Retired Army Lt. Col. Michael Taylor was chosen by the Board of Senior Special Forces personnel to be a Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment. It’s the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Skagit County is climbing again, furthering a spike that began in early October.

Two children said Oct. 18 they encountered a male and female in a wooded area adjacent to Mount Erie Elementary School who yelled at them and waved what appeared to be a handgun, according to Anacortes Police.

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As the Anacortes School District works toward more in-person learning, it took time to thank its school bus drivers last week for the services they are providing to the community and the challenges they will face in the coming weeks.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced dramatic changes Tuesday night to high school sports for the upcoming school year — and cautioned that fans, coaches and players should brace for more changes in a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.