Articles from the December 13, 2017 edition

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Town Comprehensive Plan being updated

It’s never too soon to think ahead. “Or,” quips Town Administrator John Doyle, “the future isn’t what it used to be.” That’s why La Conner Planning Commission members are in the midst of a major review and revision of the Town’s Comprehensive P...

 

Boat parade thrills La Conner

BEST BOAT PARADE EVER – Well over twenty boats, a flotilla from the Fidalgo, La Conner, Shelter Bay and Swinomish Yacht Clubs, participated in the latter’s annual troll down the channel. Is i...

 
 By Judy Booth    News    December 13, 2017

CERT training begins in January: Sign up now

Skagit County Community Emergency Response Team Training begins in January. How prepared are you for a major earthquake or a fire such as the one that ravaged Ventura, Sonoma and Napa Counties this year, with only minutes for many to escape their...

 

La Conner Hook & Ladder gears up for crash course

The La Conner Volunteer Fire Department will soon be on the cutting edge when it comes to rescuing victims of motor vehicle accidents. The local department received a $20,000 grant this fall toward purchase of new extrication and related emergency...

 

Citizens caught in act of talking with Senator Bailey

A FUTURE SENATOR IN THIS PHOTO? – State Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, spoke to Sarah Shipley’s middle school government classes at La Conner high school Dec. 6. The senator invited the s...

 

Nature's colors outshine Tree ornaments

DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT – Nature’s lights outshine electrical ones every time. A visual gift for a town’s sleepy citizens offered by an early riser. – Photo by Nancy Crowell...

 

Musing -- on the editor's mind

This is my sixth month in La Conner. I am a newcomer. Some 13 years ago Sandy Stokes was new to town. Soon she was co-publishing the newspaper and did so for ten years. Folks are rightfully proud of La Conner schools. Yet Tim Bruce, like Whitney...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    December 13, 2017

From the editor - Community call for emergency response training

Fires are raging in California, again. Sunday, National Public Radio staff reported from Houston, examining the massive work still to be done after Hurricane Harvey. Reports here are for potential future earthquakes. This is the new normal: an...

 

World War II Veteran John K. Bob honored Flag retired at memorial service

Over 200 people, including Veterans from all over, came together to participate in a special flag ceremony being hosted by the Swinomish Tribe Dec. 7. Family members of John K. Bob were the honored...

 

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