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June 22, 2022

New roundabout by end of June

Work by contractor Colacurcio Brothers continues at the intersection of 32nd Street and “M” Avenue. Traffic and safety improvements at the intersection will include a roundabout, rapid flashing beacons at pedestrian crossings and lane width reductions. The anticipated results will be traffic calming, collision reduction and improved traffic flow. Projections are completion of the project […]

June 17, 2022

Taking advantage of low tide

Many, including this adventurous trio at Ship Harbor, have taken advantage of extreme low tides to so some exploring.

June 15, 2022

Skagit Valley boasts international standing

It’s easy to fall in love with the Skagit Valley, our neighbor to the east. The valley’s agricultural lands rank among the most productive in the U.S. According to the 2021 Farmland Legacy Report, “… the valley’s fertile soil has been rated in the top 2 percent of soils in the world, making the Skagit […]

June 14, 2022

City dresses up for Flag Day

In June 1886 Bernard Cigrand made his first public proposal for the annual observance of the birth of the flag when he wrote an article titled “The Fourteenth of June” in the old Chicago Argus newspaper. Cigrand’s effort to ensure national observance of Flag Day finally came when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling […]

June 13, 2022

Port measures boost to local economy

Cap Sante Marina at the Port of Anacortes hosts thousands of boaters from out-of-town on an annual basis, representing an important source of revenue to many local businesses. To better understand the nature and magnitude of this contribution, the Port contracted with McKinley Research Group last year to estimate the economic impacts of guest boaters […]

June 10, 2022

Port hopeful boaters will boost economy

Given the mushrooming cost of gasoline and diesel I inquired about the impact of prices on services and sales at Cap Sante Marina and in Anacortes businesses. As you might expect, the answer to the question is not simple. Based on Port records, guest boaters spent an estimated $1.3 million on moorage during a recent […]

June 7, 2022

Shoreline project progresses

Site work is continues on Fidalgo Bay waterfront property owned by MJB partnership. This work will include grading, construction of roads, curbs and sidewalks and installation of utilities. There will also be infrastructure installed to treat stormwater runoff. A waterfront walk, or esplanade, is planned as an extension of the Tommy Thompson Trail. MJB is […]

June 4, 2022

Popular Waterfront Festival draws a crowd

Day One of the 2022 Anacortes Waterfront Festival is in the books. If you didn’t experience this free community festival Saturday, you have another opportunity Sunday. Music, food, vendors, free boat rides, information booths, car show and more! Family friendly.

June 2, 2022

Free, family-friendly festival

Gather friends and family this weekend and head for the Anacortes Waterfront Festival in downtown Anacortes. Cap Sante Marina. Free!

June 1, 2022

Anne Martin McCool featured in June

Scott Milo Gallery in downtown Anacortes presents a new collection of Anne Martin McCool’s mixed media acrylic paintings. McCool brings her signature style with heavy texture featuring trees, moons, vessels and mountains. Also showing are fused glass wall mount pieces by Joel and Lori Soderberg of JLS Glass Studios, colorful monoprints by Marie Powell, abstract […]

May 30, 2022

Memorial Day 2022 at Grand View

About three dozen U.S. veterans, friends and family gathered today at Grand View Cemetery to mark Memorial Day 2022. The event, sponsored by American Legion Post 13 of Anacortes, included music, prayer, remarks and the placement of flowers at the base of a memorial stone. Other local events were held at Causland Memorial Park and […]

May 28, 2022

City bustles with new construction

Irwin Development, builder of 14 units at 21st Street and Q Avenue, is getting ready to build 10 more units on 29th Street across from Storvik Park. Also in the works is a multi-family unit at the northwest corner of 32nd Street and Q Avenue, and eight units just west of Evans Funeral Home.

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