Plan to increase retail space advances

The City Council has taken the preliminary step toward lifting a cap on the amount of retail space which is allowed near the Fidalgo Bay waterfront.

Council fails to ban 'formula businesses'

The City Council has decided against banning so-called formula businesses in downtown Anacortes. The action last night came as the Council took up proposed changes to the city’s development regulations.

Fir Island sculptor featured at Arts Festival


The Anacortes Arts Festival will feature noted Conway sculptor Arnie Garborg in the John L. Scott Focus Gallery in Art at the Port this Friday through Sunday.

The Police Blotter

A weekly roundup prepared by the Anacortes Police Department.

Tall ships to visit Anacortes


The tall ships Lady Washington (left, above) and Hawaiian Chieftain are bringing maritime adventures and environmental explorations to Anacortes next weekend and will be based here for nearly two weeks.

Morand makes progress on erosion


The city Planning Director Ian Munce says that significant erosion control improvements have taken place at the Skyline property of Bob Morand. He faces fines for failure to stabilize the hillside at Morand’s property at 4801 Anaco Beach Rd.

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