Police Blotter, Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2018

Residents of a 17th St. home were surprised when they heard their front door open and a man walk in. He was still there when police arrived.

Island-wide power outage

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Puget Sound Energy reports that power has been restored to all but a dozen or so Anacortes electricity customers following a power outage that, at its peak, had the entire Fidalgo Island and Gueues Island in the dark.

Cypress Island salmon farm lease cancelled

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Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, announced on Sunday the termination of Cooke Aquaculture’s lease for its Cypress Island facility. Cooke Aquaculture (Cooke) raises Atlantic salmon at the site and leases the aquatic lands from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

February Art Walk is this Friday

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The First Friday Artwalk for February is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. It features new work such as Winter Blueberry Fields, Skagit Valley, by Steve Hill, at Scott-Milo Gallery. Many downtown galleries are open 'til 9.

State blames operator for salmon net collapse

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State investigators have determined that an excessive buildup of mussels and other marine organisms on nets – caused by Cooke Aquaculture’s failure to properly clean them – was the primary cause of the August 19 collapse of the company’s net pen at Cypress Island, according to a news release.