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 By Ken Stern    Community    November 30, 2022 

Shelter Bay officers in court Friday for injunction hearing

The officers of the Shelter Bay Community board of directors have a hearing in Skagit County Superior Court Friday to contest a preliminary injunction imposing a restraining order against them. The...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 30, 2022 

Greetings from your community newspaper

Happy holiday season! Along with lights, trees and lawn displays comes this more recent tradition: the annual La Conner Weekly News subscription drive. These next three weeks your community newspaper will be delivered to every address in our local...

 

Shelter Bay's Sunday town hall

Topics related to litigation against Shelter Bay board members could not be discussed, but there was still plenty to talk about during the second in a series of Shelter Bay town hall forums at the...

 

Thank you, friends

Dear La Connerites, I want to thank everyone who was concerned about me and trying to help me find a home. This is my community and I did not want to leave here. Thanks to my family, who are helping me buy a house in Shelter Bay. It is a safe place...

 

Voter outreach key to victory in Hagen's assessor's race

The new Skagit County Assessor is assessing his recent successful election campaign. Danny Hagen, running as an independent, parlayed a series of public forums into a comfortable 57-43 per cent electo...

 

Fire District 13 November meeting summary

Fire District 13 Commission Chair Bruce Shellhamer traveled over 300 miles to discover his department shares the same operational challenges with similar fire districts. “We’re not alone when it comes to staffing issues,” said Shellhamer, told...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    November 10, 2022

REPORT – Election results totaling no surprises

After two days of counting ballots in Skagit County and districtwide for state legislative district 10, November election results are similar to August, with the same candidates headed toward the offices they seek. Danny Hagen is handily winning his... Full story

 

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....

 

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...

 

La Conner's Halloween Parade all smiles and sweets

It was a dark and stormy Sunday night, but Monday at noon the breeze abated and the clouds lifted just before La Conner's school children took to First Street for the annual Halloween Parade. They...

 

Rick Tanner resigns as Shelter Bay general manager

Shelter Bay residents now have a lot more to talk about on social media or in person. Rick Tanner, hired as the community’s general manager in March, submitted a sharply critical resignation letter...

 

Does Shelter Bay have water supplier options?

The Shelter Bay board of directors would not discuss with its community its exploration of ending its water supply contract with the Town of La Conner to switch to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Communit...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 2, 2022

Is water agreement leakproof?

In researching the 2018 water dispute between Shelter Bay and the Town of La Conner in the Weekly News, searching for “perpetuity” turns up articles from that winter, including an editorial. Perpetuity is a word not often used. The 2011...

 

Fix Congress: Vote Republican

Two years ago when gas was $2 a gallon and the booming stock market was filling millions of retirement portfolios the voters voted in a Democratic president and in both chambers of Congress. Now, because of restrictions Democrats imposed to end our...

 

Why vote Red?

Smaller government. Less taxes. More personal freedom. Personal accountability. Slowing illegal immigration at our southern border. Less government intrusion in our lives. Less government spending. Less “woke”’ nonsense. Fewer restrictions on...

 

'Contested' Shelter Bay board members served with claim for damages

Four members of a Shelter Bay Community board of directors that has been intensely criticized for more than two years may be headed to court. During a board committee meeting Oct. 13, resident Roberta Fontenot, an attorney, had a process server...

 

Why Vote Blue?

Voting rights, civil rights, freedom of choice. Indigenous rights, gender rights, equal rights. Free and fair elections, political accountability, rule of law. Jobs, infrastructure, middle-class economic strength. Climate action, natural disaster...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    October 26, 2022

Skagit County median sold home prices still going up

Sold home prices in Skagit County remained strong in September, with 180 homes and condominiums closing, the same as in August, and the median sold price rising to $552,250, Northwest Multiple Listing Service data show. Anacortes again led the...

 

Standing room only crowd at Sunday Shelter Bay forum

TV ratings in Shelter Bay were down a lot Sunday night. A significant number of residents turned off their remotes during prime time, opting instead to attend a one-hour town hall meeting called by the Shelter Bay Community’s board of directors to...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    October 26, 2022

Skagit Bay Search and Rescue seeks more volunteers

Skagit Bay Search and Rescue volunteers are trained to locate people in distress. These days they are also in search of others to join their ranks. "We're actively looking for new members in the La Co...

 

If Tribe ran Shelter Bay

What would happen if Shelter Bay didn’t pursue a new lease with the Swinomish Tribe? I think that we should start looking at the possibility that in 2044 the Tribe will take over the community and possibly the management of the community. Why...

 

A march to the Hats

Oct 6. 2022 was a landmark day in La Conner. It was truly unprecedented and unlike any other in the Americas in the last 500 years that we know of. It was brought to our attention by Mr. Jay Bowen, who was gracious in his explanation that this March...

 

English Colin Mondays

My Mondays are a treasure these days thanks to two gentlemen I have met. Both are named Colin and both are from England. While technically neither one lives in La Conner, they meet Monday afternoons from 3-5 p.m. for a “pint or two” at their...

 

Ashley Sweeney book signing

Come to Seaport Books Thursday, Oct. 20 to buy and have Shelter Bay novelist Ashley Sweeney sign her newly released third novel, “Hardland,” a western set in the Arizona Territory at the dawn of the 20th century. In it you will meet protagonist...

 

Supports Shelter Bay board

I wish Ms. Fontenot would have sought accurate information before leveling broad accusations and innuendo left and right in her Oct. 5 guest column. Her tone of condescension is offensive. Our volunteers, on the Shelter Bay Community board or...

 

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