Looking Back

December 23, 2019

Christmas cutouts for good cause

The late Dorothy Ives (left), widow of Burl Ives, brought special holiday decorations back to Anacortes to help the Chamber of Commerce and Island Hospital Foundation sponsor a new event during the 2007 holiday season: “The Celebration of Trees.” The late Burl Ives, balladeer, actor and voice behind this long-running favorite, spent the final years […]

December 21, 2019

Community’s first Town Crier, 2002

This photograph of Anacortes Town Crier Judy Jewell was taken at the 2002 Community Christmas tree lighting event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Judy did an awesome job representing this community for many years!

December 19, 2019

Anacortes Christmas 2005

Nostalgia time. Christmas 2005 in Anacortes, including parade scenes as well as a decorated shop window (Maison Jardin) and a couple of scenes from Causland Memorial Park. Remember Anna Curtis painted on the side of the New Wilson Hotel? Remember Bill Berry’s KLKI “remotes?” Remember Biker Santa Mike and his rosy cheeked sidekick, Sue? Check […]

December 18, 2019

Looking back at DCI ferry launch

It was January 2006 when Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski (left) and his wife Nancy (with champagne bottle) visited Anacortes for the christening and launching of the ferry “Stikine.” Host at the event was builder Dakota Creek Industries (DCI), represented by Dick Nelson and Mike Nelson. The Stikine became the second vessel in the fleet of […]

December 18, 2019

Prepare for takeoff

This eagle, perched in the branches of a tree near the North Fork of the Skagit River, decided two minutes of his time was all he had to offer this photographer. Up and away!

December 16, 2019

Anacortes Christmas past

It was Christmas 2006 when the Abominable Snowman joined some of his other Burl Ives cutout friends at a fundraiser called the Celebration of Trees. This colorful holiday event was sponsored by Island Hospital Foundation and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. Cutout characters including Frosty the Snowman were lent by the Burl Ives Family.

December 14, 2019

Gull cruises shoreline

I was attracted to the bright greens and yellows of a massive rock just off the south shore of Fidalgo Island at Deception Pass. When this seagull cruised by below me, I panned right to keep him in focus in a low light situation. A Pacific Northwest scene, to be sure.

December 9, 2019

Senators back in the day

Here’s a classic flashback image: State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (white hair) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (center) in town for tours of local schools. Sen. Haugen is deceased, Sen. Murray continues to serve after being elected as the state’s first female U.S. Senator in 1992. She is currently ranking member of the Senate Health, […]

December 8, 2019

Tug heads west

Dunlap tug “Swinomish” heads west after passing under Deception Pass Bridge.

November 20, 2019

Fidalgo Bay perch

Wednesday morning lookout, Fidalgo Bay.  

November 10, 2019

Seal returns to sea

Reports are that this seal, stationed upland for several days near a Rosario Beach fenceline, returned Saturday to the bay. There was no report as to why the seal might have worked its way upland, remaing in one spot for a number of days before going back to the water. Deception Pass State Park officials […]

November 3, 2019

Bald hunts farmland

A bald eagle perches on a row of stubble, likely on a break as he works the Skagit Flats for a meal.

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