Although scuba diving is a year-round activity in the Northwest, the summer season attracts greater participation. This scene is a diving instruction session at Rosario Beach.
My Wednesday walk on the Tommy Thompson Trail was disappointing in terms of birds … but then this Caspian Tern dove into the bay to give me a photo opp. The tern thrives in the Pacific Northwest.
Work by contractor Colacurcio Brothers continues at the intersection of 32nd Street and “M” Avenue. Traffic and safety improvements at the intersection will include a roundabout, rapid flashing beacons at pedestrian crossings and lane width reductions. The anticipated results will be traffic calming, collision reduction and improved traffic flow. Projections are completion of the project […]
It’s easy to fall in love with the Skagit Valley, our neighbor to the east. The valley’s agricultural lands rank among the most productive in the U.S. According to the 2021 Farmland Legacy Report, “… the valley’s fertile soil has been rated in the top 2 percent of soils in the world, making the Skagit […]
In June 1886 Bernard Cigrand made his first public proposal for the annual observance of the birth of the flag when he wrote an article titled “The Fourteenth of June” in the old Chicago Argus newspaper. Cigrand’s effort to ensure national observance of Flag Day finally came when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling […]
Heavy equipment operators do their thing on the property lying between the Majestic Inn & Spa courtyard and the site of the inn’s new, 30-room addition. It’s fun to have such a high visibility construction project in town, and the added rooms will be a community asset. (Note: Yet another expansion to this downtown hotel […]
One of this community’s most exciting events is the annual Waterfront Festival at Cap Sante Marina. This family friendly festival is hosted by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce in partnership with local sponsors including the Port of Anacortes. Photos from the 2004 archives!