Getting the Tommy Thompson Train operational — whether in Anacortes or in a city near Sacramento, California — is proving to be no easy challenge.
The Anacortes City Council authorized on Monday the sale of up to $48.1 million in 20-year revenue bonds to fund improvements to the city’s water and sewer systems.
The state Department of Ecology has scheduled an online public hearing Oct. 14 on permits for Cooke Aquaculture’s proposed steelhead net pens.
The City of Anacortes is returning to an annual budget process, abandoning the effort to project revenues and expenses for 24 months as it did in writing a two-year budget.
Anacortes’ wastewater treatment plant has again received an Outstanding Performance Award from the state Department of Ecology for achieving full compliance with its water quality permits.
Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere has earned an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.
The Anacortes Fire Department issued on Sept. 10 a ban on recreational fires within the Anacortes city limits.
Anacortes police officers investigated reports of a loud bang, possibly from a firework, near demonstrators supporting President Trump on 12th Street and Commercial Avenue Sept. 6.
A total of 1,063 Skagit County residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the virus was first confirmed here March 10, the Skagit County Public Health Department reported Monday.
It isn’t the first time that the ferry route between Anacortes and Sidney, B.C. faced a tentative future, but the cost of keeping the service going with the aging Washington State Ferries fleet could mean the end of the nearly century-old “auto highway” — at least a publicly funded one.
As work progresses on the didgwalic Wellness Center’s second phase, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is already looking ahead to another expansion.
The air finally started to clear Tuesday, but the state Department of Ecology predicted that the smoke that has blanketed the area might linger a little longer before it’s completely gone.
By Briana Alzola
A possible decision regarding the future of the Tommy Thompson train has been delayed until the Sept. 28 Anacortes City Council meeting.
Shaping young minds
The real estate market is strong in Anacortes, with increases in median closing prices, pending sales and homes sold compared to August 2019.
A property damages lawsuit filed by a City Council member and his spouse against the City of Anacortes goes before the state Court of Appeals Division I on Sept. 17.
A total of 1,050 Skagit County residents have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus as of Monday, the Skagit County Public Health Department reported. The county death toll remained at 22 since the virus was first confirmed here March 10.
The Skagit County prosecuting attorney will decide whether a 33rd Street resident will be prosecuted for displaying a noose outside of a shed within view of a neighbor, who told police it appeared potentially threatening.
Reservations open Thursday for the next several months on the Washington State Ferries traveling to and from Anacortes.
Teacher assignments are going out to students and families who are gearing up to start their year with the Anacortes School District online.
A designer and vintage restorer proposes giving the Tommy Thompson train a new life in Lincoln, California, a city 30 miles northeast of Sacramento.
Installing a solar power system can carry a sizable cost, but the Guemes Island General Store found financing assistance that will help it get a quick return on its investment.
Skagit County’s unemployment rate was 12.2% in July, the eighth highest of Washington’s 39 counties.
A total of 1,017 Skagit County residents have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus as of Aug. 30, the Skagit County Public Health Department reported Monday. The county death toll remained at 22 since the virus was first confirmed here March 10.
The Anacortes Police Department reported responding to 186 dispatches from Aug. 24-31. These are some of them.
The City of Anacortes is considering acquiring from the Skagit Public Utility District its water system serving Similk and Dewey Beach, Gibralter, Fidalgo Heights and Summit Park.
By Briana Alzola
The U.S. Navy has agreed to pay legal fees and provide requested documents to settle a public access lawsuit filed by Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve.
The Anacortes Police Department reported responding to 200 dispatches between Aug. 17-24. Here are some of them.
Island Hospital continues to open up services and bring patients back to the hospital. As it does that, the administration needs to continue filling open positions and making sure there are enough people to run an increased number of services.
Whether they enroll for a hybrid education plan that will eventually bring them back to their school buildings or opt for the district’s new at-home education model, the roughly 2,500 students in the Anacortes School District will gear up for learning on Sept. 14.
A current state moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent is in place until Oct. 15, according to a proclamation from Gov. Jay Inslee.
It’s big. It’s blue. It’s the Atlantis, the latest ship to loom large over Dakota Creek Industries’ shipyard at the end of Q Ave.
Anacortes City Council approved a resolution to designate Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day in Anacortes.
The Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center is making changes to their gym’s hours of operation and continuing to navigate the new normal of operating the facility during a pandemic.
The rollout of the Anacortes fiber internet service is moving steadily forward with continued plans for expansion throughout the city.
Consider expanding Board of Commissioners
Stephanie Hamilton, president and CEO of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, announced Friday that she is stepping down from her post, citing personal reasons.
Allan Island sits in Burrows Bay, west of Anacortes, and is home to a caretaker couple and varied wildlife.
District 2 County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt lost his bid for a sixth term Tuesday, finishing third in a field of three candidates in the primary election and failing to advance to the Nov. 3 general election.
The Anacortes Police Department reported responding to 229 dispatches from Aug. 8-17. Here are some of them.
SWINOMISH INDIAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY — Swinomish Police Chief Lou D’Amelio has resigned his position after almost four years as head of the department.
In the five months since the retail and dining industries were rocked by sweeping restrictions made to reduce transmission of COVID-19, Anacortes businesses have adapted but hope there’s an end is in sight.
Another person has died in Skagit County from the COVID-19 virus, Skagit County Public Health reported Saturday.