In the News

August 7, 2020

Incumbent commissioners trail in primary

With the next and final ballot count scheduled at 5 p.m. Monday, two Skagit County commissioners are trailing in the primary election held Tuesday, August 4. In each contested race the top two vote-getters advance to the November general election. In the case of incumbent county commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, votes at this point leave him […]

August 6, 2020

Sailing into August

Scenes from Wednesday night sailboat race, Fidalgo Bay. Anacortes Yacht Club.

August 4, 2020

Northwest loses basketball giant

The Pacific Northwest lost a college and high school basketball giant Sunday with the passing of Loren W. Anderson here in Anacortes. Anderson, whose coaching career included Anacortes High School boys basketball from 1967-1979, was a Seattle Pacific University Hall of Fame recipient for his prowess as a player. In 1979 he was named to […]

August 3, 2020

Fidalgo flora August

Seasonal changes are evident among native plants on the Guemes Trail in west Anacortes.

August 1, 2020

Summer day at Lil’ Cranberry

I started with a brief visit in mind, but was drawn into the beauty of the scene at Little Cranberry Lake. I ended up walking the trails around the lake and back to the parking area. The hike included stretches right along (and I mean RIGHT ALONG) lake’s edge. Two miles around, including forest, wetland, […]

July 31, 2020

Tree top adventure at state park

AdventureTerra offers “canopy tree climbing” opportunities at Deception Pass Park. This morning climbing instructor Riden graciously agreed to a few photos before the arrival of his first client of the day. Established lines in the park feature three shoreline trees: 150, 200 and 250 feet tall. (See adventureterra.com for details about this adventure concession. Yes, […]

July 30, 2020

Evening action on the water

Photographs from Wednesday night races hosted by the Anacortes Yacht Club. Some images taken from Cap Sante, others from 5th Street.

July 28, 2020

Surprise ending

I always enjoy seeing harbor seals. I was concerned when this seal swam into surf just offshore, actually worried that the waves were smashing it into jagged rocks and doing physical damage. Then, to my surprise, the seal rolled into the waves, out of the waves … and away a few yards to gulf down […]

July 27, 2020

Milo Gallery features Noonan pastels

Scott Milo Gallery will introduce new interpretive, abstract landscapes by Seattle artist Barbara Noonan, from Aug. 7 to Sept. 1. “Noonan brings a selection of her painting styles for this show and creates texture and atmosphere with pure pastel pigment,” said gallery owner Katherine Khile. Also showing will be photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings, many […]

July 26, 2020

Fur & feathers

Encounters this morning on the Anacortes shoreline. River otters moved very quickly from sea to uplands cover.

July 25, 2020

Hanging out at Deception Pass

Not your typical day at the office. Crew works Saturday morning on east side of Deception Pass Bridge.

July 24, 2020

A beautiful day to fly

Perfect light and “proximity” as a U.S. Navy “Growler” (Boeing EA-18G) flies over Dugualla toward the Oak Harbor Navy base.

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