Anacortes Earth Day this Saturday


Celebrate Earth Day downtown Anacortes with a street fair, Procession of the Species Parade and Luminary Parade.

Residential Clean Up Day this Saturday

Get your household cleaning done and bring your residential garbage and yard waste to the city's Operations Facility – no charge!

North Cascades Highway set to reopen this Friday


Highwayt 20, the North Cascades Highway will open this Friday, but drivers should still prepare for snow and ice, some facility closures.

Incoming high school juniors will be allowed to enroll in college courses this summer


This summer, Washington’s high schoolers will be able to get an even earlier start on college courses. 

Police Blotter, April 5 - 11, 2024


Anacortes Police this week handled a rare homicide, a fraud complaint and a car fire near Sharpes Corner, among other cases.

Foam coolers, takeout containers will be banned in Washington starting June 1


Those foam clamshell containers long used by restaurants for takeout food will soon be illegal statewide in Washington.

New Washington apple needs a name


Washington has created a new apple variety – again. And its creators want you to name it. 

Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow


The star of the 1920s silver screen who appears on Taylor Swift’s new album abruptly left Hollywood at the height of her success – a middle finger to the men whom she had made rich and powerful.

Struggling state ferry system finds its way in Washington governor’s race


Democrat Bob Ferguson backs building diesel ferries if it gets new boats sooner. Republican Dave Reichert pokes him for pilfering an idea GOP lawmakers proposed months ago.

Navigating Loss Together - Support and Resources for Our Community


Here is a letter to the community from Anacortes School District Superintendent Justin Irish in memory of the death of Island View Elementary School teacher Caitlin Follstad.