Anacortes Today Blog

January 4, 2018

Navy air practice

“Growler” air crew from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station on an overcast January afternoon. This crew’s primary mission is electronic attack. According to the U.S. Navy, “the EA-18G’s vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal … Continue reading

January 2, 2018

Day Two 2018

Morning in Anacortes, January 2, 2018. Cold and colorful.

January 1, 2018

Full moon lights up New Year!

December 11, 2017


It’s hard to determine whether this look actually reflects a grumpy attitude, but I’m pretty sure this eagle would rather see me move along…

December 9, 2017

Trolley pup

I almost missed this cute pup, all bundled up and ready for a ride on the Chamber-sponsored horse-drawn trolley today in downtown Anacortes.

November 27, 2017

Seahawks claim win

The 12th Man flag flew proudly at Frontier Ford in Anacortes Sunday. The Seahawks got off to a slow start but ultimately got the job done, defeating the 49ers 24-13. From this point the competition only gets tougher.

November 21, 2017

Bird rock

I try to avoid taking my camera into driving rain, but if you’re a Northwest photographer you can’t entirely avoid a bid of wind and rain. I got out between showers yesterday and was rewarded with some nice seasonal shots … Continue reading

November 14, 2017

Progress continues on school project

In February 2015, our community voted to support the school district’s bond measure to build a new high school. This project includes a new stadium (complete), Veterans Memorial (complete), expanded classroom space, updated science labs, new library and commons, and … Continue reading

November 7, 2017

Election Day!

This is the day. It’s Election Day 2017, so your ballot must be posted today. Anacortes residents can drop their ballots in a box behind the public library. Included on the ballot are offices including Mayor, City Council, Port Commission … Continue reading

November 5, 2017

Mt. Erie frosting

Light snow fell again this weekend, as evidenced by this “frosting” of trees on the lower slope of Mt. Erie.

November 4, 2017

Traditional Nordic boat launch

Fidalgo Island master boatbuilder Jay Smith launched a custom-built lapstrake boat today at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park. Traditional launch elements included a team of horses and log rollers.

November 2, 2017

Canoe couple

The couple that canoes together stays together. Hmmm. Looked like fun anyway, on a recent visit to Fidalgo Head at Rosario Beach.