In the News

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

September 2, 2018

Li’l ‘Hawks in the house

Future Anacortes Seahawks were in the stands for the Friday night opener against Roosevelt, and many had the opportunity to strut their stuff on the field during halftime. Kudos to volunteer coaches, making memories and contributing to disciplines including commitment … Continue reading

September 1, 2018

Anacortes football action

Anacortes High School football fans enjoyed a great evening of action Friday, August 31 as the season opener was held with non-conference opponent Roosevelt High School of Seattle. The Hawks ultimately dropped the contest 34-7 but there were many bright … Continue reading

August 30, 2018

Museum hosts celebration!

The Anacortes Museum celebrated two big anniversaries on Thursday afternoon: It’s been 50 years since the museum opened in the Carnegie Library building, and 60 years since the Anacortes Museum of History Board was established. In recognition of these milestones, … Continue reading

August 23, 2018

Demolition as new building readied

Demolition continues on most of the main building of Anacortes High School as the new building is readied for students, with “Seahawk Start Up” activities to take place at the new building on Thursday, August 30 for students in grades … Continue reading

August 1, 2018

Guemes car ferry back in service

Skagit County has announced the Guemes Island car ferry is back in service as of 9:15 a.m. Thursday, August 2. 

July 31, 2018

Arts Festival past

It’s been a summer delight since its inception … the Anacortes Arts Festival! Back in the day the festival name also included the words “…and Crafts…” These photos from the summer of 1985 fall into that era. Enjoy these recollections … Continue reading