In the News

December 6, 2023

Christmas tree shines bright

With the Chamber of Commerce Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Lions Christmas Parade in the rear view mirror, holiday lights continue to dress up the days moving into the season. This is an early morning photo of the tree located in front of the Chamber of Commerce office.

December 4, 2023

Another great Anacortes Christmas parade!

Thanks once again to the Anacortes Lions Club for sponsoring the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Anacortes! There was some competition for viewers with a state championship football game happening the same day in Seattle, but perennial parade participants showed up in holiday colors. Those in the crowd lining Commercial Avenue enjoyed not only watching […]

December 2, 2023

Anacortes wins state 2A championship

Wow! It doesn’t get any better. Anacortes High School football team claims first-ever state 2A Championship at Husky Stadium with an incredible 60-30 win over previously unbeaten Tumwater. Congratulations!

November 27, 2023

Hawks to play for state championship

The Anacortes High School football team has been making history all season … and now with a semifinal win over Enumclaw Saturday they are headed for the ultimate prize: a state championship! The undefeated Seahawks travel to Husky Stadium Saturday to do battle with Tumwater for the state 2A championship. They can expect to see […]

November 24, 2023

Port ‘jobs mission’ includes maritime work

Exporting dry bulk cargoes is the primary use of Port of Anacortes Pier 2. Short term moorage for barges and other vessels is also available. This pier features: truck access, truck wash facility and stationary ship loader. Pictured here Friday is the Atlantic Ruby, taking on a shipment of petroleum coke. In the foreground is […]

November 18, 2023

High school football on to semifinals

The Anacortes Seahawks football team won big Friday night in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, defeating Orting 42-0 to advance to the state 2A semifinals. The undefeated Seahawks move on to play Enumclaw Saturday., 3 p.m. right here at the Anacortes High School stadium (Rice Field).

November 17, 2023

Scott Milo features Jennifer Bowman

Scott Milo Gallery welcomes back holiday favorites featuring acrylics by Jennifer Bowman. The holiday event runs from December 1 through January 27, 2024. In addition to Bowman, the gallery will feature photo encaustics on panel by Kathy Hastings; oils, large and small, by Lorna Libert; impressionistic watercolors by Eric Wiegardt and ceramic mosaic wall pieces […]

November 14, 2023

Fidalgo Bay entrance to city

A massive cloud to the north creates a dramatic backdrop for the Fidalgo Bay entrance to Cap Sante Marina. The red boat is the Strait Arrow, a service boat working year-round out of the downtown marina.

November 10, 2023

Anacortes celebrates military veterans

Once again this year the community of Anacortes celebrated Veterans Day in a public ceremony featuring speeches, patriotic music and the laying of a ceremonial wreath in acknowledgement of those who gave their lives in service to this nation. The Port of Anacortes hosted the event at the Port Transit Shed adjacent to the Guemes […]

November 8, 2023

Students lead way to Veterans Day

Once again this year, students at Anacortes Middle School sponsored a tribute to U.S. military veterans in anticipation of Veterans Day. It is impressive, heartwarming to see dozens of photos displayed in this collection of tribute posters. Great job, AMS! And thank you, veterans, one and all! (Note: The Port of Anacortes will host a […]

November 8, 2023

Yakima returned to service

After a few weeks of maintenance and repair work at Dakota Creek Industries, the state ferry “Yakima” was returned to service Monday, October 30. This ferry serves on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands run. (Photo: Yakima in foreground, Chelan on right)

November 6, 2023

Preston hibernates, Maritime Center remains open

The W.T Preston on “R” Avenue has “gone into hibernation” until March of next year. Still open to the public is the Maritime Heritage Center located between the Preston and the Depot. The Maritime Heritage Center is open Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. It is […]

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