(1925) stories found containing 'town of la conner'

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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 Ken Stern    News    May 29, 2024 

Town seeks consultant to create a south end master plan

The Town of La Conner seeks consultants to create a master plan, the first step for development of the 3-acre industrial area west and south of its S. Third Street parking lot below the town hall to Caledonia Street. It posted a request for...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 29, 2024 

Planning commission OKs gazebo for downtown store

Caravan Gallery on First Street has long been known for its unique vibe. That likely won’t change anytime soon based on action taken last week by the Town Planning Commission. The downtown retail outlet, which enjoys a loyal customer base drawn to i...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    May 29, 2024 

La Conner Library District board questions coverage of state audit

The monthly La Conner Rural Partial County Library District monthly board meeting Tuesday, May 21, proceeded pretty much like most small governmental district board meetings, from starting with approving the April meeting minutes to experiencing...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 29, 2024 

Pitching La Conner's benefits in the 1950s

Strange as it may sound today, there was a time when having a parking problem in La Conner meant more cars were wanted on First Street to spur retail shopping – and when retail meant purchases for h...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum Porch Sale. Fabric, notions, yarns, threads, roving, patterns, books and lots more for quilters and fiber artists at really low prices! 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 22, 2024

First Street will switch to one-way

The La Conner Town Council last week chose to forego the path of least resistance when dealing with future downtown traffic flow and parking. Rather than table action and extend discussion of options for S. First Street, council members voted 4-0...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 22, 2024
Man stands beside berry vines

Berry good: Dean Swanson is outstanding La Conner alumnus

He was raised and again resides on a diversified century-old farm north of town, but more than any single crop it's been goodwill that Dean Swanson has spent a lifetime cultivating. "I've been lucky...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 22, 2024

State biologist named to town emergency panel

A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ­biologist will look to maintain the ­chemistry enjoyed by the Town's ­Emergency Management ­Commission since its inception in 2023. Three-year town res...

 

Community Events Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum Porch Sale. Fabric, notions, yarns, threads, roving, patterns, books and lots more for quilters and fiber artists at really low prices! 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June...

 

Legal Notices, May 22, 2024

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The Town of La Conner is seeking qualifications from an exceptional team of professionals that can develop a master plan for an interdisciplinary project that will reconnect and help revitalize an industrial area adjacent t...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 15, 2024

Planning Commission gives council multiple First St. options

There are several directions town council members can take when it comes to future traffic flow and parking schemes on South First Street. The La Conner governing panel was scheduled last night to hear separate recommendations from its planning...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 15, 2024

Fire District 13 puts 2 EMTs at Summit Park

There’s supply and demand, but it can be demand and supply. The latter condition has led Skagit County Fire District 13 to assign two emergency medical technicians for 12-hour shifts two days per week at the Summit Park station near Highway 20 s...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    May 15, 2024

Town sales tax revenue rises

Bounce back. The $42,671 reported in sales tax revenue to the La Conner Town Council in April by the state’s Department of Revenue is the second highest ever for the month, behind 2022’s record $44,210. It topped March by $8,741. These are Feb...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Paths to Understanding presents The Let’s Go Together Partnership! 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon. Event is free. Walk-ins welcome. Join in the first public gathering for an evening of storytelling, music a...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    May 8, 2024
A group of people meet around a table

Mayor hears views on Jenson field

Some 13 people shared their views on the Town of La Conner's half-acre Jenson field property with Mayor Marna Hanneman Saturday at the La Conner Swinomish Library. Most had started the discussion...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    May 8, 2024

Need 5 to get to 124

Last Saturday some 13 people – mostly La Conner residents, along with Channel Drive and Pull and Be Damned neighbors and the Home Trust of Skagit executive director – met Mayor Marna Hanneman at the La Conner Swinomish Library for her monthly com... Full story

 
 By Jai Boreen    Opinion    May 8, 2024

A new resident appreciates La Conner

I have been living here just a year now, but my neighbors and the community as a whole have been so open, friendly and inviting that I feel totally at home here. One of the things I truly love about our town is its “walkability.” The beautiful new...

 

Don't ignore our town artistic roots

I was sorry to read in last week’s Weekly News concerning the Jenson property (“Residents engage,” May 1) that there was only minimal interest in housing. What worries me is that without diversity La Conner wouldn’t be the rich connection communi...

 

Community Calendar

SUBMIT AN EVENT Want to get more eyes on your event before the next Weekly News hits the street? Go to laconnerweeklynews.com/page/community-events-calendar/105 and submit your event! NOT TO BE MISSED Shelter Bay Chorus presents Remember When, Songs...

 

Legal Notices, May 8, 2024

TOWN OF LA CONNER NOTICE OF APPLICATION / NOTICE OF HEARING The Town of La Conner is processing multiple permit applications that may be of public interest. Date: April 30, 2024 Application File #: LU24-16CU-IV/LU24-17CU-IV/LU24-19HDR Applicant:...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 1, 2024
People meet and discuss around tables

Residents engage, generate big ideas for Jenson property

Turnout was low but engagement high at a one-hour community mingle April 25 addressing possible future uses of the Jenson property. About two dozen people gathered at the Civic Garden Club to suggest...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 1, 2024
Workers construct a log pavilion

Pavilion work resumes at Conner Waterfront Park

La Conner's iconic fish slide is temporarily closed and awaiting repairs, but visible progress has been made on another key feature of Conner Waterfront Park. The Town Public Works Department has...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 1, 2024

Town Council cautioned on summer water restrictions

Town Administrator Scott Thomas is known for his occasional use of dry humor, but there wasn’t anything funny about his report to Town Council members last week regarding drought conditions this year. “We’re already in a state of drought,” Thomas tol...

 

Community Calendar

SUBMIT AN EVENT Want to get more eyes on your event before the next Weekly News hits the street? Go to laconnerweeklynews.com/page/community-events-calendar/105 and submit your event! NOT TO BE MISSED Swinomish Yacht Club Opening Day Boat Parade, 3-4...

 

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