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Excavation begins for Center Street project

No building permit has yet been issued, but excavation began at the 306 Center Street condominium project site last week to find the water table on the property so that paperwork could be completed for removal of contaminated soil. Following that...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    February 21, 2024 

Council considers bond for fire boat

If February’s first town council meeting was any indication, new La Conner Mayor Marna Hanneman is in it for the long haul. The marathon Feb. 13 session covered new and old business and multiple discussion and action items before concluding with a...

 

Legal Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SKAGIT IN PROBATE No. 24-4-00025-29 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In the Matter of the Estate of JOHN STANLEY FURE, Deceased. The personal representative named...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23: Community Blood Drive. La Conner High School Gymnasium, 404 N. Sixth St., La Conner. Coordinated by Bloodworks Northwest, high school students and La Conner Kiwanis Club. Questions: Dorothy Downes,...

 

Where is our storm sewer?

When we bought our home in La Conner in January of 2019, we were told that our block, the only block on Washington Street where there is no storm sewer, was in “Phase 2” of the project to provide storm drainage throughout the town. Shortly after...

 

Town sets forum Feb. 20 to discuss First St. parking

While it’s been a hot topic in La Conner for decades, the last word on parking likely won’t be spoken here anytime soon. And the always lively local conversation continues 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Civic Garden Club on South Second Street. The...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    February 7, 2024

Town ends 2023 with record surplus

Largest ever, that is the Town of La Conner $971,884 2023 budget surplus. Councilmembers opened their January packets to find that the $43,947 in sales tax revenue pushed the year’s total to $630,453, 3.5% and $21,272 above budgeted projections....

 

Legal Notices

TOWN OF LA CONNER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of La Conner will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 on the question of whether or not the La Conner Town Council will assume the powers, functions and...

 
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Concern: Moore-Clark site a fire hazard

Emergency management has been a priority here since channel flooding in 2022 swamped waterfront and low-lying areas. Attention turned last week to fears of catastrophes and disaster at the...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 31, 2024

Forum: solar energy grant progress

More people are seeing the light solar energy offers. Members of the La Conner-based Skagit Valley Clean Energy Cooperative are hoping to see that number grow Saturday after a 10 a.m. forum at the La Conner Swinomish Library. The program explores...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 24, 2024

Forum on parking set for Feb. 20

Hours before snow hit outside, the La Conner Planning Commissioners plowed through a busy agenda during their 80-minute Jan. 16 hybrid meeting at Maple Hall. The pile of issues addressed were housing and parking issues, the status of the Talmon...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    January 24, 2024

BREAKING: Friday 1 p.m. special town council meeting

Mayor Marna Hanneman called a special meeting of the La Conner Town Council for Friday, Jan. 26 at 1p.m. held through Microsoft Teams. The meeting purpose is: discussion of the 2021 and 2022 state...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 17, 2024

Marna Hanneman leads first town council meeting as mayor

A new year, a new mayor. It's been a long while – going back to January 2008 – since that sentence has applied to the Town of La Conner. Now it does. Former planning commissioner Marna Hanneman, w...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 17, 2024

Building housing in the comp plan

Town of La Conner residents have two weeks to offer their two cents – or perhaps exceedingly more valuable recommendations – as possible amendments to the town’s comprehensive plan – and the development code, too. Submittals made through... Full story

 

City of Anacortes water bill is wrong

For the past nine years I have complained in writing about the way the City of Anacortes reconciles the amount of money its wholesale (regional) customers owe for water. Last month, Anacortes billed the Town of La Conner $444 for 2021 and $5,540 for...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Jan. 20, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Museum of Northwest Art Inside an Artist & Scientist Collaboration: 66 Birds/3 Degrees Museum of Northwest Art121 1st StreetLa Conner, WA, 98257 Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Pelican Bay Books, 520 Commercial,...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 10, 2024

Opportunities for building in the new year

New Town of La Conner Mayor Marna Hanneman chaired her first town council meeting yesterday, Jan. 9. The council packet she received the week before included a memo from Town Administrator Scott Thomas. Its first point summarized for council the... Full story

 

Thank you Mayor Hayes

How does one thank a person who has unstintingly given 16 years of his life to our community? Ramon Hayes has been La Conner’s mayor twenty four hours a day for every one of those years. Many of us have had the pleasure of chatting with him on his...

 

2023: The year reviewed in its headlines

December was frosty and frozen 4-Jan La Conner Community combats wave of saltwater flooding 4-Jan Flood damage cost estimate $1.8 million 11-Jan Council creates emergency management commission 1-Feb...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Saturday, Jan 6: Indivisible Skagit is planning a signwaving at 2 p.m.along George Hopper Road up to the intersection with Burlington Boulevard in Burlington (by Costco). The theme will be protecting our democracy/rights. We welcome...

 
Portrait of Cynthia Elliott

Cindy Elliot appointed to town planning commission

Cynthia Elliott isn't the retiring type. The proof is in her willingness – eagerness, actually – to become a La Conner Planning Commissioner, a role not for the faint of heart, just 13 months afte...

 

Excavation begins for Center Street project

No building permit has yet been issued, but excavation began at the 306 Center Street condominium project site last week to find the water table on the property so that paperwork could be completed for removal of contaminated soil. Following that ini...

 

Mayor Hayes' final council meeting ends without fanfare

Four-term La Conner Mayor Ramon Hayes chaired his final town council meeting Dec. 12, but it was a business-as-usual session with no celebration or reception. Hayes wouldn’t have had it any other way. “It’s just not my personality,” he told...

 

School district revs up for green energy

The atmosphere was electric at the Dec. 11 La Conner School board meeting. Campus solarization options lit up the room. La Conner Town Council member MaryLee Chamberlain and resident Bob Raymond, of the Skagit Valley Clean Energy Cooperative, provide...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    December 20, 2023

2023 Town of La Conner budget will end in black

The 2023 Town of La Conner budget has met its $5.8 million revenue goal with December not yet counted. Even better, expenditures, now at $4.55 million, are likely to finish below 67% of projections. The budget surplus is $1.23 million and may still...

 

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