In the News

January 4, 2018

Wagoner appointed to legislature

A presidential selection last year paved the way for the appointment of Sedro-Woolley Mayor Keith Wagoner to the state senate yesterday. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, was named U.S. Department of Agriculture director of rural development for Washington state. Pearson had represented … Continue reading

January 1, 2018

First Day Hike 2018

What a wonderful way to start the new year! This morning I joined an enthusiastic group of folks for the “First Day Hike” at Deception Pass State Park. Thanks to the park system and to the Deception Pass State Park … Continue reading

December 31, 2017

Pictorial Year in Review Fourth Quarter 2017

December 31, 2017

Pictorial Year in Review Quarter Three 2017

Photos from July through September 2017.

December 31, 2017

Pictorial Year in Review Quarter Two 2017

Photos from April through June 2017.

December 31, 2017

Pictorial Year in Review Quarter One 2017

Year in Review photos, January through March 2017.

December 27, 2017

Scenes from the trail

In addition to exercise, a walk across Fidalgo Bay on the Tommy Thompson Trail yields many opportunities to view area wildlife.

December 14, 2017

Downtown Christmas lights

Christmas night lights, downtown Anacortes, 2017.

December 4, 2017

AHS canary stage

Workers at the site of the new Anacortes High School enjoy a break in the weather, with patches of blue Monday to set off the bright yellow of exterior sheathing.

December 4, 2017

Christmas Parade Pt. 3

Woo-hoo! Another wonderful Lions Christmas Parade in downtown Anacortes! Among parade entries were three young football teams that came away with championship trophies this year! Even the Grinch had a smile on his face…

December 3, 2017

Christmas Parade Pt. 2

Saturday’s Lions Christmas Parade was great, as always. Participants ranged from little singers and firefighters to representatives of groups ranging from Kiwanis to Sister Cities. Andeavor’s parade entry included a 1955 ambulance. Chamber members collected on a horse-drawn carriage and … Continue reading

December 2, 2017

Christmas Parade Pt. 1

Drawn by the excitement of a community-wide holiday event, hundreds descended on downtown Anacortes Saturday for the annual Lions Christmas Parade. In addition to a large crowd, the parade itself is made up of dozens of volunteers including student vocalists … Continue reading