Native Americans carry offerings for the First Salmon ceremony

We bless this fleet

Five-year old Drea Edwards-Gould hugged her Auntie Melinda tight as the Swinomish Fish and Game Enforcement boat pulled out of the docks and propelled in one of the four directions to make an...

First Street will switch to one-way

The La Conner Town Council last week chose to forego the path of least resistance when dealing with future downtown traffic flow and parking. Rather than table action and extend discussion of options for S. First Street, council members voted 4-0...

Two musicians stand behind four guitars

Guitar Festival fills La Conner with music

A couple thousand artisans, luthiers, musicians and wood millers from as far away as Italy and Spain, landed here last weekend for the sixth annual La Conner Guitar Festival to see, listen to and...

Man stands beside berry vines

Berry good: Dean Swanson is outstanding La Conner alumnus

He was raised and again resides on a diversified century-old farm north of town, but more than any single crop it's been goodwill that Dean Swanson has spent a lifetime cultivating. "I've been lucky...

A superstructure is lowered onto a passenger ferry hull

A 'mating' milestone marks Mavrik ferry #3

Ferry #3 under construction by Mavrik Marine had a little sunshine on Thursday, May 16, when its superstructure was rolled from one Mavrik building to another. The hull has been under construction in...

State biologist named to town emergency panel

A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ­biologist will look to maintain the ­chemistry enjoyed by the Town's ­Emergency Management ­Commission since its inception in 2023. Three-year town...

Court of Appeals may consider Henrie's Shelter Bay board case

The 2023 lawsuit brought by then-resident Jan Henrie against the Shelter Bay Community’s board of directors executive committee may be considered by the Washington Court of Appeals. Skagit County Superior Court Judge Laura Riquelme granted the...

Dave Cram takes the oath as school superintendent

In preparation for becoming interim superintendent of the La Conner School District, Dave Cram took the oath of office during the district’s board of directors meeting Monday and he did not stop there. The school board methodically and...

Teacher at a table helps children with math games

Math Night adds up to fun time for students, families

Math can be serious stuff, but it's also a great vehicle for fun and games. That was spelled out at La Conner Elementary School during the annual campus Math Night celebration May 1, when parents,...

Braves trio qualify for state 2B/1B golf

Three of six La Conner High School golfers advanced from Northwest Tri-District 2B competition to state brackets this week in Tumwater. Seniors Abigail Udlock and Sammy Williams and junior Corran...

Braves junior Kendall Lee qualifies for state tennis

Kendall Lee has brought her A-game – as in Anacortes – to area tennis courts this spring. The La Conner High School junior has competed in 2024 for Anacortes head coach Jeff Leer and the 2A...

Baseball, softball shine in league awards

The La Conner High School baseball and softball teams fell short in their respective league title races this spring, but they were winners nonetheless. Both programs were recipients of 2024 Team Sportsmanship Awards in recent balloting by their...

Library Happenings

Instead of my regular La ­Conner Swinomish Library column, Jim Airy, who was board chair during much of the 2020-2022 state audit period and I would like to respond to the recent article about library audit findings in the May 15 La Conner Weekly...

Anna Tivel releases new music

We’re splitting the difference between singles and the album drop for La Conner born and raised musician, Anna Tivel. I first discovered Tivel while covering the 2023 Christian Lee Hutson/Fenne Lily tour stop in Seattle for The Daily of the...

Goldfinches perch in a tree

American Goldfinch

This is the time when the male American Goldfinch looks his best! You can't miss seeing them with their bright yellow feathers and they hope that the females will do the same. They come to seed...

A&E Briefs

Mark your calendars for some upcoming fun activities. Skagit Community Band free ensemble concert: “Postcards of Gratitude” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Maple Hall. This concert features groups that represent all sections of the band,...

We're long overdue for a county library system

If there is fault to be had and people to be held accountable for the state auditor’s staff finding shortcomings in the oversight of the La Conner Rural Partial County Library District – for that is what the library’s official name is ...

That mist in your valley deserves protection

Almost 50 years ago I ­extracted myself from a life and livelihood in our nearest ­metropolis to follow a dream, a soul mandate, to live in Skagit Valley. A decade earlier, when I was 16 years old, I’d seen it for the first time and its beauty...

Follow God for the good of all

Well, I don’t need to write what is happening in our own country and around the world. Unless one is living under a rock, or is deliberately denying what is before our very eyes each day, we clearly see the U.S. and other countries are in a world...

Police Blotter

Sunday, May 12 7:38 a.m.: Hoax or mirage, maybe – Report of multiple cows in the road. A deputy checked the area and did not find any loose cows or issues with the fence. Highway 20 / La Conner-Whitney Road, greater La Conner. 1:32 p.m.: You...

Puzzles

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Asparagus and lemon

This recipe works well with thicker stalks of asparagus and serves two. Get them as fresh as possible. The lemon flavor enriches the dish. I finish up in the microwave to get to the tenderness we...

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Legal Notices, May 22, 2024

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The Town of La Conner is seeking qualifications from an exceptional team of professionals that can develop a master plan for an interdisciplinary project that will reconnect and help revitalize an industrial area adjacent...

Community Events Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum Porch Sale. Fabric, notions, yarns, threads, roving, patterns, books and lots more for quilters and fiber artists at really low prices! 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June...

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