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Derelict tug to be removed


Anacortes Port Commissioners have okayed a contract to remove the derelict tug Enchantress. Work will start next week to prepare the boat for removal from Fidalgo Bay.

Council wants pedestrian-bike access


The City Council wants the state Transportation Department to keep pedestrians and bicycles in mind as it plans highway improvements at Sharpe’s Corner.  

Mayor proposes 4.4% budget increase


The Mayor is proposing what he calls a “fiscally conservative” $45.3 million city budget for the coming year. Mayor Dean Maxwell made his annual budget message at Monday night’s City Council meeting.

America's Cup yacht sails


One week after being launched, BMW ORACLE Racing’s new 90-foot $10-million trimaran yacht hoisted sail in Anacortes for the first time Monday and began its shakedown in 6-8 knots of breeze over four hours of testing on the Rosario Strait.

State acts to remove Enchantress


The state Ecology Department has announced it will press for the removal of the derelict tug Enchantress from Fidalgo Bay. Port Commissioners have it on their agenda.

Anacortes schools receive Gates funds

The Anacortes School District is one of five Washington state school districts to be awarded funds by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help young learners.

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