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Another bank is moving to town. Banner Bank, headquartered in Walla Walla, says it has purchased property here and expects to open a branch late this year or early next year. There are nine banks in Anacortes now.

Doug Bayne, vice-president and marketing director for the bank, said Banner Bank has had its eye on Anacortes for some time. He said they have purchased a lot at 18th St and Commercial Ave for $580,000. Anacortes Iron had been located there. The lot was recently cleared.

Banner Bank recently purchased Islanders Bank, with branches on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. And, the bank opened a branch in Oak Harbor recently. In Anacortes, Banner Bank plans a full-service branch with drive-through and ATM.

Banner Bank has 94 branches and lending centers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Its holdings are $4.6 billion.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times