In the News

January 6, 2019

Bowman Bay Trail

This Deception Pass State Park trail is accessible from either the Bowman Bay CCC Interpretive Center or from Rosario Beach. Always a rewarding adventure, no matter the season!

January 4, 2019

Winter ferry schedule

The winter sailing schedule for Washington State Ferries starts Sunday, January 6 and runs through March 30. The image on the cover is from contest winner Jim Reitz, whose shot received the most “likes” during the October contest. The start of the new sailing season also means new galley hours for some routes. To check each […]

December 21, 2018

Tanker escort

Stormy weather didn’t get in the way of a Wednesday afternoon tug escort for the Overseas Boston. Two Crowley tugs including “Nanuo” were involved in the escort on the Guemes Channel.

December 10, 2018

Tree lighting, art walk

Once again this year downtown Anacortes was alive with activity as the Chamber of Commerce hosted the community Christmas tree lighting. Following the tree lighting ceremony on a beautiful Friday evening, members of the crowd spilled onto the streets for the Gallery Art Walk and other holiday related activities. Our “crab pot Christmas tree” continues […]

December 6, 2018

Feast of St. Nicholas events

These photos were taken Thursday in the wake of a “Feast of St. Nicholas” blessing of the local fishing fleet held midday at Seafarers’ Memorial. Each December 6, a special Seafarers Mass is held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church before a procession to the shoreline memorial park. Members of Croatian fishing families placed roses in […]

December 3, 2018

‘Tis the season in Anacortes!

Click on this photo to see details about this island community’s “Coastal Christmas” celebration!

December 1, 2018

Abominable cutouts

Visit the Anacortes Museum during the month of December if you would like a “selfie” with one of several characters from the TV special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” This show was narrated by the late Burl Ives, who called Anacortes home until his death. For details see the museum website https://www.anacorteswa.gov/333/Museum

November 28, 2018

County certifies election

November 2018 election results were certified by Skagit County Tuesday, November 28. Election turnout in Skagit County was about 73 percent, with 55,583 ballots counted. Pictured here are new State Rep. Debra Lekanoff (at podium) and Skagit County Superior Court Judge Laura Riquelme (speaking, right). Photos were taken at a candidate forum hosted by the […]

November 13, 2018

Faces of local veterans

It was wonderful to see so many veterans and their families gathered for the Veterans Day event Monday at the Port of Anacortes. I did what I could to get individual and small group photos during the playing of music representative of each branch of the service. Thanks to all for your service! (To scroll […]

November 12, 2018

A family celebration

Audience members Betty and Pat Mooney join in applause near the end of the Veterans Day event at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed and Event Center Monday. The husband and wife are both veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps.

November 9, 2018

Port hosts Veterans Day event

Mark your calendar for Monday, November 12, 11 a.m. at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed and Event Center for a community celebration of Veterans Day. Emcee will be U.S. Navy veteran Dan Worra, music by Skagit Swing. Photo here is U.S. Navy veteran Chris Long making speaking at the 2017 event.

November 8, 2018

County presents draft 2019 budget

Click on photo to left to link to message and data regarding Skagit County’s proposed 2019 budget.  

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