La Conner Weekly News - Your independent hometown award-winning newspaper

Articles from the November 9, 2022 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 26

 By Bill Reynolds    News    November 9, 2022

U.S. Senate candidate Smiley stopped in La Conner Saturday

In a U.S. Senate race being touted as surprisingly close as election day approached, surging GOP candidate Tiffany Smiley made La Conner one of her final weekend campaign stops Saturday morning. The...


Shelter Bay manager sued for libel by board member

When Rick Tanner ends his Shelter Bay general manager job, he is taking with him a libel lawsuit Shelter Bay Community board member Judy Kontos filed in Skagit County's small claims court Friday....

 By Ken Sterm    News    November 9, 2022

Summer Town tax receipts were hot

The $66,648 in Town of La Conner sales tax revenue reported for October continued the year’s record setting trend. This was the fourth month above $66,000, driving the year-to-date total to $573,848, 16.6% and $81,545 above annual projections with...


Seaport Books tops magazine's list to visit on state road trip

La Conner is not just a prime destination for travelers. It is also one for those in search of a good book or three. That according to Seattle Met magazine. Seaport Books, in Gilkey Square near the...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 9, 2022

On ending state's COVID-19 emergency

Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID 19 emergency declaration expired Oct. 31, fading away 31 months after he first declared a statewide emergency Feb. 29, 2020. Recall his TV appearances through March as the coronavirus spread worldwide and Inslee moved to exp...


Heat pumps practical for cooling, heating and reducing energy use and costs

Is it possible to reduce your energy bill and carbon dioxide emissions and get air conditioning for a home that didn't have it, all at the same time? Sometimes it is. Changing your home's climate...

 By Ken Stern    News    November 9, 2022

Dramatic drop in new Skagit COVID-19 cases

New cases of coronavirus infections in Skagit County have dropped dramatically, 71% since July, when 1,078 people tested positive. The 315 positive tests in October are a 35.3% drop from the 487 new cases in September. In August 578 people had...


Is the council listening?

I find it useless to go to town council meetings. This it how goes. You arrive. The mayor may smile at you. You get your three minutes of time. Someone times you. The bodies at the front tables may stare at you. Or not. But they don’t respond. Not...


Young Life helps kids

Since 1941, Young Life has been making a difference in the lives of teenagers around the world. Young Life is in more than 90 countries, offering hope with Christian values to approximately two million teenagers each year. Young Life is for every...


Rudy Pedroza

Rodolfo "Rudy" A. Pedroza, 83, a longtime resident of the Skagit Valley died in Everett, WA on Monday, October 31, 2022. He was born in Cerralvo, N.L. Mexico on June 20, 1939, the second of eight chil... Full story

 By Ken Stern    News    November 9, 2022

Did town council err in nixing special planning meeting?

At its own special meeting Oct. 28, the La Conner Town Council voted to cancel a special planning commission meeting called for Nov. 1, directing “the Planning Commission to only conduct special meetings called by the chair, the chair pro-tern or r...

 By Ken Stern    News    November 9, 2022

Rain again returned in October

The headline a year ago was "Lots of October rain" after 4.3 inches fell in 2021. Rains have returned, though they waited till Oct. 21 to start. That was 36 days since September's 0.02 total rainfall....


Lights out in La Conner Friday night

Electricity went out in greater La Conner Friday, perhaps after 10 p.m., and was restored within hours within at least parts of the town. Around greater La Conner 584 customers lost power: 540 around Peth’s Corner, and 44 on Josh Wilson Road near...


La Conner wins bi-district net title against a tough Coupeville team

If practice makes perfect, the La Conner High School volleyball team should be perfectly ready to defend the state 2B net crown it has worn since 2019. Just moments after securing a berth to the...


Braves close out season with win

It was a case of less is more when the eight-man La Conner High School football team closed out its season at Lummi Nov. 1. The Braves (2-6) exceeded their prior season point total with an explosive...


Epting Foundation funds La Conner Schools' new kiln

La Conner Schools officials are fired up about the district’s arts program’s newest addition. It is, after all, a kiln for students to use to fire pottery. The acquisition is made possible by a $2,500 donation from the Anacortes-based Rick...


Agritourism meeting next week

Skagit County is looking for your feedback on policy options for agritourism in the community. You are invited to attend the in-person public meetings held on Nov. 16 at Maple Hall from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Dec. 6 at the Skagit County Commissioner’s... Full story


State parks free Saturday

Washington State Parks, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife offer free entrance to state recreation lands Friday, Nov. 11. Visitors to state lands will not need a Discover Pass to park. Park... Full story


38th Art's Alive! opens Friday with gala

Art's Alive! opens Friday with a 5 p.m. gala in Maple Hall, just like in the old days, pre-coronavirus pandemic. This year's fitting theme is "Peace and Solidarity." The 12 chosen to exhibit are a... Full story


Music from early keyboard museum floats back to Europe's classical era

Neither time nor distance was an issue at a local museum during an October tour. About two dozen visitors to the Skagit Early Keyboard Museum near Snee-Oosh Beach were transported back centuries and...


State of the Lincoln meeting Nov. 14

All Lincoln Theatre members in good standing are invited to the Theatre’s annual membership meeting: The State of the Lincoln, Monday, Nov 14, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Get a brief view of the last fiscal year at the Lincoln, where the Theatre stands... Full story


Citizen input on transportation program wanted

Skagit County Public Works is compiling proposed projects for the 2023-2028 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program. These include new construction or improvements to the transportation system such as road, bridge, ferry and trail projects. The... Full story


Chocolate Cookies

This is a quick and easy recipe. Makes enough for you to share. The cake mixes are interchangeable in this recipe. I used a devil's food cake mix. I imagine a lemon box mix would be lovely. You mix...


End of the line: Plug Ugly fishing gear store will close Nov. 30

Their business is a throwback many wish could go on forever. But, alas, all good things must come to an end. Jon and Linda Peterson's much celebrated Plug Ugly store of vintage fishing gear and...


National Hospice and Palliative Care month

Throughout the month of November, Hospice of the Northwest is joining organizations nationally to celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. This year’s theme is “Meeting You Where You Are.” The Hospice of the Northwest team... Full story


Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023