In the News

November 1, 2017

Forest mushrooms

My intent was to photograph eagles and sweeping views with blue skies and billowy clouds. Instead I was treated to visits with these “residents” of forest floor and tree trunks. A wonderful Fidalgo Island hike.

October 31, 2017

Wild Rosario

There’s a reason Rosario Beach and neighborhood are so popular with Northwest adventurers of all ages! On the “Fidalgo side” of Deception Pass State Park.

October 26, 2017

Shell turnaround continues

Shell Puget Sound Refinery is now within a few weeks of completing a “turnaround” focused on “sustaining the refinery’s asset integrity and reliability performance,” said the company at the start of the six-week event. The statement continued: “The site will … Continue reading

October 23, 2017

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group

Resources available for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers Are you caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, … Continue reading

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