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Town public works staff pumping water and digging into winter tasks

Winter officially started Dec. 21 – except on the calendar used by Town of La Conner Public Works Director Brian Lease. Lease and his staff began winterizing in October. No one can fault their...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    January 12, 2022

Skagit County now over 15,000 COVID-19 cases

Last Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Washington state Department of Health reported the 10,000th death in the state from COVID-19 since record keeping began in early 2020. In Skagit County, 156 people have died in that period. There were 14 county resident...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    January 12, 2022

50 rally for democracy Jan. 6 in Anacortes

Some 50 Skagitonians brought their flags, their signs and their concern for the present and future state of democracy in this country to the intersection of Commercial Avenue and 13th Street in...

 

If democracy matters to us

Almost everyone I know considers themselves a friend, family member – parent, spouse, sibling, child, cousin or other relative – an employee, teammate, buddy, sewing circle or book club member or coffee klatch participant. Very few...

 

Advancing a sustainable economy

In my work as your representative over the last three years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many of you and your neighbors, listen to your concerns and learn about what issues affect your daily lives. From those conversations, it is clear the...

 

Blood donations needed

Seattle — A half-day supply is all that remains on the near-empty shelves at Bloodworks Northwest. It has again declared a “Code Red” alarm to combat the “most prolonged, most severe blood shortage in recent years,” affecting local...

 

SCOTT STEPHAN WILME

Scott Stephan Wilme died peacefully in his home with his family close by on December 30, 2021 in La Conner, Washington after a long hard battle with cancer. He was 53 years old. Scott grew up predomin... Full story

 

State auditors report La Conner is ‘clean’

It was billed as a special meeting but played out much like similar Town of La Conner audit exit sessions of the past. And that was good news for town leaders. The one difference is the 35-minute Zoom discussion between La Conner representatives and...

 

Inslee seeks legislation against election results lie spreaders

Washington State Journal On the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will support legislation criminalizing lying about election results. “It should not be legal in the state of Washington for...

 

La Conner girls basketball team wins at Coupeville

Though idle for two weeks beforehand, the unbeaten La Conner High School girls’ basketball team had no trouble shaking off the rust at Coupeville last Tuesday, Jan 4. La Conner returned to action showing machine-like precision in its half-court...

 

Braves cannot match high-scoring Coupeville in loss

It was a good news, bad news kind of night for Braves boy basketball at Coupeville last Tuesday. The good news is La Conner held unbeaten Coupeville, ranked No. 4 in state 2B boys’ polls, to nearly 20 points under their per game scoring average....

 

Lady Braves smash Concrete in hoops matchup

Concrete took a novel approach to slow down La Conner’s vaunted transition game during NW2B girls’ hoop action at Landy James Gym Saturday night. The visitors kept two players at the defensive end of the floor, only bringing three potential...

 

Art ball is landlocked buoy

Maybe you saw, as you drove down Maple Avenue last month, an Alexander Calder-like array of giant ornaments spinning on arms held in place by a giant magnet on a giant metal ball in a small front...

 

Catching up on 1960 La Conner graduate Roy Pearmain

Stories of kids walking miles to get to and from school rain or shine are the stuff of which legends are made. But for Roy Pearmain it is a story that is both true and represents the first step in...

 

Census survey shows many don’t trust COVID vaccines and worry about side effects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as of December 14, roughly 85% of adults ages 18 and over in the United States had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine but 15% remained unvaccinated. About 42% reported that...

 

Rotary made Father Treacy’s future

When the La Conner Rotary Club invited Father William Treacy to speak at their Jan. 3 meeting, members could expect a good tale from the 102-year-old Irish priest. The spry pastor did not disappoint...

 

Skagit County Police Blotter

Monday, January 3 5:58 p.m.: Nip from a stray – Caller calling about a stray dog he took in that had tried to bite him. The caller was advised he could surrender the dog to the Humane Society. N. 2nd St., La Conner. Tuesday, January 4 1:08...

 

Apple Cranberry Tart with Crumble Top

This is a throw together recipe using fresh fruit on hand plus utilizing that extra pre-made, refrigerated pie crust. Take care not to add too much cinnamon or brown sugar. That allows you to taste...

 

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