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Annual salmon slide makeover not a small-scale operation

 

August 19, 2020

KIDS HAVING FUN IS THE GOAL – John Doyle and Ollie Iversen, not pictured, are almost done with the annual refurbishing of the salmon slide at Conner Waterfront Park under the Rainbow Bridge. They started last week and will finish this week. – File photo

Blistering heat has been the story in La Conner this month.

But the cause of some very visible blistering here can be traced to winter weather conditions.

The surface materials of the landmark 13-foot salmon slide that highlights Conner Waterfront Park has experienced moisture blistering for a third straight year.

Retired Town Administrator John Doyle, as previously, returned to the slide last week to make repairs.

“The materials,” Doyle said during a brief Thursday morning break, “have blistered the last three winters.”

Doyle has devoted about a week each summer since the slid...



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