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 By Bill Reynolds    News    February 1, 2023 

Council hears plugs for fireboat, solar energy

On a cold, wet January night, the La Conner Town Council embraced a sunny outlook. The panel last Tuesday approved payment for a $100 membership fee and joined the Skagit Valley Clean Energy Co-Operative, organizer of the new Solarize Skagit...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    February 1, 2023 

Council creates emergency management commission

There won’t be a Town flood commission, after all. Instead the new five-member municipal panel will be tasked with an expanded portfolio to address multiple emergency management and natural disaster incidents. The change in scope came at the reques...

 

Katherine Paul album featured in Rolling Stone

As a popular song says, there are few ways better to gain fame than to have your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone. A La Conner singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist may not be on the iconic magazine’s cover, but she is featured on...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 25, 2023

Town forum unleashes flood of ideas for communicating

Public safety in emergency situations was the talk of the town at the La Conner Retirement Inn Saturday morning. The latest in a series of quarterly public forums coordinated by La Conner Town...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 25, 2023

Rep. Larsen discusses flood response with Mayor

Even a U.S. representative can have trouble finding a parking place in La Conner. And not just during peak summer tourist season, but on a January weekday morning. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Arlington), top...

 

Fundraising campaign launched to help McLeod family after fire

A La Conner man's lifelong dream and five years of his hard work quickly went up in smoke last week. Tyrone McLeod lost to fire on Tuesday, Jan. 17 the house he had been building on family property of...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 25, 2023

Resiliency every day, every year

Town of La Conner leaders continue to talk, plan and act in preparing flood control measures in the wake of Dec. 27’s flooding from the Swinomish Channel. Last night the town council created a flood commission by ordinance, cementing in place a...

 

'Quilt Until You Wilt' at history museum

Come check out the new interactive exhibit “Quilt Until You Wilt.” There are a variety of designs, including floral patterns in time for Tulip Season! Guests will get the opportunity to design their own paper quilts while being surrounded by...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 18, 2023

Town of La Conner forming flood control commission

Rising tides have in turn given rise to a renewed focus on flood control and long-term effects of climate change here. The Town of La Conner is looking to form a five-member commission with regular mo...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 18, 2023

Community invitations

La Conner area residents are invited to engage this week and next with the two local institutions that define and make a difference in our lives. This is where citizens can have the most impact, making self-governing a reality. Your participation is...

 

La Conner's many sound resources

In my 16th and final year as mayor, I would like to thank the La Conner community for the opportunity to serve as your representative. Although our resources are limited, La Conner has been fortunate to attract and retain staff who are dedicated to...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 18, 2023

First 2023 Town Council meeting

La Conner Town Council and La Conner Schools officials addressed common goals and interests at their respective meetings last week. Councilmembers Mary Wohleb and MaryLee Chamberlain joined the Jan. 9 school board session via Zoom to share tips for...

 

Community 'town talk' Jan 21

Join a community conversation with your neighbors Jan. 21 at the La Conner Retirement Inn, 9-11 a.m. The Town Council’s communication committee, an ad hoc group, offers an opportunity for residents to gather and discuss how to best make a...

 

Daily milk run: From Mesman Farm to Samish Bay Cheese

A high-tech La Conner organic dairy has entered into an old-fashioned agreement to supply fresh milk to Samish Bay Cheese. Both are members of Genuine Skagit Valley, the marketing organization that su...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 11, 2023

Assessing flood damage, Town asks for state relief

Spring has not come early to La Conner. But spring cleaning has – out of necessity. In the aftermath of severe flooding of the town's low-lying areas Dec. 27, residents have been clearing...

 

Fred Owens, former La Conner journalist, died in California last week

The actor Jonathan Goldsmith gained a wide following for portraying "The Most Interesting Man in the World" during a popular Dos Equis promotional campaign. The part could have just as easily gone to...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 11, 2023

Adding various numbers up

At the start of the new year, one way to assess the year just passed is by looking at the numbers contained in budgets and reports and reflecting back and projecting forward. From front to back in this issue of the Weekly News, there are all kinds...

 

One man's flood a real disaster

Fate intervened on Dec. 27. First is the fact that the day before, Monday was a municipal holiday. Secondly the Dunlap Towing stopped running their weekly ad providing the tide tables to the community in this newspaper three or four years ago. At...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    January 11, 2023

Town of La Conner $873,000 in black at close of 2022

Can you say $873,094 Town of La Conner 2022 budget surplus? Director of Finance Maria DeGoede can. Her monthly treasurer’s report for the 4th quarter 2022, year to date, in the town council’s Jan. 10 meeting packet, shows revenue of $5,988,197,...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 11, 2023

1986 Center Street contract rezone vote recalled by former town council member

It is hard to predict the future and often just as difficult to remember the distant past. But Vince Sellen, a retired La Conner schools teacher and former town council member, has shown a command of both. That is fitting for the one-time finalist...

 

Come to community 'town talk' Jan 21

Please join in a community conversation with your neighbors Jan. 21 at the La Conner Retirement Inn, 9-11 a.m. The communication committee, an advisory and ad hoc town council committee, will provide an opportunity for community members to come...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 4, 2023

La Conner community combats wave of saltwater flooding

Normal lasted less than 24 hours last week after La Conner weathered heavy snowfall and thick ice before Christmas that brought the community to a virtual standstill. Winter king tides along with...

 

New staff glad to be at La Conner Town Hall

They come from opposite ends of the country, different generations and work separately at Town Hall. But Ajah (pronounced Asia) Eills and Lynne Lovejoy, the Town of La Conner's new staff hires,...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 4, 2023

New year, old challenges

Wow. What weather these last two weeks, ending the year with both a groan and a whimper. Last Tuesday’s flood, blown in with rain and mild temperatures, was a stark contrast to the seven inches of snow and bitter cold a week earlier, the Tuesday...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    January 4, 2023

2022: The year reviewed in its headlines

The coronavirus pandemic roared into 2022 but vaccinations slowed its spread and the story faded from the public consciousness. Fewer people reported their positive tests and infections. People are still getting infected and hospitalized, however....

 

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