Guemes Island Ferry workers win substantial raises

The Skagit County Board of County Commissioners approved on Monday a four-year contract for Guemes Island Ferry workers with raises totalling 16 percent.

Planner position open at Samish Indian Nation

The Samish Indian Nation, is looking for a full-time Planner & Emergency Management Specialist for its planning department. The ideal candidate has experience in tribal government operations, including tribal treaties and federal Indian law and policy.

Local Papa Murphy's celebrates 20 years

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Who could even guess how many Anacortes children have "taken the tour" at Papa Murphy's over the years? This family-owned business celebrates its 20th anniversary on Commercial Avenue this month!

Cooke Aquaculture will pay full $332,000 penalty for fish pen collapse

DNR drone image of Cypress Island net pen #2, August 28, 2017. Image from Dept. of Natural Resources.

Cooke Aquaculture will pay the full $332,000 penalty to the Washington Department of Ecology for the collapse of its floating pen near Cypress Island that released 250,000 non-native fish into Puget Sound.

NW Career & Technical Academy offering free Summer Session

The Northwest Career & Technical Academy is holding an Open House and 2019 Summer Session Registration at their Mount Vernon Campus for high school students, parents, and the community to discover the exciting new developments in all our programs.

Coast Guard okays America's Finest

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Congressman Rick Larsen has applauded the findings of the U.S. Coast Guard that Dakota Creek Industries did not knowingly violate the Jones Act in the construction of the America’s Finest, clearing the way to preserve hundreds of jobs at DCI in Anacortes.

Andeavor agrees to takeover by another oil refiner

No word yet as to just what the the takeover of Andeavor (formerly Tesoro), operator of one of the two March Point refineries here, will mean locally. 

Anacortes delegation travels to Unalaska

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Dakota Creek President Dick Nelson, part of a delegation from Anacortes including Mayor Gere, urges the Unalaska City Council to stop asking the U.S. Congress to restrict a stranded factory trawler built in Anacortes from buying cod at sea.

International Recognition for Bellingham Urologist

Bellingham Urology Group’s Dr. Vernon Orton II will be participating as a member of a surgical team performing a live robotic case during the 6th International Techno Urology Conference in Turin, Italy later in January.