3-day Pacific Challenge this weekend


A half-dozen boats participating in this weekend's Pacific Challenge pass a ship moored in Fidalgo Bay on Saturday morning.

Anacortes workshop to discuss proposed Maritime Heritage Area


A state agency will hold a workshop here to solicit public input and support for a proposed National Maritime Heritage Area, the first heritage area to be focused on maritime heritage and the first on the West coast.

Kids learn about beach creatures


Kindergartners and moms learn about beach critters at low tide at Sunset Beach in Washington Park. About 95 kids were hosted by WSU Skagit Beach Watchers on Thursday.

Marine Skills Center planning advancing

Plans to build a Marine Skills Center in Anacortes are advancing and the City Planning Commission is set to review a request for a Conditional Use Permit.

Four city properties added to local Historic Register

It took a quick City Council vote recently to more than double the number of local buildings on the Anacortes Historic Preservation Register.