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

Articles from the September 21, 2022 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 21 of 21



 By Ken Stern    News    September 21, 2022

Family buying a renovated affordable home in La Conner

In a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 17, Katelyn was introduced to La Conner's Channel Cove community. By Christmas, Skagit Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers hope to have the Park Street duplex...

 

Dave Hedlin recognized for over three decades of farmland preservation efforts

Dave Hedlin dined with friends Saturday night. And those friends filled St. Joseph's Center in Mount Vernon, where the La Conner farmer, an ag spokesman and former school board member, was feted at th...

 

Jensons sell Town a south end property

Christmas has come early for the Town of La Conner. Town council members at their Sept. 13 meeting gratefully accepted what amounts to a gift – an offer by siblings Tom and Sybil Jenson to sell one-half acre on the southwest side of Channel Cove...

 

Council takes second vote, says yes to memo access

The La Conner Town Council voted to approve requests making public a privileged memorandum and specific email correspondence from hired outside legal counsel during a special Zoom meeting Tuesday morning, Sept. 20. The action reversed a 3-0 council...

 

Council deliberations, small and large

How can the La Conner community, residents, businesses and town staff, support the town’s council so they act more effectively? They have met three times in the last week, having special meetings Sept. 16 and 19 after their regular Sept. 13...

 

New federal website provides real-time climate data for predictions

By Courtney Flatt NWPB Northwest Public Broadcasting A first-of-its-kind climate resiliency website will help communities understand climate-related risks, the Biden administration said. The new website, launched Sept. 8, provides real-time...

 

Vets exposed to toxics

The PACT Act is a new law that expands Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of veterans – and their survivors – with the...

 

Thanks for the smile

With all the disturbing news in the world, I wanted to thank the La Conner Weekly News for the beautiful picture of Maggie Wilder smiling, with a paint brush in her hand. It made my day. Tia Kurtz Anacortes...

 

Public art, art commission, needed

By Jean Walker-Wharton The celebration and dedication of new public art on Sept. 3 demonstrated the behind-the-scenes work of the La Conner Arts Commission. Sheila Johnson, chair, invited my attendance. I asked John Leaver to go for me and to...

 

Stephen William Barden

Stephen William Barden Stephen William (Steve) Barden, age 72, of Camano Island passed away unexpectedly Sunday Sept. 4, 2022, in Rhemes-Notre-Dame, Italy. Steve grew up in Seattle and later resided... Full story

 

This is Banned Books Week

We are in the middle of Banned Books Week, Sept. 18-24. This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship, focusing on efforts across the country to remove or...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    September 21, 2022

Aleutian Isle raised, moved to Mitchell Bay

When you read this the fishing vessel Aleutian Isle will be in Mitchell Bay. Plans were to move it there Monday afternoon. The vessel was successfully lifted to the surface Saturday, Sept. 17. Crews w...

 

Amtrak resumes service from Seattle to Vancouver, BC

The Amtrak Cascades service to Vancouver, British Columbia will resume Sept. 26. The first Cascades train to Vancouver will depart Seattle at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, stop at five cities along the way and arrive in Vancouver at 11:45 a.m....

 

State Parks free Saturday

OLYMPIA – State parks and lands have free entrance Saturday, Sept. 24, in recognition of National and Washington Public Lands Day. A Discover Pass will not be needed to park. Discover Pass free days apply to all visitor parking on Department of...

 

Soroptimists honor Lea Diacos' life with award

The late Lea McMillan Diacos was truly a gem in her hometown of La Conner. How fitting, then, that her memory is honored here as a posthumous recipient of the Soroptimist International of La Conner...

 

Fall sports kick off busy schedules

After suffering successive losses to open the season, the La Conner High School girls' soccer team got on the board in a 10-2 non-conference home loss to Oak Harbor Sept. 9. Still, an asterisk is in...

 

Another successful Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

The Skagit Valley Pumpkin Festival Sept. 17 was a success for both host Christianson's Nursery and farmers across the state. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. visitors attending enjoyed family-friendly carnival...

 
 By Anne Basye    A & E    September 21, 2022

Sweet deal for Poetry Festival volunteers

A million details make the Skagit River Poetry Festival happen – and they are all coming together. Before the Festival takes place in La Conner Oct. 6-9, there are 34 poets to match to housing,...

 

Baked Salmon Steaks

Salmon steaks, ideally, are from a firm fish. There's a wild taste because it's baked with the bones in and the skin is on. I tried a cajun Louisiana fish fry mix. Baking on parchment paper makes...

 

Hikers organize to improve mountain trails

When Bill Hayton and Laurence McCulloch moved to Pleasant Ridge, they wanted to explore hiking trails in the region. Joan Melcher made that happen. Melcher, 85, is the point person of the Skagit...

 

Police Blotter: Sept. 11-17, 2022

Sunday, September 11 6:11 p.m.: Returned dog – A dog that was reported lost was found by its owner and returned home. Birch Ln., La Conner. Monday, September 12 10:15 a.m.: Email error – A...

 

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

Rendered 12/06/2022 13:25