Anacortes School District reveals budget reduction decisions


School Superintendent Justin Irish says the district is planning for a reduction of a $1.4 million deficit for the coming school year while anticipating further reductions in the 2025-2026 school year.

Police Blotter, May 3 - 9, 2024


Intervention from an Anacortes Police officer apparently helped a cyber fraud victim avoid losing funds.

Bob Ferguson gets two Bob Fergusons to exit governor’s race


Attorney General Ferguson vowed to see those who share his name prosecuted if they didn’t drop out. A conservative GOP activist recruited them into the contest Friday.

Hikes: Farm Life


The trail accentuates all four words of its name, with a magnificent beach at the far end of the hike, a big sky and ocean view for the entire route, and farmland on both sides of the trail for much of the hike. 

Police Blotter, April 26 - May 2, 2024


Anacortes Police responded to a number of cases last week, including a $3,000 loss from a theft from a parked vehicle.

First Friday Art Walk for May


First Friday Artwalk on tonight from 6pm to 8pm. We have a list of openings.

Washington election season kicks into gear with candidate filing


An election season thick with intrigue gets formally underway in Washington on Monday when candidates can begin filing for hundreds of local, state and federal offices. 

Local small business honored by Small Business Administration


The Small Business Administration is honoring Good Bagels Cafe in Anacortes and the two brothers who built the business.

Police Blotter, April 19 - 25, 2024


Police arrested and sent off to jail a minor who had been in the middle of Oakes swinging at passing motorists.