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Thank you La Conner community

Being one of the many retailers in La Conner, a major thank you goes to the La Conner Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber created a thoughtful virtual tour of the downtown stores. It is a great virtual promotion: If one couldn’t physically shop the st...

 

Open new doors to prayer

Both Sacred Heart Catholic Church and La Conner Methodist Church have signs on their doors reading “Church Closed.” Most of us recognize that is a sensible decision: large gatherings are just what we do not want at the moment. The loving thing...

 

Support Johnson for state senate

The first time I saw Helen Price Johnson was at a League of Women Voters salad supper. The evening featured not only salad but also the Island County Commissioners. Each commissioner gave a presentation to League members about issues, concerns and vi...

 

One Fish Two Fish

One of the joys of owning a small business is you become friends with the people you serve. The only sorrow is that COVID-19’s impact causes us to feel we are rearranging financial deck chairs on the Titanic. Handling the rising waters is easier...

 

Stay at home to be safe

To the La Conner and Swinomish area communities: As your local Fire Chiefs we have been working closely together to ensure the safety of our first responders and citizens during this crisis. We would like to thank all of you for helping keep our...

 
 By Cate Schultz    Opinion    April 29, 2020

The New normal: Reinventing our reality in a new era

Humans have seen troubled times before, but perhaps never quite like this. Certainly, World War I and World War II had huge global impacts, but not as quickly, nor as indiscriminately, as this world-wide pandemic. There is a lot of talk now about...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    April 29, 2020

When will our patience start?

We are not halfway there yet. We might not know or see or experience the halfway point. With luck, perhaps, it will pass, we will get past it, without realizing it. Patience. How hard that is, to be patient, whether we are three or 33 or 93? Of...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 29, 2020

Fire District 13 call involves asymptomatic virus patient

COVID-19 has been called an invisible enemy. Fire District 13 personnel can attest to that following a recent local emergency call. “We had a confirmed asymptomatic COVID-19 case this week,” Fire Chief Wood Weiss said during the district’s...

 
 By Dorothy Downes    News    April 29, 2020

What's not wrong

Once upon a time, before COVID-19, so many aspects of life, then taken for granted, added to the flow of our days: Economic opportunity. Operating schools. Open small businesses. Social “non-distancing.” Abundant “non-essentials.” Relative ea...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 29, 2020

Telehealth lends helping hand to local physical therapists

Physical therapy dates its origins to ancient Greece and Hippocrates, widely recognized as the Father of Medicine. Much about physical therapy has changed in the ensuing 2,500 years –...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 29, 2020

Technology game plan salvages La Conner High spring sports

The spring sports season at La Conner High went from being virtually cancelled to being resumed virtually. La Conner teams are using technology to remain active and take part in virtual competitions...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    April 29, 2020

Introducing Jared Fair: La Conner library director

Jared Fair, the new director of the La Conner Regional Library, has been manager of the Yakima Central Library and Southeast Libraries, 14 libraries in that district’s system. A native of Yakima,...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 29, 2020

Amanda Bourgeois chosen for school board vacancy

Five months after a crossroads election that saw the defeat of two La Conner School Board incumbents, the district panel has elected to continue down the path of change. The board on Monday chose Amanda Bourgeois to fill the Swinomish director...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    April 29, 2020

COVID-19 cases top 300 in Skagit County

COVID-19 reported cases in Skagit County may reach 320 by May 1. The 11 cases reported Sunday raised the total to 304 people with the coronavirus. Five positive cases tested Monday brought the total to 309. Forty people are hospitalized; 10 have...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 29, 2020

With amped up signage, visitors see social distancing message

La Conner has gone digital to get the word out on social distancing. The Town has placed a rented electronic reader-board at the roundabout entrance to La Conner that implores weekend visitors to ‘s...

 

Add your data to solve COVID-19

Would you like to help the scientific community improve their (and our) understanding of the transmission and impact of COVID-19? There are easy (and anonymous) ways to do that by answering a few simple questions about how you feel each day and...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 29, 2020

Sheriff's Office probing school, Town public works break-ins

Add La Conner Schools and the Town Public Works Department to the list of recent local theft targets. Burglaries occurred at the school transportation shop and La Conner Public Works garage a week ago Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, said Sgt....

 

We're Blue Without You

FLOWER FAIRY DELIVERS GOOD TIDINGS...

 

LISA MARIE WILBUR

In April 17, 2020, Lisa Marie Wilbur qualt-to-sah made her final journey. Lisa was a strong native woman with great faith and strong teachings from her elders. The legacy of her Wilbur and Charles fam... Full story

 
 By Mel Damski    Opinion    April 29, 2020

If I ran the zoo

Did you know that Shakespeare did some of his best work during a pandemic? And he even referenced it in his work. “A plague on both your houses” are Mercutio’s dying words in Romeo and Juliet....

 

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