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2008-0625_banners2a.jpgBold, colorful banners by Al Currier are being hung in Anacortes today. Here Mike McCurdy of Anchor Signs & Awnings hangs one of the eight-foot banners on Commercial Ave.

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Bold, colorful banners by Al Currier are being hung in Anacortes today. Here Mike McCurdy of Anchor Signs & Awnings hangs one of the eight-foot banners on Commercial Ave.

The Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Committee decided to introduce larger, more visible banners. Smaller banners have long been used along Commercial Ave. The new banners are three feet taller than the old ones.

The banners will be installed on light poles from 34th to 12th streets and will stay up until November, when they will be switched out for holiday decorations.

The Chamber approved spending up to $8,000 a year for two years on the new banners. The money comes from the city’s Tourism Promotion Fund, which comes from a countywide hotel-motel tax.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,678 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

298 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

362,276 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,632 Hospitalizations

5,422 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 21, 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

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