Last Splash of Summer


First Friday Gallery Walk features new exhibitions at several galleries, including whimiscal, upbeat work at Insights by Anne Schreivogl, who says of her own work “Creating art is a way of interacting with and better understanding my surroundings.  It allows me to see details that would otherwise go unnoticed.” 

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.

Police detective on loan

At least one detective from the Anacortes Police Department is involved in the investigation into the shooting deaths of six people in the Alger area Tuesday afternoon.

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.

The Police Blotter

A resident of the 4500 block of Anaco Beach Road reported that her son had awakened to a blonde female in her 30’s wearing neatly done make-up and stiletto heels inside their house.  The son told the strange woman to leave, and the stranger apparently asked “Would you like me to turn the light off?”  The mother then also told the stranger to leave and described her as “superwoman” as the stranger reportedly jumped over two crab pots and a retaining wall as she left.  The mother reported that the stranger was calm and polite, but was possibly under the influence of drugs.  The mother reported the incident due to past burglar activity in the neighborhood.

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