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  • Asparagus and Garlic

    Patricia Aqiimuk Paul|May 3, 2023

    We are blessed to have family members who fish, hunt and gather Yes, springtime! Love the flowering trees, shrubs and fields. Springtime foods available include asparagus. The robust asparagus, thicker than a school pencil. Sold by the bunch. I prepare by soaking in cold water. Swish it around a bit. Then hold under cold running water. Hold each asparagus spear in both hands and snap. Use the tops in this recipe. Save the bottoms for another recipe. Ingredients Asparagus, one bunch Garlic, 1...

  • Local shops have new local owners

    Anne Basye|May 3, 2023

    Two La Conner institutions have new owners – and one of them a new name. Purchasing the Reclamation Candle Company and Coffee Bar from Barney and Tammy Richard was a no-brainer for Greg Whiting and Jenelle Whitton. "We loved La Conner and we loved coffee and we wanted to do something together," said Whitton. Specifically, they loved La Colombe coffee, which Reclamation served. They continue to sell the ethically sourced coffee at the 106 South First Street store. The shop is now called Ravens Cu...

  • Police Blotter 4/23-4/29

    Skagit County Sheriff Office|May 3, 2023

    Sunday, April 23 3:17 p.m.: Up in flames – Two vehicle collision that left one vehicle fully engulfed in flames. A driver of one vehicle was pulled out of the car by citizens. One of the vehicles was traveling southbound on the road and entered the curve in the roadway failing to negotiate the curve and driving straight through it into the northbound lane. The vehicle was believed to be attempting to pass. The vehicle crashed head on into a vehicle traveling the opposite direction. Fir Island Rd...

  • Marina Moorings 5/3

    Chris Omdal, Harbormaster|May 3, 2023

    Spring is in the air! Birds are flying through, tulips are blooming and boaters are waking up from their winter slumbers. We are seeing more and more people every day down on the docks. We have a pretty robust crew of boat mechanics down here. While they stay busy all winter, things really ramp up for them in spring and you can see them all bustling. Boats are getting cleaned off, engines getting prepared for the coming season and things are finally starting to warm up. The winter moorage...