The Big Picture

Civic leaders hear Port's plan

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A long-range plan for the area west and north of Cap Sante Marina received signs of approval at a joint meeting of the City Council, Planning Commission, Port Commissioners and Chamber of Commerce Board on Monday night.

Spring colors abound in our city

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We've had some great weather the last few days and it looks like the weekend will turn out the same. Forecast: Sunshine, 60 degrees, and more blooms like these outside the Depot, the old Great Northern terminal now used as an arts center,

Ice Wall on North Cascades Highway

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Washington state Department of Transportation crews who are currently clearing North Cascades Highway found this ice wall near milepost 146 on the west side.

Big Picture: A Grand Parade

The town threw a parade on Monday for Madelyn Kuhnlein, a first-grader, to help celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment in a two-and-a-half year fight against cancer.

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Big Picture: OARS team in La Conner race

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One of the two rowing teams from Old Anacortes Rowing Society cross the finish line at the end of a 7-mile race from LaConner south along the Swinomish Channel to Skagit Bay and back on Saturday. The crew, rowing the Island Star, finished in 1:09:44.

Big Picture: Sun and Water

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High school videographer Max Magerkurth uses the opportunity of a sunny morning to shot video of an OARS boat and 5 rowers for part of a planned Chamber of Commer video featuring the row club. 

Big Picture: After a light snowfall

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Ace of Hearts Creek after a light snowfall Sunday. It wasn't cold enough to freeze the creek, but I liked the look and sound of the creek flowing just after Sunday's snowfall.

Big Picture: Town Christmas Tree

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A crew put the town's 28 foot Christmas tree in place Thursday morning in front of the Chamber of Commerce office on Commercial Ave. at 9th St.