Articles from the May 26, 2021 edition

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Waterfront rentals get green light from staff and planning commission

New Town Hearing Examiner David Lowell has begun his tenure reviewing a proposed waterfront project that enjoys a strong current of local support. Town Planner Michael Davolio and planning commissioners have endorsed applications by Chip and Janie...

 

House of Tears carvers stop at Swinomish Reservation

On Sept. 19, 2004, nearly 17 years ago, the House of Tears carvers from the Lummi Nation in Bellingham, WA delivered and dedicated “Freedom, Liberty & Sovereignty” to the Pentagon, one of three tra...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Memorial Day: honoring our dead

Memorial Day is Monday, the time when we stop to consider our war dead, who “ gave the last full measure of devotion,” as Lincoln said at Gettysburg in 1863. War, we know war. Yearly there are fewer World War II veterans among us and the same is tru...

 
 By Mel Damski    Opinion    May 26, 2021

If I ran the zoo

Gun violence in the United States is exploding. Over 7500 people have been killed so far this year and it is only May. And that does not include unjustified police shootings which continue to rise....

 

Biden a faithful Catholic

On April 30, Joe Biden completed 100 days in office with approval ratings higher than any president at this stage for 40 years. He leans heavily on a brand of Catholicism that disappoints some on the left and on the right, both inside and outside...

 

An open letter to:

Citizens of La Conner La Conner Town Council I am appalled and disgusted to have witnessed the inept and downright shameful way the mayor and town council have bungled the Maple Avenue ballfield transaction. Through the Hedlin family’s generosity, fo...

 

Republicans in La La Land

Based on what I saw on January 6th and the Republican re-writing of history in response to this vicious act of insurrection, I believe that more right-wing violence is inevitable. I also believe that many in the Republican party have traded their all...

 

Skagit County Fair is August 11-14

Plans are well underway to welcome everyone back to “Come, Sit, Stay & Play for a Howlin’ Good Time” at the Skagit County Fair, August 11-14. After a very challenging 14 months, the Fair is looking forward to welcoming the community back. “We’v...

 

County fairgrounds vaccine clinic closing June 26

The final day to drive-up or make an appointment for a first-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Skagit County Fairgrounds is Saturday, June 5. Skagit County Public Health is closing out first-dose vaccine services at the fairgrounds following this date...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 26, 2021

Lady Braves hoop team races to top of league standings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no state basketball tournament this year. But the La Conner High girls’ basketball team, the defending state tourney runner-up, played – and won &...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 26, 2021

Braves win two home hoop contests

Fancy passing was no mere passing fancy for the La Conner Braves during their first week of spring hoop action. La Conner passed effectively both in transition and in its half-court offense,...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 26, 2021

Running back Kali Adams named state player of week

La Conner’s Kali Adams wowed fans by rushing for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns in the Braves’ 41-0 shutout win at Darrington in the team’s season finale. The sophomore running back impre...

 

A fond farewell, not goodbye

There are times in life when you just know “it was meant to be.” Ginger Olson, for the last 8+ years, provided business services and more at Tillinghast Postal & Business Center. When Lucy Kelly dec...

 
 By Jared Fair    Community    May 26, 2021

Library opens on limited basis June 16

We are excited by the recent announcements from the CDC and Gov. Jay Inslee’s office and we look forward to taking the next steps toward reopening. Based on current guidelines for public libraries in Washington State, we expect to begin welcoming p...

 
 By Anne Basye    Community    May 26, 2021

Tulip and daffodil festivals left everyone smiling

“We’re still big smilin’ even though the bloom is done for the season,” said Tulip Town’s May 14 Instagram post. “Such a great year sharing color and creativity with all our guests and digitally connected friends!” Cindy Verge, executive dir...

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Monday, May 17 3:33 p.m.: Car weaver – Report of a possible DUI driver. Deputies checked the location, but were unable to locate him . McLean Rd., Greater La Conner. 4:38 p.m.: Didn’t go far? – Report of an erratically driven vehicle w...

 

Views looking back over 1,000 miles

Barb and I have always been proud to say that we lived in La Conner since we moved here in 1990. As my birthdays accumulated, age related issues prompted us to make a serious change in our lifestyle,...

 

Baked Cod and Lemon

Surprisingly, the lemon is the predominant flavor in this recipe. We order Alaskan cod from the Butcher Box. Each fillet is vacuum sealed and frozen. The lemons I bought from Costco and they were...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    May 26, 2021

CORRECTION AND UPDATE: Fall races: Challengers for La Conner council seats

This corrects and updates the story in today’s May 26 print edition La Conner voters will have a choice to keep or replace the three Town Councilmembers in November’s elections. The Weekly News was in error in its story “La Conner offic...

 

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