In the News

March 30, 2023

First Friday Artwalk April 7

This community’s First Friday Artwalk will take place Friday, April 7 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 404 Commercial Ave., MoonWater Arts MoonWater Arts showcases a collection of artistic treasures created by local and national artists, most of whom are women. 419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa The Majestic Inn and Spa will […]

March 27, 2023

Bluff seat

A couple of couples share the amazing view from Rosario Head on Fidalgo Island.

March 25, 2023

Beneath the bridge

It’s a wonderful time of the year for a photo excursion to Deception Pass. This couple opted to park on Pass Island between the bridges, then taking the stairs to an open vantage point including North Beach on Whidbey Island.

March 21, 2023

Daffodils first, tulips in the wings

All over Skagit County daffodils are starting to blossom. These beauties are growing beside a pond near the Tommy Thompson Trail in Anacortes.

March 19, 2023

Fly fishing serenity

Fly fishing at Pass Lake, Deception Pass State Park on Fidalgo Island.

March 18, 2023

Coastal cedar

This resilient cedar tree grows near water’s edge on Fidalgo Bay. A classic Northwest shoreline scene.

March 16, 2023

Background facts on public safety levy

For a detailed look at the facts about the upcoming public safety levy look to the inserts in your latest bill from the City of Anacortes. The levy lid lift proposal is on the ballot for April 25, with ballots going in the mail April 5. See to see posted information.

March 14, 2023

Travelift a key asset to marine services

This Travelift, photographed recently when the sun was shining, is an important asset to the marine services industry in Anacortes. The second photo is from a ribbon cutting event in 2016: “Friday was a picture perfect day for a ribbon cutting event at the new MJB / Pacific Marine Center boat launch, which features a […]

March 12, 2023

The great outdoors beckon

Take one weekend day, add sunshine and a pent-up desire to get outside … and you have the beginning of a busy season in this beautiful northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest.

March 8, 2023

City Council stands behind Public Safety levy bid

Members of the Anacortes City Council voted unanimously this week to endorse an April ballot proposition asking voters to approve a property tax increase to fund new staff positions in Fire and Police departments. History of the levy request is cited on the City of Anacortes website: “For the past decade, the Anacortes City Council […]

March 6, 2023

International ferry run cancelled by state

It was COVID sanctions that struck the first major blow to the popular international ferry run between Anacortes and Sidney, B.C. Now the state says the combination of an aging vessel fleet and staffing shortages mean the run is cancelled indefinitely, possibly until 2030. Where the historic run operated with one U.S./B.C. trip daily in […]

March 5, 2023

Movin’ on up

Elevated work on the tug Gene Dunlap, Dakota Creek Industries on the Anacortes waterfront.

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