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January 19, 2022

State reports stats on Deception Pass Bridge Project

For two-plus years, contractors for the state Department of Transportation worked on a bridge paint and maintenance project at Deception Pass. The work was complete early this year, and today WSDOT issued a public report with project elements. According to the WSDOT, the contractor cleaned exposed metal and applied 4,000 gallons of paint under a […]

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January 18, 2022

A winter walk

As I often do, I combined exercise with a search for photographs. I was surprised to discover a pussywillow plant budding near the side of the road. More familiar was the lichen growing on a split rail fence. I ventured into the forest for a short distance before confirming it was quite wet, and I […]

January 15, 2022

Winter working waterfront

Like the postal service, weather rarely impedes the work being done at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) on the Anacortes watefront. This image was taken on a moderate sunny Saturday morning. Among those vessels pictured are two ferries and a classic Dunlap tugboat. DCI is a tenant of the Port of Anacortes, a public taxing district […]

January 14, 2022

Sun draws people outdoors

With unseasonbly heavy rain and even some snow in the rear view mirror, many Northwesterners are taking advantage of the sunshine to enjoy this amazing area we call home. This shot is looking east from Lighthouse Point on Fidalgo Island.

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Looking Back

January 18, 2022

‘Your Online Town Square:’ 1998

Waaay back in January 1998, Anacortes businessmen Chris Terrell and Keith Eyer put together a small team of collaborators to launch anacortes.net, a website conceived as an “electronic town square.” Among others on the team were Gael Morlan and Jef Morlan, one-time owners of a restaurant and coffee shop called The New Bohemian. Anacortes High […]

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January 12, 2022

Light and texture: 2017

Maritime art. Curtis Wharf, downtown Anacortes, 2017.

January 8, 2022

Swans gather in the valley: 2009

Trumpeter swans off Beaver Marsh Road, Skagit Valley, Mt. Erie in the distance. February 2009.

January 7, 2022

Winter beach trip: January 2021

One year ago snow was not a factor at Deception Pass State Park. Beach walkers as viewed from bluff.

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