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September 1, 2011

Bustling north end

That’s Cap Sante in the foreground, Guemes Island on the horizon. In between are many of the businesses and organizations that contribute in significant ways to this community’s health. Look for City Hall and the city wastewater treatment plant. See … Continue reading

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July 6, 2011

Major project

Crews continue to work below ground level as construction continues at the Anacortes City Water Treatment Plant in Mount Vernon. The project, essentially a re-build of a 40-year-old plant, will be complete in mid-year 2013. The Skagit River, which occasionally … Continue reading

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April 13, 2011

Working the street

A City of Anacortes crew conducts routine maintenance on storm sewer lines. Visible in the background is the “welcome to Historic Downtown Anacortes” arch.

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February 4, 2011

Launch day

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell and Public Works Director Fred Buckenmeyer (right) presided over a project kickoff event Friday at the city’s Skagit River water treatment plant. A guest list of about 200 included representatives of other government entities as well … Continue reading

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October 13, 2009

Vacant land

One of this fall’s campaign issues focuses on undeveloped property along the city’s Fidalgo Bay waterfront. This aerial photograph illustrates how much vacant land exists between industrial facilities and the Cap Sante Boat Haven.

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September 15, 2007

Water project

City crews are busy replacing a pump station on the water’s edge of 5th Street on Cap Sante. This project, which will take several weeks, includes not only a new pump, but replacement of two inch lines with eight inch … Continue reading

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July 8, 2007

Racing to sailboats

A city parks and recreation department staffer races out to re-join young sailors after running one of the teens in to Cap Sante Boat Haven. Young sailing students applied their new skills on a windy afternoon that provided both challenges … Continue reading

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March 19, 2007

Watch from inside

Public improvement projects are fun to watch, but they can be disruptive to businesses, as is the case with my friends at Bellissima Trattoria Italian Restaurant on 9th Street and Commercial Avenue. My recommendation is a true win-winner: visit Bellissima … Continue reading

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March 17, 2007

Wetland protection

Wetland enhancements by the City of Anacortes near the intersection of West 8th St. and Kansas Avenue include this pond.

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February 8, 2007

State of the City

Mayor Dean Maxwell delivered his annual “State of the City” report Thursday to a crowd of almost 100 Chamber of Commerce members. Among highlights of Maxwell’s report was a tribute to city employees who responded in dramatic fashion to weather … Continue reading

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June 25, 2006

City view

This aerial shows evidence of why Commercial Avenue and “R” Avenue are such busy streets. Commercial runs down the center of the photo, north at the top. “R” is at the right, jogging near the center to become “Q” Avenue. … Continue reading

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May 17, 2006

Eye in the sky

We all know this community’s natural assets are priceless, but there’s nothing like a boat trip or an airplane ride to reinforce that sense of awe. I had the opportunity Monday to fly over Anacortes, the San Juans and North … Continue reading

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