We welcome Mark Wenzel, who starts as superintendent next month, looking forward to how he will work with people to build an even better district and embrace the rapid technological change impacting our students and teachers.
But mainly we look back this week at Chris Borgen’s strong career and the difference he’s made as the leader of our schools.
There’s a way to have fewer plastic bags in our community and fewer costs, including the costs we all pay to deal with all that trash.
What would the candidates do to keep Anacortes moving ahead and ensure it is well-positioned to thrive financially and continue to offer the quality of life we enjoy?
There are bridges here and elsewhere in far worse shape that the I-5 bridge. The challenge for leaders will be to get the I-5 crossing functioning as soon as possible — and then do meaningful work to fund and improve our bridges and highways and other neglected infrastructure.
Election filing ended last week with few surprises, but this election season should be anything but dull.
The Aug. 6 primary election will feature a four-way battle for Anacortes mayor. Incumbent Dean Maxwell seeks a sixth term. He faces serious challenges from Brian Geer, Laurie Gere and Mitch Everton, all of whom are well-versed in Anacortes affairs and have strong records of community involvement.
Let’s get on with the process of working with MJB to create a win-win situation that puts large chunks of its valuable property to work.