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 By Judy Booth    A & E    October 12, 2022

Skagit River Poetry Festival's return offers delights

Early morning fog and mist lent a magical twist Thursday to streams of students hauling books from the old to the new La Conner Swinomish Library. The rumble of wheels along Morris Street from carts...

 

Town code changes may include review of CUP applications

The La Conner municipal code did not receive a complete facelift upon Town Planning Commission review at Maple Hall last Tuesday. But there are a few new wrinkles for the town council to consider. Perhaps the most significant development during the...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 12, 2022

Weekly News wins 34 awards in annual state newspaper contest

Your community newspaper has the best photographers among small Washington newspapers. Sarah Walls and Ken Stern were awarded first place in the pictorial and general news categories and with Nancy...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 12, 2022

September record dry month

The 0.02 inch of rain that fell Sept. 2 was the month's total precipitation and really a rain for the record. How dry was it? While five years this century have had less than one inch of rain, this...

 

The Candidate of "NO"

It's so important to know how our legislators have voted when we are deciding whether to re-elect or re-place them. That is really important in our 10th legislative district this year. Clyde Shavers is running against incumbent Greg Gilday. With...

 

Democrats inflict damage

The upcoming midterm elections are the most important of our times. Today’s radical Democratic party has orchestrated more damage to America in two years then our worst foreign adversaries could have ever dreamed of accomplishing. The list is long...

 

Voting for Dave Paul

Please don’t be fooled by the recent hit piece mailer on Dave Paul. It is full of lies. Lie 1: Crime is increasing in Washington. False. Crime has decreased significantly here. Certain types of crime increased during the shutdown: domestic...

 

Snapdragon Flats criticized

Dear neighbors of the Snapdragon Flats development. It appears from the town council record that the developer of Snapdragon Flats is up to his old antics of being a rude and disrespectful neighbor. I lived through his rock removal during the...

 

Supports Shelter Bay board

I wish Ms. Fontenot would have sought accurate information before leveling broad accusations and innuendo left and right in her Oct. 5 guest column. Her tone of condescension is offensive. Our volunteers, on the Shelter Bay Community board or...

 

Girls, boys and truth

We all know in our hearts that America's children are at risk. We all know in our hearts that if God made a girl, she is a girl; and if He made a boy, he is a boy. Please, please, let us pray for this country's children to be protected from those...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    October 12, 2022

Better representation in Congress

The election season is upon us. Ahead of your ballot arriving in two-plus weeks, are you contemplating a better voting system? The four candidates for District 10 State Representative positions were asked to get past two person primary elections....

 

Getting a charge from driving

Driving distances between charges (range), and charging station availability, are usually the biggest uncertainties people have about whether an electric vehicle (EV) will work for them. Both are...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    October 12, 2022

Planning commissioners tour La Conner Maritime Services

La Conner Planning Commissioners last week got a closer, on-the-ground look at long-range Port of Skagit plans for the northern industrial area of La Conner Marina. The five-members held a special...

 

Watch candidate forums before voting

Citizens can watch or listen to candidate forums for November elections for Congressional District 2 and state representative district 10 and district 40 through election day. Now available is the Dan Matthews versus Rick Larsen for Congressional...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 12, 2022

September Town tax collections

The Town of La Conner’s streak of seven months of record setting sales tax receipts is broken, but barely. The $60,900 reported to the Town in September is $72 below last year’s. That is the second smallest drop among the Town’s September tax...

 

Betty Wilson

Betty May Jackman Wilson left La Conner, Washington for her next adventure on her 95th birthday, September, 23, 2022. She was born at home in Dayton, Oregon in 1927 to May and Walter Jackman. Her... Full story

 

Braves break scoring barrier, defeat Tarriers for first grid win

The La Conner Braves had a point to make Friday night. Actually, they made 30 of them. Held scoreless all of 2021 and the first month of this season, the Braves broke the scoring barrier and got into...

 

Volleyball team places first in Olympia tourney silver bracket

The La Conner High School volleyball team turned in another capital performance last weekend. Facing teams from larger schools, including undefeated 4A power Puyallup High School, the defending state...

 

Boo-tiful weather is hope for Halloween parade

It’s never too early to plan for a special event. That includes Halloween, even as an unseasonably warm start to fall saw temperatures reach the upper 70s throughout Puget Sound when the calendar flipped to October. Despite the summer-like conditio...

 

Orchid wasps, grasshoppers, Vaux's swifts and honey bees

There was some interesting action on the dike path at Hayton Farms Game Range at summer's end. The large territorial grasshoppers have been digging holes to lay eggs in the top gravel. This has drawn...

 

Moving books to the new La Conner Swinomish Library became a cross-generational once-in-a-lifetime experience

It is a rare day when you can be loud in a library. Saturday, in La Conner, was one of those days. The new La Conner Swinomish Library on Morris Street was the site of what was fondly dubbed...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    October 12, 2022

Larsen toured Swinomish Reservation marsh restoration

Fishing and farming don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The Smokehouse Ditch Estuarine Marsh project on Swinomish Reservation, where restoration of critical salmon habitat is planned next to agricultural land the Tribe leases to local farmers,...

 

Reflecting on annual International Day of Peace

Every year, September 21st is a day to remember. While there are 365 days in a year, each day presents us with different opportunities. That day I reflected on the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Assembly declaring the day the annual Internati...

 

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