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NWPR boosts signal
October 11, 2007

Northwest Public Radio, the public radio service of WSU, has announced a significant upgrade of its Mount Vernon station, KMWS, a change that also includes a new frequency for the station.

Northwest Public Radio has moved the KMWS transmitter to a new and higher transmitter site on Butler Hill. Coupled with a power boost from 100 to 1,500 watts, the coverage area of KMWS now includes most of Skagit County. The frequency for KMWS has changed from 90.1 FM to 89.7 FM.

KMWS broadcasts the “NPR News” service from Northwest Public Radio. This service provides a wide range of public radio news and … » More …

WSU NWREC receives funding for expansion, research
April 14, 2006

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Citing the importance of agriculture to Skagit County and their specific charge to encourage economic development, Port of Skagit County commissioners Thursday committed a quarter million dollars to WSU’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center.The funds will support research being conducted at the center as well as the revitalization currently underway there.”The WSU research center in Mount Vernon is a cornerstone to our Valley’s economic survival. Crops produced in the Skagit Valley provide over $245 million annually to our local economy,” said Port Commissioner Glenn Allen. “The future of the agricultural industry depends on its ability to adjust to changes over … » More …