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Town water off Jan 31 - Feb 2

Anacortes will be shutting down the water main that serves La Conner on Jan. 31, 9 a.m. thru Feb. 2, 1 p.m. During this time La Conner will provide water service supplied by the 1.5 MG (million gallons) water reservoir; 3 days should not be a...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 31, 2018

Teachers glean 'Sound' advice at local conference

The new semester at La Conner Schools picked up STEAM on several levels last week. Teacher Steve DeLeon’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) class was part of the equation at the 19th annual “Storming the Sound” conference...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    January 31, 2018

First Puget Sound boat race of season this Saturday in La Conner

Puget Sound’s first race of 2018 is Saturday at 9:45 a.m. It starts from Conner Waterfront Park, under the Rainbow Bridge. Come watch the perhaps 35th annual “human powered” only watercraft...

 
 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 Janet Laurel    News    January 31, 2018

Our Valley Struts it Flowers

I know it read like a poem but that is how one feels when you see the flower fields. God sent bolts of pure Colors, painted in large swaths, acreage wide: Long, filled with pure blues, yellows, reds....

 

Museum of Northwest Art issues continue

I have lived in La Conner since 1980 and my late husband Bob and I have been MoNA members, supporters and donors for over 30 years. We were married at MoNA in 1986, back when the Museum was in the Gaches Mansion, the days of Art and Rita Hupy. So...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 31, 2018

Musings - on the editor's mind

Ursula Le Guin died last week, on Jan. 22. She was a rarity: a great writer and marvelous human being whose large heart and brilliant vision – along with her huge literary talent – transformed the genre of science fiction. I read “The...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 31, 2018

The time is now for our new La Conner Library

The state legislature’s passing of a capital budget, with its $500,000 appropriation for a new La Conner library, won by the long, hard and skillful work of Susan Macek, her Library Foundation board and a probable list of behind the scene...

 

Our large art-loving community

A valley wide shout-out to Claire Swedberg and the Skagit Valley Historical Museum by bringing our community together by celebrating our 80-year history with North West Art. It was standing room only at Saturday’sJan. 20 gathering for a panel...

 

Error [in last week's letter to the editor]

To the Editor, I made a mistake in my Jan. 24 letter to the editor. The amount of flow at the sewer plant, due to inflow and infiltration, should be 113 gallons per person per day. I forgot to count the flow from composting. It means that 60.4...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    January 31, 2018

Folks flock to La Conner for first Birding Showcase

Chamber of Commerce Director Heather Carter had the right bait to bring droves of birders to the first La Conner Birding Showcase: world renowned owl expert Paul Bannick. It worked: Over 350 people...

 

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