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 By Ken Stern    News    May 3, 2022

Port of Skagit has vision for La Conner Marina development

CORRECTION / CORRECTED: May 17 is the meeting date: The conversation starts at 6 p.m. May 17 at Maple Hall. The Port of Skagit will present its vision for what Director Sarah Young calls “very big...

 
 News    May 3, 2022

State sues Postal Service for buying gas vehicles

OLYMPIA — The U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy were sued by the state of Washington, 15 other states, the District of Columbia and New York City for not buying electric vehicles while replacing 165,000 vehicles. State...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    May 3, 2022

Dreaming of funding for housing

Citizens of greater La Conner are invited by the Town of La Conner to participate in hearings the next two weeks. The town council first holds an obligatory public hearing May 10 before applying for a $30,000 economic development planning grant....

 

Miss you, La Conner

Hi. I’m in Texas now where I am nice and warm and it is much cheaper to live. I love my new house. I hope you are okay after that cold rainy weather. I’m homesick for all of you when the flowers bloom. I also miss the mountains and good fish. I...

 

Shelter Bay changes sought

On April 13 a meeting of Shelter Bay homeowners was held at Summit Park Grange Hall. It was well attended and all homeowners welcomed. No elected board members chose to attend. The group sponsoring the meeting is called the Rainbow Action Committee...

 

Center Street condos wrong size

I am a relative newcomer to La Conner and I have been surprised by the pending approval of the 20-unit condominium development proposed off of Center Street. As a developer of medical facilities for over thirty years, I have never seen the approval...

 

Great spring school concert

I would like to thank the La Conner Middle & High School for the wonderful 2022 spring concert on the evening of April 19. It was truly a tribute to the hard work of two teachers, Ms. Mitchell and Mr. Clark and their students! We were amazed at the...

 

Irrigation: Do the math

Ria Burns, apparently the manager for the state’s Department of Ecology’s water resources, including the Skagit River, would do well to take some classes on hydraulics. The only way to harm fish by taking water from the Skagit for irrigation...

 

Radical climate actions needed

Thank you for continuing to talk about our existential crisis in your last editorial, “The world after Earth Day.” I am sorry that you have not had anyone else saying that you were not radical enough but let me say it now: you were not radical...

 

Car free weekends needed

I would like to commend Ken Stern for his April 20 editorial calling for creating Car Free Sundays downtown. As he points out it would reduce our carbon footprint and help clean the air for not only our citizens and our children but also those...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    Community    May 3, 2022

New moorage credit card pay boxes

Parts of historic downtown La Conner are sporting a 21st century look these days. Four new solar-powered credit card pay stations have been installed to collect boat moorage and launch fees along the...

 

Town applying for development grant for Maple Avenue park

La Conner officials last week inched closer to their goal of developing park space on the town’s portion of the former Hedlin’s Maple Avenue ballfield. Council members during their April 26...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 3, 2022

La Conner schools adopt new math programs

The La Conner School Board has chosen the right formula – they hope – to raise student math test scores and provide instructional programs featuring more hands-on problem-solving and critical thinking skills. At their hybrid meeting...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 3, 2022

Baseball Braves blank Concrete

The La Conner High School baseball team made major strides with an impressive 6-0 league triumph at Concrete April 26. Braves pitcher Brogan Masonholder earned his first win by tossing a six-hit shutout that secured La Conner a two-game season...

 

La Conner Guitar Festival returns next weekend

The La Conner Guitar Festival is back after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning Friday, May 13 and ending that Sunday evening, music enthusiasts from La Conner and well beyond will gather in Maple Hall and the Civic...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    Community    May 3, 2022

La Conner weightlifter makes Hall of Fame

It is not a stretch to say that Chris Dariotis is a force of nature. After all, he has repeatedly defied both age and gravity. At 73-years-young, the La Conner business owner and commercial landscaper continues to reach new heights. The most recent...

 

Berry Cobbler

These are the ingredients I always keep on hand: milk, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and frozen berries. Mix them all up and we have a wonderful snack and something to enjoy with the morning...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    May 3, 2022

Public meeting May 10 for community development grant

Greater La Conner residents, particularly “lower income persons” are invited to the May 10 La Conner Town Council meeting to voice their interests in community development and housing needs ahead of the Town submitting a proposal for state...

 

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