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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

You know all those flavored carbonated water drinks available in the market? Why don’t they make one for strawberry/rhubarb? It is, after all the best combination for early summer baking and...

 
 By Jared Fair    Community    June 17, 2020

Library curbside service starting

We are excited to start our curbside service! Curbside service hours are an important step toward reopening the La Conner Library. Patrons are not yet permitted inside the library but can schedule times for pick up and drop off of library materials....

 
 By Katie Carson    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Engage school community in planning this summer

In March La Conner schools were told to close their doors by the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction due to the coronavirus. A great challenge was placed in front of all to teach and establish logistics through Zoom meetings and...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    June 17, 2020

We're open: Please wear your mask

Skagit County is on its way to week three of being in Phase 2 of the state’s four phase Safe Start plan for reopening our economy while keeping new cases of the coronavirus at bay. Our beginning-to-open tourist town – and every community and...

 

Marianna Metke fondly remembered

The Soroptimist members of La Conner started sharing remembrances of Marianna Metke among themselves upon hearing word of her death May 24. The following messages provide a glimpse into her life and...

 
 By Anne Basye    News    June 17, 2020

USDA grant opens doors for Food Hub, area farmers

A new grant from the US Department of Agriculture will equip the Puget Sound Food Hub on Best Road to increase food security for families in northwest Washington. The Food Hub’s 80 member-producers will also benefit. Using funds from the USDA Coron...

 

Chamber moves into cozy Maple Hall Fireside Room

The La Conner Chamber of Commerce is back in business. It’s just not business as usual. The Chamber office has moved from its Morris Street office venue to the Fireside Room at Maple Hall. Director...

 

Congratulations to our scholarship winners

Arjuna Adams - Rupert Anderson Memorial STEM scholarship, Swinomish Tribal Scholarship, La Conner Community Scholarship Foundation Award. Riley Banaszak - La Conner Soroptimists Violet Richardson...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 17, 2020

Students will be in La Conner classrooms in fall

When school reopens here in the fall it promises to be a learning experience for all involved. Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced last Thursday that he anticipates school districts reopening buildings and pr...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 17, 2020

La Conner Schools brace for COVID-related budget shortfalls

La Conner Schools officials said a week ago Monday they are preparing for possible major funding shortfalls due to projected decreased revenue from district funding sources adversely impacted by the statewide coronavirus shutdown this spring. The...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    June 17, 2020

Getting to Phase 3 in Skagit County

Now that Skagit County is near the end of its second week in Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Plan for reopening Washington’s counties and economies during the COVID-19 pandemic, what is the path to advance to Phase 3? Most of the...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 17, 2020

La Conner High seniors show drive during revised graduation week

The 126th annual La Conner High graduation ceremonies were truly the first of their kind. With the COVID-19 pandemic having nixed traditional indoor commencement exercises marked by large crowds,...

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Monday June 15 12:53 p.m.: Made nice – Report of a fight. Deputies arrived and did not locate any problems. S. 4th St., La Conner.Monday June 15 12:53 p.m.: Made nice – Report of a fight. Deputies arrived and did not locate any problems....

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Monday June 15 9:11 p.m.: Was sound made? – Tree in the roadway. Homeowners removed it. McLean and Avon Allen Rds., Greater La Conner.Monday June 15 9:11 p.m.: Was sound made? – Tree in the roadway. Homeowners removed it. McLean and Avon...

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Tuesday, June 16 8:57 a.m.: Alarms happen – False alarm, employee error. A museum, S. 1st St., La Conner.Tuesday, June 16 8:57 a.m.: Alarms happen – False alarm, employee error. A museum, S. 1st St., La Conner....

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Tuesday, June 16 1:57 p.m.: Barks and bites – Caller reported a dog fight that happened while camping at the state park. Referred to the park rangers. Bay View Edison Rd., Bay View....

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Tuesday, June 16 9:56 p.m.: Car got away – Caller reported they were almost hit by a tan 4-door vehicle 20 minutes earlier. No other description of the vehicle. Morris and 6th Sts. La Conner.Tuesday, June 16 9:56 p.m.: Car got away –...

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Wednesday, June 17 5:51 p.m.: Cans in hands – Deputies investigated a report of possible graffiti. The caller observed two males leaving the area with paint cans in their hands. Deputies later contacted one of the juveniles who said it was...

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Wednesday, June 17 6:55 p.m.: Farmers argue – Civil matter over the use of hay bales and horse pasture. Bradshaw Rd., Greater La Conner....

 

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