Shoreline Permit for Guemes terminal

2008-0625_guemes_ferry_terminal2a.jpgThe Planning Commission Wednesday okayed a Shoreline Permit for a new, $600,000 ferry terminal at the Guemes Ferry landing. The new terminal would replace the current temporary building which has been used for 30 years.

Old Town zoning changes advance

The City Planning Commission Wednesday night sent to the City Council new zoning controls in Old Town. The so-called Old Town Overlay District zoning proposal the Commission adopted was very close to what a group of 42 citizens proposed as an alternative to the city Planning Department’s proposal.

Al CurrierÂ’s banners decorate Anacortes

2008-0625_banners2a.jpgBold, colorful banners by Al Currier are being hung in Anacortes today. Here Mike McCurdy of Anchor Signs & Awnings hangs one of the eight-foot banners on Commercial Ave.

Adventuress now in port


The Adventuress, the 95-year old schooner that ran aground yesterday, is safe in Friday Harbor. The sailboat was floated yesterday afternoon after a harrowing few hours on the rocks between Orcas Island and Shaw Island.