In the News

October 28, 2023

Fresh snow

Mt. Baker boasts a new layer of snow. As viewed from March’s Point on Fidalgo Island.

October 23, 2023

Iconic fall photo

State ferry “Kitsap” turns into Ship Harbor in Anacortes, colorful deciduous leaves accenting the lower frame of this fall portrait.

October 18, 2023

Chelan returned to service

Washington State Ferries (WSF) spokesman Justin Fujioka reports that ferry “Chelan” repairs are complete and the vessel returned to service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route last Friday. The Chelan was at an Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility before moving back to Anacortes last Thursday. WSF is still weeks, if not months, away from completing an […]

October 17, 2023

Great Blue on the move

Blues and grays, incredible feather patterns, impressive wingspan … the Great Blue Heron is always a fascinating subject for the Northwest photographer. These photos were taken as this heron moved from position to position searching for food in the waters of an Anacortes beach.

October 15, 2023

AFD hosts annual Open House

In addition to parades and regular visits to schools, Anacortes Fire Department community outreach includes an annual Open House at the main fire station one block off Commercial Avenue. Activities at the weekend event are tilted in favor of young guests, with features ranging from ladder truck demonstrations to bouncy house and Fire Safety House. […]

October 15, 2023

Wigeons return

I love this duck. The American wigeon, beautifully colored and quite social. They love to forage on the shoreline. I look forward to seeing/hearing them over the coming months.

October 13, 2023

Progress on skateboard park

It’s just a matter of weeks now until the re-opening of the Ben Root Skateboard Park in Anacortes. Another feature of the renovated park will be a pump track for bikes. Pictured here are park construction workers doing brief test runs on the new surfaces.

October 10, 2023

Celebrating the sun at Deception Pass

Fall weekend at Deception Pass State Park. There’s a reason this is one of the most popular parks in the state. Actually, there are many reasons. Among them: fishing opportunities, freshwater and saltwater; beachwalking, breathtaking views; water adventures, trail walking, camping … almost any Northwest adventure you can imagine! Grab your Discover Pass and head […]

October 8, 2023

Kevlar canoe at Cranberry

There was a lot of activity at Deception Pass State Park today, as one would expect on a sunny Sunday in October. Among those enjoying the park’s assets was Patrick, a Bellingham resident who traveled to Whidbey for an adventure in his kevlar canoe. Cranberry Lake.

September 27, 2023

First Friday Artwalk October 6

Area galleries in Anacortes invite the public to join in the First Friday Artwalk on Friday, October 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Participants in the Artwalk include: 404 Commercial Ave., MoonWater Arts Stop by MoonWater Arts & Joanie Schwartz Glass to experience a curated line of hand created wares from local and national […]

September 24, 2023

Oyster Run rolls for 40th year

Oyster Run Anacortes 2023 drew thousands despite some Saturday and Sunday rain. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the regional event. As usual, Sunday’s downtown crowd included not only bikers but people who found their way to Commercial Avenue and side streets to enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of the gathering. Business was […]

September 21, 2023

Kiteboarding Padilla Bay

Spectators lined up quickly when this kiteboarder stepped into the water off of the beach at Bay View State Park.

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