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March 28, 2011

Derby results 2011

Bellingham man takes $15,000 prize in 5th Annual Anacortes Salmon Derby Press Release More than 1,100 contestants experienced great camaraderie, better than expected March weather, and only average angling success – as hatchery-reared, winter Chinook salmon failed to cooperate as … Continue reading

March 27, 2011

Derby field shots

Day One of the 2011 Anacortes Salmon Derby began for me at B Dock at Cap Sante Boat Haven. There I met up with Captain Jim Keith of Fox Island Salmon Charters. One of the other hats Jim wears is … Continue reading

March 27, 2011

Derby celebration

If action was light on the water, there was lots of action Sunday afternoon under the big tent at the culmination of the 2011 Anacortes Salmon Derby. Pictured here is top fisherman Mike Campion with his fish and a derby … Continue reading

March 21, 2011

Spring Boat Show

Scenes from the 2011 Anacortes Spring Boat Show at Cap Sante Boat Haven. On the working end of the show were local pros including John Hackstadt of ABC Yacht Charters (right, photo one) and Peter Whiting of Northwest Trawlers (photo … Continue reading

March 5, 2011

100 years of books

Weeks of Anacortes Public Library Centennial festivities kicked off Saturday, March 5. Among those pictured here are Library Director Cynthia Harrison, several Foundation members, Mayor Dean Maxwell and Council member Brad Adams, and representatives of the Sister Cities Association.

January 29, 2011

United Way celebrates

It was an afternoon of celebration Friday, January 28 as United Way of Skagit County staff and volunteers gathered for a post-campaign event at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. For the first time, contributions to the local United Way exceeded … Continue reading

December 4, 2010

Parade faces

As usual, the Anacortes Christmas Parade featured a colorful collection of characters, ranging from Santa to a little person playing a role in the Anthony’s Restaurant float. Also pictured are Bill Mitchell (the dalmatian’s one dimensional) and a cool member … Continue reading

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December 4, 2010

Musical gifts

Among gifts exchanged in Anacortes this year was the gift of music, as provided by school choirs and band members at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Represented in these images are students from Mt. … Continue reading

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November 21, 2010

DCI “Cade” tour

Dakota Creek Industries’ open house aboard the M/V Cade Candies vessel drew a variety of guests, from Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell to people from out of the area. Pictured here are ship captain Bill Buckley; longtime DCI staffer Nancy Loftis; … Continue reading

November 11, 2010

Veterans Day 2010

Veterans Day 2010 in Anacortes, Washington drew more than 220 people to a public event at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center. The event, which started at Causland Memorial Park with the laying of a wreath, featured speakers, … Continue reading

October 22, 2010

Marine Tech Dignitaries

A pair of “grand opening” events, one in Anacortes and one in Mount Vernon, drew regional dignitaries as guests of the Northwest Career & Technical Academy. Among those gathered at the Marine Technology Center in Anacortes Thursday afternoon (October 21) … Continue reading

October 15, 2010

AHS class royalty

In keeping with tradition, Homecoming Week at Anacortes includes selection of class royalty. Pictured here in the Friday afternoon parade are frosh royals Louisa Crowe and Andrew Medalia; sophomores Casey Olen and DJ Wilder; juniors Arie Boyd, Sam Davis and … Continue reading