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  • Rainbow over La Conner

    Rainbow after rain

    Sarah Walls|Oct 18, 2023

  • The winner and his sister look at winning pumpkin.

    Sunny day for Christianson's Pumpkin Festival

    Sarah Walls and Ken Stern|Sep 20, 2023

    Harvey Cardwell from Oregon City, Oregon grew the winning pumpkin at the 13th Annual Skagit Valley Pumpkin Festival at Christianson's Nursery Saturday. The pumpkin weighed 1,460 pounds. It was the first time he had ever grown and weighed a pumpkin in a contest. He has grown vegetables before but this was the first year he grew pumpkins. Just how much water does a giant pumpkin need? Up to 600 gallons daily during the heat of summer said Cardwell when asked. He has two more growing at home also....

  • A review of Matika Wilbur's 'Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America'

    Sarah Walls|May 17, 2023

    Like many of my neighbors, I made plans after work on April 25th to join in celebrating Matika Wilbur's anticipated new book release "Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America." I have followed Wilbur's amazing cross country journey, mostly through her beautiful imagery and riveting stories posted on social media the past ten years. So when I first found out there was going to be a book of her journey in visiting all 562 federally recognized tribal nations, I was really, really...