Looking Back

June 6, 2010

Sk8fest 2010

See brief video snippets of Anacortes Sk8fest 2010 at Ben Root Skate Park.

June 5, 2010

John Wooden a class act

John Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) By all accounts, former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden ranked among the top coaches in history. Through tumultuous times (the Sixties and Seventies in particular) this coach helped hundreds of young men discover treasures much greater than raw athletic talent. I love a story of Wooden and […]

May 28, 2010

Centennial yearbook on sale to public

> Due to the historic nature of the 2010 yearbook, copies will be made available to the public. Pre-orders for the $68 volume can be made by contacting Joan Larkin, 293-2166, Ext. 735. Click on the link below to watch a creative two-minute “commercial” about the Centennial issue of the Anacortes High School “Rhodondendron.” It’s really, really good!http://www.youtube.com/therockahs#p/u/2/chXdlrkwFF8

May 22, 2010

Trawler Fest brings hundreds to city

> Although it is not technically open to the public, the Trawler Fest underway at Cap Sante Boat Haven this weekend provides opportunity to walk the esplanade and enjoy seeing an “armada” of power boats visiting our community for a four-day festival. See link below for details. Link to Passage Maker Trawler Fest website

May 8, 2010

Free family fun on the water

> https://anacortes.org/waterfront-festival/Pencil in at least a few hours for the 2010 Anacortes Waterfront Festival, taking place May 15 and 16 at Cap Sante Boat Haven. Click the link above for details. A great festival for all ages, thanks to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce.

May 5, 2010

Robotics team wins Rookie All-Star Award

>http://team3238.com/With the assistance of many teachers and community members, a robotics team from Anacortes High School “engineered” their way to the national spotlight with a winning “Red Team 3238” entry.

May 4, 2010

Video cameras at Anacortes terminal

> http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/cameras/index.cfm#AnacortesTraffic volume can be heavy at the Anacortes ferry terminal from now through early fall. It might be worth your while to check the video images available at the Washington State Ferries (WSF) website. Ferries move not only to and from the renowned San Juan Islands, but to and from our sister city in […]

May 3, 2010

Matt Gumbel memorial May 8

A memorial service for Tesoro Refinery accident victim Matt Gumbel will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8 at the Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building. See linked website for details. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mattgumbel

April 24, 2010

Matt Gumbel passes away

>http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mattgumbelThe following is from a family blog dedicated to Matt Gumbel, the last of seven Tesoro refinery explosion victims to die from injuries sustained on Friday, April 2: Saturday, April 24, 2010 12:56 PM, PDTMatt was in emergency exploratory surgery for several hours. Even after they did the surgery they didn’t really know what caused […]

April 15, 2010

AHS competes in "lip dub" contest

>Check out the video produced by Anacortes High School students in a “lip dub” competition with four other high schools in the region. Clever stuff! Kudos to all, especially director and steadycam operator Scott Calvert. Click URL below:http://goskagit.upickem.net/engine//Details.aspx?p=A&c=16177&s=3353783&i=1&m=X

April 14, 2010

America’s Cup celebrated in Anacortes

> An estimated crowd in excess of 1,000 visited the Port of Anacortes Event Center Saturday, April 10 to celebrate BMW Oracle’s historic American’s Cup win. The sailboat was built right here in Anacortes, by a local crew including my nephew, Bill Mach. Above photo (By Don Wick, Director of the Economic Development Association of […]

April 12, 2010

Tesoro to curtail operations

> Tesoro announced Monday afternoon (April 12) its intentions to curtail operations at the Anacortes Refinery in the wake of the April 2 incident that resulted in the death of six employees and serious injury of one other (Tesoro spokesman Lynn Westfall in San Antonio said that Lew Janz of Anacortes died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 at […]

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