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December 11, 2019

Anacortes makes national splash

Anacortes is among eight U.S. communities tagged as “tax friendly” in the January-February issue of Where to Retire magazine. The article, which included Anacortes stats and quotes by several residents, was based on evaluation of a resident’s total tax burden. Elements of that formula included state income tax; estate and inheritance taxes; local taxes on […]

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December 8, 2019

Christmas parade delights

Another great Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade! Collected here are a few shots of parade entries, from Santa to Salvation Army, Grinch to smiling policeman and friend. It was a great community  event. Thanks to all who participated, including a hearty audience lining the parade route on Commercial Avenue. Merry Christmas, Anacortes!

December 7, 2019

Christmas spirit spills onto streets

Crowds lined outside downtown shops and offices Saturday for the annual Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade. A good time was had by all, including parade participants. There were fire engines, horse carriages, singing children, crazy lawnmower elves, marching band and more! Thanks to all who took part in this great holiday tradition. (“Christmas Tree” Meg Mourning […]

December 6, 2019

Young photographers share their art

More than a dozen talented  Anacortes High School students spent their Friday night sharing some of their best photo prints with the community at the Depot Art Center. Student artists are in their second  photography term with instructor Jim Thompson. The evening event was titled “Photos That Matter.” Among those pictured here are Emma Skidmore […]

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Looking Back

December 9, 2019

Senators back in the day

Here’s a classic flashback image: State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (white hair) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (center) in town for tours of local schools. Sen. Haugen is deceased, Sen. Murray continues to serve after being elected as the state’s first female U.S. Senator in 1992. She is currently ranking member of the Senate Health, […]

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December 8, 2019

Tug heads west

Dunlap tug “Swinomish” heads west after passing under Deception Pass Bridge.

November 20, 2019

Fidalgo Bay perch

Wednesday morning lookout, Fidalgo Bay.  

November 10, 2019

Seal returns to sea

Reports are that this seal, stationed upland for several days near a Rosario Beach fenceline, returned Saturday to the bay. There was no report as to why the seal might have worked its way upland, remaing in one spot for a number of days before going back to the water. Deception Pass State Park officials […]

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