Community News

AMS students win at Seattle KidWind competition; Do well in Chicago

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Two teams of students from Anacortes Middle School recently won 1st and 2nd place in the Seattle KidWind Challenge at the Museum of Flight, where they tested their hand-crafted functional wind turbines in a wind tunnel to calculate their energy output. Two other AMS teams did well at KidWind Nationals in Chicago

Boat show opens Thursday

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The Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show, which promises to be the largest boat show ever held here, opens Thursday and runs through the weekend at Cap Sante Marina.

Local athletes compete at U. S. Masters National Championship

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Two athletes from Anacortes, members of the Thunderbird Aquatic Club Masters group and Puget Sound Masters, competed last weekend in the 2018 Nationwide U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National in Indianapolis, Indiana. Katie Kaestner and Matt Castle competed there this past weekend with Kaestner placing first, second or third in five events.

SR 20 North Cascades Highway is open for 2018

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North Cascades Highway opened Friday morning after days of crews triggering avalanches to help clear some snow chutes along the way.

Long-time arts advocate receives Brodniak Award

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Sherry Chavers is this year’s recipient for the Walter A. Brodniak Cultural Education Award for her work with students on poetry and literacy.

Guemes Ferry Replacement Project in line for $7.5 million in state funding

At its April 19 meeting, the County Road Administration Board (CRAB) voted unanimously to forward a $7.5 million funding request for Skagit County’s Guemes Island Ferry Replacement Project to the state Legislature for possible approval in 2019.