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February 18, 2020

Huge Tribal Senate upset: Quintasket beats Cladoosby
The impact of a landslide election victory has had the effect of an earthquake on Swinomish Reservation, the aftershocks from which are likely to be felt for quite some time.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bill Cumming mural saved, at MoNA
There was a lot of speculation at the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) Saturday night over how artist William Cumming’s mural ended up folded on a shelf in a Breckenridge family barn. Farmers, donors and art-enthusiasts exchanged stories at a celebration of the $500,000 valued mural that is now on exhibit in the museum.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

More Rain Last Week
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Around Town
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bringing salmon back from the brink
Leave it better than you found it. That’s how I approach my work in the Legislature, especially on environmental issues and our state’s natural resources. We are blessed to live on the Salish Sea and it’s important that we make protecting it and the life within it a priority.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Ag summit reviews age old issues
MOUNT VERNON — The age old problems of family succession, product promotion, water supply, innovation, costs, communicating with the public and, of course, weather were session topics at the fifth annual Skagit Ag Summit Jan. 31 at Washington State University’s Northwest Research Extension Center on Memorial Highway.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

'Fame' opens at the Lincoln February 21
As in the play itself, high school actors, mostly – this time organized by META – are performing “Fame, the Musical” at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre. The producers predict you will be dancing in the aisles when you experience the “hope, drama and enticing beats and dance.”
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Roundabout will be built at Josh Wilson and Farm to Market Roads
A full-size roundabout will be constructed this summer at the hazardous intersection of Josh Wilson Road and Farm to Market Road.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Smelt Derby extinct after 54-year run
In spite of tremendous support by members, the Rotary Club of La Conner is retiring the annual Smelt Derby. 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Brian Cladoosby seeks tribal Senate re-election

Brian Cladoosby is a recognized leader both here and in the other Washington. The longtime Swinomish Tribal Community Senate chairman, under whose tenure the local reservation has realized unparalleled economic growth along with major advances in social services and health care facilities, has during that time often shared a speaking dais with governors, state and federal lawmakers, cabinet officers, and even a U.S. President.

Yet more remains on his to-do list, he told the Weekly News last week.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

January: plenty wet and snow
It rained and rained and rained last month and in between it snowed. Rain fell 27 days, including snow. There was no school Jan. 14-15. Last month’s 5.9” of rain was 1.8” more than the century’s average of 4.1”, or 44% above. It was the third wettest January since 2000 and one of five years of over 5”. Six of the 11 years of 4” or more of rain have been since 2011. The highest rainfall was 6.5” in 2006. This century there have been 15 years of at least 3” of rain.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

La Conner golf fans ace trip to famed Torrey Pines course
Lisa and Russell Jensen didn’t waste time getting into the swing of things during a recent trip to sunny San Diego. Theirs was a whirlwind family vacation centered around the Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament at scenic Torrey Pines, where son-in-law Graham DeLaet, a 2016 Olympian and winner of multiple PGA Tour events, was scheduled to be part of a star-studded field that included Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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