Janke joins Planning Commission

The City Planning Commission meets Wednesday night with a new member. Stuart Janke was appointed to the Planning Commission at last week’s City Council meeting.

BMW ORACLE trimaran to leave Anacortes


The BMW ORACLE Racing Team, which built their 90-foot trimaran here and has been testing it in Rosario Strait, says they’ll barge the boat to San Diego later this month.

Enchantress removal approaching


A yellow boom has been placed around the derelict tug Enchantress preliminary to the start of work which will lead to the removal of the tug. First order of business is a cleanup of toxic materials on the tug, including asbestos removal.

Council begins budget review

The City Council has started their review of the Mayor’s proposed $45-million budget for the coming year. The Council met with city department heads one at a time Monday night to go over the budget. 

The Police Blotter

Police last week arrested a man who drove his car into a city Parks Department truck at Washington Park and tested at nearly five times the legal limit for alcohol. The driver was identified as a 33-year-old Bellingham man who smelled strongly of intoxicants and could barely stand on his feet.  

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