Articles from the September 1, 2021 edition

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 By Ken Stern    News    September 1, 2021

County reopens fairground testing site

Here we go again. Skagit Public Health reopened its test site at the county fairgrounds on Monday. The hours are 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free antigen tests, with results in 15 minutes, and free...

 

Hybrid town council meeting fizzled

While Town of La Conner leaders say they listen to their constituents, it has been hard for the opposite to happen – the public hearing town council – for those logging into hybrid meetings this summer. Due to technology-related...

 

Brunisholz resigns from council

Town of La Conner Councilmember Jacques Brunisholz’s resignation from town council was read at the start of the Aug. 24 meeting by Town Administrator Scott Thomas. The four term official had emailed his decision to Mayor Ramon Hayes the week before....

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    September 1, 2021

Deciding on council seats

All of a sudden the political season is upon us, with the signs of three La Conner council candidates on lawns around town. Voters will decide in November whether to continue with or replace three council members. The pairings are Ivan Carlson versus...

 

When freedom means death

I am stunned by the unvaccinated “freedom lovers” who jeopardize the health and life of others, filling our hospitals with COVID-19 patients and demanding superhuman care-giving from our dedicated exhausted healthcare workers. Hospitals are forced to...

 

Democrats evil, Republicans good?

Dear Mr. Stern: You fit the bill: another also-ran of the liberal media. To wit: your editorial on August 25. Everything Democrat is good, everything Republican is evil. You have yet to acknowledge any gains Republicans have made, nor have you...

 

Ivan Carlson for council

We are supporting Ivan Carlson for the La Conner town council position 2. We have known Ivan all of his life. He and Tawsha are raising their family here in La Conner. Ivan has deep roots in La Conner. He is the fourth generation in his family to...

 

In praise of philanthropy

One person can make a difference and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy Two years ago my youngest granddaughter was standing on the side of a pontoon boat as it neared the dock. Waves caused the boat to bounce and she fell over the s...

 

Robert Lee Strickert

After a seven-year battle with multiple health issues, Robert Lee Strickert, 77, surrounded by loving family and friends, passed peacefully at his residence on Friday, August 27, 2021, in Anacortes.... Full story

 

Hearing on tax for housing

The Skagit County commissioners will hold a public hearing on adopting a sales and use tax for affordable housing and homeless services 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9. The 0.1% tax will $1 on a $1,000 purchase. Mount Vernon became the first city in the county to...

 

La Conner school district has new budget for new year

La Conner teachers welcome students back to class today, a return to full-time in-person instruction for the first time since March 2020. But planning for the Sept. 1 back to school date has been weeks in the making, including a series of summer...

 

August school board meeting stresses planning for students’ return

The countdown is on for the start of school, meaning numbers are now much on the minds of La Conner students, teachers and administrators. That’s especially the case as the La Conner School District begins developing a new math curriculum during the...

 

Kathy Herrera finds the real life heroes portrayed in running movie

There was a time, in the late 1980s, when famed actor Danny DeVito and a production crew scouted La Conner as a setting for the dark comedy film “War of the Roses,” an eventual Golden Globe nom...

 

Notice new retail on First and Morris streets

Like La Conner, the remote town of Skagway, Alaska, depends on tourists. Unlike La Conner, those tourists come on cruise ships – descending in May and vanishing in September, leaving just 1,200...

 

La Conner girls’ soccer team re-tooled for new season

Calling the La Conner High School girls’ soccer team a work in progress is a compliment Lady Braves players and head coach Christian Warman accept with pride. That’s because the retooled roster has taken a blue-collar, hard-working approach to pre...

 

Jacques Brunisholz trading town council time for out of town time

Jacques Brunisholz once completed a demanding 500-mile hike on the famed Pacific Crest Trail. Years before he trekked across much of the globe, including a stop in Afghanistan nearly a half century ago. But given his passion for public service it...

 

Asian giant hornet nest destroyed

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture eradicated the first Asian giant hornet nest of the year on August 25. The nest was in the base of a dead alder tree in rural Whatcom...

 

Skagit County Police Blotter

Monday, August 23 1:39 p.m.: Patrolling works – Deputies patrolling the area of Pioneer Park located a male with an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was taken into custody for the warrant. S. 4th St., Pioneer Park. La Conner. Tuesday,...

 

Cucumber Salad

If there is anything amiss, it is that our local vegetable stands are only open during the growing seasons. I should love to stop into a small local market to select the freshest of ingredients. We...

 

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