In the News

November 28, 2022

Winter wonder

Mt. Baker, featuring fresh snow and clouds passing by…

November 20, 2022

Birds return to Skagit Valley

Among birds making their seasonal return to this area are the snow geese, pictured here on Fir Island. Trumpeter swans also delight birdwatchers.

November 16, 2022

Building permits, year-to-date

According to City Hall, the intake of new permit applications (new homes) has slowed down the last couple of months compared to last year, “but we are still very busy with inspecting current building projects, and still expect to break 1,000 permits received (for all building permit categories) by year end.” In 2021 the City […]

November 14, 2022

Beautiful day on Fidalgo Island

Another gorgeous morning on Fidalgo Island. I took the opportunity to hike at Rosario Beach.

November 11, 2022

Middle school students acknowledge veterans

Anacortes Middle School students put together a dramatic tribute to U.S. armed forces veterans this week with an outdoor “display” that featured the photos of dozens of veterans, past and present. This display ran the length of the middle school building and around a corner. Many guests pulled over to take a walk among the […]

November 8, 2022

Fans raise money for football bleachers

Anacortes High School’s football fans have responded generously to a fundraising effort made in order to make a Friday night post-season home game a possibility. “The team has never played a playoff game on their home field,” said fundraising volunteer Jeff Platt, “but thanks to the generosity of the community that will change this Friday […]

November 5, 2022

Motega motors to work

Motega workboat motors from Cap Sante Marina in downtown Anacortes on a bright, chilly Saturday morning.

November 2, 2022

Fall on the boardwalk

Colors continue to change, temperatures continue to drop. Boardwalk through wetlands at Ship Harbor, west side of Anacortes.

November 1, 2022

Both sides now

These eagles have positioned themselves to scan the area in all directions. Fidalgo Island.

October 30, 2022

Music for the masses

High on the list of “home field” advantages at a local football game is a marching band to crank up the crowd! Once again the Anacortes High School musicians delivered with style at Friday’s game against Lynden.

October 29, 2022

Anacortes Seahawks fill the house

The stadium was filled with a boisterous crowd Friday night at two unbeaten teams came together in pursuit of their dreams. Host Anacortes High School Seahawks experienced their first loss of the football season as Lynden High School defeated them 23-13. See game action photos and related video clips on AnacortesToday Facebook page. This season […]

October 27, 2022

Senate hopeful Smiley makes Anacortes stop

A statewide campaign sweep brought U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley to Anacortes Thursday. She spoke to a standing-room-only audience at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. Smiley is taking on incumbent Patty Murray, first elected in 1992. (Smiley is wearing tan coat.) The Republican candidate also visited Sedro-Woolley and LaConner during her Skagit County van tour.

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