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Construction of research ships moves ahead

AGOR 27 Neil Armstrong

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.”

Chamber members favor larger retail store

According to a new survey, two-thirds of the members of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce favor a medium-sized dry-good retailer in Anacortes.

Shell refinery moves ahead with new rail plan


The Shell refinery at March Point has filed for permits to allow construction of a rail yard to receive crude oil from North Dakota, much like Tesoro, the other March Point refinery, has already done.

Small Business Saturday

BlueThis Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day set aside since 2010 between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage shoppers to spend their holiday money at local mom-and-pop stores.