La Conner Weekly News - Your independent hometown award-winning newspaper

Articles from the July 27, 2022 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 19 of 19



 By Ken Stern    Community    July 27, 2022

Town council has to decide on 306 Center Street condo project

La Conner’s Town Council will have to decide the fate of the 306 Center Street condominium project by determining if a 1986 contract rezone agreement signed by town officials and then property owners Donna and Gerald Blades is valid and enforceable...

 

Family, friends and fans celebrate Jean Collins’ 100th birthday

The actress Bo Derek was famous in the 1970s for being considered a perfect 10. Shelter Bay’s Jean Collins has her beat 10-fold. She’s a perfect 100. Collins, famed for her regular one-mile walks...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    July 27, 2022

Clyde Shavers and Dave Paul seek votes and funds in La Conner

Some 50 mostly masked and generally partisan western Skagit valley residents came to the La Conner Civic Garden Club last Thursday to hear State Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-Bow) extol her colleague, State...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    July 27, 2022

This pandemic goes on and on

This dot, dot, dot cliche begins “just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water ... .” The breaking news last Thursday morning was President Joe Biden having tested positive for COVID-19 and had mild symptoms. If this president of...

 

Pro Life and Pro Choice

The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision. Clearly, the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision was a landmark and long overdue. However, those...

 

Love La Conner as it is

I spent a beautiful Sunday in Pioneer Park, listening to bluegrass, blues and ballads, poetry from folks around the valley, supporting my people at the Skagit River Poetry Foundation as they offered the day up. For those of you who drive over the...

 
 By Mel Damski    Opinion    July 27, 2022

If I Ran the Zoo

Driving around on garbage pickup day in my neighborhood, I noticed a tremendous amout of cardboard stacked up alongside the recycling bins. Hmmmm. What’s going on? Then I realized how much cardboard...

 

Two now arrested post Mount Vernon Walmart shooting

Mount Vernon police investigators have determined that three male juvenile gang members had a confrontation with rival gang members at Walmart in Mount Vernon July 17. Multiple shots were fired, injuring three of those involved. Additionally, a...

 

Retirement Inn residents enjoy vintage car show

Residents of the La Conner Retirement Inn celebrated life in the fast lane Friday, July 22. The seniors were treated to a three-hour classic car show that featured a dozen vintage vehicles. The event...

 

Pioneer picnic is August 4

The 118th annual Skagit County Pioneer Association Picnic is 11 a.m. Thursday, August 4 at Pioneer Park. There will be live music provided by the Leif & Sunnie Accordion Duo, historic photographs and biographical accounts displayed for this year’s...

 

Boat sinks off Goat Island

These dispatches came into the Weekly News last week July 20, 2022 8:35 AM I came up to La Conner to work on my mother’s beach house July 19 and noticed there is a 40 to 50 foot yacht on its side...

 

Local teens earn Eagle Scout rank

It helps being well-grounded when soaring with eagles. Alex Bouwens, a 2022 La Conner High School grad, and Andrew Villard, an incoming senior, have parlayed self-discipline, perseverance and a commit...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    July 27, 2022

School Board adopts leaner budget

Faced with a projected drop in student enrollment, La Conner school board members on Monday unanimously approved a $13.8 million dollar budget that includes forced staff reductions in the new academic year. The amount is only down slightly from last...

 
 By Anne Basye    Community    July 27, 2022

Poetry and music sounded Sunday in Pioneer Park

Could there be a more beautiful spot for poets and poetry than the sylvan glade of Pioneer Park? Georgia Johnson doesn’t think so. “For 37 years I’ve driven across the bridge and past the park...

 

Volunteers show mastery, dig landscaping library grounds

You cannot tell a book by its cover, but you can tell that the new La Conner Swinomish Library is topflight by viewing the ground outside its doors. The perimeter of the building on the southwest...

 
 By Jared Fair    Community    July 27, 2022

Library Happenings

There are activities going on inside and outside of your local library. Here is this month’s update. Summer Reading The children’s summer reading program is in full swing. Children’s specialist Katryna Barber has been providing a variety of...

 

Ragnar ran through La Conner

On an otherwise calm summer evening July 15 we saw a long trailer load of portable toilets heading for the La Conner schools campus. Our curiosity became aroused when moments later a seemingly...

 

Spicy Cucumber Salad

This could be served as a spicy condiment with rice and your choice of meat. I eat this as a snack, to carry me over while our dinner meal is prepared. When I began preparing Korean dishes, I started...

 

Deeply rooted pioneer Nelson family boasts strong branches as well

The Nelson family is not only deeply rooted in Skagit County but also boasts many branches covering a wide range of achievements near and far over the course of more than a century. A case in point is told by Reggie Nelson, a retired teacher and La...

 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2022

Rendered 12/03/2022 04:27