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Anacortes High School cancels 2019 football season

ANACORTES, Wash. — Anacortes High School has canceled its 2019 football season months in advance. "It's a difficult decision, an emotional decision," said ...

Students settling in at new Anacortes High School

ANACORTES — Students in Anacortes High School teacher Pilar Burkland's advisory class started their school year Thursday morning on a patio with sweeping ...

Anacortes changes school start times

ANACORTES — For many students in the Anacortes School District, the school day will begin at a new time next year.

Anacortes opts out of varsity football | Sports

ANACORTES — Anacortes will not field a varsity football team for the 2019 season.

Anacortes hosts high school regatta

The Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association held its Fleet Racing Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes.

Anacortes police arrest armed man in woods near Anacortes High School

An incident involving an armed and potentially suicidal man camping in a tent near Volunteer Park led to a police search and ultimately an arrest on Friday.

New Anacortes High School will feature natural light, open spaces

ANACORTES — When Anacortes High School students return to school in the fall, they'll be entering a building filled with natural light, modern equipment and ...

Anacortes students say community needs to do more to prevent teen suicide

Two high school students in Anacortes say more needs to be done to prevent teen suicide. It's a message the community paid attention to at city hall Thursday ...

Gym renovations have Seahawks playing away from home

With renovation being done on the Anacortes High School gymnasium, several of the school's teams have had to get used to new surroundings.

Prep Roundup: Anacortes boys' soccer team beats Ferndale

ANACORTES — Josh Smeltzer scored two goals, Luke Rutz had a goal and two assists and the Anacortes boys' soccer team avenged a loss earlier this season ...

County track and field championships start today | Sports

It's the longest-running prep track and field meet in Washington, and today will kick off its 113th year.

Prep Roundup: Seahawks strong in home meet

ANACORTES — Saville Feist's record-setting day was the highlight of the Anacortes track and field team's three-team meet Wednesday at home.

Anacortes High School makes progress on Rice Field

ANACORTES — Construction on Anacortes High School's new Rice Field football stadium is on track, on budget and has come a long way in the last few ...

Prep Roundup: Anacortes blanks Sedro-Woolley

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Anacortes pitcher Riley Pirkle was impressive in the Seahawks' Northwest Conference softball game Monday against Sedro-Woolley.

Seahawks survive slow start, ride momentum to state

ANACORTES — The storyline could have been much different for the Anacortes boys' basketball team.

Skagit Valley Herald Baseball Player of the Year: Ty Saunders

Ty Saunders will suit up next baseball season for the University of Portland.

Prep Softball: Anacortes thumps Burlington-Edison

ANACORTES — The Anacortes softball team rolled to a Northwest Conference victory Tuesday behind a great game by Riley Pirkle.

Emerson High School students dedicate mural

MOUNT VERNON — The south side of the Tri-Dee Arts building in downtown Mount Vernon has a new mural thanks to a group of Emerson High School ...

Prep Roundup: Cubs claim conference title

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The Sedro-Woolley baseball team clinched the Northwest Conference title Thursday with a 4-2 victory over Sehome.

Anacortes School District to add new building | Local

ANACORTES — A new 5000-square-foot building on the Anacortes Middle School campus will allow for an easier transition during the construction of the new ...

Former Burlington-Edison assistant new grid coach at Anacortes

ANACORTES — The Anacortes High School football team will be playing in a new division — and has a new coach, too.

Seahawks advance against North Kitsap

MOUNT VERNON — If there was any question the Anacortes girls' basketball team was ready for a stint in the Hardwood Classic portion of the Class 2A State ...

2018 Prep Football Preview: Anacortes Seahawks

ANACORTES — Whether you're looking between the hash marks or on the sidelines, this year's Anacortes football team will sport a new look.

2019 Prep Baseball Preview

Anacortes Seahawks. Coach: Pat Swapp (fourth year). Conference: Northwest. Last year: 20-3. Key returners: Ty Saunders, sr., SS/P; Ryan Rubalcava, sr., P/inf.; ...

Pairings set for regional round of basketball playoffs

Three Skagit County high school basketball teams have been seeded among the top eight for their 16-team state tournaments.

Alumni Update: Notaro playing for Washington State baseball team

Former Anacortes baseball star Anthony Notaro has seen the field in his freshman season on the Washington State University baseball team.

Prep Roundup: Tigers knock off Seahawks

BURLINGTON — The weather was perfect Monday as the Burlington-Edison girls' tennis team hosted Anacortes in a nonconference match.

Burlington-Edison picks up first football win

ANACORTES — The Burlington-Edison football team has had a bumpy start to its 2018 season.

Prep Roundup: Tigers win home meet

BURLINGTON — Audrey Knutson was a multiple-event winner Thursday for the Burlington-Edison track and field team in a three-team meet.

Prep Roundup: Bulldogs get past Mariner

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon boys' soccer team nosed ahead of Mariner on Tuesday night with a second-half goal.

School districts, teachers continue contract talks

Not many people attend the average school board meeting, but on Thursday evening 68 Anacortes teachers and supporters filed into a board meeting in the ...

La Conner library moving closer to new facility

LA CONNER — The La Conner Regional Library Board is pushing to fully fund a new library construction project by year's end.

Hearing set for brassica seed ordinance

The Skagit County commissioners will take public testimony Tuesday on a proposed ordinance that seeks to protect the county's brassica seed industry.

Prep Roundup: Sedro-Woolley, Lynden Christian battle to tie

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The Sedro-Woolley soccer team's prospects looked good early in the Cubs' Northwest Conference match Wednesday against the Lyncs ...

Sports Stars 2019: High School Athletes of the Year

Read the latest edition of the Skagit Valley Herald in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of ...

Fundraisers | Skagit

GLASSYBABY SALE: Purchase a handcrafted glassybaby at the Dads & Grads pop-up sale all day Friday, June 14, at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes.

Prep Roundup: County track meet kicks off

LA CONNER — Taino Ferdinand kicked off the 113th Skagit County Track and Field Championships on Wednesday in memorable fashion.

Prep Golf: Three B-E boys' golfers advance to second day

The Burlington-Edison boys' golf team sent a trio of golfers to the second day of the Class 2A state tournament.

Prep Roundup: Cubs blank Pioneers

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The Sedro-Woolley baseball team continued its solid play Monday afternoon, notching yet another win.

Skagit Valley Herald Boys' Swimmer of the Year: Emmett Moore

In the end, not even the cancellation of a postseason swim meet could knock Emmett Moore and his teammates off their game.

A look back: Skagit County's top stories of 2018

Below are some of Skagit County's top stories of 2018: Northern State redevelopment reaches milestone. Efforts to redevelop the former Northern State Hospital ...

Prep Roundup: Concrete picks up first win

LA CONNER — The Concrete softball team is winless no more.

Pedestrian hit, killed on Chuckanut Drive

An 84-year-old Bow woman died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Chuckanut Drive.

Prep Roundup: B-E girls host golf invite

BURLINGTON — Central Kitsap's Brittany Kwon made it four straight titles Monday in the 27th Annual Burlington-Edison Girls' Invite at Skagit Golf & Country ...

Former Mount Vernon basketball coach to be honored

MOUNT VERNON — When the idea first arose to honor former boys' basketball coach Mac Fraser, Mount Vernon Athletic Director Chris Oliver wasn't sure it ...

County exploring 'recovery campus' for homeless services

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County commissioners are exploring a major investment in homeless services, a one-stop shop for those looking for help.

Anacortes High School design off and running

ANACORTES — Community members got a first glimpse Tuesday of what the new Anacortes High School might look like.

On the Beat

DRUG ARRESTS. Three Burlington men were arrested Thursday after an 18-month investigation into a multistate drug cartel with connections to Mexico.

Community gallery comes to Museum of Northwest Art

LA CONNER — Current and former Anacortes High School students will be the first to have their work displayed at the Museum of Northwest Art's new ...

Prep Baseball: Cubs rack up 17 hits in win over Tigers

BURLINGTON — The Sedro-Woolley baseball team shined Tuesday afternoon against Northwest Conference rival Burlington-Edison.

Mount Vernon claims team titles at county cross country meet

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The individual championships weren't especially close down the stretch.

2018-2019 Prep Boys' Basketball Preview

Here's a glance at hoops teams for Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Burlington-Edison, La Conner, Sedro Woolley, Concrete and Mount Vernon Christian.

County hears proposals for changes to land use plan

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County commissioners on Tuesday heard arguments on amendments to the county's land use policies during a public hearing.

Prep Roundup: Anacortes doubles team gets off to flying start

MOUNT VERNON — The Anacortes High School doubles team of Garrett Hilyer and Ryan Rubalcava had a scorching start Saturday at the Sub-District 2A ...

Why a retired Anacortes teacher kept a piece of paper for more than 60 years  The Seattle Times

After reading stories from Teacher Appreciation Week, one former teacher sent us a gift from his students that he's kept for more than half a century. Here's his ...

Prep Football: Blaine upends Anacortes

ANACORTES — The Anacortes Seahawks' quest for their first win continues.

Anacortes runner Feist has made a speedy recovery

ANACORTES — Saville Feist doesn't remember the vehicle collision that sent her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Fidalgo pool plan moves forward

ANACORTES — The Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center District commissioners voted unanimously Monday to move forward with a $28.4 million plan to upgrade the ...

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2018 Prep Girls' Swimming Preview

Anacortes Seahawks. Coach: Leslie Mix. Conference: Northwest. Key returners: Emma Bakke, sr. (freestyle); Brenna Palmer-Perry, sr. (freestyle); Mackenzie ...

'I miss him every day:' Teacher battling cancer pleads to find missing dog

A beloved Anacortes teacher battling stage four cancer is now facing another hardship: his companion dog is missing. Every school day, biology teacher Victor ...

Burlington-Edison grad working with wrestlers in India

As a young wrestler taking to the mats in Burlington, Andy Cook dreamed of someday going to the Olympics.

FIRST Robotics Competition proving ground for future engineers

MOUNT VERNON — Cheers, chants and applause exploded from the gym turned robotics arena at the FIRST Robotics Competition at Mount Vernon High ...

Family, friends remember teen with 'Day of Kindness'

ANACORTES — Friends say Madison Myers was kind and giving, quick to smile and easy to befriend.

2017-18 Prep Boys' Swimming Preview

Anacortes Seahawks. Coach: Leslie Mix. Conference: Northwest. Returners: Alyosha Bondar, jr. (breaststroke); Maksym Bondar, jr. (breaststroke); James Drew ...

Young woman dies on I-5 near Alderwood Mall | 790 KGMI  KGMI

5-14-2019. LYNNWOOD, Wash. — An 18-year-old Bothell woman died after she fell from the Alderwood Mall Overpass and hit a semi early Sunday. The semi ...

Skagit Valley Flyers win state lacrosse title

TUKWILA — The Skagit Valley Flyers have won their first state title.

Suspect charged in 1987 homicide

Thanks to advancements in DNA technology, a suspect in the 1987 deaths of a young Canadian couple has been arrested and charged with murder.

Anacortes to install artificial turf at Alton R. Daniels Field

ANACORTES — The Anacortes City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the installation of artificial turf at Alton R. Daniels Field in Volunteer Park.

McIntyre scholarship winner took nontraditional route to college

MOUNT VERNON — Alexander Hood will be the first to say he wasn't a stellar student during his time at Anacortes High School.

Traditions abound at high school graduations

At just about every high school graduation ceremony, certain things are bound to happen.

Get to Know: Cort Senff

Cort Senff. Age: 16. Occupation: Student. Education: Sophomore at Anacortes High School. Residence: Anacortes. What I like most about living here: “I've lived ...

Anacortes Ferry Terminal concessions to change hands

ANACORTES — The Anacortes Ferry Terminal concessionaire who lost the rights to operate to an out-of-state company will shut down by the end of September ...

Get to Know: Kim Turner

Kim Turner. Birth date and place: 1973 in Tampa, Florida. Occupation: Physical education teacher and group fitness instructor. Residence: Conway.

Skagit County residents share thoughts on grizzly bear restoration

MOUNT VERNON — The idea of bringing grizzly bears back to the North Cascades drew strong opinions from residents during a meeting Wednesday with the ...

Complete burn bans in effect

Complete burn bans are being implemented today in unincorporated Skagit County and within the cities of Mount Vernon and Anacortes.

Riquelme to run to retain judge seat

Skagit County Superior Court Judge Laura Riquelme announced Thursday she will run to retain her seat.

Speedway gears up for another season | Sports

ALGER — As Skagit Speedway readies to kick off its 2018 season, track owner Steve Beitler plans to stick to the philosophy that if it's not broke, don't fix it.

Calder Wood of Anacortes competes at Cyclocross World Championships

ANACORTES — You can hear the whine of rushing air and the rip of wheels as tire tread struggles to bite deep into the well-trodden, twisting trail just beyond a.

Math teacher, longtime runner McLean thankful for time at Peninsula High  The News Tribune

Peninsula High School is losing a valuable member of its faculty. Dan McLean, a math and AP economics teacher at Peninsula since 2008, is moving to ...

Best High Schools In Washington 2017: U.S. News And World Report

Best High Schools In Washington 2017 - Seattle, WA - The annual list is out and 54 Washington state schools rank among the best in the U.S. Find out which ...

High school seniors from across Washington state commit to STEM by signing letters of intent  GeekWire

Top athletes may get much of the attention when it comes to signing days and committing to a university to continue playing a particular sport. But in Seattle on ...

Judge rejects fine for Texas oil company in deadly Anacortes blast  KUOW News and Information

The largest workplace-safety fine in Washington history has been overturned. A state appeals judge on Friday rejected a $2.4 million fine that oil company ...

Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba in charge of 'L.A.'s Finest' | 790 KGMI  KGMI

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expanding a comic book's mythology can bring slighted characters to the forefront. That's also the ...

Wallie Funk leaves his mark on the area

Wallie Funk's first editorial for the Anacortes American in 1950 called for residents to preserve local history.

Anacortes Soroptimist club awards 22 scholarships

Soroptimist International of Anacortes recently awarded scholarships totaling $78000 to 22 Anacortes students. Scholarships are funded with proceeds from the ...

Youth Corps taking applications

Each summer, hundreds of teens collect thousands of pounds of trash from along state roadways as part of the Youth Corps program.

In wake of Flint, Tacoma water problems, Skagit County school districts test for lead

The hallways at Jefferson Elementary School in Mount Vernon are unusually silent as Mike Arrington makes his way from classroom to classroom.

Northwest Career and Technical Academy inspires kids to serve

MOUNT VERNON — One day, a kid in Jack Greaves' Fire Science and EMT class at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy could save a life.

Navy flights back on track after weekend shutdown

Flight operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are returning to normal this week after a Growler incident Friday halted operations.

Swinomish hold March Against Addiction

SWINOMISH INDIAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY — On March 24, Aurelia Bailey thinks of her nephew.

Tech meets teamwork in FIRST Robotics Competition at Mount Vernon High School

MOUNT VERNON — Robots stormed castle strongholds Saturday during a competition in front of a few thousand people at the Mount Vernon High School gym.

Skagit County Fire District 13 wins management award

Skagit County Fire District 13 has earned a management excellence award from the Washington Fire Commissioners Association, the 11th time the district has ...

This Weekend — R&B legend Curtis Salgado returns

Legendary soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonicist/songwriter Curtis Salgado, touring in support of his latest album with guitarist Alan Hager, "Rough Cut," ...

Love Story: High school classmates reconnect at reunion  The Spokesman Review

She noticed the handsome football player with the friendly smile at Anacortes High School. Faye Asseln recalled, “I had a little crush on him and said to myself, ...

Get to Know: David Johnson

David Johnson. Age: 63. Residence: Mount Vernon area. Job: Sponsorship coordinator with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Family: One daughter in her first ...

Woolley Trail Runs back for an eighth year

Terry Sentinella created the Woolley Trail Runs eight years ago after running the length of the Cascade Trail for the umpteenth time.

Ellensburg baseball prepares for Selah in anticipated CWAC matchup  Daily Record-News

The Ellensburg baseball team started warming up during a blustery day in preparation for what could be the toughest test on its schedule.

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Just 2 regular-season weeks remain; which Whatcom football teams can punch their playoff tickets?  The Bellingham Herald

Week 8 of the high school football season sees a number of Whatcom County teams playing important games Friday night.

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