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Autumnal equinox was a photographer's dream

Every year, twice a year, the sun sets directly beneath the Deception Pass bridge – on the Spring equinox and the Autumnal equinox. For years it has been a kind of ritual for photographers to gather...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    September 28, 2022

Town administrators determine 1986 contract rezone 'unenforceable'

The conditional use permit to build a three-story condominium at 306 Center Street filed by Kate and Brandon Atkinson early in 2022 has been approved by Town of La Conner Planning Director Michael Davolio, an administration determination made Sept....

 

Planning commission hearing has Part 2 Oct. 4

The La Conner Town Planning Commission public hearing on municipal code and zoning map changes was the talk of the town last week. That talk will continue Oct. 4. Following lengthy discussions over changes sought by the Port of Skagit at La Conner...

 

Residents share creative hopes at town forum Sept. 19

Pressing issues in La Conner, much like a jigsaw puzzle, rarely lack for complexity. They also require patience, which along with creative problem-solving skills, was much in evidence during the...

 

Town council discussions and decisions

While everyone everywhere endorses the concept of truth and reconciliation, the little town of La Conner is fast becoming a tale of two cities – or two towns – as a cadre of residents are increasingly engaged, enraged and feeling isolated from...

 

To the Residents of La Conner

Two law firms looked at the situation on 306 Center and the 1986 Contract Rezone and came up with opposite conclusions. How do lay people like the rest of us decide who is right? They were both long opinions and cited case law. I believe that my guy...

 

If I Ran The Zoo

Remember the Birdman of Alcatraz? I am introducing you to the Birdman of Shelter Bay. I'm buying a house in Shelter Bay with different feeding areas, including a bird watering hole. I'm converting...

 

Communicating with the Town

On Monday night, last week, the town council communications committee held its third community outreach event. The 35 or so townspeople who attended sat in small groups at separate tables with six or seven at each. And then they chatted: about what...

 

Electric vehicles are in your car buying future

By Greg Whiting What's the quickest way to significantly reduce how much you pay for energy, make the U.S. more energy independent and reduce your carbon footprint? The answer is the same for all...

 

State awards $76 million for salmon recovery

The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced Sept. 26 the award of nearly $76 million in grants across the state to help ensure the survival of salmon in Washington. The board also approved an additional $58 million in grant requests...

 

La Conner Swinomish Library is on the move!

We are scheduling Book Moving Volunteers for Thursday, Oct. 6, Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. If you already signed up to be a volunteer, you will get a phone call to schedule a shift to help one of those days. We'll start calling on Monday,...

 

Fatal motorcycle collision near La Conner Sunday

By Bill Reynolds The intersection of La Conner-Whitney Road and State Route 20 north of town was the scene of a fatal traffic collision involving two motorcycles Sunday, Sept. 25. According to the Washington State Patrol, Robert C. Bray, 64, of...

 

Snapdragon Flats apartment project underway

Excavation started Sept. 15 for developer C.J. Ebert's Snapdragon Flats apartment buildings. Rock will be removed from the base of Snapdragon Hill, a two to three week process. The excavation will cre...

 

A big thanks

These are all the people who helped with Jim Valenzuela’s service on July 1st. La Conner Fire Department, La Conner Fire Association, Fire Chief Wood Weiss, Pastor Pat Nicholes, Skagit County Dispatch, Chaplin Pat Ellis, singers Knut Bell, Kiralee...

 

Braves football lose to Coupeville in home debut

The Coupeville High School football team needed just one score and 16 seconds to post an NW2B shutout win over La Conner at Whittaker Field Friday, Sept. 23. Coupeville's Scott Hilborn returned the...

 

Volleyball wins league opener last Thursday

The La Conner High School volleyball team split a pair of matches last week but literally won the one that counted. The defending state 2B net champs were edged in three sets at 1A Nooksack Valley Sept. 20 before sweeping Friday Harbor on San Juan...

 

Schools observe Orange Shirt Day Friday

La Conner School District colors have long been blue and white. But on Friday, Sept. 29 students will add orange to the color scheme. La Conner Schools is among the first districts in Washington State to embrace Orange Shirt Day, which in Canada is...

 
 By Anne Basye    A & E    September 28, 2022

"Welcome to Indian Country" opens Poetry Festival

Some of the 37 guest poets and artists participating in this year’s Skagit River Poetry Festival are crossing oceans to reach La Conner. Others just have to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Canadian poet Karen Solie, flying in from St. Andrews, Scotland,...

 

Jess Gigot finds roots on a Skagit Valley farm

By Anna Ferdinand Forty people gathered on the top floor of Village books to hear local author Jess Gigot read from her new memoir, “A Little Bit of Land” on Thursday, Sept. 15, munching on puff pastry adorned with sauteed lamb raised on her...

 

Pear Sauce

Thankful for generous friends. Sheila Klein offers pears each year, from her trees. The pears are picked and sorted into varieties. We bring boxes and take our selections home. I keep orca pears cool...

 

La Conner priest member of famed Seattle class of '68

Father Paul Magnano has ministered in the Skagit Valley and the Puget Sound for 55 years. He is well known to longtime readers of the Seattle Times and regional publications. Magnano, pastor at La Con...

 

Police Blotter: Sept 19-22, 2022

Monday, September 19 12:53 a.m.: Ding dong ditch – Report of a male subject in pajamas that rang the doorbell at the house. Law enforcement checked the area, but the male was not located. Calhoun...

 

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