Today we enjoyed “virtually” a traditional U.S. Navy change of command ceremony involving our friend, Adam Green of Anacortes. Given the meeting restrictions mandated in response to the coronavirus pandemic, this Navy air squadron event was videotaped and posted online. Onsite attendance, usually dozens including squadron members, was restricted to two families and a handful […]
Marathon Petroleum Corporation reported this week that the company has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the highest honor among ENERGY STAR awards. MPC is the only fuels manufacturing company to earn the award, which recognizes the company for sustained, top-tier energy efficiency […]
Marathon Petroleum Company has contributed in a major way to efforts to provide vital personal protection equipment (PPE) to hospitals and emergency service providers nationwide, including Skagit County. The contributions were made in response to the international COVID-19 pandemic. Skagit County Department of Emergency Management is one of 45 U.S. organizations to receive a donation […]
Beginning at midnight, March 25 and lasting until at least 5 p.m. on April 8, the state of Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has closed recreational fishing and shellfishing statewide. This action was taken in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy,’ aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus. To […]
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas, and water access areas for at least two weeks starting Wednesday, March 25. The closure is in response to Gov. Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Entrance […]
If your goals for these challenging days include delicious food as well as support of local businesses, check out online/curbside pick-up options offered by Jeff D’Angelo and crew at Papa Murphy’s on Commercial Avenue. Order online and call when you arrive for curbside delivery (360-299-2299). Open daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (9 p.m. Friday […]
In response to meeting guidelines established during the COVID-19 pandemic, commissioners and staff from the Port of Anacortes met “remotely” at their March 19 meeting. Commissioners logged on to the session using technology that allowed each to hear and speak in the livestream session. Port Executive Director Dan Worra was on site at the Port […]
On Monday, just a few hours before the governor of Washington issued his sweeping “Stay Home” decree, I climbed behind the wheel of the car for a relaxing spin around Anacortes. All of these photos were taken from the car at locations ranging from March’s Point to Heart Lake.