In the News

November 12, 2018

A family celebration

Audience members Betty and Pat Mooney join in applause near the end of the Veterans Day event at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed and Event Center Monday. The husband and wife are both veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps.

November 9, 2018

Port hosts Veterans Day event

Mark your calendar for Monday, November 12, 11 a.m. at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed and Event Center for a community celebration of Veterans Day. Emcee will be U.S. Navy veteran Dan Worra, music by Skagit Swing. Photo here … Continue reading

November 8, 2018

County presents draft 2019 budget

Click on photo to left to link to message and data regarding Skagit County’s proposed 2019 budget.  

November 7, 2018

Charter bid dashed, count continues

Skagit County ballots are still being counted today, but with a 66 percent “No” vote so far, it appears a bid to reorganize Skagit County government has failed.

November 2, 2018

Port publishes draft budget

Now available for review is the draft 2019 budget for the Port of Anacortes. Click on graphic to link to the report.

October 25, 2018

Veterans Day past

With Veterans Day 2018 just around the corner I thought it appropriate to take this “Throwback Thursday” trip back to Veterans Day 2001, when hundreds of Island View Elementary students gathered for an assembly at Anacortes High School’s Williams Gym. … Continue reading

October 20, 2018

Vintage fun!

Two days of color and excitement came to a close Saturday at 4 p.m. as the curtain dropped on the 2018 Anacortes Vintage Market & Gift Show. The show, sponsored by, draws a regional crowd and many repeat vendors. … Continue reading

October 17, 2018

Newspaper wins top honors

Our hometown newspaper earned top honors at a recent trade conference: 1st Place in General Excellence from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA). Kudos to the team that brings us the Anacortes American each week! A strong community newspaper contributes … Continue reading

October 13, 2018

Sun rises on Ship Harbor

Scenes from a beautiful fall morning walk at Ship Harbor, Anacortes. Shots include a faint Mt. Baker, an eagle perched next to an osprey nest and a ferry traveler learning about local history at an interpretive kiosk.

October 11, 2018

Chamber hosts pre-election forum

Twenty-one candidates including numerous incumbents gathered Thursday in Anacortes for a well-attended Candidates Forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Office seekers ranged from legislators to judges, prosecuting attorney, county officials, utility district and initiative representatives. Election Day is just … Continue reading

September 23, 2018

Motorcyles and more

Oyster Run 2018 is just hours away from a wrap on a beautiful fall Sunday. Here are scenes from the afternoon, ranging from motorcycles to hot rods, Banditos to street evangelist. (To scroll through photos, left click on first image, … Continue reading

September 4, 2018

Friday night football sideline scenes

They are not all pictured here, but this represents a few of the coaching moments and support activities associated with last Friday’s Anacortes High School football opener. Just a reminder that some of the most important elements of the game … Continue reading