Community News

New museum exhibit features early role of local newspapers

A new exhibit at the Anacortes Museum called Extra! Extra! The Early Years of Anacortes Newspapers calls attention to the role of newspapers and journalists on Fidalgo and Guemes islands. It also celebrates the new online availability of the first 40 years of Anacortes newspapers.

School Board approves later start times

After a year of research, outreach and surveys, the Anacortes School Board Thursday unanimously approved later school start times for students in middle and high school.

Guemes Ferry out of service starting Sunday

Annual maintenance will take the Guemes Island Ferry out of service beginning Sunday, Feb. 24. The vessel is expected to return to service by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19.

Skagit County sees first flu-related deaths

Skagit County Public Health reports the first three confirmed flu-related deaths in the county for this flu season. Two of the deaths were males, and one of the three deaths was an individual younger than 65. 

First responders training set

Island County Sheriff and Swinomish Tribal Police are co-hosting a health and well-being training for all 1st Responders in March.

Still no measles outbreak in Skagit County

Though there are currently no measles cases in Skagit County, county Public Health officials warn residents that measles is highly contagious and can easily spread. And they say that unvaccinated individuals are at high risk for getting the disease and spreading it further.