Sept. 28, 2013
Council Member Ryan Walters, Council Member Eric Johnson, Council Member Cynthia Richardson, Council Member Erica Pickett, Council Member Brad Adams, Council Member Brian Geer,Council Member Bill Turner
Dear Council Members:
The muddlement of the City of Anacortes-Tethys Enterprises water agreement stands for a city process gone wrong during this mayoral and city council election. Now is the time to rekindle citizen trust by voting to terminate the Tethys water agreement in writing.
The city [...]
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Anacortes American Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tethys’ pullout draws mixed response BY KIMBERLY JACOBSON
Reactions are mixed to the announcement last week that Tethys Enterprises backed out of its plans for a bottling facility on the island.
Some residents were pleased the proposed 1-million-square-foot plant is off the table while others are lamenting the potential jobs lost. But all are looking to the future and how Anacortes could plan to best utilize the property — and how to attract a [...]
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Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash. Wed., July 30, 2013 Anacortes land expansion to be reviewed
By KATE MARTIN
MOUNT VERNON — Anacortes’ proposal to expand its city boundaries to accommodate a beverage bottling plant has passed one of several administrative hurdles, despite reservations by one county commissioner. Skagit County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to review the city of Anacortes’ proposal, which includes incorporating and rezoning 11.2 acres southwest of the intersection of Reservation and Stevenson roads into the city’s [...]
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Despite city’s assurances, shortages loom in the future
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:41 PM
Reader Commentary, Anacortes American Wednesday, April 24, 2012
BY ROSS O. BARNES Anacortes, Wash.
The City of Anacortes’ 55 million gallons per day of continuous and 11 million gallons per day of interruptible Skagit River water rights are recognized as a principal water supply resource in Skagit County that will be increasingly called on to supply the future needs [...]
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Anacortes American, Feb. 27, 2013
In response to the City Council and others’ injudicious resolve to continue moving forward with the Tethys proposal, I ask that we consider the following:
Water is Earth’s most vital resource. The next world war will be over water rights. Scientists have already predicted which countries will run out of water first and the mass exodus that will follow.
Can you imagine entire countries void of human life because there [...]
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The New Oil
Oct 8, 2010 9:45 AM EDT
Should private companies control our most precious natural resource?
Sitka, Alaska, is home to one of the world’s most spectacular lakes. Nestled into a U-shaped valley of dense forests and majestic peaks, and fed by snowpack and glaciers, the reservoir, named Blue Lake for its deep blue hues, holds trillions of gallons of water so pure it requires no treatment. The city’s tiny population—fewer than 10,000 people spread across [...]
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Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.
Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012 2:05 am | Updated: 10:28 pm, Sat Dec 8, 2012.
By Mark Stayton
At least one crucial deadline has been met.
But developers of a proposed 1 million-square-foot bottled beverage manufacturing plant in Anacortes have plenty of other hoops to jump through before the project gets up and running.
Tethys Enterprises, Inc. met a Dec. 1 deadline to acquire property rights to at least 30 acres within city limits. [...]
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012, The Anacortes American Letters to the Editor Huge bottling plant threatens our quality of life How will one of the largest water bottling plants just off Highway 20 on Reservation Road help the people of Skagit Valley? The land will be located within the Anacortes city limits, gracing them with tax revenues. Jobs have been promised, though unlikely there will be many. This appears to be municipality business; after all, it is, or will be, [...]
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