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Santa paraded through Swinomish

In 2020, during the Christmas holiday season, Fire District 13 and the Swinomish Police Department drove through the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community with Santa Claus for the first time. This year,...

 

House of Tears carvers stop at Swinomish Reservation

On Sept. 19, 2004, nearly 17 years ago, the House of Tears carvers from the Lummi Nation in Bellingham, WA delivered and dedicated “Freedom, Liberty & Sovereignty” to the Pentagon, one of three...

 

Tulip Town Locals Night: onsite visitors once again

This time last year was a different story for our Skagit County tulip farms and gardens. The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus prevented in person visits to these beautiful flowers, so often a very popular tourist destination. The impact was...

 

Swinomish ‘March Against Addiction’

Last Wednesday the attendance record was broken at the sixth annual March Against Addiction at the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Due to the pandemic, everyone had to be in a vehicle to...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    April 22, 2020

Tulip Town in the time of coronavirus

Andrew Miller and four of his Skagit county high school friends and alumni bought Tulip Town last June from Anthony and Jeannette DeGoede, who owned it for 35 years. The group organized as Spinach Bus...

 

Local medical clinics on the front lines of COVID-19 outbreak

With social distancing the new normal due to a global pandemic, local health care professionals are turning more to technology in their patient care. La Conner area medical clinics have employed secure video platforms to connect with patients...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    May 9, 2018

Trash talk from Skagit County's plastic bag lady

The Lincoln Theater teamed up with the Children’s Museum of Skagit County and Skagit Bag BANd Wagon’s Carol Sullivan to host screening the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” April 26. Sponsored by...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    April 5, 2018

This has to stop: Swinomish march on drugs

Close to 100 people from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community gathered with handmade signs at the SITC’s gym March 27. Holle Edwards, march coordinator said, “this is the fourth (annual) March...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    March 21, 2018

Drug drop-off program open on Reservation

On an unusually sunny Saturday March 10 at the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Swinomish Police Department’s Community Service Officer Brian Geer was spreading some sunshine of his own. Officer...

 

John K. Bob flag and medals return to Swinomish

World War II veteran John K. Bob was honored by his Swinomish tribe with a retirement ceremony for a special American flag and his war medals at a dedication at the Swinomish Social services building...

 

World War II Veteran John K. Bob honored Flag retired at memorial service

Over 200 people, including Veterans from all over, came together to participate in a special flag ceremony being hosted by the Swinomish Tribe Dec. 7. Family members of John K. Bob were the honored...

 

Socks collection for winter warmth underway

As the seasons change, many are already thinking of winter. Recall the bitter cold last winter. Being prepared for the wet and cold is critical, even though it’s hard to shift gears with all the bea...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    August 23, 2017

Eclipse shared by generations

Swinomish Tribal Member, Cassandra Gonzales made sure her eight-year-old daughter Aaliyah Gonzales had the proper ISO approved glasses to watch the historic Solar Eclipse. Aaliyah was the very first...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    August 16, 2017

Close up at Swinomish Days

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (SITC) invited Native American and First Nation people, their family, friends, and those wanting to learn more about Indigenous culture to their Reservation for...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    November 4, 2015

Just kickin' it

Taking a quick break from Friday afternoon’s store-to-store trick-or-treating in La Conner were Shawntey Perry, 5, Alexi Perry, 2, and Bradley Williams, 9. – Photo by Robin CarneenTaking a...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    November 4, 2015

Pear season

Two deer families gathered for a feast of fallen pears near a fruit tree on the Swinomish Reservation recently. – Photo by Robin Carneen...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    August 5, 2015

Canoe Journey

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community provided a rest stop for paddlers on this year’s annual Canoe Journey, “Tribal Youth Pull 2015,” which is a youth paddle to Muckleshoot. After coming ashore,...

 
 By Robin Carneen    School    June 24, 2015

Summer Gymnasts

Cousins Kimi Ward, left, Chas James and Raylee Ward were taking advantage of open gym night on Friday at Ground Zero Gymnastics in Burlington. – Photo by Robin Carneen Edward...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    June 3, 2015

Polinated

This bee’s legs were loaded with pollen as it did its buzzywork on a Ceanothus bush blooming on the Swinomish Reservation last week. – Photo by Robin Carneen...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    February 4, 2015

For the love of hawks

Ever-loyal 12s were in high spirits on Friday with the prospect of our home team in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Enjoying a tailgate party held at the Swinomish Casino were Susan Ann and Brent Bob and...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    December 3, 2014

Wintering over

This is one of several hummingbirds that have decided to stick around Swinomish and La Conner this winter. This little hummer was part of a group feasting on winter blooms at Swinomish. – Photo...

 

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