Cantwell tours Island Hospital and new helipad


Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) toured Island Hospital today to help celebrate the hospital's newly completed rooftop helipad, constructed above the hospital's Acute Health Care Unit, next to the Emergency Department.

Crowd cheered Anacortes July Fourth Parade


Commercial Avenue was crowded early for this year's annual July Fourth Parade. More photos here.

Heat Advisory for our area


The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area. Hot conditions with temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s expected in Skagit County. Anacortes may be cooler than the rest of the county. We have the forecast.

Port of Anacortes receives clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office


The Port of Anacortes has once again received a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO), marking over 25 consecutive years of financial audits with no findings.

Pride Parade fun for all

This weekend's Pride Parade was fun for all, especially the youth.

Port opens new RV Park


The Port of Anacortes has opened a new 25-space year-round RV park at the north end of Cap Sante Marina.

‘Historic’ Samish Nation housing is part of a return to ancestral land


Lacking a reservation, the Samish Nation takes a different tack in planning for the future