County Receives Funds For Electric Ferry
State grants nearly $1 million to help build a shoreside charging station for the Guemes Island ferry terminal...Skagit County has $11 million for the project...the county needs $13 million for the vessel, $4 million for shoreside electrical equipment and $2 million for terminal upgrades. - Skagit Valley Herald

"Gov. Inslee announced as part of his climate change budgeting, that he wants to develop an all electric Guemes Island." [Read more]

Commissioners Approve Code Amendment
"Among the amendments approved was one that directs county staff to explore removing barriers that may prevent Guemes Island residents from setting up rainwater catchment systems. The commissioners chose not to amend the code regarding restrictions on drilling wells on Guemes Island, remanding to staff further study of that issue."

2020 Sheriff Reports On Guemes Island
112 Incidents throughout 2020. Again, no violent crimes or burglaries but many 'Other Incidents' which include alarms, weapons violations, suspicious circumstances, abandoned vehicles, vagrancies, runaway juveniles, assistance, etc

Back In The Day
"January 18, 1951: An on-the-spot account of chaos and havoc wrought by the two-day gale to Guemes Island’s West Beach was submitted to the American today by Mrs. H. B. Ervine. “I paddled my canoe from door step to door step, around yards and down to the main roads in the waters blown by the hectic wind,” she wrote. Estimating waves at the height of the storm at 8 feet, the West Beach resident said that in her opinion Agate Cove “got the worst of it.” Cabins in the cove were completely surrounded with logs and debris." -Anacortes American

Skagit County COVID-19 Cases
January 25, 3751 cases (-4), 228 in hospital, 47 deaths.

State Department of Health Daily Bulletins

Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 12.29.20

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