Wednesday marked the 80th year of public service for Mason County PUD No. 1. In the 1920’s rural farmers and settlers were fed up with private investors having control over the local power industry and power rates. The Washington Grange Association organized an effort to put forward an initiative in 1929 to adopt a statewide PUD law.
The Washington State Department of Transportation today filed a $17 million lawsuit to recoup the costs of response and repair after the 2013 over-height vehicle collision that caused a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 to collapse.