Damage Control by J.A. Jance

damage_control-med.jpg"It's a suspensful adventure and a gruesome discovery that await Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady as the subsiding rains of an ominous thunderstorm expose an elderly couple that drive off a cliff in Coronado National Monument and reveal two trash bags with human remains ..." This is from the latest novel by part-time Seattle writer J.A. Jance, Damage Control, the 13th Joanna Brady mystery.

What the Heck Fest returns


An alternative rock festival, What the Heck Fest, returns to Anacortes this weekend, coinciding with the annual rummage sale Shipwreck Day. The festival’s three-day roster includes more than 40 bands.

Mitchell again pleads for Enchantress


Local artist and historian Bill Mitchell made his case to the Port of Anacortes Commissioners to save the derelict tug Enchantress again last night. The tug is sitting on the bottom of Fidalgo Bay in just a few feet of water.

Dakota Creek redevelopment kicked off


Officials gathered today to help break ground on a major redevelopment of Dakota Creek Industries shipyard at Pier 1.

Northwest Bestsellers

books3.gifThis week's Northwest Bestsellers list includes four Northwest authors. Back this week are: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein; The Other by David Guterson; and, Snuff, by Chuck Palahniuk. And Mary Dahiem's Scots on the Rocks is on the list, too.

Port comprehensive plan updated

2008-0715_port_plan_1-100.jpgThe Port of Anacortes has released an updated draft Comprehensive Plan that will guide the Port District for the next few years. The plan includes few surprises. 

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