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May 20, 2018

Are we all for bread and roses?
May 1st was May Day, International Workers Day. As with so many things, the United States is virtually alone in not celebrating it officially, nationwide, as a holiday. Did you see those images from around the world on TV, of people marching joyfully in the streets holding flags and banners high?
Wednesday, May 02, 2018


Join cohousing community
Letter to the Editor
Thank you for your May 2nd article about our forming cohousing community in the Skagit Valley. We are very excited about this concept. In our mobile and tech-oriented society, many people feel isolated both by the many tech screens dominating our lives and our distance from our extended families. Cohousing is physically structured to promote interactions with neighbors through closely clustered private homes, shared common spaces such as workshops and gardens, and perimeter parking for safe and beautiful pedestrian walkways.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Librarian appreciated
Fellow La Connerans,
Please join me in wishing a sincere farewell to Jessica Armey, our former La Conner Regional Public Libraries children’s librarian.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Fishing for Sockeye not equal
Sockeye season to open June 15 for a month is good news for local hook and line fishermen.
I understand why the Fish Department has opted to close the river during the days the Indians are netting to keep peace. What is concerning to sports fishermen is why the Department has to close the lower river to non-Indians during their open season?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Get involved in government
Every election is important, and our government depends on the quality of the candidates, we elect.
Want better government? Become involved, volunteer for committees, and/or file for public office!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Don't punish student marchers
La Conner High School students participating in the nationwide March for Our Lives protest this week, should be granted excused absences. 
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Students heart of poetry
That was a lovely article from Steve Dolmatz on poetry in La Conner’s schools last week. The students were and are the heart of this work; it was created for them. 
Wednesday, May 02, 2018

North Vietnamese army not rag tag
A little musing concerning your most resent musings.
Please don’t tell me that my adversary during my two tours in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division was a “rag tag army of peasants wearing funny hats and sandals.” For, you see, in 1967 when I was shipped off to Vietnam by our peace loving president, LBJ, I was introduced to an enemy that was hardcore, battle tested and flat out in your face. They were the NVA regulars.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Telling sewage story
This is a story about sewage. It all began in October 2013, when the meter that measures the flow of wastewater from the Tribe began to read below normal. This continued for three years until October 2016, when a new meter was installed, and calibrated.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Parking problems letter
I think we can all agree that parking in La Conner, especially during special events, is a challenge, but I would like to disagree with the statement made in the “Parking Problems” Letter to the editor (April 4). At the town meeting there was discussion about a shuttle led by Mayor Ramon Hayes. M. Johnson’s letter states “It is the height of arrogance for the Chamber of Commerce to then turn around and ask the city to fund a shuttle to haul tourists.” This is completely false – The Chamber did not ask the city to fund a shuttle! 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Chamber support not fully quoted
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to the front page article April 4th issue – regarding the Birds of Winter meeting. Apparently the reporter must have left the room, or at the very least, stopped listening part way through my comments. The article states “Jo Wolfe, a board member representing the La Conner Chamber said ’We do care. La Conner had the most successful event with its birding showcase,’ holding up her chamber’s success but not addressing farmer complaints. Obviously you missed the end of my comments where I elaborated on how important farmers are to our area, how we value them as neighbors, etc. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

County Treasurer candidate
Since the Skagit County Treasurer, Katie Jungquist, has decided to retire after 41 years employment with Skagit County, with the last 18 years as your Treasurer, I have decided to run for Treasurer.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cat saver
A big thank you to Darryl Lagerway and WAVE Broadband for coming to the rescue of Tiger the cat. It is good to know we are looking out for each other. Rainier St. neighbors.
Christi Malcomson

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Community Announcement: Glen Johnson speaks Thursday
Local farmer and writer Glen Johnson hosts, sponsors and has organized a public meeting at the Civic Garden Club March 22 at 7:30 p.m. He will discuss several different issues pertaining to flood protection, fund raising for expensive projects, slough dredging, along with other issues that concern local residents. 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Resolution for the Year of the Bird - a Big Order
In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Guns and bullets mean tears and heartaches
In the letter from Mr. Ginn and in the Citizen’s View (March 14), both correspondents assign the causation of mass killings to people with mental health issues rather than guns. 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Meow
One Saturday evening not long ago, the distressed cries of a cat could be heard coming from our neighbor’s 70-foot-high tree. Closer examination with binoculars revealed that is was indeed a kitty stuck about five feet from the top. Throughout the next day, neighbors up and down our street visited the tree – all worried for the cat’s safety
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

MoNA staff grateful to all
Dear Community:
These are challenging times for our beloved Museum and the MoNA Community. As outlined in recent media, there has been good, bad and ugly. We want to assure our Community that we, the Staff, are here for you, and for your museum. We believe in the Museum’s mission and vision.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

MoNA facts: From a board member
Editor:
Your March 7 news account and editorial contained the following misstatements:
Board members live in Seattle: Current Board members live in LaConner, Anacortes, Edison, Bow, Burlington, and Seattle. The one Board member who lives in Seattle grew up in the Skagit Valley.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mona Mona Mona Mona
Mona maiden of the Salish, misguided maybe, maybe I can help. Sometimes my mind mingles with the mud of the bottoms where we live, sometimes I see and say, profetic and pathetic things. So it is that occasionally this prothetic prose is read by you. 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Northwest Visionary Contemporaries
We live in a time which deeply needs the power and the transformative substance of NW Visionaries.
There are such artists living today across the Northwest States. 

Wednesday, March 07, 2018


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