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 By Bob Raymond    Opinion    June 8, 2022

Two encounters with nature

Beauty: The Padilla Bay nature trail located five miles north of La Conner, across Highway 20, on Bay View Edison Road, is one of the best outdoor visits in western Skagit County. The 4-mile out-and-back trail tops District 5’s dike and separates v...

 By Bob Raymond    Opinion    May 24, 2022

Take time to decide on development

The introductory line to the Port’s Tuesday public session on the future of the La Conner Marina was “(we) have property ready for development.” Those words are frightening to many of us in La Conner who have experienced the Town’s eager approva...

 By Bob Raymond    Opinion    August 11, 2021

Basing decisions on clear public benefits

Last week’s paper closed the chapter and maybe the book on the Maple Avenue ballfield controversy. It is now in the past. Or is it? (“The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.” William Faulkner.) The Town’s decision has permanent effects and it may...


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