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Snee Oosh mail thefts under investigation

Swinomish Police have asked those with security cameras along Snee Oosh Road to contact the department following a rash of recent mail thefts in the area. Tribal officers began fielding reports of suspected mail theft along the heavily traveled road...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    May 12, 2021

Hedlin property sale gained Town $8,075

All the figures and details for the almost two acre Hedlin property on Maple Avenue that the Town of La Conner bought and then sold the same day this past March are complete. This third Weekly News...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    May 12, 2021

The nation’s infrastructure is us

The nation’s crumbling infrastructure was suddenly a local story in your community newspaper last week. The page 1 headline blared “Shelter Bay water line break required boil water advisory.” Less conspicuously, without water constantly...

 

Church open for prayer

Many things have changed in our small town this past year, but the little Methodist church at the top of the hill in La Conner remains as committed as always to doing no harm, doing good and staying in love with God and our neighbors. At this time,...

 

Seattle needs to increase support for salmon

The City of Seattle is seeking a 50-year federal license for its Skagit dams, likely our last opportunity to require that Seattle help save Skagit salmon and steelhead from extinction. Over the past couple decades, Seattle has contributed roughly 59...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    May 12, 2021

Sold home prices in area dropped in April

The nine homes sold in the La Conner area in April are almost double the five homes sold in March. They sold at a 12% average lower price, $430,000, Northwest MLS Services reported. The month’s sales are almost half of area home sales since two...

 

La Conner Drug vaccine clinic runs with volunteers

Kathy Gowan is not the retiring type, after all. In a previous life the Rexville area resident was a labor delivery nurse. Now she has come out of retirement to join the corps of health care...

 

Survey for La Conner high alumni banquet fall date

For decades it has been a tradition for the La Conner High School Alumni Association, the oldest active organization of its kind in Washington state, to hold an annual banquet each spring to honor that year’s graduating seniors. For the second...

 

La Conner Firemen’s Association helps those in grief

Out of tragedy, members of the La Conner Firemen’s Association have launched a new program to comfort those grieving the loss of loved ones. Association members and La Conner volunteer firefighters have begun providing blankets, gift cards,...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 12, 2021

La Conner football team wins league title

In a short season, the La Conner High football team went a long way. All the way, in fact, to the top of league standings. Not too bad for a group some thought would be continuing a rebuild under new head coach Jeff Scoma. Instead, the Braves raised...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 12, 2021

Undefeated La Conner netters capture league crown

The two-time defending state champion La Conner high volleyball team made the most of a season shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns. Not only did the Lady Braves play four matches in five days...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 12, 2021

Dramatic shootout win for boys’ soccer finale

The La Conner high boys’ soccer team closed out a shortened spring season with a win in their longest match of the campaign Friday. Andre Knudson clinched a 2-1 Braves home triumph over Grace Academ...

 
 By Bob Hamblin    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Ecological niches and their importance everywhere

I have a science background and love to compare environmental systems. Some systems may mirror others to some extent but many have unique relationships. Some people have a handle on what are called key species or perhaps apex predators. These...

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Tuesday, May 4 7:18 p.m.: Spring spurt – Report of several motorcycles driving at excessive speeds. Bay View Rd., Bay View. 7:58 p.m.: Someone’s knocking – Caller reported a banging on her door. Deputies contacted a female who said she...

 

Beet and Orange Salad

Beets are available year round. They are easily grown from seed here in the Pacific Northwest. Beets are a root vegetable that stores well and keeps well. This recipe calls for one large roasted red...

 

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