Community News

School Board approves teachers contract

The Anacortes School Board Wednesday afternoon approved a teachers contract with an average wage increase of 13 percent over one year at an estimated cost to the district of $2.2 million. Schools open on Thursday.

Residential Fall Clean Up this Saturday

Get your household cleaning done and bring your residential garbage and yard waste to the city's Operations Facility – no charge. 

School District updates phone system; new numbers 

2018 0829 Phone system upgrade

The school district recently updated its antiquated phone system, resulting in new phone numbers across the district. One advantage of the new system is a consistent prefix (503) for all district phone numbers and more predictive main numbers. 

Anacortes Museum celebration on Thursday

The Anacortes Museum is celebrating two big anniversaries this month August ... It is 50 years since the museum opened in the Carnegie Library building, and 60 years since the Anacortes Museum of History Board was established.

Wildfire smoke prompts air quality burn ban in Island, Skagit, Whatcom counties

The Northwest Clean Air Agency is calling a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties because high levels of harmful wildfire smoke particles are impairing local air quality. The ban starts at 8 a.m. Monday and will remain in effect until further notice.

Another roundabout coming

Roundabout construction detours

Residents will have to deal with a few detours for about three weeks in the area of 32nd Street and D Avenue, where a single-lane roundabout will be constructed starting next week.