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Police Blotter, March 21 - 27, 2015

This qualifies as an "Oops." On Saturday, Mar 21, an Anacortes man reported his boat stolen at a local marina when he discovered that it was missing from its slip. Police contacted the marina manager and discovered that the boat had been accidentally taken and placed in dry storage nearby.

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Tree Harvesting, Naturally

Tree Harvesting, Naturally

They are still busy as... Our Cranberry shoreline continues to be modified by local beavers. This tree was felled by their lumber and kitchen crew a couple weeks ago on the north shore of the lake, next to the road, just west of the campground entrance.

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Simply click on Add Comment or Comment, type in your name, or whatever name you’d like to use and your email address. Your email address will remain hidden, but your name will show attached to your comment. You’ll also need to type in the security characters, then click Add Comment. That’s it! No need to register. 


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You're taken to a page which lists your current entries, if any. The preferences tab allows you to enter a brief comment about your blog. The stats tab shows stats for the items you've entered. The Comments tab shows comments people have made about your entries.

When you click Write New Entry button on the Blog Dashboard, a new window pops up for you to enter a subject line and your main text. Over on the righthand side, clickTags and check off the appropriate tag or tags for you. Or, enter a new one if the right one isn't there. Click Images of you want to upload an image for your blog entry. First choose a file, then click Upload.

Once  you're done with your blog entry click Save and Close in the upper right. Your blog will appear in the Blogs section of the Web site.

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Because we've been getting spam attacks aimed at the Events Calendar, you'll need to register and login to post Event items. It's easy to post, however. Once you've logged in, go to the Events Calendar and click the Add Event button in the upper left. Fill in a title and description. Choose a category. Then a start date and time. Fill in a duration. Note the default entry is 1’ll need to wipe out the 1 if your event is shorter than one day (which is probably is). If you want Contact Info, an Email address and Web address to show, fill that in, too. The event will be posted instantly. 

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