First Wine Festival this weekend

A new local event gives you a chance to taste wines from 22 regional wineries and 6 local restaurants. On Saturday, the Chamber of Commerce launches a new event -- the Spring Wine Festival. 

Anacortes' water fourth best

The city placed fourth in a recent taste test of drinking water from among other pubic water districts in Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Jefferson or Clallam counties.

Leeward East vote postponed

(Updated) The City Council has put off, without explanation, a decision on a conditional use permit which would allow the construction of Leeward East, a development of 23 single family homes and 38 condominiums wast of the ferry landing. 

The Police Blotter, Apr. 4, 2009

A two-car collision turned into a 4-car collision on Highway 20 at Reservation Rd. after a motorist struck the investigating officer’s vehicle.  

Larsen asks for for $195 million in earmarks

Congressman Rick Larsen is asking Congress to provide $195 million in federal funding for 2nd District priorities, selecting 51 of the 153 requests he received to pass on to the House Appropriations Committee.   

Local home prices drop in March

March saw a drop in Anacortes home prices as well as a drop in number of homes sold. But, lower mortgage rates have more prospective first-time buyers out house hunting.

ACT's 'Nunsense' opens Friday

Anacortes Community Theatre brings a bit of fluff and fun to the stage starting this weekend in 'Nunsense.'

Drug store robber strikes again

Police believe that a man suspected of robbing a local drug store two weeks ago hit again Wednesday, robbing another drug store. Police released this sketch of the earlier robbery suspect.

Morris: Sidney ferry looks good

State Rep. Jeff Morris says, of the Sidney ferry service, “It’s not a done deal, but it’s looking like a done deal.” He says the international run is mandated in both the state House and Senate budgets for the coming two years.  

Sidney ferry's chances improving

The odds of keeping the Anacortes-to-Sidney, BC, ferry afloat are improving. Democrats in the state House of Representatives have joined the Senate and included the ferry route in their proposed budget. The House budget was released today.