Hikes: Where the Sidewalks End


We were the first registered hikers in nearly two weeks. What a treat people are missing out on.

Swinomish Casino remains closed


The Swinomish Casino remains closed since a "cyber security incident" occurred late last week.

Police: Murder victim's husband now the suspect


Anacortes Police now say the husband of the 41-year old school teacher who was apparently murdered in the family home on Tuesday is suspected of the crime.

Update: Anacortes school teacher killed


The 41-year-old Anacortes woman who was apparently stabbed to death has been identified as Caitlin Follstad, a teacher at Island View Elementary School.

Affordable housing opens for occupancy on Bellingham’s waterfront


Phase 1 of an affordable housing project owned and operated by Mercy Housing Northwest on Bellingham’s waterfront, has opened 83 units of workforce and family rental housing.

Woman's body found; husband is person of interest

A search was under way Tuesday night for the husband of a 41-year old woman whose body was discovered earlier that afternoon.

Police Blotter, March 29 - April 4, 2024


Two separates cases of cyber fraud are on this week’s Anacortes Police Blotter. 

The IRS is testing a free method to directly file taxes. But not everyone is thrilled.


Many U.S. taxpayers in a dozen states, including Washington, for the first time can electronically file their federal returns directly to the Internal Revenue Service for free.

College athletes still are not allowed to be paid by universities − here’s why


College athletes have made substantial progress in being able to get paid for the use of their name, image and likeness − except in one realm.

Anacortes Art Walk this Friday

Pink Selection, 20x30 photo on acrylic.

Head downtown for The First Friday Artwalk on Friday, April 5 from 6pm – 8pm. We have the locations.