In the News

January 22, 2020

Art Walk Friday, February 7

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, February 7 from 6–9 p.m. 705 Commercial Ave, Trinity Skate Trinity Skate Gallery is featuring the “Read My Lips,” collection of Whitney L Anderson. For more information, see whitneylanderson.com. Standing exhibits include Trinity Skate’s skatedeck art, SLG Photography, the magical art of Melanie and Greg Dugan of Art Studio […]

January 20, 2020

Winter: working waterfront

Fidalgo Island’s working waterfront knows no season. Yes, some seasons are busier than others, but activities ranging from recreational sailing to commercial fishing continue year-round, as evidenced by these photos taken Sunday, January 19. In addition to several local marinas, marine activities include Wahington State Ferries (WSF), the Port of Anacortes, Dakota Creek Industries, Trident, […]

January 19, 2020

Anacortes veteran closes crab season

Anacortes native Ken Crews closed the 2019-2020 crab season Sunday on return to Cap Sante Marina from a day of crabbing on Skagit Bay. Crews, who has been crabbing for 30 years, skippers the “Jewlz,” a familiar working boat to locals. His son Kyle is also a commercial fisherman. Both men are graduates of Anacortes […]

January 18, 2020

Gallery extends celebration due to snow

Scott Milo Gallery in downtown Anacortes is extending their 25th Anniversary exhibition until February 4 to make up for some of the days of inclement weather. The exhibition features 15 artists: paintings, sculptures, glass and tables. Artists include Jennifer Bowman, Lanny Bergner, Randy Dana, Amanda Houston, Lewis Jones, Steve Klein, Gary Leake, Lorna Libert, Terri […]

January 17, 2020

Friday morning snow scenes

A fresh blanket of snow greeted Fidalgo Island residents Friday morning. Snowpack continues to accumulate in the mountains.

January 9, 2020

AHS wrestlers host Squalicum

It was Senior Night at Anacortes High School’s Williams Gym as the Seahawks wrestling team hosted Squalicum Storm for the last home match of the season. Senior wrestlers are Joshua Pittis and Aidan Ufkes. The ‘Hawks forfeited several matches as they were short-handed, but they won several matches: Pittis, Gavin Lang, James Friedrichs and Tony […]

January 8, 2020

Salvation Army Christmas report

Once again this year the people of Anacortes responded generously to the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign and other efforts to make the holiday brighter for local families in need. Salvation Army Anacortes Corps Captain Theresa Williams reports that the Red Kettle Campaign brought in $59,100. With a mix of paid bell ringers and many […]

January 5, 2020

Seahawks still in the hunt

Seattle keeps their march toward the Super Bowl alive with a 17-9 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo of 12th man flag suspended high on a crane at Dakota Creek Industries in downtown Anacortes)

January 3, 2020

Scott Milo celebrates 25 years

It was First Friday Art Walk in downtown Anacortes. Katherine Khile of Scott Milo Gallery combined the monthly event with a celebration of 25 years in business. Honored guests included a number of artist friends including Jennifer Bowman and Lewis Jones. Art lovers took advantage of a break in weather, moving up and down Commercial […]

January 3, 2020

Pope steps back from elected office

Port of Anacortes District 4 Commissioner John Pope decided not to run again in 2019, a decision that led to the election of successor Bonnie Bowers. Pope retired from a 34-year career in refining. He has also served on the Anacortes School Board, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and the Skagit Regional Transportation […]

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