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A group of Native American paddlers arrive in a traditional canoe

Welcome, friends

A group of Native American rowers on the Paddle to Muckleshoot arrive to a warm welcome at the Swinomish Reservation on Tuesday. Canoe families from Washington and British Columbia are paddling...

 

Legal Notices

La Conner School District No. 311 NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADOPT 2023-24 BUDGET AND CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to RCW 28A.505.050 and RCW 28A.505.060, that the Board of Directors of La Conner School District No. 311, Skagit C...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    July 19, 2023

Future fireworks seasons may be shorter

Patriotism, matching the hot weather, was at a feverish pitch this July 4. But not everyone had a bang on Independence Day – or in the days leading up to and following the holiday. For La Conner area firefighters, already grappling with extended...

 
 By Mel Damski    News    July 12, 2023
Bob Grace, left, pushes Francis Sylvester in his wheelchair

We are ready to roll

If you often drive over the Rainbow Bridge between La Conner and Shelter Bay, you are likely to have seen a man pushing a disabled tribal member in a wheelchair and they both seem to be very comfortab...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    June 21, 2023

Anacortes proud to have their Pride Parade

Saturday's second annual Anacortes pride parade was a rainbow-plus of colors, June 16. Thousands of cheering, clapping, dancing, rainbow flag waving supporters shouted their approval from the sidewalk...

 

Adopt-A-Hydrant fundraiser a splashing success

There's one excuse that will not fly for anyone parking in front of about two dozen fire hydrants on Swinomish Reservation. That being they weren't visible. Instead, you can hardly miss those...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    June 14, 2023

Busy summer wildfire season anticipated statewide

Summer vacation likely will be an oxymoron for area firefighters. Forecasts place Washington state at the epicenter of regional wildfires from July to September. “The outlook for Washington state is not all that great,” Skagit County Fire...

 

Clam garden work day Monday part of Salish Summit at Swinomish

Moving several tons of rocks and boulders by hand and dolly at Kukutali Preserve on Swinomish Reservation last week inched the local tribal community ever closer to a significant milestone. A large wo...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 7, 2023

Madison Huscher reaches new heights as region's teacher of year

The La Conner Middle School Rock Climbing Club sponsor is also rock solid in the classroom. Madison Huscher, whose carefully crafted science lesson plans take students beyond the traditional...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 17, 2023

School board moves closer to approving plant garden

La Conner School board members toured native plant gardens on Swinomish Reservation last week, a walking tour that appears to have brought the district one step closer to installing something similar as an outdoor hands-on classroom on campus. A...

 
 By MJ Craig    Opinion    May 10, 2023

Shelter Bay group out of order

Dear editor, Please advise, cannot understand. Good grief!? Shelter Bay, a community across the Swinomish Channel from La Conner, is under attack from an out-of-order insider group? One judge has already thrown out an unsubstantiated lawsuit for...

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    May 10, 2023

'Project 562' makes NYT bestsellers list

“IT’S A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!” Matika Wilbur, “Tsa-Tsique,” shared the news in a group email last weekend. Less than two weeks after launching her photography book, “Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America” to the...

 

Police Blotter 4/30-5/6

Monday, May 1 8:16 a.m.: Cow on road – Report of a loose cow on Josh Wilson Road. The animal owner got the cow back into the pasture where it belonged. Josh Wilson / Farm to Market Rds., Bayview....

 
 By Ken Stern    A & E    May 3, 2023

Matika Wilbur launches 'Project 562' book at Swinomish last Tuesday

Photographer and writer Matika Wilbur, "Tsa-Tsique," introduced her epic photography book "Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America" to the world before a full room of over 160 people in th...

 
 By Robin Carneen    A & E    April 19, 2023

Telling the Truth: 'Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America'

The Swinomish and Tulalip photographer, filmmaker, podcaster and author Matika Wilbur shares her Indian/Spirit name "Tsa-Tsique," meaning "she who teaches children," with her mom, Nancy Wilbur. During...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    April 19, 2023

District 13 firefighters ran practices on model trains ahead of BNSF derailment

Nobody anticipates a train derailment in their backyard. Nobody, perhaps, except Skagit County Fire District 13 Training Officer Chris Olbu. A model railroader, Olbu led a detailed tabletop exercise at the district’s SneeOosh Road fire station...

 

Community dinner raises funds for local family

Tyrone McLeod has been a builder much of his life, the elaborate ramp he installed at a Morris Street home across from The Slider Café is a prime example. He has built even more goodwill here over...

 

Spaghetti fundraiser Friday for McLeod family

Let me tell you why I am looking forward to seeing you Friday supporting the McLeod Family at a 5-7 p.m. spaghetti dinner fundraiser at La Conner Elementary School cafeteria. Thirteen years ago when...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 12, 2023

Swinomish students spring into action during four-day youth conference

Spring break was no vacation for a cross-section of Swinomish youth. Pre-teen and high school-aged tribal students sacrificed sleeping in and lounging in front of the TV to take part in a four-day...

 

BNSF violated rail agreement with Swinomish Tribe

Fidalgo Island — The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington issued a decision concluding the liability phase of trespass litigation filed by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community against BNSF Railway March 27, ruling th...

 
 By John Ryan    News    April 5, 2023

Safety device, human error derailed Anacortes train, federal officials say

The Federal Railroad Administration has confirmed KUOW reporting that a safety device meant to keep trains from plunging into Puget Sound knocked a train off the tracks and onto the Swinomish Reservation early Thursday morning. The short, seven-car...

 

Kennedy Miller is Soroptimist student

Kennedy Miller, a La Conner High School senior, is the Soroptimist Honored Student for the month of March. Kennedy is a very hardworking student and volunteer. She helps coach her younger sister, Madd...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    March 22, 2023

BNSF locomotive derailed early Thursday morning behind Swinomish casino

SWINOMISH RESERVATION -The "active cleanup of the diesel spill caused by the early Thursday morning derailment of two BNSF locomotives" was ending early Saturday afternoon, Bill Dunbar, U.S. EPA...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    March 15, 2023

BREAKING: BNSF train derails behind Swinomish casino

Update, March 17 at bottom SWINOMISH RESERVATION — Early the morning of March 16, before 1 a.m., the two locomotives of a BNSF train heading east from an Anacortes oil refinery derailed along the... Full story

 

J.J. Wilbur and Barb James re-elected to Swinomish Tribal Senate seats

J. J. Wilbur will remain a busy man. Wilbur, who serves on the La Conner school board and as a Skagit County Fire District 13 commissioner and chairs the Swinomish Tribal Community Port Commission,...

 

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