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

Articles from the September 11, 2019 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 11 of 11



Look harder for truth

I would like to thank everyone who voiced their opinion in last week’s paper, against this sad situation that we’re in! I am also worried about the democracy in this country! It can be lost in no time, with the way things are going, and what do w...

 

Thanks for graceful responses

Thank you, Suzenna Kersikofski and Rick Shorten, for responding to Ms. Burlison’s letter in a temperate and thorough, detailed manner. I could not have done it so gracefully. Beverly Haywood La Conner...

 

Longing for a common understanding

In response to “A letter I should not need to write” Aug. 28: I have to admit, when I read the first paragraph, I thought to myself, as a flaming liberal, “Oh good, someone who agrees with me.” Here’s how that letter began: “My country...

 

Affordable what?

Affordable housing has become the elephant in the room that we are repeatedly forced to address. However, the symbol of the issue seems more akin to the Asian Indian parable of the “Blind Men and the Elephant.” Is the affordable housing issue...

 

Weather, climate changing; will we?

Sustained rain has been so rare since April that its sudden abundance sprouts an editorial. There hasn’t been three days of rain and two inches in that short stretch, much less a month, since spring. These rains have ended the County’s burn ban,...

 

Musings: On the editor's mind

Last week offered abundant opportunities to muse about the weather. We had a thunderstorm Saturday night. A thunderstorm. A real rain. Lightening lit the sky. At 10 p.m. the thunder was distant from La Conner, but it came steadily close, out of the...

 

Skagit Valley hops harvesting is news

Amy Moe and Byron Betts are bringing an old crop back to new life in the Skagit Valley. They are the first hop growers to surface in the valley in years. While most people think of eastern Washington...

 

Fake bills in town

There have been several instances of counterfeit bills circulating in La Conner! Please be aware as they have been in several denominations (not just large bills). The above is an email sent Monday afternoon by Heather Carter, director of the La...

 

La Conner Schools' Herrera truly a life-saver

There’s little doubt Kathy Herrera puts her heart into her career. But that’s just a figure of speech compared to the sacrifice she made away from work this summer. The La Conner Middle and High...

 

Sad Times

A few days ago while driving to Home Depot on the back road from La Conner, I saw several cars and people parking and looking towards the Mount Vernon/Burlington bridge. Some of them were filming with their smart phones and a couple even had...

 

Boy Scout brothers explore, survey secluded Fort Whitman

Most Boy Scouts are pathfinders, but brothers Spencer and Joseph Arrington have taken trailblazing a step further. The Anacortes teens recently explored and surveyed long vacated and virtually hidden...

 

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