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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...


Thanksgiving Closings

Thanksgiving Closings Thursday, November 23 Bank: Closed Buses: No service Post Office: Closed Schools: Closed, Nov 23-24 Library: Closed, Nov 23-24 Town Hall: Closed, Nov 23-24 County offices: Closed, Nov 23-24 Trash Pick Up: No service La Conner... Full story


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...


Waterfront Café serves Thanksgiving Day meal

Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in tradition, and one of the best is right here in La Conner. It is the annual free Thanksgiving Day meal at the Waterfront Café. The downtown restaurant, located at 128 South First Street in the Pier 7 Building,...

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La Conner blessed with lasting memories of iconic nonagenarians

One was a true La Conner original, scion of a storied pioneer family, blessed with a bevy of talents – singing, strumming and storytelling among them. The other was born on the other side of the cou...

Morgan Huizenga

November Soroptimist student

Meet Morgan Huizenga, Soroptimist International of La Conner honored Student of the Month for November. Morgan, a senior participating in Running Start at Skagit Valley College, views her life as focu...

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Rotary plants 'Ethan Smiles' tulip bulbs in roundabout

La Conner Rotary Club members and La Conner parks commissioners joined forces the morning of Oct. 19, planting tulip bulbs in nine wine barrels inside the roundabout east of town. Special care was...

Cheer sponsor Theresa James surrounded by the cheer squad.

Retiring La Conner cheer sponsor will be receiving applause Friday

There will be cheers and tears at La Conner High School's home football game Friday. That's guaranteed regardless of the outcome. The former will be led, as always, by the cheer squad. The tears, on...


First and last, Dave and Lynette Cram take roles supporting La Conner Schools

David and Lynette Cram are united in both marriage and their shared love of La Conner Schools, where they first forged career plans and were taught the value of public service. The Crams, both La Conner alumni, have since college taken on various...

The La Conner boardwalk on the Swinomish Channel.

Ramon Hayes ending remarkable four terms as mayor

This completes the two-part look at Ramon Hayes time as La Conner's mayor For 16 years while mayor of the Town of La Conner, Ramon Hayes has championed the successes teamwork has created, deflecting...


October's news starts with thanking community as library dedicated

It has officially been one year since the library opened our doors to the community and so much has happened in that year. We have welcomed many returning and new patrons to the library. We have been able to host great programs, including author talk...

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Birds' return requires people to 'Be Bird Wise'

Snow geese have returned to Skagit Valley, the flocks growing daily. Many welcome this seasonal pattern, but the spectacle of the thousands of wintering birds generate conflict, too. Several local...


Boo-tiful downtown parade highlights kids' Halloween

It’s okay to feel scared and spooky in La Conner next Tuesday. In fact, it’s encouraged. That’s because Oct. 31 is Halloween, one of area residents’ favorite celebrations and the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season. The fun starts with...


Joint meeting on paid parking coming

The Oct. 10 La Conner Town Council meeting was full of comings and goings. Council will meet jointly with the planning commission Nov. 28 to hear a presentation from representatives specializing in paid parking systems. “This will give you... Full story


Grant applications for trees, fish slide repairs denied

Since money doesn’t grow on trees, Town officials and the La Conner Chamber of Commerce hoped reversing the process might pay off in support of a civic beautification campaign. Alas, grants written to plant trees on Morris Street and remove trees... Full story


This is flood awareness week

Flood Awareness Week runs through Friday, Oct. 20. Serious flooding generally occurs between October and March. The Skagit County government offers a variety of alert tools for residents. Sgn up for CodeRed Alerts, follow @SkagitGov on Twitter, or... Full story


Seed saving and sharing

Seed saving and sharing can save you money and open the door to learning about plants. First, always save seeds from open-pollinated plants: plants pollinated openly by wind, rain or flying critters. Heirloom seeds are included in this category...

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Booming American Tugs offers worker training

When Port of Skagit officials unveiled preliminary plans last year for long-range re-development at La Conner Marina, workforce housing was a key variable for future investment. Port leadership...


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