Articles from the January 25, 2017 edition

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Gun rights and restrictions in lawmakers' sights

After Initiative 1491 passed with 69 percent of the popular vote in Washington last November, lawmakers in Olympia have proposed legislation to protect gun rights from further restrictions. The...

 By Sandy Stokes    News    January 25, 2017

Town moves to take over fire hall

The La Conner Town Council voted unanimously to cancel the town’s agreement with Fire District 13 and buy out its interest in the fire station on Chilberg Road near the roundabout. This move comes after Fire 13 in December announced plans to staff t...

 By Sandy Stokes    News    January 25, 2017

Ballots in mail this week for school levy vote

The 3,691 voters in the La Conner School District are being asked again to approve a school levy — this time to raise $2.5 million over two years starting in 2018. At the same time, the state Legislature, which is under court-order to fully...



La Conner farmer Joseph Louis Fohn, died on Tuesday, January 17 following a seven-year bout with multiple myeloma. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bertha, three sons and their spouses, seven grandchildren, one soon-to-be great-grandson, many... Full story


Braves avenge earlier league home loss to Orcas

So much for home court advantage. The Orcas Vikings had routed La Conner by 25 points at Landy James Gym in December. But the Braves were able to return the favor at Eastsound last week, posting a...


Skagit Co. Sheriff's Office POLICE BLOTTER

Monday Jan 16 4:06 p.m.: Toilet paper bandits – Someone had removed the metal toilet paper holders from the Morris Street public restrooms in La Conner; they were lying on the ground. Public Works took care of this. 4:09 p.m.: Check up –...


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