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 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...


When wine and housing don't mix

I recently went out for dinner with a neighbor, a part-time, mostly-here-in-the-summer kind of neighbor. He teaches at a university, leads research and publishes interesting work on human behavior. As we waited to order he mentioned his frustration a... Full story


Skagit County Historical Museum's holiday fundraiser is this Saturday

Head up the hill in La Conner to the Skagit County Historical Museum on South Fourth Street Saturday, Dec. 2, to celebrate the holidays. The museum is The combined holiday party and annual appeal kickoff is 6-8 p.m. The museum is decorated for the ho... Full story


Solidarity statement for peace and justice in Israel/Palestine

As faith leaders, elected officials, community leaders, educators and individual residents of Washington state, we are heartbroken and horrified by the escalated violence and bloodshed in Israel/Palestine. As people of all faith backgrounds and consc... Full story


La Conner Schools campaign plans to add Conway students

Conway remains on the La Conner Schools radar. Faced with recent years of declining student enrollment, the driving force behind state funding of public schools, school district officials are resuming last year’s effort to recruit Conway students...


County financial assistance for septic systems

Skagit County Public Health is offering up to $200 in rebates for septic system inspection, pumping or riser installation to qualifying residents (one per household). A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant funds this rebate program for... Full story


Last week to vote

Help get all ballots counted quickly: Vote and return your ballot now Sign your ballot envelope Use a county dropbox Mail your ballot by Nov. 3 Election drop boxes nearby: La Conner Regional Library, 614 E. Morris Street Swinomish Indian Tribal... Full story

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 1, 2023

Cooperating all the time, everywhere

October was National Co-op Month, the annual celebration of this alternative way to engage with each other in our business dealings and thus as people in relationship with each other. National Co-op Month offers the time to reflect on and promote a... Full story


Rep. Larson hosting veterans forums

The week of Nov. 6 U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Everett) will host a series of five in-person veterans forums and one veterans telephone town hall. The forums and telephone town hall are opportunities for veterans to receive updates on legislation... Full story

 By Ken Stern    News    October 18, 2023

Ballots and local elections coming

Voters living in the La Conner School District have one choice on their ballot in the school board race for the District 2 director. John Agen, elected to the District 1 position in 2019, has moved into the district. Janie Beasley, defeated in her...


Public input wanted at short-term rentals forum Oct. 17

The status of short-term rentals in La Conner tops the agenda of a special 6 p.m. Oct. 17 public forum at the La Conner Civic Garden Club. “It will be a specific and targeted meeting,” Town Assistant Planner Ajah Eills said at the planning... Full story


Marina Moorings

The Port of Skagit hosted two massive events on the last weekend of September to benefit and promote the Genuine Skagit Valley program. The Tidewater Boil and Skagit Farm to Pint Fest were, as...


Energy planning grants awarded to schools and fire department

The La Conner School District and the La Conner Fire Department have each been awarded a grant from the Washington state Department of Commerce. These grants will fund work required for each to...



Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of La Conner, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1230 at the September 26, 2023, Town Council meeting. A summary of Ordinance No. 1230 is as follows: An Ordinance adopting Chapter 11.70 of the La... Full story

 By Ken Stern    News    September 27, 2023
Fishermen waist deep in the Skagit River.

State grants $11.9 million to eight organizations for salmon recovery projects in Skagit County

When the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound Partnership awarded $81.5 million through 150 grants in 29 counties Sept. 18, they were sending $11,948,293 to eight...


Measure to dissolve Dayton's library will not be on fall ballot

A measure to dissolve a small library in southeastern Washington will not be on the November ballot. The decision comes after a hearing Sept. 20 in Columbia County’s Superior Court. After more than a year fraught with book challenges and the specte...  Website



RCW 11.40.030 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SKAGIT COUNTY Estate of: MARIA PILAR CODINA aka PILAR CODINA, Deceased. (Date of death: January 6, 2022) No. 23-4-00413-29 The Estate Administrator named below has been appointed as Administrator... Full story


Shortening short term rentals

La Conner staff and the planning commission are updating the Town’s short-term rental regulations. These rentals are only permitted in the commercial zone – in commercial buildings. What purpose will changing these regulations serve? Whom will... Full story


Football Braves fall to Friday Harbor's Wolverines

Friday Harbor converted three straight second quarter La Conner turnovers into touchdowns, securing a convincing 41-0 NW2B grid triumph at Whittaker Field on Thursday. Quarterback Whiley McCutcheon threw a pair of scoring tosses to Triston Bremer...



TOWN OF LA CONNER NOTICE OF APPLICATION/NOTICE OF HEARING PRELIMINARY MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (PMDNS) Date: September 12, 2023 Application File #: LU23-30CU-IV, LU23-31SEPA Applicant: La Conner Maritime Services Owner: Port of... Full story


School budget deficit triggers state oversight

As students return to Washington classrooms, state education officials are closely monitoring how three cash-strapped public school districts are spending money. La Conner, Marysville and Mount Baker districts, all located in Western Washington and p...  Website


From the editor - Our small-town living woes

La Conner continues to dodge the bullets that so much of small-town America is getting hit by: loss of employers, employees and families moving away, empty storefronts and boarded up homes, loss of hospitals and school closures. No, instead the... Full story

 By Ajah Eills    News    September 13, 2023

Here's a primer on La Conner's short-term rental regulations

In Leavenworth, the owner must be present. Spokane separates them into two types. San Jaun County only allows 693 for their population of 18,662. Clyde Hill requires a business license, but no other permitting. Poulsbo states that an ADU cannot be us...


Be a county planning commissioner

The Skagit County’s Planning Commission is seeking applicants for a vacancy in Skagit County commissioner district 1, the area of greater La Conner. The term is through August 2024. The Planning Commission works with the Planning and Development... Full story


La Conner gets Braves Club grant

Hard work and perseverance paid dividends for La Conner Schools ahead of the Labor Day weekend. District officials learned Friday that their application for a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant to support the Braves Club after-school progra...


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