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Port open house lays out Marina options

Those attending the Port of Skagit’s open house Thursday at La Conner Marina lost their marbles.

That was the plan, it turns out.

Port consultants handed people Zip-Lock bags containing seven marbles each as they entered the Swinomish Yacht Club for the two-hour event, which offered an opportunity to share ideas and learn more about Marina redevelopment plans.

Attendees were asked to indicate preferences by placing marbles in jars matching the respective Port proposals presented on illustrated placards. They ranged from pedestrian and roadway bridge construction to an emphasis on commercial sp...


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