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Articles from the February 16, 2022 edition

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A Burlington cafe hosted yet another maskless breakfast

Governor Jay Inslee will soon announce his plans to end mask requirements in schools and businesses. Many have probably already forgotten an outdoor mask mandate has been in effect since September, re...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    February 16, 2022

Helping the Town out

Greater La Conner, within and beyond the town's boundaries, is blessed with a plethora of volunteers. La Conner’s arts and park commission members are the institutionalists the government and surrounding community are fortunate to have. Their...

 

Water boat rocker

Last week the Town of La Conner paid the City of Anacortes $6,940 for reconciliation of the water bill for 2020. I objected to this charge and requested a meeting of the town’s utilities committee to explore alternatives. Their answer was...

 

We are a part of creation, too!

Planet Earth is in trouble. Devastating flooding and forest fires, to mention only two and warmer seas are eating away at the edges of the two polar ice caps at an unprecedented rate. These events can all be attributed to atmospheric warming,...

 

COVID-19 prompts Fire District 13 return to Zoom

The coronavirus pandemic continues to make its presence felt and not just in the number of new cases recorded across Skagit County over the past month. The virus crisis forced Fire District 13 to run smaller crews in early February and its three-memb...

 

Doing the same thing and expecting different results

Ron Muzzall, Senator Paid family and medical leave, while a good idea, has run into complications – the state-run fund for the program is insolvent. The Employment Security Department, responsible for collection of the taxes and payment of...

 

Girls’ hoop team routs Coupeville at Senior Night

On a special night, it was still business as usual for the La Conner High School girls’ basketball team at Landy James Gym last Thursday. The state 2B hoop team finished off an undefeated conference campaign with an impressive 87-13 romp past...

 

Braves end season with two league losses

It was a win-win night at Landy James Gym Thursday for both the Coupeville and La Conner boys’ basketball teams. The visitors won on the scoreboard, closing out what is probably the program’s first-ever undefeated regular season dating to 1917...

 

Braves beat Friday Harbor in playoff

Funny the difference a couple days makes. With their season in the balance, the La Conner Braves rebounded Saturday to defeat Friday Harbor 48-38 at Coupeville to advance to a Northwest 2B District Tournament date with Auburn Adventist last night....

 

La Conner wrestlers advance to state trials

La Conner High School wrestlers Delaney Cobbs and Kaliana Bill have grabbed spots in the Washington State Mat Classic at Tacoma this week. Cobbs was runner-up in the 190-pound weight class of the Northwest Regional Girls’ Wrestling Tournament in Se...

 

School board evaluates new superintendent

La Conner School District Superintendent Will Nelson was like a student facing a big exam Monday. The administrator, hired last spring and at the helm since July 1, underwent his initial job evaluation during a one-hour executive session at the end...

 
 By Rosi Jansen    News    February 16, 2022

Birth of an Elephant seal

The northern elephant seal named Elsie Mae, who has been known by Deception Pass State Park officials for a few years, gave birth to a pup on Jan. 31. Officials closed the Bowman Bay area to protect...

 

Skagit County Police Blotter

Sunday, February 8 8:31 p.m.: Road rage – Caller reported that 7 hours earlier a black Bronco had began following him and ended up road raging at him as the Bronco passed. Calhoun Rd, Greater La Conner. Monday, February 7 2:24 a.m.: Boat...

 

Onion Bread

A warm bread to snack on these chilly sunny days of late winter. The transition between winter and spring. Foggy mornings. Frosty mornings. Blue skies. This recipe is made in the bread machine. The br...

 
 By Ken Stern    A & E    February 16, 2022

See how important it is to be Earnest

How important is it to be earnest? How important is it to be honest? How important is it to enjoy a night of community theatre, either in person or by downloading it to view at home? Very important is the last answer. Find out for yourself from the...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    February 16, 2022

Council to consider Gilkey Square ‘marketing icon'

The La Conner Town Council may face a difficult choice at its Feb. 22 meeting: whether to green light $21,800 in already approved hotel/motel tax funds for a 11 foot tall “Love La Conner...

 

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