Articles from the March 21, 2018 edition

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 By Ken Stern    News    March 21, 2018

Shelter Bay planning to end water agreement with Town

In a quietly, lawyerly way, the issue of the Town of La Conner’s replacing its broken water main with a 16-inch pipe heated up last week. Mayor Ramon Hayes, in his March 13 report to Town Council, informed them that “Shelter Bay put it in wri...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    March 21, 2018

Council supports in-town MoNA auction

The Town of La Conner formalized its support for the Museum of Northwest Art by passing a resolution recognizing its “annual fundraising auction as an official local event” to cement the auction being held in La Conner. The Town Council aut...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    March 21, 2018

Drug drop-off program open on Reservation

On an unusually sunny Saturday March 10 at the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Swinomish Police Department’s Community Service Officer Brian Geer was spreading some sunshine of his own. Officer G...

 

Braves Club gets help with donation from Sheriff's benevolent association

AN INVESTMENT IN OUR FUTURE – Skagit County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tobin Meyer delivered the goods: a $1,000 donation to the La Conner Schools Braves Club after school program from the Skagit C...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    March 21, 2018

Musings -- on the editor's mind

We really spring ahead this week. Sandard time is way in the rearview mirror, daffodils have long been in bloom, it’s light earlier and the sun sets obviously later daily and there is warmth, glorious warmth. Leaf buds that have been stretching, s...

 

Guns and bullets mean tears and heartaches

In the letter from Mr. Ginn and in the Citizen’s View (March 14), both correspondents assign the causation of mass killings to people with mental health issues rather than guns. The Reagan administration initiated the closure and defunding of many p...

 

Resolution for the Year of the Bird - a Big Order

In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” and...

 

Community Announcement: Glen Johnson speaks Thursday

Local farmer and writer Glen Johnson hosts, sponsors and has organized a public meeting at the Civic Garden Club March 22 at 7:30 p.m. He will discuss several different issues pertaining to flood protection, fund raising for expensive projects,...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    March 21, 2018

When everyone wins

Why do smart and successful and experienced people set themselves up for heartache, strife and failure – and pain? A journalist in Akron, Ohio titled a book of essays about his people “The Hard Way On Purpose.” That’s the Akron of LeBron James...

 

Firefighters climb to top of Columbia Center

Representing Skagit County Fire District 13 at the Scott Firefighter Stair Climb on March 11 were Charlie Baldwin, Woody Weiss and Conrad DeGroot. This annual, national Stair Climb supports the...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 21, 2018

La Conner students join nationwide walkout

La Conner Middle and High School students walked out of their classrooms Wednesday morning, taking the first steps toward what many vow will be a lifetime commitment to civic involvement. They...

 

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