Double shooting suspect shot after high-speed chase / Raw video, photos

Update:  Man shot by police last month in Mukilteo dies / The Herald (Everett), March 18, 2014 INVESTIGATORS •Pursuit stretched from Camano Island to Mukilteo •Speed topped 100mph (Mukilteo, WA)  On a Sunday mid-afternoon in western Washington, a high-speed chase that covered parts of two counties was but one episode in a dramatic string of… Continue reading Double shooting suspect shot after high-speed chase / Raw video, photos

Video captures young Bald Eagle’s struggle to survive

(Camano Island, WA)  When Jeff Butts learned a young Bald Eagle might be in trouble an hour away from his Edmonds home, he knew he had to take action. “It was a no-brainer,” Butts said. That same day, Butts made the drive to Camano Island and located the eagle. The young bird had recently left… Continue reading Video captures young Bald Eagle’s struggle to survive

A Camano Island Moment

Mount Baker appears beyond Skagit Bay in this view from the English Boom Historical Park on Camano Island.

One of my favorite places to visit on Camano Island is the English Boom Historical Park. Located near a tiny airfield where the runway literally ends at the edge of a bluff overlooking Skagit Bay, you’re still more likely to see bald eagles than planes coming from that airport  (although, you could also see small… Continue reading A Camano Island Moment

A special place

VIDEO For starters, please allow me to say, “Hello.”  After taking a new job that involves a lot of time on the road, I’ve become a bit of a stranger to those of you who had regularly read this blog.  Sorry for the absence, but there hasn’t been much free time.  And I’ve resisted the… Continue reading A special place

VIDEO: Chasing swans…

Chasing swans… from Mark Horner on Vimeo. Washington state’s Skagit Valley is a well-known winter home for swans and geese.  I hadn’t planned to videotape those feathered snowbirds.  Until my parents called the other day. My mom told me there were tens of thousands of swans in several fields along Pioneer Highway between Stanwood and… Continue reading VIDEO: Chasing swans…