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House fire kills two in Bay View
AFTERMATH OF TRAGEDY - What’s left of the house is still standing Tuesday morning, July 18, as a memorial with flowers and cards beginning to build up just beyond the crime scene tape. The fire is being investigated as arson that injured three adults and killed two children.                                                           — Photo by Haley Ausbun

AFTERMATH OF TRAGEDY - What’s left of the house is still standing Tuesday morning, July 18, as a memorial with flowers and cards beginning to build up just beyond the crime scene tape. The fire is being investigated as arson that injured three adults and killed two children.                                                           — Photo by Haley Ausbun

Two people are being held for investigation of two counts of murder and one count of arson in relation to  a fire that killed two children on Bayview Road early Saturday morning that fully engulfed the house in flames.
Kimberly Hughes, 31, and Jaramy Chism, 24, are both being held for investigation, according to the court affidavit, on $2 million bail. According to a Washington Court records search, Hughes has been a defendant in 27 other criminal proceedings in Skagit County, including a previous attempted arson in 2014, where, according to the affidavit, she set fire to a laundry basket full of clothes. She said it was because her boyfriend at the time was cheating on her.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Town awaits Shelter Bay's decision on water source
La Conner needs to replace its water mains in 2019, but town officials need a decision from Shelter Bay’s board of directors for whether the Association will use La Conner water service. And the Town needs to know soon, in August, commissioners at the July 11 council meeting said.
Currently Shelter Bay residents are 40 percent of La Conner’s water customers. The pipes are aging. Breaks in the line occur, but how big the next water line the town constructs, and whether it needs to cross Rainbow Bridge, depends on a decision from Shelter Bay, Town Administrator John Doyle said.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

YMCA fundraising campaign enters stretch run
As with an Olympic marathon, the Skagit Valley Family YMCA fundraising drive is looking for a strong finishing kick as it nears the finish line.
The latest strides in a campaign to build a modern YMCA facility near the Skagit Valley College campus were taken in La Conner last week.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Feds sign off on Swinomish constitution
The United States Department of the Interior on Friday approved the constitutional amendments voted on and passed in May by members of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

$800 water bill a shocker for La Conner homeowner
When Allen Sackett received his La Conner town water bill, he thought it was $12. 
It wasn’t until he opened it all the way he saw it was actually $812.32.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Something furry scurries here
Oh rats!
Kevin Peterson, who has been a licensed pest control technician 30 years and is the general manager of Cascade Pest Control, says La Conner is especially prone to the critters.
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Thursday, July 06, 2017


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