Articles from the May 3, 2017 edition

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 By Sandy Stokes    News    May 3, 2017

Experts say tribe's Shelter Bay lease proposal unsustainable

Shelter Bay Community leaders gathered a panel of experts to give residents the lowdown on the “best and final” lease proposal from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. In short, the tribe’s proposal which would include substantial rent incre...

 
 By Sandy Stokes    News    May 3, 2017

County seeks clarification on tribal jurisdiction claims

An attorney with the Skagit County Prosecutor’s Office sent a letter to an attorney for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community seeking clarification on jurisdiction the tribe claims in proposed changes to its tribal constitution. An amendment to t...

 
 By Sandy Stokes    News    May 3, 2017

Town could eliminate hotel tax committee

La Conner Town Council will consider adopting an ordinance that would disband the town’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. The town established the advisory committee in 2009 to study and make recommendations on how the “bed tax” collected from overn...

 
 By Sandy Stokes    News    May 3, 2017

La Conner weighs in on refinery project

The comment period on the proposed Tesoro Anacortes Refinery “Clean Products Upgrade Project” environmental review ends Monday and the Town of La Conner has made itself an official party of interest. Councilwoman MaryLee Chamberlain first bro...

 

PATRICIA "PAT" ANN CASPERSEN

Pat, a 30-year resident of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, April 17. In her final days, people who loved her came from as far as Alaska to say goodbye. She was 39... Full story

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 3, 2017

La Conner High track teams show mettle, win medals

The La Conner High track team stayed in the running at the Skagit County Championships last week in Anacortes. Well in the running, at that. While one of the smaller enrollment schools at Rice Field, La Conner High proved long on talent during the...

 

Bamboo Coffee closed

I am moving on to my next adventure in life. Due to my medical reason, I have closed Bamboo Coffee. I have completed my task by putting love into the shop over eight years. Thanks for concerns and the cares during tulip season. I appreciate your...

 

Tax shift

Did you look at your property tax statements, and notice your county road tax, etc. increased? They did – minimally, because 931 Shelter Bay parcels were removed from the county property tax rolls, as the non-payors “revenue” was “sh...

 

Shelter Bay speed limit

The Safety Committee has recommended a 20 mile per hour speed limit on all community streets except for Shelter Bay Drive. I feel this is an unnecessary change that will incur added community expenses for purchase and installation of new speed limit...

 

Skagit Co. Sheriff's Office POLICE BLOTTER

Monday April 24 3:24 p.m.: Opps! – A resident at the La Conner Retirement Inn misplaced $60. They found the missing money later. Tuesday April 25 8:30 a.m.: Camping – A homeless man was reported staying on private property with a tent in...

 

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