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 By Nancy Crowell    News    October 31, 2018

Memorial Elm tree replacement completed

Do you know the origins of Memorial Highway’s name in Mount Vernon? It honors the 50 Skagit County men who died in World War I. To commemorate them, the road was originally lined with 50 elm trees....

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    October 31, 2018

Area candidates get face time at forum

Being a fast-talking politician isn’t usually thought of as an admirable trait. But it was an essential survival skill at a League of Women Voters Candidates Forum at Skagit PUD in Mount Vernon Oct. 22. Area legislative and judicial candidates...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 31, 2018

Mesman farmers cooperate across generations

Alan and Ben Mesman’s farm offer more than meets the eye. Their families live on two parcels totaling 190 acres stretching from Dodge Valley Road along Chilberg Road to Pleasant Ridge. But that is...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    October 31, 2018

La Conner firefighters share lifesaving lessons

It was just a half-day at La Conner Elementary School on Friday. But students there that morning were taught lessons to last a lifetime. Their special tutors, who joined with classroom teachers to...

 

RONALD PORTER ELLIS

August 6, 1938 - October 2, 2018 Ron Ellis, a long-time resident of La Conner and the Eagles Nest community, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 80. He had been in declining health and was on his way to a doctor’s appointment when life left... Full story

 

Hometown homecoming thank you!

On behalf of the LaConner High School Leadership Class and Associated Student Body, I would like to sincerely thank the LaConner community for its support in making Homecoming 2018 a huge success. A special thank you to the LaConner Fire Department...

 

Again: 'No' on Charter

Per my last email and our conversation yesterday [Oct. 25, editor], I apologize, as I had my facts incorrect about tribes not having to report on the PDC. I just find it curious as to how the Home Rule Skagit group which has had a year to organize...

 

Hazelrigg-Hernandez for judge

Editor: This year we have the responsibility of selecting a new court of appeals judge for the four northwest counties, including Skagit. I’m voting for Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez. Cecily is a distinguished trial lawyer practicing in Skagit...

 

'Yes' on Charter faces future

One of the most salient issues regarding the county charter debate is population growth. Skagit County is nearly 100,000 people greater than 100 years ago, and we are growing by over four percent a year. That percentage can be expected to increase...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    October 31, 2018

After the voting ends the hard choices begin

The good news: your voting this month, or next, helps power Washington to near a top 10 rank of electoral participation in the country. We are 12th, below Virginia and Florida. Good but not great. Turn your neighbors out to help us do better La...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 31, 2018

Friday Harbor Film Festival worth the trip

From oyster farming in Australia to wild horse racing in Mongolia and from pursing microscopic viruses in San Francisco to creating biochar in Hawaii, the Friday Harbor Film Festival’s 47 feature length and short documentaries offered enlightenment...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 31, 2018

Art comes alive Nov. 9th weekend

The 34th annual Art’s Alive opens in Maple Hall with the Artists reception Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. Live music, appetizers and desserts from local restaurants, wine by donation and the 14 invited artists...

 

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