In the News

February 2, 2023

Trestle repair well under way

Progress is made daily on a section of the Tommy Thompson Trail trestle damaged last year by fire. On Wednesday a city Parks and Recreation Department social media post read: “A big thank you to Culbertson Marine and Strandberg Construction for their continued work and support to fix the trestle! Support beams are being placed […]

January 29, 2023

Skagit Herald announces major changes

Dramatic evidence of a changing culture and the impact of “news” via the Internet was introduced Sunday to readers of the Skagit Valley Herald newspaper. In a front page column Herald President and Publisher Michael Distelhorst announced a series of changes effective March 1, including: * No more paper carriers. Mail delivery only. * No […]

January 28, 2023

First Friday Artwalk February 3

Join in the First Friday Artwalk in downtown Anacortes on Friday, February 3 from 6 p.m – 8 p.m. Locations: 419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa The Majestic features Doug LeClair, local photographer. LeClair specializes in regional scenes that include our birds, mountains, water features and flowers of the valley. 420 Commercial Ave., […]

January 27, 2023

Exit west

As long as flowers are not in bloom, guests like this beauty are welcome in our yard. This one was a bit nervous, moving on through the shrubs as soon as I arrived with camera.

January 26, 2023

Anacortes loves basketball

Seahawks boys basketball fills the house. It is always an exciting, sentimental journey to attend a high school sporting event, but Wednesday night with top-of-the league opponents Anacortes and Lynden, it was particularly rewarding. Coach Brett Senff and a talented squad of players came into the game with only one loss, but at the final […]

January 19, 2023

Construction holds steady in 2022

City Hall data shows that new construction in 2022 matched up closely with activity in 2021. Permits in 2022, through December 31 Total permit applications received: 979 Total permits issued: 951 New dwelling units: 96 (83 issued) Breakdown of new dwelling units: 34 New Single Family Residences 12 New Cottages 14 Duplex units (7 buildings) […]

January 18, 2023

Pier 2, Port of Anacortes

Pier 2, Port of Anacortes. More than 355,400 tons of bulk products were shipped from the Port in 2019. Pictured here is the “Union Taylor” taking on a load of petroleum coke from the HF Sinclair refinery.

January 17, 2023

Broken boardwalk at SHIP

Powerful tidewaters asserted themselves last month, resulting in loss of at least one segment of the public boardwalk at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP), adjacent to the state ferry terminal on the west end of the city. This is a statement from the City of Anacortes regarding the damage: “In December of 2022, the Ship […]

January 16, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2023

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2023: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963.

January 11, 2023

Local teen and dog win top international honors

Anacortes teen Jenai Pittis and her Eurasier, Kuma, added International Champion to their titles last weekend! Sixteen-year-old Jenai took Kuma to a National Champion title in 2021 as a puppy. Judges and spectators always comment on Jenai’s prowess in showing and handling. Her patience is especially evident. Kuma is now officially known as: IntCH Timberspitz […]

January 9, 2023

Verdoes steps down as port commissioner

District 3 Port Commissioner Joe Verdoes announced last week that he will step down from his post on February 1. Verdoes, who was initially elected Port Commissioner in 2015, cited health reasons. The commissioner was a self-employed commercial fisherman and local businessman. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington […]

January 5, 2023

New dock at Cranberry Lake

Among Centennial projects at Deception Pass State Park was this new dock on Cranberry Lake. Already a very popular feature among local fishermen.

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