Business News

Safety Board sets Anacortes meeting

The federal Chemical Safety Board will hold a meeting in Anacortes to release and vote on its final report into the April 2, 2010, fatal explosion and fire at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes.

Navy christens ocean research ship at Dakota Creek

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Carol Armstrong, ship's sponsor for R/V Neil Armstrong, breaks a bottle across the bow during a christening ceremony Saturday at Dakota Creek Shpipyard here.

Ribbon-cutting for "Big Ditch"

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The Port held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning for what Port Executive Director Bob Hyde called Wyman’s big ditch.

Construction of research ships moves ahead

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Two new state-of-the-art oceanographic research ships under construction sit one behind the other at the Dakota Creek shipyard here. The R/V Neil Armstrong is being readied for launch, while the R/V Sally Ride is under construction on the right.

Local retailers concerned about MJB proposal

While the Chamber of Commerce Board hasn’t taken a stand on MJB’s proposed rezoning request on R Ave, the Chamber’s Retail Group concludes, “A big box store on R Avenue in Anacortes has the potential to destroy or disfigure our small town character.”