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 By Bill Reynolds    News    December 6, 2023 

Mobile paid parking option gets town council hearing

There was a time when La Conner’s parking problem was inverted to its present situation. When downtown Mount Vernon was lined with clunky parking meters, La Conner had little need for either a paid or timed parking system on First Street. Many...

 By Bill Reynolds    News    December 6, 2023 
Two children by Santa on stage.

Santa stops in for Rotary Breakfast , Gilkey Square tree lighting

La Conner's favorite tourist had a unique solution for the town's vexing parking problem during his visit here last Saturday. World renowned toymaker Santa Claus parked his large sleigh and reindeer...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    December 6, 2023 

Covering the holidays

Another holiday season has come to greater La Conner. Santa jump started December, showing up at the La Conner Swinomish Library to read stories to children last Wednesday. He returned twice Saturday, first fortifying himself with pancakes at the... Full story

 By Bill Reynolds    News    December 6, 2023 

One-way First Street traffic championed at council

First Street parking issues were discussed in detail at the Nov. 28 Town Council meeting. But perhaps lost amid a one-hour presentation on potential future paid parking options for the downtown business district was a brief plea by Councilmember...

 By Bill Reynolds    News    December 6, 2023 

With flood threats managed, Town panel focuses on emergency shelter sites

Location, location, location. It’s not just the familiar real estate mantra. It’s also a key element as La Conner’s Emergency Management Commission crafts long-term disaster preparation strategies. The six-member advisory panel discussed best...

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Grants aid district operations

It's been a busy fall quarter in the La Conner School District. Owing to hard work and some long hours, La Conner School District staff, faculty and administration have successfully applied for and... Full story


Community Events Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Shelter Bay Chorus holiday concert Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. At the Shelter Bay community clubhouse, 1000 Shoshone Drive. Admission is by donation. WSU Pop-Up Bakery Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or until...

 By Ken Stern    News    December 6, 2023 

Town council votes on 2024 budget Dec. 12

The 2024 annual budget the La Conner Town Council will pass at its Dec. 12 meeting will be the largest in its history. It projects revenues of $7.4 million, expenditures of $8.6 million and the fund...


Talmon project design still not in alignment

After just one meeting, Town staff and representatives of KSA Investments are agreed on 80 per cent of the design revisions La Conner’s planning department requires for a proposed three-story apartment/condo project at 306 Center Street. But...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 29, 2023

Your community newspaper and you

Dear Greater La Conner Community, Welcome to the La Conner Weekly News. If you are getting the paper for the first time, I hope you will find your community newspaper an enjoyable and worthwhile read. Valued subscribers, I hope this issue meets your... Full story

 By Ken Stern    News    November 29, 2023
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Skagit home prices high, with supply limited

At the end of October, the only four homes for sale within La Conner town limits were two Landed Gentry residences on Maple Avenue and the two BYK Construction properties on High Street, near Whatcom...


Staff are also 'no' on in-house short-term rentals

Mingling pays off in La Conner. The proof is in the long-term results from an October forum on short-term rentals. Residential input on short-term rentals at the Civic Garden Club building – referred as “a mingle,” by Town officials ...

 By Ken Stern    A & E    November 29, 2023
Christmas lights in front of Slider Cafe.

Time to celebrate holidays with lights, music, boats and Santa

Santa is coming to town early this long holiday shopping season. He makes his first appearance today, Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the La Conner Swinomish Library to read stories to children from 4:30-5:30...


Community Events Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Breakfast with Santa Presented by La Conner Rotary and La Conner United, Saturday, Dec. 2, 8-11 a.m., Maple Hall, 103 Commercial Ave., La Conner. Adults $10, children $5, under 5 free. Bring your camera to take photos with Santa. Kiw... Full story

 By Joan Cross    News    November 29, 2023
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Grace Hubbard helped birth a sister city

Grace Hubbard's 100th birthday celebrated last week in the Weekly News reminded me of the sister cities project we worked on together in the early 1980s. Grace has an excellent memory, which helped...


Police Blotter

Sunday, November 19 2:23 p.m. What a drag—A sailboat had dragged anchor and was not on the rocks off Skagit Island. Nobody was in danger and a tow vessel was headed out to assist. No action by sheriff’s office.Greater La Conner. 5:58 p.m. Cold...


Town's transport district includes tax

The La Conner Town Council has paved the way for smoother rides around town. The panel during one of several public hearings at its Nov. 14 hybrid meeting at Maple Hall unanimously approved formation of a transportation benefit district to generate...

Jean Collins and Grace Hubbard

Amazing Grace: La Conner centenarian celebrates 100th birthday

As a youth, Grace Hubbard experienced history. As an adult, she helped make history. And now, having completed her first century of life, the local icon is keenly focused on the here and now, checking...


Portable public solar power's future

The ongoing emergence of low-cost energy technologies is leading to the development of a host of interesting systems that aren’t directly related to the large-scale electric grid. Read this asking y... Full story

Ecology blocks with sandbags on top in front of Moore-Clark building.

Emergency management means issues beyond flooding

La Conner's new flood barriers are staged and in place up and down the waterfront. But the work of the Town's six-member Emergency Management Commission has only just begun. The Nov. 11 power outage...

 By Ken Stern    News    November 22, 2023

2024 Town budget before council

The $7.4 million in revenues in the Town of La Conner’s 2024 preliminary budget will be the largest ever and is matched against projected expenditures of $8.6 million. The $1.2 million deficit will be covered by the $5.9 million fund balance. The...


Apply for Town planning commission vacancy

There is an open position on the Town of La Conner Planning Commission. Commissioners serve six years and must be town residents. Qualified persons can apply until Nov. 29 or until the position is filled. Information: call Town Hall 306-466-3125 or...


Community Events Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Poetry Reading Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 7p.m. Pelican Bay Books 520 Commercial Ave., Anacortes Town of La Conner Joint Council/Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, November 28, 2024, at 6pm For current agenda go to... Full story


Police Blotter

Sunday, November 12 4:38 p.m. Pile up— Multiple vehicle collision with several injuries. Two car head on with both cars totaled and subjects transported to the hospital. Best Rd., Greater La Conner. Monday, November 13 1:06 p.m. Bored—Caller...

 By Ken Stern    News    November 15, 2023

UPDATE – John Agen maintains lead for District 2 La Conner school board director

After two more ballot tallies, totals indicate La Conner School District Director John Agen is likely to continue on the board, moving over from his District 1 seat to taking the District 2 position. Voters are giving Agen 53% of the vote against...


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