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La Conner's Halloween Parade all smiles and sweets

It was a dark and stormy Sunday night, but Monday at noon the breeze abated and the clouds lifted just before La Conner's school children took to First Street for the annual Halloween Parade. They...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    November 2, 2022

Planning commission special meeting nixed amid process concerns

One special meeting has canceled another. The La Conner Town Council Friday afternoon at a special Zoom session adopted procedures for calling planning commission special meetings that in effect nixed a special meeting the advisory panel had schedule...

 

Rick Tanner resigns as Shelter Bay general manager

Shelter Bay residents now have a lot more to talk about on social media or in person. Rick Tanner, hired as the community’s general manager in March, submitted a sharply critical resignation letter...

 

Does Shelter Bay have water supplier options?

The Shelter Bay board of directors would not discuss with its community its exploration of ending its water supply contract with the Town of La Conner to switch to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Communit...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 2, 2022

Is water agreement leakproof?

In researching the 2018 water dispute between Shelter Bay and the Town of La Conner in the Weekly News, searching for “perpetuity” turns up articles from that winter, including an editorial. Perpetuity is a word not often used. The 2011...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 2, 2022

Musings – on the editor's mind

By the time Hatfield pushed his way into the bar McCoy was already hard at it, empty beer mugs and shot glasses arrayed in front of him like toy soldiers strategically placed. Hatfield went up to him, but at his touch McCoy turned with more of a...

 

Meeting to hear citizen views

By Linda Talman La Conner’s Town Council had a barely announced special meeting on Oct. 28. The meeting was illogical. The issue stemmed from a request of a group of hopeful residents to have a special planning commission meeting Nov. 1 to look for...

 

Fix Congress: Vote Republican

Two years ago when gas was $2 a gallon and the booming stock market was filling millions of retirement portfolios the voters voted in a Democratic president and in both chambers of Congress. Now, because of restrictions Democrats imposed to end our...

 

Why vote Red?

Smaller government. Less taxes. More personal freedom. Personal accountability. Slowing illegal immigration at our southern border. Less government intrusion in our lives. Less government spending. Less “woke”’ nonsense. Fewer restrictions on...

 

Is our state next?

I’d like to think here in Washington, women will always make reproductive healthcare decisions with their doctors’ guidance. But as quickly as U.S. Supreme Court justices overturned settled law, our own legislators could overturn women’s...

 

Spreading Manure

As usual, the La Conner Weekly News was “edutaining” last week. I was intrigued by a letter from Mr. Sather about where he might be able to pump his septic tank. As a past member of the county’s solid waste advisory committee, I can shed some...

 

Council limits planning meetings

The Oct. 28 council meeting was about planning commission procedures. Marna Hanneman, the planning commission chair, was upset that at the previous planning commission meeting, which was chaired by Carol Hedlin because Ms. Hanneman was absent, the...

 

Jenson Property

The recent purchase of the Jenson property, with its restriction requiring that the property be used for a public purpose, presents a valuable opportunity for the town and its residents. I’ve heard of a few uses of the property are being...

 

That house on Sixth Street

If you have ever driven down Sixth Street towards the schools, you will have seen the house, it is pretty much impossible to miss. It is very colorful and full of “yard art.” The art consists of metal, glass, ceramic and stone, and there are...

 

Watch candidate forums before voting

Candidate forums for statewide and regional candidates are online through Nov. 8’s election. The Patty Murray-Tiffany Smiley U.S. Senate debate is on area public TV stations and TVW: tvw.org as are Washington Secretary of State candidates Steve...

 

Settlement for unauthorized irrigation in Skagit Valley benefits salmon

OLYMPIA – Skagit Valley Farm has agreed to pay $138,500 toward salmon restoration efforts in the Skagit area as part of a settlement agreement with the Washington Department of Ecology over unauthorized irrigation. In April, Ecology issued a...

 

Burn ban over

Skagit County ended the outdoor burn ban for all unincorporated areas Oct. 26. Residential yard and land-clearing fires are again permitted within unincorporated areas. Burn permits are required for piles exceeding 4 feet by 4 feet. Submit permit...

 

Nov. 9 coffee at La Conner Marina

Port of Skagit staff are planning a “Coffee and Conversation” gathering on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 2-3 p.m. at the La Conner Marina office. Its purpose is to invite community members to sit down with Port staff and ask any questions they may have...

 

Girls' locker room named for coach Marble

She's already in the state coaches' Hall of Fame. Now Suzanne Marble is having her name affixed to a space closer to home, off the corridors of Landy James Gym, where she has guided the school's...

 

La Conner ends volleyball season beating Squalicum

The road to a seventh state volleyball championship may well go through Manson. If so, the Lady Braves will have to bypass the speed bumps they encountered during a two-day Eastern Washington swing...

 

Braves football lose against Ilwaco

By Bill Reynolds Ilwaco High School did a victory jig with a 23-0 non-league triumph – the Fishermen's first of the season – when its relentless run game finally wore down the Braves for two...

 
 By Ken Stern    A & E    November 2, 2022

'Little Women' a play to sing and dance about, on stage at Anacortes Community Theatre

Imagine being creative, intelligent and head strong, the oldest of four sisters, in 1861. Imagine having a writing talent and the will for a career in a society where you are, legally, the property...

 
 By Ken Stern    A & E    November 2, 2022

'Earth and Sky' converge in Oak Harbor

"Earth and Sky," a mystery opening Friday at the Whidbey Playhouse, is a hard play to figure out. That might be part of its mystery nature. The Playhouse' theme is "The Season of Love," but, not...

 

Clayton Beach closed

Larrabee State Park is being renovated this winter to improve safety and access to Clayton Beach. Washington State Parks is building a new bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad track to provide safe passage between it and the Lost...

 

'Noirvember' films at Lincoln

The Lincoln Theatre is showing classic noire films every Tuesday in November on its 35mm projectors, "the way they were meant to be shown." Source: Lincoln Theatre...

 

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