In the News

September 30, 2020

Brunch, interrupted

I was walking on the Bowman Bay Trail Tuesday morning when I heard some squeaks that drew my attention to nearby tree branch. There I discovered this little chipmunk, chewing away on a twig. I took a photo, then another. Then the squeaks turned to squawks and the little guy scrambled high into the tree. […]

September 28, 2020

Four feathered friends

With the changing of seasons has come a dramatic drop in the level of the bird population at Ship Harbor on the west side of Anacortes. Of course my walk included sightings of gulls, herons and crows. There is also still an osprey in a nest. And I was happy to encounter the little birds […]

September 27, 2020

Just a sliver of Oyster Run

The annual Oyster Run event that typically draws thousands of motorcyclists to downtown Anacortes was cancelled due to the pandemic. A midafternoon run through the area revealed only a few dozen bikes.

September 25, 2020

Scott Milo celebrates local artists

Scott Milo Gallery will celebrate all Anacortes artists from October 2 to November 3, in what was to be the 98221 Studio Tour month. The gallery’s featured artist will be Keith Sorenson, whose style-abstracted fall trees fill the gallery with colors of Autumn. Also showing are copper and stainless steel, flame painted mesh by Lanny […]

September 24, 2020

Fall schedule full for Port

Two deepwater dock projects, one contaminated soil remediation project and a marina commercial dock project are on the busy fall schedule for the Port of Anacortes. Pier 1 work in underway beneath decking on the north side of the Transit Shed Event Center/Port business offices. Work continues at the former Quiet Cove fuels facility, with […]

September 23, 2020

Cessna “Mustang” jet over Ship Harbor

Grandson Jake loves cars and planes, so when we spotted this Cessna Citation Mustang over the Guemes Channel yesterday morning I quickly handed off my camera so he could do the honors of “documenting” its visit. The light jet landed at Anacortes Airport. Nice shot, Jake! (Corrected from earlier misidentification as a Lear jet)

September 22, 2020

Outdoors: clean air, blue skies!

For a few glorious hours Monday we enjoyed blue skies. I ventured out to Rosario Beach and Bowman Bay, encountering a number of people who were also eager to see the sun, enjoy the fresh air. The couple pictured here at Rosario Head traveled from Bellingham. She grew up in Sedro-Woolley and as a child […]

September 21, 2020

Greens to gold

When the smoke cleared and I got back outside, there was ample new evidence that we are in a new season. These photos were taken on the Lighthouse Point trail, southwest tip of Fidalgo Island.

September 19, 2020

Folks celebrate clean air

What a wonderful Saturday morning, our air fresh again after a week of smoke from regional wildfires. Frustrated folks like me ventured out to hike, kayak, climb, swim, boat and fish. I saw families, couples and fishermen. I saw excited children grab their floaties in anticipation of lake swimming. I watched at least one child […]

September 18, 2020

Port spotlights Jenkins Dossen

One of the longest tenured employees at the Port of Anacortes is Jenkins Dossen, Project Manager. Dossen, who has worked for the Port since May 2003, was named Port Employee of the Year for 2019. The award stated in part: “The Port of Anacortes is a better organization due to Jenkins’ treatment of each day […]

September 15, 2020

Port considers marina “T” Dock changes

Port of Anacortes commissioners heard from staff recently a report detailing options for improvements at Cap Sante Marina “T” Dock. Those options include three designs that would range in cost from $2-$3.4 million. A volunteer Port advisory group indicated preference for the $3.4 million option, said Port Director of Operations John Dumas. This option would […]

September 10, 2020

Boaters back in big numbers

It’s the water! Despite the decidedly negative impact of COVID-19 in the first half of the year, the Port of Anacortes said the number of guest boat customers at Cap Sante Marina rose dramatically in July and August. Port Director Dan Worra reported at a recent commission meeting that there were 4,084 guest boater nights […]

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