Island Hospital will receive 800 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine next week, and scheduling will open sometime Monday, it was announced today.
A chorus of honks, shouts and cheers came from a group of drivers and bikers parked in the streets of downtown Anacortes Thursday, as a line of police cars showed up and started blaring their sirens.
President Joe Biden announced a directive Tuesday to states to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines for school and childcare workers, so that students may return to school safely.
Anacortes' working waterfront is a hallmark of the city's history and economic success. But that work often leaves issues in its wake. Lovric's Sea-Craft took a financial hit from a January storm. And the 56-year-old marina and shipyard faces other problems, as well. It is not alone. This is…
The B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19, also known as the United Kingdom variant, has been found in Skagit County, county public health announced today.
Much of 2020 was about responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, while much of 2021 will be about recovery, Mayor Laurie Gere said in her final State of the City address Tuesday, Feb. 23.
The Anacortes Police Department reported responding to 182 dispatches Feb. 20-28. Here are some of them.
A tentative agreement between Island Hospital administration and the local nurses union was reached, it was announced last Friday.
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners will drop a proposal to limit boating speeds on Lake Erie to 5 mph but may consider a different limit later.
Bird feeders should be put away until April because of deadly salmonellosis infections that continue to harm birds across Washington, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said.
Island Hospital was denied any first doses of vaccine for the fourth week in a row, even as Skagit County Public Health received 600 first doses and Skagit Regional Health received a combination of 2,340 first and second doses in allotments from the state.
The Guemes Island Ferry returned to regular service Monday in time for the 5:30 p.m. run.
The Guemes Island Ferry is out of service at least through Monday because of a steering valve malfunction.
The Anacortes School District has selected three finalists for the position of principal at Anacortes High School: John Kniseley, Ryan Pike and Daniel Williams.
Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere's announcement Feb. 18 that she will not seek a third term puts in motion several potential leadership changes. On the ballot this year: mayor and four of seven City Council positions.
The Anacortes City Council voted Monday to “postpone consideration indefinitely” of the Thompson family’s request that the Anacortes Railway train be returned to them.
The Anacortes City Council may consider a resolution March 1 setting a public hearing on the acquisition of an easement on the waterfront between A and B avenues for future expansion of the Guemes Channel Trail.
A 35-year-old Burlington man was arrested Feb. 17 for drunken driving after his midsize pickup went off the roadway and crashed into a tree at the halfway point of the Washington Park Loop Road.
The Center for Whale Research announced confirmation last week that a Southern Resident orca calf has been born to the L pod.
First doses of COVID-19 vaccine are again scant through Skagit County this week, with the winter storms across the nation partly to blame.
Skagit County commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to send back an expansion permit for the gravel mine located off of Rosario Road on Fidalgo Island for more investigation.Commissioner Peter Browning said while the gravel mine has existed for a long time, potential risks from the proposed expans…
The Port of Anacortes is finishing up its current construction and making plans for the next couple of years.
Superintendent Justin Irish has seen a lot of ups and downs in his seven months at the helm of the Anacortes School District. Last week, he outlined what the district has been doing to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic and bring students back to school.
Island Hospital nurses are at the negotiating table with Island Hospital administrators over their three-year contract.
Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere announced Thursday night that she will not seek re-election as mayor after her second term expires at year's end.
The Center for Whale Research announced confirmation Wednesday that a Southern Resident orca calf has been born to the L pod.
This year’s Waterfront Festival has been canceled, organizers announced Wednesday.
The costs continue to mount in the City of Anacortes’s environmental contamination cleanups.
Voters in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community voted on Senate members on Feb.13 despite weather challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have stifled the local economy, but it hasn’t tarnished Anacortes’s desirability as a place to buy a home.
A $2,000 scholarship from the Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation has been named in honor of former state Rep. Jeff Morris.
The Anacortes Police Department reported responding to 132 dispatches Feb. 6-12.
The state has again skipped Skagit County, Island Hospital and Skagit Regional Health in its allotment of COVID-19 first-dose vaccine this week, making it two straight weeks that requests have gone unfilled. All three did receive a second dose supply to ensure those got the first will get th…
Washington State Ferries leaders are looking back at drops in ridership in 2020, keeping their focus on safety in 2021 and looking forward to when things may improve.
It was a snowy few days across much of the state this past weekend, and Anacortes was no exception. Temperatures stayed below freezing for multiple days before warming up a bit Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, most of Anacortes received between 6 and 8 inches of snow betwee…
Anacortes restaurants will now be able to seat patrons indoors at reduced capacity, just in time for Valentine’s Day and as cold winter weather has set in.
Shell Oil Products US and the EPA have reached a settlement over a toxic release that occurred at the Puget Sound Refinery in 2015. Shell paid a fine of $191,000, the EPA announced Wednesday.
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Students at Anacortes Middle School are back to school this week. Students are split into two groups, one of which attends full days at school on Mondays and Thursdays and the other attending Tuesdays and Fridays.
Work on the Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges resumed Monday, following a winter weather pause in the estimated two-year project which began in May 2019.
Slippery road conditions due to sudden snow and ice likely caused several cars to spin out Wednesday morning on Highway 20 near Sharpes Corner.
Neither Island Hospital nor county Public Health received vaccine allotments this week, and there is little expectation in getting a significant allotment in the near future.Island Hospital has the capacity to vaccinate 1,000 people a week, CEO Charles Hall said Tuesday. With an estimated 6,…
An increase in property development fees and user fees at Washington Park were introduced to the Anacortes City Council on Monday.
For Steve Doebler, working on Causland Park’s World War II howitzer took on deeper meaning with the restoration of each part.
The Anacortes Police Department responded to 135 dispatches from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6. Here are some of them.
Some Anacortes restaurants have been taking advantage of an “open-air” guideline, which allows for partial indoor dining without having to move into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington reopening plan, which went into effect last month.
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners heard Tuesday from a dozen residents who live near Lake Erie Pit, a gravel mine in operation for decades and seeking to expand from 17.7 acres to 53.5 acres.