Looking Back

September 28, 2010

Climber’s body recovered after fall

>The body of 71-year-old Dallas Kloke of Anacortes was recovered Thursday, September 30 near Mount Larrabee in the North Cascades. Kloke, pictured here (left) on an April 2008 climb on Mt. Erie, was climbing with a group on September 25 when a rock gave way and he fell approximately 300 feet. Weather and terrain prohibited […]

September 15, 2010

Amazing Anacortes Wildlife Exhibit

http://predatorsoftheheart.com/index.php Dave Coleburn’s “Predators of the Heart” of Anacortes has been captivating and educating audiences since 1998. The USDA licensed and insured organization has presented to audiences of all sizes, from small student groups to a festival audience of more than 40,000. Click on the URL above to visit the Predators of the Heart website. […]

September 14, 2010

Singer urges "…turn off this song…"

Anacortes native John VanDeusen, lead singer in The Lonely Forest, urges his listeners to “Turn Off This Song and Go Outside.” Click on the link above to see an MTV video produced to promote this song. You will recognize not only band members VanDeusen, Tony Ruland, Eric Sturgeon and Braydn Krueger, but scenes from Anacortes […]

August 18, 2010

Winners move on to general election

Anacortes resident Kristine Lytton, pictured here (center) in the Anacortes Fourth of July parade, moves on to the general election after Tuesday’s primary vote count. She is seeking to capture the state House seat of retiring incumbent Dave Quall of Mount Vernon. Also pictured from an August 2008 visit to Anacortes is Dino Rossi, who […]

August 4, 2010

Muralist featured on KING 5 Evening Magazine

Click on “play” arrow below to see a seven-minute KING 5 Evening Magazine report featuring Bill Mitchell, creative genius behind the city’s historic mural collection. The Mitchell segment of this TV project was done by Darrell Benedict, an Anacortes High School alum from the late Sixties. Condensed video compliments of Darrell!

August 3, 2010

Port publishes newsletter

> The Port of Anacortes is a public entity, supported in part by tax dollars. Each month the Port publishes a newsletter, distributed primarily via email. Printed copies are available at locations including the Port Office, the Cap Sante Boat Haven Harbormaster’s Office, City Hall, City Library, Anacortes Senior Center and the Chamber of Commerce. […]

July 30, 2010

Chamber publishes city profile

I had the privilege of working with the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and data compilation expert Kirk Kennedy to produce an updated “Community Profile,” available online on Chamber and Port of Anacortes websites. In addition to Kirk’s charts, graphs and tables, I added a couple of dozen local images to the document.

July 29, 2010

Whale watchers return to Anacortes port

Whale watching adventures out of Anacortes are a significant contributor to the local economy. Among several local vessels is the Mystic Sea, pictured here returning to Cap Sante Boat Haven in the early evening from a weekday jaunt to the islands. Already tied up next door after a beautiful day of whale watching is the […]

July 22, 2010

Town Crier Richard Riddell

Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell, pictured here at the 2010 Anacortes Work Boat Races, has gifts beyond his impressive ability to make himself heard in an outside setting. Click on link above to read more about this talented man.

July 13, 2010

We were there at All Star Game 1962

> In 1979 I was the victim of a burglar/arsonist at my Campbell Lake rental home. As devastating as that loss was, I was blessed to have a collection of cherished letters, papers and photographs survive the fire as they were protected in a heavy credenza. Among those items was the program pictured above — […]

July 9, 2010

Deception Pass Bridge celebration

> Join in the celebration on Saturday, July 31 as the Deception Pass State Park Foundation celebrates the 75th anniversary of the bridge. See http://www.deceptionpassfoundation.org/ for details. The biggest challenge of the day will be finding a parking spot and a way to travel from park to bridge, which will be close for just one […]

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