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 By Ken Stern    News    October 26, 2022
Smoke over La Conner

Wildfire smoke turned air unhealthy last week

People in the Anacortes-La Conner area experienced unhealthy air quality during Oct. 18-20, when air quality worsened steadily over two days, with 24-hour average readings of 42.1 ug/m3, 101.7 ug/m3...

 

DON'T FORGET: Medicare open enrollment help Nov. 1, Tuesday, at Maple Hall

This is the time each year when Medicare beneficiaries are allowed to make changes in their Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan or Part C Medicare Advantage plan. It is strongly advised than anyone on Medicare who takes prescription medications...

 

'Contested' Shelter Bay board members served with claim for damages

Four members of a Shelter Bay Community board of directors that has been intensely criticized for more than two years may be headed to court. During a board committee meeting Oct. 13, resident Roberta Fontenot, an attorney, had a process server...

 

Sound approach: La Conner alum's unique therapeutic technology

She was the definition of a quick study while a senior at La Conner High School, simultaneously earning an associate-in-arts degree from nearby Skagit Valley College before enrolling in fall 2000 at W...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    October 26, 2022

Growing economically, cooperatively

This is the last week of National Co-op Month, the annual opportunity to consider the importance and potential of cooperative businesses. The theme this year, “Co-ops Build Economic Power,” is, sadly, more hope than reality for co-ops, their...

 

Our Halloween tradition origins

By Jessica Brady Every year, we have a public Halloween festival – where kids parade through town in their outfits and go from shopfront to shopfront to get their candy loot. Sure, some families...

 

Why Vote Blue?

Voting rights, civil rights, freedom of choice. Indigenous rights, gender rights, equal rights. Free and fair elections, political accountability, rule of law. Jobs, infrastructure, middle-class economic strength. Climate action, natural disaster...

 

Pumping my septic tank

Out here in the farm community, every landowner knows if you expect to raise a good crop of anything, you have to use fertilizer. In this area, the most abundant supply comes from cows and is spread liberally with care taken not to get any on the...

 
 By Mel Damski    Opinion    October 26, 2022

If I Ran the Zoo

Talk about mixed emotions: My close friend, Father William Treacy, died last week at the amazing age of 103, and I will miss him so much, but I will also join in the joyous celebrations of his...

 

Get paid to use less electricity

Your electric and gas utilities will pay you to reduce your energy use. They will pay you to pay them less. Electric and gas utilities will often pay part of the cost of buying and installing new...

 

Father William Treacy

Father William Treacy died Sunday, Oct. 16 at the age of 103. He spent his final days at his home on the grounds of Camp Korey in Mount Vernon. A leader of ecumenical and interfaith relations in the... Full story

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    October 26, 2022

Planning commission sets special meeting for citizens to propose changes to code

Town planning commissioners are getting plenty of chances to hone their listening skills. They have scheduled a Nov. 1 special session ahead of its regular monthly third week meeting to hear priorities from residents for potential changes to the La...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 26, 2022

Skagit County median sold home prices still going up

Sold home prices in Skagit County remained strong in September, with 180 homes and condominiums closing, the same as in August, and the median sold price rising to $552,250, Northwest Multiple Listing Service data show. Anacortes again led the...

 

Volleyball spiker earns award from national coaches' group

Ellie Marble is well known in regional volleyball circles and at Central Washington University, where the La Conner High School standout is a prized recruit for veteran head coach Mario Andaya's...

 

Braves soccer win 2-1 on Senior Night

La Conner High School senior Thomas Kitchen and his Braves teammates unleashed heat that Providence Classical Christian defenders couldn't handle during conference boys' home soccer action Friday nigh...

 

Sammy Davidson October student Soroptimist

Congratulations to Soroptimist Honored Student for October, Samantha (Sammy) Davidson. Sammy is a senior at La Conner High School. She plans to study biology in college and go on to medical school,...

 

Historical museum fall party Nov. 5

The Skagit County Historical Museum hosts their fall party, "Seeds For The Future" on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in Maple Hall. There will be live music by the C.C. Adams Band, catering by Santo...

 
 By Ken Stern    A & E    October 26, 2022

'Rocky' at Lincoln sexy, not scary

There is over the top and then there is an incredible, all in, completely and enthusiastically well executed over the top production of "Rocky Horror Show" playing at the Lincoln Theatre in Mount...

 
 By Ken Stern    A & E    October 26, 2022

Friday Harbor Film Festival now on-demand

You are reading about last weekend's 10th annual Friday Harbor Film Festival in part to get nudged to click on and watch on demand over 30 films through Oct. 30. They are worth your time. For $75 you...

 

Standing room only crowd at Sunday Shelter Bay forum

TV ratings in Shelter Bay were down a lot Sunday night. A significant number of residents turned off their remotes during prime time, opting instead to attend a one-hour town hall meeting called by the Shelter Bay Community’s board of directors to...

 

Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs program gave fraud prevention tips

Slamming scamming was a popular pastime in Skagit County on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The American Association of Retired Persons teamed up with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, TechConnect, Boeing Employees’ Credit Union and Nomorobo...

 

Roger Small's sculpture honors town's visionaries

A Small project is a big addition to downtown La Conner. Skagit Valley artist Roger Small, whose work is on display at Earthenworks Gallery, is making an impact on the town's outdoor landscape....

 

Toasted Oats

Toasting oats is a great way to warm your house on a chilly fall day. It fills your home with a nutty fragrance. It has just a bit of a crunch. It's a perfect topper for your yogurt snack. Toasted...

 

Police Blotter: Oct. 16-22, 2022

Sunday, October 16 12:29 p.m.: Found phone – A black Samsung phone was left on a bench. The phone has not yet been returned to the owner. Morris St., La Conner. Monday, October 17 8:52 a.m.: Lost...

 

Upgraded Weekly News website ready Friday

We listened, heard and acted. The La Conner Weekly News unveils its new, user-friendly, feature rich website Friday, Oct. 28. What is changing? Content and subscriptions All stories will now appear on...

 

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