Port hikes moorage rates at marina

Boaters and campers tying up their boats or parking their RVs at the La Conner Marina will be paying 5% and 10% more starting in April. Port of Skagit Commissioners passed a resolution updating Marina moorage fees and “miscellaneous charges” at...

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2 Mavrik ferries done, 2 more to go

The high-speed passenger ferry MV Delphinus has joined the San Francisco Bay Ferry system after breezing through builder trials and two weeks of sea trials that tested speed, endurance and...

Come and hear journalist Tim Egan talk libraries, politics at Lincoln Theatre

Feisty National Book Award winner Timothy Egan writes about some of the most pressing issues of American life. He speaks at the Lincoln Theatre March 2 to raise funds for the new Mount Vernon...

Anacortes plans events center to replace Port's Transit Shed

The closure of the Transit Shed by the Port of Anacortes at the end of 2023 left this event-centered, artistic, music loving, car-show stopping town without a large-scale program venue. Anacortes City Councilmembers Ryan Walters, Christine...

Take state's salmon recovery grant survey soon

The Washington state Department of Commerce seeks responses through a 10 questions survey on a new Salmon Grant Program to advance salmon recovery efforts across the state. Funds from the state’s Climate Commitment Act are launching a new grant...

Council considers bond for fire boat

If February’s first town council meeting was any indication, new La Conner Mayor Marna Hanneman is in it for the long haul. The marathon Feb. 13 session covered new and old business and multiple discussion and action items before concluding with...

Sinclair Refinery gift helps Fire Dist. 13 heavy lifts

Fire District 13 emergency responders are used to pulling their weight – and then some. Now they’re getting much appreciated help. The added muscle is in the form of a new power loader gurney system purchased with funds from the HF Sinclair...

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Let's dance, shall we?

Salsa, waltz, swing, cha-cha – take your pick. The La Conner Retirement Inn was hopping on Valentine’s Day to ballroom dance. The most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day – is...

La Conner girls claim NW 2B bi-district crown

The La Conner High School girls’ basketball team took two different routes last week to reach the same destination – ­Victory Lane at Coupeville. The Lady Braves netted top honors on the girls’ side of the NW2B bi-district tournament with a...

Braves boys rebound from Coupeville loss to secure regional berth

Home sweet home. That time-honored phrase perfectly served the La Conner Braves well at last week’s Northwest 2B bi-district basketball tournament where they sandwiched triumphs on their home floor over Northwest Christian of Lacey and Auburn...

Who plays whom in regional round basketball

It’s Sweet Sixteen time for La Conner High School’s basketball teams. Both boys and girls teams have qualified for the round of 16 of the state 2B hoops playoffs. The girls’ team drew a No. 13 seed and have drawn No. 12 Toutle Lake in a first...

Meet Nizhoni Slowman, January Soroptimist student of the month

Nizhoni Slowman, a senior at La Conner High School, is the Soroptimist International of La Conner January Honored Student. She has a varied range of interests. She loves to experience the outdoors...

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Open your eyes to spy short-eared owls

The short-eared owls are migrating birds visiting this area from October through April. They are not nocturnal birds like other owls, but hunt during daytime hours. They look for voles and field...

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How to attract more garden pollinators

Gardening is a wonderful way to connect with nature, and it's even better when you can use it to help support the local pollinator populations. Bees, butterflies and other insects play a crucial...

'Music Man' opens Friday at McIntyre Hall

McIntyre Hall will ring with perhaps 76 trombones when the Skagit Valley College’s music department presents “The Music Man.” This is Meredith Willson’s 1957 story of the fast talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill and his stop in River...

Editorial: Build a bridge to the future

The one project and institution that, indisputably, all people in our community and on both sides of the channel rallied around and supported with time, ongoing work and money, was the building of the La Conner Swinomish Library. That became a...

Your democracy does work

Here’s an inside look at how your democracy works in ­Olympia.  We just passed the deadline for bills to make it out of the House of Origin, meaning House bills needed to pass the House and Senate bills had to get voted out of the Senate....

Response to Sen. Muzall's column

The Oxford English dictionary defines progressivism as “advocacy of progress, reform, change or innovation.” I think all of us can agree that these efforts are vital to our society if it is to succeed as time and circumstance proceed and...

The other side of the Boldt story

On Feb 13, 2024, the Skagit Valley Herald printed a story titled “Effects of the Boldt Decision Felt 50 Years Later,” showing the same bias Judge Boldt had to begin with in 1974. Article 5 of the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty had one sentence...

La Conner could shine with art-themed energy infrastructure

Viewing parts of the electric grid, such as transmission towers and substations as public art is actually a decades old concept. The colored glass used in high-rise buildings since the early 1960s...

Shannon Lee Bowerman

Shannon Lee Bowerman February 5, 1964 February 1, 2024 Shannon Lee Bowerman (O'Fallon) passed unexpectedly but peacefully on February 1, 2024, surrounded by her family. Shannon was the first born...

Police Blotter

Thursday, Feb. 15 11:19 a.m. Be cautious about calls – Medicare scam where someone called and stated they needed to issue a new card, but the victim would need to verify all the personal information first. The victim did not fall for this and did...

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Raspberries with yogurt

My husband, Kevin, and I were recently at a conference in Portland, Oregon. Break times were catered. Something similar to this was served in a break. The ones we enjoyed tasted like a thick berry...

Legal Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SKAGIT IN PROBATE No. 24-4-00025-29 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In the Matter of the Estate of JOHN STANLEY FURE, Deceased. The personal representative named...

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Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23: Community Blood Drive. La Conner High School Gymnasium, 404 N. Sixth St., La Conner. Coordinated by Bloodworks Northwest, high school students and La Conner Kiwanis Club. Questions: Dorothy Downes,...

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