Happy to share yet another aerial photo by Anacortes teen Jaden D’Angelo. This photo, taken from a drone flying over Fidalgo Bay, includes some of the waterfront, downtown Anacortes … and on the horizon, Washington Park, Burrows Island, the tip of Guemes Island and the San Juans. Thanks again, Jaden, for providing a new perspective […]
This impressive sunset view of coke ship “Santa Johanna” at Port District Pier 2 was taken by Anacortes teen Jaden D’Angelo, whose newest hobby is drone photography. This cargo vessel was being loaded with petroleum coke from the Shell Puget Sound Refinery on March’s Point. It’s a privilege to spotlight some of Jaden’s work. More […]
Sale of the Shell Puget Sound Refinery to Texas-based HollyFrontier for $350 million was announced Tuesday. In a Facebook post yesterday, the local refinery stated: “Dear Friends: Today the site was informed Shell is divesting the Shell Puget Sound Refinery and selling the asset to HollyFrontier, pending regulatory approval. The refinery leadership is committed to […]
I had been waiting for a harbor seal to surface again when I noticed a strange bubbling pattern in the water off Little North Beach. I kept watching, expecting the seal … but then scuba diver Jan Kocian surfaced. He said he had spent an hour in the pass area under the North Whidbey section […]
Over the past several weeks I have collected an inventory of photos of “feathered Fidalgo friends,” otherwise known as birds. Images were collected at places including the lake, beaches and dunes of Deception Pass State Park, both sides of the bridge. At least one photo (immature bald) was taken in the Bay View area on […]
Worker activity is visible as one crosses the bridges at Deception Pass, but the real action is under the steel spans. A walk down the stairs leading from the North Whidbey parking lot puts you in a position to see the intricate support and safety systems assembled for workers who are preparing the Deception Pass […]
What a great afternoon Thursday at the Anacortes High School track, where AHS hosted a track and field competition including athletes from Burlington-Edison and Blaine. A joy to see these young people demonstrating their talents, celebrating the opportunity to compete against others. Kudos to athletes, coaches and volunteer staff!
John Small, Chief of Police for the Anacortes Police Department, has announced his retirement effect July 1, 2021. Small started his service with the Anacortes Police Department in September 1993. He has served nearly every role at the Police Department from Police Officer, to the Field Training Officer, D.A.R.E. Instructor, Volunteer Coordinator, Detective Sergeant, Patrol […]