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 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 13, 2024

La Conner will mull options for Jenson property development

Town officials over the next few months will begin examining potential options for the Jenson property located south of Channel Cove near the Maple Avenue approach to Pioneer Park. The Jenson family sold the land to the town at a reduced price – a...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 13, 2024

Town leaders mourn death of key advisor

New La Conner Emergency Management Commission chair Jerry George had sad news to share when the panel met March 5 at Maple Hall. George had the unenviable task of announcing the death of commission charter member Duane Carpenter, 64, whose expertise...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    A & E    March 13, 2024

Murder Mystery event taps local rumrunning history

No one in town knows a better yarn than Chris Jennings. The owner of Jennings Yarn & Needlecrafts, a fixture on First Street for more than a half-century, is spinning a yarn in the literary sense these days, coordinating the plot for La Conner’s S...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, Armchair Travel to Ireland: Come to the La Conner Swinomish Library to learn what it is like to grow up in Ireland from La Conner’s own Gina Torpey. This is the last in our series of Armchair Travels w...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 6, 2024

Council OKs code of ethics for town

It was a four-letter word that defined a briskly paced, 45-minute hybrid Town Council meeting at Maple Hall on Feb. 27. That word was code. As in the council’s approval of both a formal town code of ethics and update to La Conner’s uniform dev...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED La Conner Chamber of Commerce Daffodil Pet Parade, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Photos, games, red-carpet costume contest. Parade route follows First Street from the La Conner Marina to Maple Hall. Register your pet beginning...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    February 28, 2024

From the editor: La Conner's parking problem

If the 30 residents at the Feb. 20 community mingle on what was billed as a forum to discuss parking on South First Street had their way, the clear sentiment was to improve safety in the downtown by making it a one-way street south of Washington... Full story

 
 By Ken Stern    News    February 28, 2024

Town's January tax receipts are solid

Lots of tourists stayed overnight in La Conner last November. The town council’s January packet summarizing revenues reported $9,464 was collected in hotel/motel taxes, above 2023 and the second highest ever. The visitors did not spend a record a...

 

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...

 

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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 we...

 

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 sec...

 
 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. I...

 

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, who h...

 
 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 Jan. 31... 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 d...

 

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