Anacortes Today Blog

February 13, 2017

1947 Seahawks in a game for the ages

The following is a sports column by Anacortes native Wallie Funk, a great community newspaper publisher and unabashed Anacortes High School sports fan. It is of particular interest given that the AHS boys team is currently involved in post-season play … Continue reading

February 4, 2017

Deception flyover

I took a bit of a sentimental journey today and discovered this photo of the Deception Pass Bridge taken during a 2015 flight with a friend. A great friend. Maybe again this spring…

January 16, 2017

Free park-ing today

Enjoy the opportunity to explore state parks including Deception Pass today for free, the second day of free access in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Crowds turned out Sunday at park beaches despite winter temperatures. This is West … Continue reading

January 6, 2017

Port board elects officers

Port of Anacortes commissioners opened their annual joint session with the Port of Skagit by electing officers for 2017: Board President John Pope; Vice President Keith Rubin; Secretary Ray Niver. Pictured here at the Thursday night session held at City … Continue reading

January 2, 2017

Evening light

Cold, crisp and beautiful, from morning until sunset. Mt. Baker, as viewed from Anacortes on January 2, 2017.

December 24, 2016

Eisenhower in history

Among cherished mementos in Dad’s collection was this “IKE” tie pin. On Christmas Eve 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied Forces in Europe as part of Operation Overlord. Dad was serving in … Continue reading

November 16, 2016

New snow

Clouds parted this morning to reveal new snowfall on Mt. Baker and foothills. A beautiful time of year.

November 8, 2016

Wonderful, warm wind

What a beautiful day! Blue skies drew me out, where I was shocked to discover summer temperatures with a seasonal wind. Digital signs up and down the avenue reported temperatures ranging from 68-72 degrees around noon. I shot this photograph … Continue reading

November 4, 2016

Old school

This photograph of the old Anacortes High School from my Grandpa Marion Berentson’s files struck a sentimental chord with many “local kids” visiting the “You Know You’re from Anacortes When” Facebook page. Ah, the good ol’ days!

October 7, 2016

Families of Medal of Honor recipients

Family members of Medal of Honor recipients with Anacortes connections were present at the October 5 dedication of AHS Veterans Memorial. Pictured (l. to r.) are Melody Young and Yadi Young (widow of Medal of Honor recipient Gerald Young); and … Continue reading

October 6, 2016

Medal of Honor recipients

One element of the program at the October 5 dedication of the AHS Veterans Memorial Plaza was presentation of plaques to the families of two Medal of Honor recipients with Anacortes roots. Those individuals were James Okubo (May 30, 1920 … Continue reading

October 4, 2016

Wharf activity

The Polar Endeavour and a couple of Crowley tugs, as viewed Sunday from Cap Sante. The tanker is tied up at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery wharf; the tugs “inside” at the Tesoro wharf.