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.

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.

Church becomes new business


An old Anacortes church has been transformed into the Croatian Cultural Center by local arts patron Maria Petrish.

Northwest Bestsellers

books3.gifFour major books by three great authors are on this week's Northwest Bestsellers list. Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain is second on the list. Also on the list: The Other by David Guterson, Snuff by chuck Palahiak and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

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.

Wide mix of music at Jazz Festival


The Anacortes Jazz Festival this weekend has an eclectic mix of jazz formats and styles with something for every taste. 

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