In the News

January 17, 2020

Friday morning snow scenes

A fresh blanket of snow greeted Fidalgo Island residents Friday morning. Snowpack continues to accumulate in the mountains.

January 9, 2020

AHS wrestlers host Squalicum

It was Senior Night at Anacortes High School’s Williams Gym as the Seahawks wrestling team hosted Squalicum Storm for the last home match of the season. Senior wrestlers are Joshua Pittis and Aidan Ufkes. The ‘Hawks forfeited several matches as they were short-handed, but they won several matches: Pittis, Gavin Lang, James Friedrichs and Tony […]

January 8, 2020

Salvation Army Christmas report

Once again this year the people of Anacortes responded generously to the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign and other efforts to make the holiday brighter for local families in need. Salvation Army Anacortes Corps Captain Theresa Williams reports that the Red Kettle Campaign brought in $59,100. With a mix of paid bell ringers and many […]

January 5, 2020

Seahawks still in the hunt

Seattle keeps their march toward the Super Bowl alive with a 17-9 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo of 12th man flag suspended high on a crane at Dakota Creek Industries in downtown Anacortes)

January 3, 2020

Scott Milo celebrates 25 years

It was First Friday Art Walk in downtown Anacortes. Katherine Khile of Scott Milo Gallery combined the monthly event with a celebration of 25 years in business. Honored guests included a number of artist friends including Jennifer Bowman and Lewis Jones. Art lovers took advantage of a break in weather, moving up and down Commercial […]

January 3, 2020

Pope steps back from elected office

Port of Anacortes District 4 Commissioner John Pope decided not to run again in 2019, a decision that led to the election of successor Bonnie Bowers. Pope retired from a 34-year career in refining. He has also served on the Anacortes School Board, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and the Skagit Regional Transportation […]

December 31, 2019

Friends of Library hosts art exhibit

The Friends of the Anacortes Library Art Committee presents an exhibit of works by local artists from January 2 through March 2020, in the Friends Community Meeting Room. Artists include: Donald Caldwell, Stephen Cheng, Anne Elkins, Kathleen Faulkner, Audrey Garbacik, Jan Hodgman, Jazz Morgan, Marcia Neu, Cynthia Richardson, Aimee Rudge, and Marcel Schwarb, and Gary […]

December 30, 2019

New signage at SHIP

Recently added at the beautiful Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve in west Anacortes were a number of interpretive signs including “snapshots” of local flora and fauna. Visitors are greeted by a large sign featuring a hovering osprey and a snapshot history: “Stepping into the Story of Ship Harbor.” Acknowledgments are made to organizations including the Port […]

December 29, 2019

Local volunteers in national bird count

All across the nation, Audubon Society volunteers strapped on binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Among regional teams working today (Saturday, Dec. 28) was a local trio including (l. to r.) Kirk Patterson, Wendy Patterson and Neil O’Hara. By midday this trio had counted 32 species, including an […]

December 28, 2019

Scott Milo celebrates 25 years

Scott Milo Gallery celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an exhibition featuring 15 artists who have made a profound impact on the success of the gallery: Jennifer Bowman, Lanny Bergner, Randy Dana, Amanda Houston, Lewis Jones, Steve Klein, Gary Leake, Lorna Libert, Terri Malec, Anne Martin McCool, Lin McJunkin, Leo Osborne, Janice Wall, Dederick Ward and […]

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