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Articles from the April 5, 2022 edition

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 By Ken Stern    Community    April 5, 2022

Community forum hears La Conner’s growth will continue

Some 30 town and area residents gathered last Thursday evening, March 31, in the La Conner school district auditorium seeking answers to “How does our town grow? and to ask their own questions at a...

 
 By Joan Cross    Community    April 5, 2022

La Conner’s ‘Tulip Pedal’ launched Tulip Festival

Decades ago, each March as the northwest mystic sky started to show the sun through cracks in the clouds, we were tempted to get on our bikes and pedal around the farm roads to see how the daffodils,...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    April 5, 2022

Starter homes and La Conner’s future

There is a cadre of La Conner and area residents caring and committed enough to the town’s future that they show up at Thursday evening workshops addressing “Growing Pains” and Zoom in, participating in public hearings on a conditional use...

 

A dream and bucket list item fulfilled

Eighteen month ago I retired from a 35 year Boeing career and purchased Tillinghast Postal & Business Center. It truly was a dream come true. Ever since I was a young girl, my dad would bring me and my family to La Conner in search of antiques at...

 

Choosing words carefully

Dear Editor: I noted your comments stating: “Every word we use needs to be carefully chosen” in your editorial linking national Women’s History Month and the Russian war against the Ukraine. I thought the need to carefully choose our words is...

 

A better world for birds

To the Editor: I would like to add a few words to Mel Damski’s article about the birds in which he quoted me. Your readers need some suggestions of how to further learn about birds. Educate yourself. Look up abcbirds.org, allaboutbirds.org,...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 5, 2022

New app helps students learn Lushootseed language

La Conner School District board members met March 28 in a hybrid meeting to discuss changes coming to the school and even a new app. The board anticipates extending its high school Lushootseed language education program to the eighth grade. To help...

 

Restaurants put community fundraisers on menu

La Conner residents have an appetite for supporting local causes. To help feed that generous spirit, the community’s restaurants and cafes have added regular fundraising events to their menus. In February, Santo Coyote Mexican Kitchen donated 20%...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    April 5, 2022

Gilkey Square marketing icon do-over

Called a “re-do” by advocate John Leaver, the draft design of the above 16-foot-wide by 26-inch-tall by 5-inch-thick centerpiece is proposed for the southwest corner of Gilkey Square. Ken Barnes...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 5, 2022

Braves baseball team crushes Concrete

It has been a rough road this season for the La Conner High School baseball team. But on Friday, the Braves were able to roll over Concrete in their NW2B/1B home debut, with a 13-3 victory behind solid starting pitching from Nathan Bailey and...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 5, 2022

Elementary school salmon project spawns interest across curriculum

La Conner fifth graders did some old school livestreaming at Hansen Creek near Sedro-Woolley last week. The students released into the upper Skagit River tributary the salmon they have been raising...

 

Ukraine flags wave across La Conner

Walking along First Street, you will find dozens of tiny Ukrainian flags in flower pots outside restaurants and shops. These flags represent La Conner’s support of Ukraine and show how one small...

 

Your 10th District legislators sum up session

The 2022 legislative session concluded on Thursday, March 10. The short 60-day session was fast paced and intense. After the COVID restrictions loosened up, I was among the first in Olympia to show up...

 

Your 10th District legislators sum up session

In my work representing our community, I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many of you and your neighbors, listen to your concerns and learn about what issues affect your daily lives. It’s clear...

 

Residents criticize Center Street condo project to hearing examiner

La Conner Town hearing examiner David Lowell was an active listener last Thursday, March 31. He heard an hour and a half of testimony during a public hearing for a conditional use permit (CUP) for a proposed three-story condominium building on...

 

Your 10th District legislators sum up session

Is this the best we can be? Appointed to the state Senate just before the Legislature convened in 2020, I have now completed my third session. As a political outsider, I must say my experience in Olym...

 

Washington Legislature 2022: A short summary of what passed

Brooklynn Hillemann Washington State Journal Gov. Jay Inslee said lawmakers delivered on his call to take “big, bold, action,” after the 60-day legislative session ended March 10 in Olympia, with a $64.1 billion supplemental state budget...

 

Skagit County Police Blotter

Monday, March 28 2:56 p.m.: Inn trespasser – A person who has previously trespassed was on the premise but was gone when deputies arrived. An hour and a half later, she returned. She was contacted and removed from the area. La Conner Country...

 

Blueberry Tomato Salad

Any variety of tomato would be delicious in this recipe. I used small cherry tomatoes, cut in half or thirds. Cutting tomatoes allows the flavor from the tomatoes to intermingle. I checked my raised...

 

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