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January 22, 2018

Water emergency declared by Town -- Water main ruptured Jan 8 and 9
OLD INFRASTRUCTURE IS REAL NEWS! – Three breaks within 4,800 feet of each other in the water main bringing water into La Conner happened overnight Jan 8-9. Attributed to the 60-plus year old pipes “moving” in soft, saturated soil, this is a very real sign of the times.   – Photo by Don Coyote
OLD INFRASTRUCTURE IS REAL NEWS! – Three breaks within 4,800 feet of each other in the water main bringing water into La Conner happened overnight Jan 8-9. Attributed to the 60-plus year old pipes “moving” in soft, saturated soil, this is a very real sign of the times.   – Photo by Don Coyote
An already short-handed Public Works Department was literally swamped last week when an aging Town water line on La Conner-Whitney Road north of Peth’s Corner ruptured in three places Jan. 8 and 9, leaving the area temporarily without service.
The five-member work crew, including department head Brian Lease, toiled overtime between McLean and Young Roads to fix the leaks and restore water to affected homes.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Pink flamingo flock migrates to Shelter Bay home
Add one more to this year’s Birds of Winter list.
The pink flamingo.
Or, in the case of Todd and Katie Wigal of Shelter Bay, make that pink flamingos.
The local couple awoke Sunday morning to find a flock of 100 pink flamingos gracing their front yard.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Historic Pleasant Ridge School eyed for future facelift
History was among the subjects children of Pleasant Ridge pioneer families studied at their two-room schoolhouse east of La Conner.
Now it’s hoped the building itself can help teach and preserve local history going forward.
Initial plans are afoot to restore the iconic Pleasant Ridge School, which was built in 1891 and welcomed students until 1929.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Harvesting next year's Brussels sprouts today
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Owls - A Story of Hope
Above everything, Paul Bannick is a good storyteller. It’s a skill the noted naturalist and photographer has been honing since childhood. 
As a boy in Bellevue, Bannick loved exploring the fields and woods near his home. But when development began to overtake the wild spaces he enjoyed, Bannick was deeply moved by the loss of wildlife and diversity of animals in his neighborhood. He witnessed firsthand how development was impacting the place he called home. It triggered a desire in him to tell others the story of the natural world he so deeply appreciated.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

It's true: AMERICAN FICTION a go at MoNA
Artist Robert McCauley’s exhibit “AMERICAN FICTION” will be shown at the Museum of Northwest Art this spring. McCauley, who announced he was cancelling the exhibit in a Jan. 9 e-mail letter distributed to “The MoNA Community,” said his “show was now scheduled as it was” following a phone call with museum Executive Director Christopher Shainin Monday, Jan 15.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018


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