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 By Nancy Crowell    A & E    November 23, 2022 

Same decade, different views

Looking at the photos and reading the stories in Jeanne Hansen's book, "Alternative Voices: 1980s Punk San Francisco," one thing is clear to me. We lived in different worlds during the 1980s. I was...

 

Autumnal equinox was a photographer's dream

Every year, twice a year, the sun sets directly beneath the Deception Pass bridge – on the Spring equinox and the Autumnal equinox. For years it has been a kind of ritual for photographers to gather...

 

La Conner's westside channel bird family

Our local seahawks (aka ospreys) return annually to nest on this pole on the westside of the Swinomish Channel near the Swinomish offices and raise their young. Once endangered due to the impact of...

 

Bravo arts and parks commissions

Thank you to the voice of reason presented by the arts and parks commissions regarding the placement of a giant “Love La Conner” sign in Gilkey Square! I am baffled that anyone would want to change the character of our charming square by...

 

Hunters poached rare Alaskan goose

Gary Bletsch was at March’s Point Dec. 5, 2021, doing what he does most days – looking at birds. When he spotted a pair of rare emperor geese among the brants and other waterfowl in the area,...

 

Skagit Valley hops harvesting is news

Amy Moe and Byron Betts are bringing an old crop back to new life in the Skagit Valley. They are the first hop growers to surface in the valley in years. While most people think of eastern Washington...

 
 By Nancy Crowell    News    October 31, 2018

Memorial Elm tree replacement completed

Do you know the origins of Memorial Highway’s name in Mount Vernon? It honors the 50 Skagit County men who died in World War I. To commemorate them, the road was originally lined with 50 elm trees....

 
 By Nancy Crowell    News    January 31, 2018

Donation given to Skagit County Historical Museum

Local Coldwell Banker Bain real estate brokers Don Elliott and George Roth formed a unique partnership with the Skagit County Historical Museum and have recently made a donation in an effort to help...

 
 By Nancy Crowell    News    January 17, 2018

Owls - A Story of Hope

Above everything, Paul Bannick is a good storyteller. It’s a skill the noted naturalist and photographer has been honing since childhood. As a boy in Bellevue, Bannick loved exploring the fields...

 
 By Nancy Crowell    News    January 10, 2018

The falconers among us

Local color – You have probably heard the repetitive booming cannons and the recorded distress calls emanating from fields in the Skagit Valley during growing season. Those artificial warnings a...

 
 By Nancy Crowell    News    October 28, 2017

Cougar rumors only that

UPDATE: A horse was killed. Owner George Dill, of the La Conner La Conner Polo Club, said it was his "best horse, worth thirty grand." Reached in Australia, Dill said he was told "the side of the horse's neck was eaten off." - Ken Stern, October 28....

 

Skagit Valley grains making worldwide impact

The world’s wheat and barley enthusiasts, professionals and hobbyists alike, flocked to the 2017 Grain Gathering at Washington State University’s Bread Lab food campus last week. Over 300 people from 23 states and seven countries spent three...

 

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