Community News

Celebration of Wallie Funk set for next month

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A celebration of Wallie Funk’s life, followed by a reception, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the First Baptist Church, 2717 J Ave., Anacortes. 

Improving air forecast here

Cleaner air is forcast for the coming days. Meanwhile, an air quality alert remains in effect until noon Friday. There also burn bans in effect.

Air quality alert for our area

The Washington Department of Ecology has issued an air quality alert which is in effect until noon Thursday.

County-wide burn ban issued

The prospect of unusually warm, dry weather expected in the coming days has prompted bans on recreational fires in Anacortes and across Skagit County.

City seeking comments on critical areas regs

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The City of Anacortes is seeking comments on proposed updates to the City’s critical areas regulations, which regulate certain activities and development in and near wetlands, streams, fish & wildlife habitat conservation areas, geologically hazardous areas, frequently flooded areas, and critical aquifer recharge areas.

Death reported in the March Point fire

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The body of a woman thought to be in her 60’s was discovered inside the March’s Point RV that was destroyed by a fire on Thursday afternoon, according to officials.