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Mount Vernon library to check out Discover Passes

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon City Library is set to make it easier to get outdoors by offering Discover Passes for check-out. This spring, Check Out Washington, a partnership between the State Library and Washington State Parks, will launch a pilot program that will make family Discover Passes av


Pastor who died in fire was 'a man with a heart for Christ and the people he served'

The Rev. Dwight Woodruff of New Hope Christian Fellowship was remembered this morning as “a man with a heart for Christ and for the people he served.” That’s how an elder described Woodruff as church elders gathered at 10 a.m. to prayerfully seek a way forward in the wake of Woodruff’s death in a ho


Samish, Skagit County, WSDOT seek funding for roundabout

The death of a motorist on Highway 20 near Campbell Lake Road on June 4 is fresh on Todd Carlson’s mind as he talks about the roundabout proposed there by the Samish Indian Nation, Skagit County and the state Department of Transportation.


Judge allows sexually violent predator from western Washington to be released to Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington is once again preparing for the release of a sexually violent predator to Spokane, despite the fact this offender has a history of molesting children and has no ties to the community.


News Files: Snow, freezing temps lasted for weeks in February 1929 and 1989

EARLY HISTORY: In 1909, J.H. Ferguson added a line of cigars, tobacco, confectionery and soft drinks to his establishment in the Tolin Building, opposite the post office in Stanwood. He also had Edison, Victor and Star phonographs.


Body found in hallway of house destroyed by fire

A body was found this morning in the hallway of a house that was destroyed by fire shortly after midnight on the 2200 block of 13th St. in Anacortes. Anacortes Fire Chief Dave Oliveri said the discovery was made by Fire Marshal Jack Kennedy and a crew member after they returned to the scene to inves


Fee increases proposed for Skagit County transfer stations

Skagit County may increase fees this year for disposing of garbage. The Skagit County Solid Waste Division has proposed incrementally increasing dumping fees at its three transfer stations from 2019 through 2023. The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is expected to receive and vote on the proposa


Sugarcoating white supremacy: What’s behind fliers found in Washington

Last month, clusters of fliers were spread throughout Western Washington, simply stating an anti-Communist slogan and providing a website for a patriot group. At first glance, they might seem generic and patriotic. A closer look reveals they were spread by a white supremacist organization.


Aberdeen man accused of raping 11-year-old in Marysville

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — Police arrested an Aberdeen man accused of raping an 11-year-old. According to Marysville police, the victim’s mother called authorities after her child told her about the sexual assault that happened in 2017.


Winter storms keep first responders busy

Winter storms during the past two weeks caused an increase in emergency calls in Skagit County for everything from vehicle collisions to power lines downed by wind. Skagit 911 records show this week’s snowstorm resulted in dozens of calls about collisions, abandoned vehicles, traffic hazards and dow


More snow may be in forecast for Skagit County

Skagit County hasn’t seen new snowfall since Monday, but the National Weather Service is predicting more may be in store for the end of the week. Gary Schneider, a meteorologist with the agency’s Seattle office, said there is a “pretty good” chance of snowfall on Friday or Saturday.


Winter Driving Conditions in Mount Vernon

While this only addresses Mount Vernon streets, obviously the information works for all of Skagit County. We dont have the plowing maps for rural Skagit, Burlington or Sedro Woolley.


Stanwood Dairy Farmer Works to Keep Cows Alive in Cold, Snowy & Windy Conditions

Stanwood, Wash. – All of this cold, windy weather is really taking a toll on our agriculture industry. We’re seeing overnight lows and gusty winds blowing out our farms, crops and livestock. In Yakima Valley, the Washington Dairy Farm Association says some 1,800 cows died in the winter storms this m


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Suspect in hit-and-run turns himself in; his car struck police car and another vehicle

An Anacortes man turned himself in at the Anacortes Police Department late Feb. 13 about four hours after his vehicle reportedly collided with a police car and another vehicle and he fled on foot.


Aberdeen Teacher Arrested for Rape of a Child

A physical education teacher at McDermoth Elementary School in Aberdeen was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of a 2017 sexual assault of an 11-year-old male relative in Marysville.


Loving the Snow -- and our readers!

Anacortes American readers shared over 200 photos with us of the February snow event affecting Fidalgo Island and all of Skagit County. Click on the collection to the left and scroll through to see the amazing sights of our snow-covered island.


Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an outbreak of the contagious virus.


High school basketball finals from Thursday night

Both the girls and boys won their games in Thursday night’s Lynden doubleheader. The Lynden girls defeated Cedarcrest 70-44, with Keylie Hershey scoring 18 points for the Lions. On the boys side, the Lions beat Bellingham 68-27. Both teams will host Burlington in the winners bracket Friday night. Th


Lawsuit alleges Arlington police ‘radically escalated’ encounter with distraught 17-year-old girl before shooting her

A federal civil-rights lawsuit filed Thursday alleges two Arlington police officers used excessive force when they shot and critically injured a suicidal 17-year-old girl who refused to get out of her car and held a 3-inch pocketknife to her throat.