Evening Star Archives

For 15 years, from July 1995 to October 2009, Win Anderson singlehandedly published the Evening Star, the island predecessor to the Guemes Tide.

The Star was a folksy community paper, full of news, opinions, anecdotes, history, and reflections on island living, mostly from the perspective of Anderson, a former journalist for the Tacoma News Tribune. The late Betty Crookes, formerly a Chicago-area journalist, was a frequent contributor with profiles of interesting islanders.

After Win retired, the Tide was launched in large part because of our love and respect for the Star and our understanding of the vital role the Star played in building and maintaining a sense of community.

The 143 issues of the Star continue to provide informative and entertaining reading. We invite you to explore the complete scanned set of the Evening Star that is archived here.

How to Read the Files

Open the file and read it online:
Click on an issue link. The issue will open for on-screen viewing. If you’d like to save it to your computer, click on the disc icon or choose “File” and then “Save as…”. That should allow you to select a destination on your computer, rename the file if you wish, and save.

Save the file on your own computer (download) before opening:
PC users: Right-click on the issue link and choose “Save link as…” or “Save target as…”

Mac users: Command-click on the issue link and choose “Save to Disk.”