Ecology releases draft rule to cap carbon pollution

The Shell and Tesoro refineries on March’s Point stand to be impacted by a proposed rule which would set Washington’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution.

City could get second retail marijuana store

The number of retail marijuana stores allotted for Anacortes will double to two under new allocations established by the state Liquor and Cannabis Board. One store is now operating in the city.

Southern-style trailer food comes to Anacortes

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Hungry customers dine on Southern-style food at what the owners call the first “trailer food” in Anacortes, located on the Depot Arts Center plaza.

County seeks storm damage data

The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management is collecting information from Skagit County residents and businesses on damage including losses suffered during the November 16_18, 2015 wind, landslide and flood event.

Shell refinery fined $77,000 for toxic release

Shell is facing $77,000 in fines from the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for workplace health violations after an investigation into an uncontrolled toxic release from theis March Point refinery last February.

A Window Seat to our Working Waterfront

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Thanks in large part to an extensive public park system, visitors to the Anacortes shoreline can enjoy “bonus time” – a rare opportunity to take a window seat to this island community’s working waterfront.

Second Anthony's Restaurant to open in the fall

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Anthony’s Restaurants says the restaurant now under construction just north of the current Anthony’s at Cap Sante Marina will open this fall as The Cabana.

Tesoro strike ends

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The United Steelworkers Union strike at Tesoro’s refinery on March Point has ended after nearly eight weeks with the union local approving an agreement.

Port picks Dan Worra as new Exec

2015 0323 dan worraThe Port of Anacortes has announced plans to hire Daniel Worra to replace Bob Hyde as Executive Director of the Port.

Pontoons & dock destined for Alaska

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It’s hard to sneak something this big into Anacortes, and it is big: 100 feet long and ten feet in diameter. Even more interesting is that it will become part of a 50 by 400 foot cruise ship floating dock destined for a tiny Southeast Alaska village.