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State biologist named to town emergency panel

A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ­biologist will look to maintain the ­chemistry enjoyed by the Town's ­Emergency Management ­Commission since its inception in 2023.

Three-year town resident Jonah Keith was confirmed last week by the La Conner Town Council to fill a commission vacancy created by the death of Duane Carpenter, who had been the advisory panel's chief meteorologist.

Keith brings to the board not only his extensive background in science and marine biology, but also the perspective of a young parent, according to commission chair Jerry George.

"One of the reasons I recru...


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