The Skagit River is the lifeblood of Skagit County. It provides the water we drink, the soil we plant and the incredible beauty we find so intoxicating throughout the valley. Without the river, our valley would be just another one of those faceless communities that are so common throughout our country.
If you don’t have the ability to defend your country, you won’t have it very long, and all your entitlement programs and the other ways government has dreamed up to confiscate and spend our money won’t matter a bit. We’ll be dead or under some dictator’s thumb.
To meet the financial challenges created by natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, legitimate charities use telemarketing and direct mail solicitations to raise money to help those affected.
Unfortunately, there are others who use these events as a way to steal your money and personal information.
For the most recent year, I reported rainfall on 181 out of 366 days. That’s almost exactly half the days of the year.
But don’t get too depressed thinking that it rains half the days of the year. The rainfall measurement is usually taken at 7 a.m. for the previous 24 hours. There are many times when it only rains during the night, and the daylight hours are beautiful and clear.
Our government has been running annual deficits in excess of $1 trillion and has accumulated a total debt of $16 trillion.
As much as we’ve all enjoyed this weather, we know deep down it can’t last. Even though the predictions are for a milder than normal winter, there’s no guarantee that will happen.
Now is the time to prepare for winter storms.