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 By Ken Stern    Community    March 9, 2022

Farmers, merchants gather like before

Optimistic as always, late last year the La Conner Rotary Club planned their annual Farmer and Merchants Community dinner for March 7 in Maple Hall, until 2020 a yearly celebration and thank you to...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    March 9, 2022

Masks off, starting Saturday: Businesses say ‘come on in’

At the end of this week, starting March 12, wearing masks in most situations is optional. Companies will set their own rules. La Conner business owners responding to a Weekly News survey are embracing...

 

Reflecting on our forever pandemic

Everyone agrees that all of us are tired of the coronavirus pandemic, now in its third year. Fortunately, the omicron variant has waned, case numbers are down and hospitalizations are following that pattern of decline. Pattern. Waning. Alas, the...

 

My pandemic kick in head

Oh, how the pandemic has kicked me in the head, let me count the ways. I was just about to start a tour guide business, when COVID-19 kept the tourists from the tulips and daffodil fields, which was probably the safest place to breathe. Nope,...

 

Thanks for new gear

The Firefighters and Commissioners of District 13 would like to thank The Marathon Petroleum Foundation for their generous donation of $22,000 towards the purchase of our new structure firefighting personal protective equipment. The old gear was...

 

Swinomish Tribe collects but does not disburse taxes

The Swinomish Tax Authority used the same levy rate for 2022 as for 2021: $11.98 per thousand. But, the assessed value of homes in Shelter Bay and Pull & Be Damned increased from $178,838,070 to $196,284,197, an increase of $17,446,127. The Swinomish...

 
 By Penny Berk    Opinion    March 9, 2022

Reflection on my travels in Kyiv fifty-two years ago

Events of the last few weeks have made me recall my own travels in Kyiv, then spelled Kiev, and what I saw there in 1970 as a 15 year old girl. What comes to mind most clearly is our visit to Babi Yar and the official denial that it was even there...

 

A poverty of riches

If you were to ask me last year what our state’s financial position would be, I likely would have given a fairly grim outlook. However, the state is seeing a boom in tax receipts so large it could make you blush. The opportunity to provide relief o...

 

Center Street apartment project public hearings coming

Two public hearings are scheduled this month to address proposed construction of a 20-unit apartment building in the commercial zone behind the Slider Café on Center Street. But town officials...

 

Town talking small homes construction

Go big or go home. It is the popular mantra that encourages people to be bold. But, in La Conner, town officials may adopt an opposite yet equally bold approach – go small to provide more affordable homes. The planning commission is discussing...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    March 9, 2022

La Conner places fourth at girls’ state hoops tourney in Spokane

Denied a state title, La Conner ended the season on a positive note Saturday morning March 5 at the Spokane Arena with a 67-52 win over Raymond to get fourth place at the 2022 2B Girls’ Hardwood...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    March 9, 2022

La Conner baseball preview: It’s a ‘Braves’ new world

There was a time, not so long ago, when the La Conner High School baseball team strung together some magical seasons. Now veteran Braves coaches Jeremiah LeSourd and Andy Otis hope to rekindle that magic within a program that has been sidelined...

 

Small boat fire snuffed by boat crews nearby

Even the smallest of fires have the potential to stir up some trouble. A La Conner Maritime Service crew member noticed smoke coming from a sailboat at the end of J-dock in the La Conner Marina about...

 
 By John Leaver    Community    March 9, 2022

Donate to La Conner Ukraine relief fund

Ukraine is literally at death’s door and needs help. I have friends and distant family members that are in Kiyv. I was contacted by the very lovely and very caring Ms. Jean Wedin, who suggested we start a community fundraiser for Ukraine. As a...

 

In California, Kathy Herrera recovering after surviving near fatal ailment

Kathy Herrera doesn’t scare easily. That goes to show how harrowing the past few weeks have been for the former La Conner schools administrator who survived a recent near-death experience in California, where she is working on a charter campus...

 

Skagit County Police Blotter

Tuesday, March 1 10:23 a.m.: Photographer blocks road – Report of a man standing in the middle of the road taking pictures of vehicle traffic. No one was located. Rainbow Bridge, La Conner. 4:37 p.m.: Bay View prowl – Caller was parked...

 

LENTIL SOUP WITH HAM

A nourishing and filling meal. Any variety of lentil will do. I used red lentils. Their color cooked out, but the flavor did not. The rainbow carrot, being bright red, kept it’s color. A single bay...

 

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