In the News

May 29, 2021

Birds and bunny, weekend off to a great start

What a wonderful morning! I kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with an early morning visit to the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve near the state ferry terminal. Cooperative photo subjects included the familiar heron, hummingbird, loon and towhee, but I was also treated to rare sightings of a great egret (so far away!) and a skittish […]

May 28, 2021

Osprey ‘fishes’ shoreline

I had the good fortune this afternoon of watching an osprey “fish” local waters at the Guemes Trail. The tide was out so the action was quite a distance, but I had the opportunity to watch three dives … two yielding fish. It’s always a delight to watch this amazing bird.

May 26, 2021

Gallery to feature Houston pastels

Amanda Houston returns to the Scott Milo Gallery in downtown Anacortes with new pastels in smaller versions including birds, landscapes and a few floral. Also showing are landscapes and Northwest animals in acrylic by Cynthia Richardson, enchanted still life oils by Melissa Goodman, bright floral monoprints with acrylic by Marie Powell and a collection of […]

May 22, 2021

Anacortes candidates file for office

The final day of filing for candidates was yesterday, May 21. Among those who will seek local voter approval are City of Anacortes mayoral candidates Matt Miller, Ryan Walters and Tammy Guffey. Other candidates include: Port of Anacortes, Position 5: Kathy Pittis, Doug Pratt Port of Anacortes, Position 1: Jon Ronngren Port of Anacortes, Position […]

May 21, 2021

Anacortes Boat & Yacht show

Port of Anacortes Executive Dan Worra and staff are among those enjoying the sun and boat displays as Day One of the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale approaches a close. The FREE show at Cap Sante Marina is open again tomorrow, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., docks C & D.

May 21, 2021

Dunes Trail closed temporarily

Beginning Monday, May 17, the Sand Dunes Trail on West Beach at Deception Pass State Park has been closed temporarily for repairs and restoration. The ADA trail is no longer accessible to wheelchairs, with tree roots pushing up through the asphalt. During the closure, old asphalt will be removed, with new gravel placed and fresh […]

May 19, 2021

Museum resources available once again

Photographs, films, vintage high school yearbooks and local newspapers are part of the archives at Anacortes Museum, available on-site and online. The downtown museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Call 293-1915 or visit the city website for details.

May 17, 2021

Candidates begin to file for office

The first day of filing for candidates was today, May 17. Among those who will seek voter approval are mayoral candidates Matt Miller and Ryan Walters, both currently serving on city council. Other candidates include: Port of Anacortes, Position 5: Kathy Pittis Port of Anacortes, Position 1, Jon Ronngren City Council at Large Position 4, […]

May 17, 2021

Life in the outdoors: Bowman Bay

Fog and kayakers dominated my attention on a Sunday morning visit to Bowman Bay, but there were many others headed for beach and trails as I returned at midday. I am happy to share this beautiful Northwest “neighborhood” with so many who have suffered from travel restrictions over the past months. Here’s to the Spring/Summer […]

May 15, 2021

Downtown ‘Seahawk’

This osprey, or seahawk, caught my eye the other day. He was perched on a power pole not too far from the street. I watched him for a few minutes, changed positions just in time to see him fly away to one of two nearby towers. Both towers feature large osprey nests. I have been […]

May 13, 2021

At play on the bay

Cap Sante is always an interesting place to be, but particularly on Spring and Summer nights when boating activity is heavy. My Wednesday evening visit included opportunity to photograph sailors participating in a race. The skippers likely would have preferred more wind, but for this observe, the weather was perfect!

May 10, 2021

Anacortes draws artists

Anacortes attracts artists like butterflies to blossoms. Among many people attracted to a Cap Sante sunset view Sunday was Kirkland artist Min Zhong, pictured here. Zhong, an instructor at Kirkland Art Center, writes on her website: “I have always been passionate about drawing since I was a small child. After high school I took a […]

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