For the first time in almost forty years, the Swinomish Tribe lowered a well-known landmark on Friday: the 1989 Centennial Totem Pole. The carving, created with Washington State Centennial funds, replicated the original totem carved in 1938 by Swinomish Tribal member Charlie Edwards and assistants.
Last weekend an equestrian twist on everyday field sports came to LaConner.Tents, trucks, and trailers were set up and parked at George Dill Farm as people came to witness a polo tournament.
New greens at Swinomish Golf Links helped raise much appreciated green for area charities, among them the La Conner Sunrise Food Bank.Golfers taking part in a special free day at the Swinomish Tribal Community-owned course near La Conner last Wednesday chipped in $227 for the local food pantry, which took donations on the par-3, 156-yard fifth hole.
The La Conner-Whitney Road water main replacement project will be funded by a $1.5 million, 20 year revenue bond the Town Council decided at its July 10 meeting. The bond is structured as a loan, with payments coming from “water revenues” the Town receives from its water, sewer and drainage funds.