Self-serve taps coming to The Woolley Market

Business 11/05/18, 00:40

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Something's brewing in the Skagit Valley.The Woolley Market is installing the first self-serve taps in Skagit County, and they will largely feature beer from Mount Vernon's Farmstrong Brewing Co.The two local businesses announced the new venture Thursday evening while a crowd of about 70 enjoyed food, beverages and ...

Mount Vernon students experiment with science

Science 10/24/18, 13:16

MOUNT VERNON — Students in Shaunna Holcomb’s LaVenture Middle School classroom on Monday spent the day learning all about chemistry.“It’s explosive and dangerous and we are going to make it in your classroom,” said Skagit Valley College chemistry professor Roxi Smith as students prepared to experiment with electrolysis.In honor of ...

Growing quinoa in Skagit County

America 10/24/18, 13:16

This fall, almost every variety of quinoa available in North America and some from Europe and South America was growing at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center.The varieties, grown in 250 separate plots on 2.5 acres, are part of a project to develop a strain of quinoa that ...

Rep. Smith faces challenge from Mount Vernon Democrat McMullen

Enviroment 10/09/18, 07:16

Incumbent state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, faces Democrat Scott McMullen for a state representative position in Legislative District 10.The district includes Island County, southwest Skagit County and northwest Snohomish County. The state House position is a two-year term.Smith has served in the position since 2008.McMullen of Mount Vernon said he ...

Mount Vernon Christian School holds electric car rally

Enviroment 09/30/18, 03:36

MOUNT VERNON — Matt Moreno has been driving electric vehicles since 2007.His first was a Ford Ranger EV, a battery-powered truck that was built from 1998 to 2002.His latest is a 2013 Tesla Model S P85 that can go 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.“It’s quick, responsive and ...

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