Larry Kibbee residential unit dedicated at FD 13 open house


September 27, 2023

J.J. Wilbur, Alana Quintasket and retired FD 13 commission chair Larry Kibbee.

Ken Stern

CUTTING THE RIBBON – FINALLY! – Fire District 13 Commissioner J.J. Wilbur, Swinomish Tribal Senate Vice Chair Alana Quintasket and retired FD 13 commission chair Larry Kibbee could not be happier that the new residential quarters were move-in ready last Saturday at the Snee Oosh Road fire station. Not pictured, FD 13 Commission Chair Bruce Shellhamer and Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Jurdi.

No amount of rain was going to dampen spirits at the Skagit County Fire District 13 Open House Saturday.

That is because the event’s guest of honor, retired fire district commissioner and former Shelter Bay resident Larry Kibbee, has long been admired for his sunny disposition.

Kibbee served six years on the fire district’s governing panel prior to moving to Bothell. He returned to the Snee Oosh Road station for the formal dedication of a new residential building that bears his name.

“I wouldn’t have missed it,” Kibbee told the Weekly News afterward. “It’s a super facility.”

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