Port of Anacortes commissioners opened their annual joint session with the Port of Skagit by electing officers for 2017: Board President John Pope; Vice President Keith Rubin; Secretary Ray Niver. Pictured here at the Thursday night session held at City Hall are (l. to r.) commissioners Joe Verdoes, Bill Short, John Pope, Ray Niver and Keith Rubin.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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