Among emergency response crews dispatched throughout the northwest region are City of Anacortes crews responding to a trail of devastation that can be attributed to recent winter weather. A combination of rain, snow and high winds has packed a powerful punch. In addition to downed trees, city paths including the Guemes Channel Trail have suffered from the double whammy of powerful water surges from uplands and waves. Kudos to those city personnel who brave the elements to face these challenges.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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