Who’s Who

September 1, 2015

I see you …

He usually stands, I can only assume out of respect for the guy who is providing him sanctuary and food in the place otherwise known as “my back yard!” Yes, we’re here to help.

March 27, 2015

New Skagit jail update

Visit this link to read an update on the new Skagit County Jail, scheduled to open two years from now. Work begins any day on the site, just south of downtown Mount Vernon at the former Truck City. The project is funded by a tax increase approved by voters in August 2013. http://www.skagitcounty.net/Home/Documents/Newsletter/2015_3.pdf

March 24, 2015

USW strike ends

Tesoro Anacortes Refinery management received word late Monday night (March 23, 2015) that local USW members have ratified a contract, bringing a strike to an end. The company will now start bringing represented employees back to work. The strike began on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015.

March 23, 2015

Port selects Worra

The Port of Anacortes today announced selection of Dan Worra as Executive Director. Worra, currently employed by General Electric, will be formally appointed on April 2. He was one of four finalists for the job. This photo shows Worra one year ago as a U.S. Navy Officer: Cmdr. Dan Worra (right), returned from his last […]

December 26, 2014

‘I solemnly swear…’

Superior Court Judge Mike Rickert (left) had the honor Tuesday (December 23) of swearing in seven of the county officials elected or re-elected to terms that start with the new year. Among those returning to their jobs are those pictured here: Jeanne Youngquist, Auditor; Katie Jungquist, Treasurer; Daniel Dempsey, Coroner; Will Reichardt, Sheriff (Anacortes native). […]

August 21, 2013

North Beach mist

A boat cruises through the fog off North Beach in Deception Pass State Park.

June 16, 2012

Ode to a career with kids

Among a group of 13 individuals honored last week for their careers in the Anacortes School District was Cathy Pitts (right, with grandchild Fiona), who served many years as main office secretary at Island View Elementary School. She is pictured here with Betty Adams. Pitts wrote the following poem, which she shared at the district’s […]

May 20, 2012

Working the crowd

Yes, the PassageMaker Trawler Fest brings many new faces to town, but there are familiar faces, too. Pictured here is Peter Whiting of Northwest Yachts, relaxing between guests at his booth in one of two exhibition/vendor tents. My cruise through the tents also included encounters with locals John Hackstadt (Best Day! Yacht Sales) and Wayne […]

May 16, 2012

Bunny on a hill

I encountered this little bunny this morning as we shared a panoramic view of the city from Cap Sante.

April 30, 2012

Trebon tells Funk story

Undaunted by a massive collection of photographs and negatives, historian Theresa Trebon partnered with photojournalist Wallie Funk in the late Nineties to help put order to his collection so he could share it with libraries, museums and universities. Trebon, author of “First Views, An Early History of Skagit County,” presented slides and commentary at Funk’s […]

April 25, 2012

Learn about library, museum

Mayor Dean Maxwell, Library Director Cynthia Harrison and Museum Director Steve Oakley deliver greetings and information in the latest issue of the newsletter called “City Briefings.” This issue is shared by museum and library staffs, featuring some of the services and programs of each organization. Many do not realize that the one-time Carnegie Library now […]

April 24, 2012

Turn of the century city leaders

Pictured here are a few “movers and shakers” in Anacortes at the turn of the century, as reported in the 1906 book: “An Illustrated History of Skagit and Snohomish Counties.” The book makes for some interesting reading, and is available online through the New York Public Library. A copy is also on the reference shelf […]

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