A motorist fueling his vehicle at the same gas station as an Anacortes police corporal Jan. 15 was found to be in possession of heroin and methamphetamine.
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Women, immigrants, people of color and all others facing oppression were at the forefront of the speeches, signs and calls to action at the third annual Anacortes candlelight Women’s March Jan. 19, just like thousands of others across the nation.
Several property owners on Sunset Avenue and Grady Lane have written the city in opposition to the loss of wildlife habitat that would occur if 20 condominiums are developed as proposed on Ferry Terminal Road south of Charlie’s Restaurant.
More sleep for students, a bus schedule that works and minimal impact on families are all top priorities for the Anacortes School District as it looks at the possibility of starting all schools later next year.
The gym at the Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center will be torn down if fundraising and bond revenue come through for a proposed aquatic and fitness center estimated to cost $28.4 million.
Port of Anacortes Commissioner Kathy Pittis has been appointed to serve on the Washington Public Ports Association’s Executive Committee.
Registration is open for the Salish Sea Stewards, a free training program for residents interested in marine science and protection.
The Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center board of commissioners is offering naming rights to help raise half the cost of the estimated $28.4 million needed to build the proposed center. The rest would be raised through a bond proposed for the February 2020 ballot.
Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center District commissioners will get an update on the capital campaign for the proposed new aquatic and fitness center when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the center, 1603 22nd St., Anacortes.
Law enforcement officers used a drone’s thermal-imaging camera to find a domestic violence suspect hiding under a pier near the Swinomish Casino & Lodge shortly after 1 a.m. Jan. 12.
An Anacortes man escaped serious injury but was arrested for DUI early Jan. 5 after his van went off the road and rolled over near the Heart Lake trailhead parking lot.
As families in Anacortes celebrated the holidays through November and December, so did the families staying at the Anacortes Family Center.
By Briana Alzola
Whether it’s sports or school, Miguel Maldonado isn’t one to shy away from a challenge.
After almost 10 years on the Anacortes School Board, Karl Yost recently announced his resignation.
Questions on new development and housing affordability were raised during a standing-room-only public hearing last week in front of the Anacortes Planning Commission.
Skagit County is moving forward with plans for an all-electric ferry after its $10 million federal BUILD grant proposal was rejected earlier this month.
The newest member of the three endangered Southern Resident orca pods was spotted last week in Puget Sound waters.
CORRECTS the length of time the appointed replacement senator will serve. The vacancy will be filled in 2019 by appointment. Then in November 2019, a special election will be held to elect a person to serve the last year of Ranker’s term, through 2020.
A proposed law requested by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Department of Health would raise the minimum legal age of sales for tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21.
Many residents of Anacortes and South Fidalgo may not be feeling the direct effects of the federal government shutdown, now nearly three weeks long.
A new police officer is included in the 2019 budget approved in December by the Anacortes City Council, but it could be a year before the officer joins the force.
Five new Anacortes firefighter-paramedics were sworn in at Monday’s City Council meeting. Three more firefighters were promoted to lieutenant.
The median age on Fidalgo Island is climbing, more residents are going to college, and housing is unaffordable for half of renters, according to U.S. Census data released in December.
One by one, fishermen dropped their salmon on the scale to see if their catch was big enough to take the top spot on the leader board Sunday at Cap Sante Marina.
The yellowed, fragile pages of Anacortes American newspaper editions from over a century ago are too delicate to simply browse, but public access to the oldest editions is opening up with the launch of a project that has been under way for more than a year.
On the first day of 2019, an officer stopped a bicyclist just after 9 p.m. on 15th Street for having improper lighting at night, running a stop sign and riding on the wrong side of the road. The 66-year-old Anacortes man was confrontational with the officer, and investigation revealed he was…
The winter schedule is now in effect for the Washington State Ferries routes between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands.
The U.S. Coast Guard has cleared the $75 million America’s Finest vessel to fish in U.S. waters, the final hurdle builder Dakota Creek Industries needed to move forward, according to a news release Thursday from U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s office.
A new business venture in Anacortes is planning to design and build batteries for a new generation of hybrid and electric ships.
These were the 15 largest employers in Anacortes in 2018, according to the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County. Numbers of employees were not provided.
Physicians and surgeons were the top earners in 2018 in the Anacortes-Mount Vernon region, according to the state Employment Security Department.
Christmas was approaching and a Grinch was scheming: How best to dampen spirits this holiday season?
Sarah Minton, a real estate agent with 27 years of experience in the Skagit Valley, joins the team at RE/MAX Gateway in Anacortes.
Volunteers heated up food and set up tents Friday evening inside the Salvation Army to prepare for the first night of offering shelter from the cold.
The state Department of Ecology is seeking comment on water quality permits for four Atlantic salmon net pens in the Puget Sound.
Some Christmas gifts never made it beneath their intended trees this year.
A set of 20-foot-tall, silver sails now stands just up the hill from the Anacortes ferry terminal as a way to welcome visitors to town.
Jonn Lunsford started taking care of Anacortes parks as a teenager and college student for summer work. While his first career didn’t lead him to parks, he returned to serve 17 years as operations and forest lands manager for the Anacortes Parks & Recreation Department.
Big changes are coming for the business community next year, with another uptick in minimum wage and a roll-out of a new medical leave benefit program.
Police are looking for two men who allegedly assaulted a woman Sunday on 22nd Street near M Avenue.
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A woman in her 60s was taken to Island Hospital for a mental health evaluation Saturday after she allegedly stabbed three people in the bar at San Juan Lanes Bar & Grill.
The Anacortes School District will host two parent and community meetings about the proposed change to school start times.
Fall yielded to winter Dec. 21, but it didn’t go quietly.
The Anacortes Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on its third draft of development regulations & design standards update at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Anacortes City Council Chambers, 904 Sixth St.
Following strong winds Thursday, many Anacortes residents were without power through the day Thursday, overnight and into Friday.
Heavy winds are expected to continue until at least 7 p.m. Thursday.
Updated: As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Deception Pass Bridge was reopened.
Area residents can view and photograph the year’s highest tides, called king tides, Dec. 25-27.
Setback after setback plagued the most recent phase of the Anacortes High School construction project, pushing the project’s completion date back by a few months and driving up costs.
Students may be getting an extra half hour of sleep next year as the Anacortes School District weighs the pros and cons of later start times at the middle and high schools.
The impacts of a natural gas explosion this fall in British Columbia are likely to be felt by residents here soon in the form of price increases.
After nearly a year of community debate over a planned extension of the Guemes Channel Trail, next steps still appear uncertain.