Articles from the March 17, 2021 edition

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 By Anne Basye    Community    March 17, 2021

No Tulip Parade but … local color substitutes

A dozen La Conner shop windows are in flower as organizers prepare for a somewhat restrained Tulip Festival. “Last spring, our flower growers lived through multiple contingency plans that ended in ...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    March 17, 2021

At the start of the second year of our COVID-19 normal world

One year. It is a sad anniversary, a year since the coronavirus pandemic turned the world on its head. It has been a year of forced changes, uncertainty, sickness and death. It has been a year of working from home, reduced hours and lost jobs. It has...


Reflections on a year

March provides the first of several heavy anniversaries for Skagit County. On March 10, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Skagit County. On March 13, Gov. Jay Inslee closed schools in order to protect students, staff and the community...



Vernon Elliot Lovelace made his final trip and arrived in heaven on March 5th at 12:08 am. He was born in Temple, Oklahoma on November 5, 1934 to Vernon Elby and Inez Marie Lovelace. They moved to Bat... Full story



A Life Well-Lived Georgia G. Powers passed away peacefully on March 8, 2021 at Providence St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California with her children by her side. Born during the height of the... Full story


Major progress at halfway point of legislative session

We are more than halfway done with the 2021 legislative session and there is a lot of good news for families and businesses here in the 10th District. Here is a quick look at major bills that have passed the House and will make a meaningful...

 By Bill Reynolds    School    March 17, 2021

La Conner High baseball team swings for first time since 2018

They go in the books as a pair of double-digit losses, but the La Conner High baseball team’s setbacks at Friday Harbor and Coupeville last week represent a win-win situation of sorts for the...


Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Monday, March 8 6:30 p.m.: Sped away – Report of a speeding motorcycle. Deputies were unable to locate it. Calhoun Rd., Greater La Conner. Tuesday, March 9 12:09 p.m.: Broken into – Deputies responded to a burglary complaint. Deputies...


Cod Fried in Butter

We love fish! Preferably wild fish from the ocean. In my Alaska native community, fish is air dried, fermented in the earth, pickled in jars and eaten frozen/raw. In these parts, I enjoy pickled...


Council sells Hedlin property, oks new lot density, setbacks

Work before pleasure has long been the accepted order of things. But in La Conner, at least when it comes to the future of historic Hedlin’s Ballfield, the reverse is true. A full season of youth le...


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