In the News

October 16, 2017

Chamber hosts candidate forum

Among the MANY services provided by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce is the periodic opportunity for political candidates and voters to dialogue before election day. Such was the case last week when the Chamber hosted local candidates, both opposed and … Continue reading

September 26, 2017

Classic Cossacks in B&W

I joined a couple of hundred other onlookers Sunday to watch with wonder as the Seattle Cossacks motorcycle drill team displayed their skills. Oyster Run 2017 is in the books!

September 25, 2017

Scenes from Oyster Run 2017

Talk about your photo ops! I joined thousands of others, bikers and onlookers alike, as Anacortes came alive Sunday, September 24 for the annual Oyster Run. Always a crowd favorite is the performance by Seattle Cossacks.

September 23, 2017

Farmers Market at Depot Plaza

What a beautiful day for the Anacortes Farmers Market at the Depot Plaza! The market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Sept. 23) and each Saturday at the same time through October 28. And put the … Continue reading

September 17, 2017

Vintage planes take to the sky

Thanks to all who made the free Community Day at Skagit Regional Airport a reality on Saturday, September 16. A great event for all … a special treat for our young ones, given an exciting glimpse at aviation days gone … Continue reading

September 11, 2017

County ponders electric ferry

Skagit County’s Guemes Ferry replacement discussion ramped up in 2015 when all-electric propulsion for ferries became a reality as the Ampere, the world’s first all-electric vehicle and passenger ferry, entered service in Norway. In 2017, Skagit County issued a Request … Continue reading

September 1, 2017

AHS progress report

Anacortes School District recently published a progress report on construction of a new high school. Dr. Mark Wenzel characterized the project as “on time and on budget,” noting plans to provide community updates as the project develops. District Finance and … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

Eclipse draws big crowd

Hundreds gathered today (August 21, 2017) at Storvik Park to view the eclipse. Young and old, high tech and low, they waited patiently for the “full” eclipse, glancing up periodically to check the sun’s status as the peak eclipse approached. … Continue reading

August 8, 2017

Port wins $50,000 grant

On July 27, the Port of Anacortes was awarded a $50,000 planning grant for an economic development feasibility study of underutilized property located at Cap Sante Marina. The grant was awarded by the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) of the … Continue reading

August 2, 2017

Levy approval in lead

As of Tuesday evening, the proposed levy increase for Island Hospital holds a slight lead with 51.01 percent of the 5,115 ballots counted. “Yes” votes number 2,609; “No” votes 2,508, or 48.99 percent.

August 1, 2017

Tesoro today “Andeavor”

Tesoro today became “Andeavor.” The purchase of Western Refining by the San Antonio-based corporation adds assets including three refineries. In a recent statement, Tesoro President and CEO said, “…we now have 1.1 million barrels of refining capacity, 13,000 employees, more than … Continue reading

July 31, 2017

Arts Festival announces awards, purchases

The Anacortes Arts Festival announced awards and public art purchases of $12,00 at the Opening for the Arts at the Port Fine Art Exhibition last Saturday night. The evening was attended by Juror Pablo Schugurensky, many of the participating artists … Continue reading

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