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 By Ken Stern    News    November 4, 2020

COVID-19 haunted County in October

Whether it was wet and cold weather alone, or COVID-fatigue, poor decision making or these factors combined, 158 Skagit County residents tested positive for COVID-19 in October, a 74% increase over cases recorded in September based on Skagit Public...

 

Family Resource Center opens at Children’s Museum

MOUNT VERNON — A partnership between Skagit County government and the Children’s Museum of Skagit County creates a family resource center for families adversely impacted by COVID-19. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act...

 

Delaney Cobbs October Soroptimist volunteer

Delaney Cobbs, a junior at La Conner High School, is the Soroptimist International of La Conner honored student for October. Delaney participates in soccer and wrestling, and also joined “Varsity...

 

Construction class builds future virtually

Normal life has been hammered hard by COVID-19. But the virus crisis, which led La Conner Schools to adopt a distance learning model this semester, is not stopping construction class students from continuing to build their projects. More important, t...

 

Tajin Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Tajin is a product I have seen sprinkled on fresh fruit. I have enjoyed it on slices of fresh watermelon. That is why I have a small bottle on my spice shelf, right there in front, so I see it each...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 4, 2020

A different green new deal

Dear Reps. Rick Larsen and Dave Paul, Congratulations! You have each won reelection. Now your real work begins. For each of you in Congress and with federal legislation, Rep. Larsen and for you in Washington state, Rep. Paul, your campaign victories...

 

See that each of us is magic

Hooray! Most of us have survived both the virus, and the election. Life is not easy when we divide ourselves the way we do, some of us believe the science, some believe the storyteller. Some folks think we do not much affect the climate, while...

 

Mark Stephens tribute

How quickly the joy shared by those at La Conner United Methodist Church, those who knew and loved Mark Stephens, turned to grief and sorrow. It was only one year ago, last November, when many church members, overcome with emotion, pulled out...

 

Donate animal feed bags

The La Conner High School Green Club was formed last year by several of us. Our mission statement is to educate our classmates, family and community about the importance of being a caretaker for our planet and to support others who feel the same. We...

 

Shop, eat La Conner

I would like to encourage people to eat and shop here in La Conner. Two restaurants in particular that I enjoy are The Slider Cafe (excellent food and such nice staff) and La Conner Thai Gardens (wonderful Thai food). Also, I go to COA for Mexican...

 

Change voting system

As someone who wants more civil, issues focused elections, I agree with the editor that we need to reconsider the way we vote. When our officials need to spend their time raising money instead of governing, they are beholden to big money. When our...

 

Thanks for elections staff

Dear Editor: Won’t you join the Skagit League of Women Voters as we celebrate the incredible work of the election clerks, staff, officials in our community? These heroes in our community have done the seemingly impossible: adapted to the...

 

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office POLICE BLOTTER

Monday, October 26 2:58 p.m.: Deputies on duty – Deputies were working radar in the area due to complaints of a specific speeding vehicle. Deputies caught the suspected vehicle speeding and issued the driver a citation. Laurel St. / Maple...

 

Local Halloween spirit bubbles up as kids burst COVID-19 pods

Halloween had a different look in La Conner this year and not just because of new costume designs. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and precautions taken to curb spread of the virus forced cancellation...

 

Braves football team masked up at Halloween practice session

Halloween was full of new tricks and treats for La Conner High football players. The Braves spent two hours Saturday morning working out, starting the day wearing helmet facemasks instead of...

 

Pope Francis says we are ‘a single family’

What is it that modern civilization most lacks? What are the fundamental deficiencies that ultimately could undermine it? This is mainly the question that Pope Francis wants to answer. In his latest encyclical Fratelli Tutti – the phrase is...

 

Rainbow Bridge lighting fueled by County, Port of Skagit

Town officials are inching closer to what would be a big step toward brightening the mood here this holiday season. The Town Council is poised to accept interlocal agreements with Skagit County and th...

 

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