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Pleasant Ridge, Swinomish Memorial Day ceremonies

The weather was iffy, but the timing couldn’t have been better when Memorial Day ceremonies at the Swinomish Tribal Community Cemetery concluded Monday morning. Almost as soon as the tribal canoe...

 

4,300 without electricity Monday morning

Time stopped inside for almost 4,300 greater La Conner residents Monday at 8:23 a.m. They lost electrical power after a vehicle heading south on La Conner Whitney Road slid off the road, breaking an...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    May 31, 2022

Guns still don't add up

Because any newly penned editorial on gun violence and the prevalence of weapons of war in the hands of seemingly everybody only adds to long held positions, this editorial is being reprinted from Feb. 21, 2018, after the massacre at Marjory...

 
 By Anne Harvey    Opinion    May 31, 2022

Now is time to remedy Growler jet noise harms

Our nation faces many challenges. It has been decades since we have watched the horrors of war on the evening news. The atrocities of the war in Ukraine are a harsh reminder of the fragility of peace and prosperity in our world. Russia’s invasion...

 

Sometimes a salmon tourist

So, however you slice it, the more diverse the chances to edu-tain these tourists, the better. When tourists come and catch a sustainably raised, collaboratively grown fish, they will learn so much that their bill tips left behind would be a new...

 

Federal firearms legislation

Over the past two decades there have been nearly 20,000 deaths due to gun violence in the United States and since 2013 over 3,500 mass shootings. More than 2,000 firearms-related bills have been intoduced to the U.S. Congress. Proponents argue the...

 

Musings – on the editor’s mind

Hatfield and McCoy were sitting solidly in their seats, holding tightly on to their bourbons and beers for dear life, drinking doubles and ordering new rounds before their glasses were empty. You could tell they were shook but it would be a long...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    May 31, 2022

Center Street condominiums challenge waiting hearing examiner response

No decision on the reconsideration requests filed for the Center Street condominiums conditional use permit before hearing examiner David Lowell had been made by May 27. Four requests for reconsidering Lowell’s May 11 decision to approve the...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 31, 2022

Emma Worgum wins girls’ state golf crown

Winning has long been par for La Conner High School senior Emma Worgum. The Lady Braves’ senior golf standout has excelled throughout her high school career, including summer tournaments. She...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 31, 2022

School Board learns of 60 graduating seniors plans

La Conner School Board members dealt with topics from A to Z during their two-hour hybrid meeting May 23. During public comments, a series of speakers stressed the value of preschool instruction being accessible to all children. They said it helps...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 31, 2022

Murdock captures state gold in hurdles

La Conner High School sophomore Tommy Murdock won the boys’ state 2B 300-meter hurdles title in storybook fashion at Cheney May 26-28. Murdock, who had bolted to an early lead, clipped the final...

 

Asian Marinade for Steak & Veggies

A flat iron steak is perfect for this recipe. After marinating the steak four hours, I used an indoor electric grill. While it was grilling, I prepped fresh veggies. I used a double sided grill from...

 

Skagit County Police Blotter

Sunday, May 22 10:48 a.m.: Conway burglar – Suspect attempted to get into a back door of the house but did not make entry. Suspect described as a male entered the garage where a generator was taken and loaded into a vehicle. Fir Island Rd.,...

 
 By Anne Basye    News    May 31, 2022

The train to SeaTac is a 21st century option

SeaTac airport is about half an hour closer to La Conner now that Sound Transit’s Link light rail service extends to Northgate. As a frequent commuter between SeaTac and Skagit Station in Mount Vernon, I’m thrilled. The public transit journey...

 

Chris Omdal new La Conner Marina harbormaster

Chris Omdal stepped into his new role as the La Conner Marina harbormaster last week after career stop where he has always enjoyed meeting folks from all walks of life. That will not change here....

 

Residents criticize Center Street project at council meeting

The Fourth of July is more than a month away but there were plenty of fireworks at the La Conner Town Council meeting last Tuesday. Fuses were already short when late in the 70-minute session residents opposed to a proposed three-story, 20-unit Cente...

 

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