By Ken Stern 

Lights were out on First Street Thursday


Thursday was picture perfect weatherwise in La Conner, but not so for businesses on South First Street till mid-afternoon. An animal got in the guts of a South First Street Puget Sound Energy pole around 7 a.m. Businesses on First and Morris streets, including the Weekly News, received a “Power is out” email at 7:21 a.m. While some Morris Street businesses had electricity by 9:36 a.m., with notice that “The cause of the outage was bird or animal,” First Street businesses were not plugged in again till almost 2 p.m. Someone heard that 302 customers were without power, but this was no...

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