The year ended with an inch of rain, 0.84” on the 31st and 0.16” the day before. The 3.5” total rain is typical for Decembers this century. The 20 year average is 3.4”, only four percent less. Rain fell 16 days. Rain fell daily the 10-15, totaling 0.73”. But more rain fell on the 20th, 0.76” and on the 31st.
The library at La Conner High School was buzzing with questions and conversations between 45 8th graders and 18 adults. They gathered together for two hours Jan. 8 to take part in “Pizza with Professionals.”
First, Roche Harbor is the most exclusive of company towns. Second, Roche Harbor has always been a company town. Third, it is a great getaway any week of the year. And fourth, if you are a boater, you probably know all about the incredible, protected and peaceful harbor. I went as a tourist, on foot, boarding the ferry in Anacortes and taking a taxi...
Expect to see more of the orange and green Genuine Skagit Valley logo on produce and food products next year and in the coming years. The one year old certification mark program got a big boost in December, a $348,000 three year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.