatched to Holiday Boulevard on Guemes Island after a homeowner found a man in his house holding a sharp object in his hand, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. The suspect left on foot and headed toward a neighbor's house. Deputies located the suspect on the second story balcony of a residence in the 7000 block of Evergreen Way after receiving another call regarding a prowler, according to the news release. Deputies took the suspect into custody and and booked him Friday (8.5.22) on burglary charges."


U.S.G.S. Data Collection Begins September 12
"In order to better understand the complex hydrogeologic system and the continued growth and development of the island and the new demands for groundwater on Guemes Island, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is revisiting a network of 83 wells that had been visited in the 1990s. Additionally, we are expanding the study to include more wells on the island. Our work will involve locating existing water wells and measuring the depth to water in the wells. We would greatly appreciate your cooperation in the study by granting us access to your property and well in order to measure depth to water in the well. The more wells that information that can be gathered from, the better the overall assessment will be." [Read more]

USGS Statement On Study


Judge Rules Against Navy Over Fleet Expansion
"A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Navy violated the National Environmental Policy Act during its environmental review process for the expansion of the Growler jet fleet at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island." [Read more]


County Road Work Tentative Schedule
"County road crews are working on Guemes Island on Edens Road and chip sealing. Chip sealing is tentatively set to start the week of August 29. That week, crews and a lot of equipment will be going to Guemes in the morning, starting at about 7:30 am and coming off-island in the afternoon. The work schedule for chip sealing is subject to change, and updates will be posted as early as possible."


Guemes Island Ferry Fueling Schedule
"The Guemes Island Ferry will re-fuel next Tuesday, August 16; no second 11:15 am run will be available. Ferry lines could become quite long on Tuesday." [Read more]


Burn Ban In Effect For All Of Skagit County


2021 Guemes Ferry Performance Metrics
"In 2021, the Skagit County ferry system was scheduled to make 16,972 runs between Anacortes and Guemes Island. The ferry system completed 16,808 scheduled runs - or 99.03%." [Read more]


Remembering Tom Deach
"Tom was a selfless, thoughtful, and giving man, touching countless lives during his 74 trips around the sun. A loving husband, father, and grandfather; his tireless work ethic and unwavering integrity, for which he modeled throughout his life, are the cornerstones to his legacy..."[Read more]


Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closure
A shellfish sample from Samish Bay this week had dangerous levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) toxin. A sample of Samish Bay - West oysters collected on 6/27 had a PSP toxin result of 274 micrograms of toxin. The Washington State action level for harvest closures is any sample with PSP toxin in exceedance of 80 micrograms/100 g. As a result, northern Skagit County beaches, including Samish Bay, Sinclair Island, Cypress Island, and Guemes Island except the southern shoreline from Kellys Point east to Long Bay are closed to recreational harvesting of all species of shellfish."


Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 7.25.22


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