Articles from the April 3, 2024 edition

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 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 3, 2024

La Conner schools to lose its superintendent

La Conner School District Superintendent Will Nelson, the face of the local district for the past three years, is about to do an about face in terms of his professional career path. Nelson announced in an email to district staff last Friday that he...

 
 By Judy Booth    News    April 3, 2024
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Multitude of delays snag Snapdragon Flats development

A complex building project requiring the necessary permits from two separate permitting entities, a geology study, weather and possible staffing shortages – to say nothing of carving out a rock w...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 3, 2024
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Skagit Transit hears input on long-range plan

The public is getting a chance to tell Skagit Transit where to go – in a polite way, of course. The area's public transportation system, which last year celebrated its 30th anniversary, is hosting a...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    April 3, 2024

Anacortes Food Co-op reopens with growth spurt

Food co-ops in our communities offer amazing examples of thinking globally while acting locally to create a more sustainable world in people’s home towns. The Anacortes Food Co-op is doing exactly t...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 3, 2024
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State Rep. Paul visits La Conner, addresses key issues at public forum

Five years ago, 10th District State Rep. Dave Paul successfully lobbied his colleagues in Olympia to provide funding to build the La Conner Swinomish Library. Paul was at the library for a March 27...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 3, 2024

2024 Tulip Festival poster unveiled to council

It was only fitting that town officials would meet at the La Conner Civic Garden Club building for a report on the 2024 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The local floral extravaganza, which enjoys global popularity, was previewed by Nicole Roozen, the f...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 3, 2024

Parks commission sees new trees lining Morris Street

The La Conner Parks Commission wants to do more than plant seeds for La Conner’s future landscape. The five-member advisory board wants to plant trees, more than a dozen of them along Morris Street, at no cost to the town. Commission members Ollie I...

 

Tribe gets $700K grant for salmon habitat improvement

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community has received a $701,000 grant through the 2023 National Fish and Wildlife National Coastal Resilience Fund to plan for Skagit River salmon habitat improvement and flood resilience. The Tribal Community will...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 3, 2024

Track teams do well at MVC meet

Reigning state hurdles champion Tommy Murdock won three solo events, Morgan Huizenga climbed atop the medal podium twice, and the Lady Braves captured two relay crowns as La Conner High School’s track-and-field teams finished near the top of the l...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 3, 2024

Orcas teams flee La Conner with close wins on the diamonds

If it wasn’t for bad luck, the La Conner High School’s softball team wouldn’t have any luck at all. For the second time in four outings, head coach Loran James’ young club came up on the short end of a one-run contest. The Lady Braves (0-4 overall...

 

Soroptimists honor Hallie Walls for April

La Conner High School senior Hallie Walls has been selected as the Soroptimist International of La Conner Honored Student for the month of April. It's easy to see why when you look at all the...

 

April poetry readings scheduled

Authors will read excerpts from the “Madrona Poetry Project Empty Bowl Cookbook” at Village Books in Bellingham, April 8, 6-7 p.m. Readers include Tele Aadsen, Luther Allen, Jane Alynn, Michael Daley, Jessica Gigot, Georgia Johnson, Charles Chu...

 
 By Judy Booth    A & E    April 3, 2024
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Saratoga Inn: Great service, great rooms, great views

A dreamy, bluesy Frank Sinatra crooned the air at the 5-star Saratoga Inn in Langley as I entered the dining area for the complimentary breakfast last week. And after that, an Amy Winehouse song....

 
 By Bill Reynolds    A & E    April 3, 2024

Library talk explores how we see reality

Keeping it real is a popular phrase that movie director Stuart Rosenberg coined in the 1980s. But these days, there’s a question as to whether general reality even exists. That uncertainty was explored by Everett Community College philosophy p...

 
 By Madeleine Roozen    News    April 3, 2024

Eyewitness reports on aged pole replacement

Linemen for the county? Well, not exactly. When the Pedrozas and their neighbor on S. Second Street noticed the power pole outside their house was looking suspect in mid-March, Rene called Puget...

 

Support Library Giving Day

Residents can support the La Conner Swinomish Library through April 4 as part of Library Giving Day. Contributors join a national community that comes together annually to keep libraries vibrant. Gifts go directly to your library, making possible...

 

Police Blotter

Sunday, March 24 11:04 a.m.: Home, home on the range – Report of loose cows in the road. A deputy checked the area but was unable to locate them. Skagit City Road, Conway area. Tuesday, March 26 7:23 p.m.: They’ll go racin’ in the street – Report of...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    April 3, 2024

From the editor

If there is one thing that is certain in the dominant culture of the United States, it is that we are number one. The best. The greatest. Back in the halcyon days of certainty portrayed by Republican President Ronald Reagan, the metaphor was that we... Full story

 

Musings - On the editor's mind

If this was an editorial, it would be titled "Journalists to the ramparts to save democracy: Buy small newspapers" Journalists, self-reflective navel gazers, are quoting studies that 2.5 newspapers a week – 10 a month and 130 annually – closed in... Full story

 
 By Maggie Wilder    Opinion    April 3, 2024

A view from the Jenson Field neighborhood

Just beyond the deer fencing, lying between this old rotting house with fruit trees just as old, between these and a dense development, lies what used to be called a “vacant lot.” It might have been called a “swamp,” also, rather than a vestige...

 

A critical look at Snapdragon Flats

We live at the bottom of Snapdragon hill, one of those beautiful, quiet islands of wildlife in town, that made La Conner’s charm. It was covered in summer with wildflowers, people would come pick blackberries, deer liked to climb up the hill, t...

 

Prepare for the inevitable earthquake

On Dec. 27, 2022, a predicted 11-foot tide in La Conner Channel was met with low atmospheric pressure, high river flow and a western wind. As a result the channel rose to over 14 feet and spilled over along lower places on the eastern bank, flooding...

 
 By Greg Whiting    Opinion    April 3, 2024

Where Bitcoin's power needs meet volcanos

One probably wouldn’t think that El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele, would be particularly influential as regards the future of electric generation in the Pacific Northwest. Surprisingly, he mig...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. 703 S. Second St., La Conner.11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. qfamuseum.org, 360-466-4288. Current exhibits: La Conner in Bloom Challenge 2024: Roots and Threads: A Garden in...

 

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