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Anacortes, Washington is located in Skagit County. Zip codes in Anacortes, WA include 98221. The median home price in Anacortes is $369,000 which is roughly $197/per square foot. More Anacortes information.

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The Daily Troll: Eastside Senate race gets nasty. Boeing, Tesoro face ...

The Skagit County Sheriff's Office says it arrested three people who chained themselves to BNSF tracks in Anacortes to block a train pulling oil tank cars from the Tesoro Oil Refinery.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Common Dreams

Arrests Follow Oil Train Blockade Done in Name of Environment, Communities

Activists locked to cement-filled barrels blocking oil trains from reaching an oil refinery in Washington state.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

3 jailed for blocking tracks to Anacortes refinery

The Skagit County Sheriff's Office says three oil-train protesters have been arrested for blocking the railroad tracks at the Tesoro refinery near Anacortes.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

Penninsula News Review

Sidney calendars on sale

The Sidney Sister Cities Association has released their new calendar chock full of images featuring Sidney through the eyes of local photographers.


Peninsula Daily News

American Golds Seafoods faces $112,500 fine for 2013 oil spill near Anacortes

American Gold Seafoods faces a $112,500 penalty for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel the Clam Digger in July 2013 near Anacortes.


The News Tribune

Peace Arch concerts celebrate Northwest cultures

People planning to be in the area of Peace Arch State Park on the U.S.-Canadian border in Whatcom County might want to visit Aug. 3 for the start of the Peace Arch International Concert Series.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Editorial: DOT correct to expedite tougher rules for oil trains - Sat, 26 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your account. The U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded regulation of oil trains on the fast track, with the possibility new rules could be in place by early 2015.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

San Juan Islander

$112K penalty possible for 2013 Anacortes oil spill

American Gold Seafoods faces a $112,500 penalty for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel, the Clam Digger, in July 2013 near Anacortes.


Thu Jul 24, 2014


Oil train derails under Seattle's Magnolia Bridge

Three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard in Seattle early Thursday, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe says none of the oil spilled.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business Journal

McNerney: More robots will build more Boeing aircraft in future

Boeing and Kuka, a German robot builder, have been developing a new approach to robot use in an Anacortes facility.


Seattle Weekly

Hazardous Oil Cars Running Through Seattle Prompt Council Call for Emergency Order

While the fight over coal trains has been raging for years, the newer phenomenon of oil trains has attracted less attention.


Bellingham Herald

Endless exploring at Mount Vernon hedge maze

Lenning Farms and the Berry Barn features a hedge maze for endless exploring at the farm and market, 14285 LaConner-Whitney Road in Mount Vernon.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Recipe Exchange: Northcoast Credit Union employees share recipes

With the annual Bite of Skagit coming up Saturday, July 26, today's trio of recipes come from staff members at Northcoast Credit Union, which is hosting the annual event at Swinomish Casino in Anacortes.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Another Anthony's set for Anacortes

Anthony's Restaurants will open a second restaurant in Cap Sante Marina after the Port of Anacortes Commissioners approved a lease agreement for a 5,625-square-foot space adjacent to its current restaurant.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

Biking Bis

Wildfires close cross-state bicycle routes in Washington state

The biggest fire that could effect touring bicyclists is the 238,000-acre Carlton Complex in northeastern Washington, as it lays in the midst of a popular bicycle route.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The Museum At Anacortes, Washingtona

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort along the shore of Skagit Bay in LaConner, Washington.


Sat Jul 19, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

Wallie Funk surprised with Lifetime Achievement Award

Sometimes rising from a chair can p But at 92, his quick wit has hardly diminished.


Fri Jul 18, 2014

KUOW-FM Seattle

Celebrating Bobo, Seattle's Most Famous Primate

Mid-July in Seattle means Seafair events, the actual arrival of summer and - if you lived here in the 1950s and '60s - it meant the annual birthday celebration for the city's most famous primate, Bobo the gorilla.


Wed Jul 16, 2014

Free Republic

Tesoro Refinery fire, Anacortes, Washington

At least two large fires that appear to be uncontrolled are visible at the Tesoro Refinery, Anacortes, Washington.


Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Stranger


Calling all freaks! Here ye, hear ye: Tonight delivers unto us the first performance from an unexpected duo of two weird rock icons - guitarist/drummer Chris Brokaw and Alexander Hacke - who met while performing with prominent session drummer JR Robinson as Wrekmeister Harmonies.



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