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February 26, 2020

First Street expansion to south possible
The Mayor’s Roundtable ending the Feb. 11 La Conner Town Council meeting was the most future focused portion of the evening. Councilmembers gathered around a map Bill Stokes unfolded on the table. He shared the work he has been advancing with Director of Public Works Brian Lease to develop and pave First Street south of Commercial Street, connecting it to Caledonia Street.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Mavrik Marine plans building for bigger boats
For San Francisco Bay Ferry Mavrik Marine is building a 130-foot long, 36-foot beam and 30-foot high boat in its 36-foot high Pearle Jensen Way facility. When done, they will build a second ferry for them. But orders for 50-foot high boats requires building a 60-foot high building. The company is planning to do that this spring.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Homeless given voice at Lincoln
A crowd of 300 primarily housed people filled Lincoln Theatre Saturday night for “There’s No Place Like Home,” a moving and heart breaking staged reading of Skagit County homeless people’s own words and lives.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Food for thought part of Education Dinner menu
A thirst for knowledge was quenched last week by those who regularly feast on learning.
About 300 people filled the Tribal Youth Center last Wednesday night for the Swinomish Education & Awards Dinner honoring student achievement and paying tribute to former longtime La Conner School Board member Janie Beasley.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Shelter Bay man tabbed for major U.S. Foreign Service award
The reason Marcus Lamb isn’t seen often at his Shelter Bay home is because he’s out making his presence felt around the globe.
And doing so in a big way.
Lamb, an information technology systems specialist, was recently named one of six recipients of the U.S. Secretary of State Award for outstanding volunteerism abroad based on his work in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tony White new food co-op GM general manager
The essential concept to grasp is that the Skagit Valley Food Co-op is more than a grocery store. Owned by their members, co-ops are businesses that serve and reflect their members’ values. Tony White, who took over from retired General Manager Todd Wood last Friday not only understands that dynamic, he freely confesses that long ago he “really drank the Kool Aid for co-ops. I realized the emphasis for communications with members. From that time on I was a true believer.” That lesson was learned in a 1990s master program in co-op management at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

2020 legislative session homestretch
Just over three weeks remain in the 60-day legislative session. Several important issues will be considered in the homestretch, including taxes, housing, homelessness, your data privacy, gun rights, property rights, energy policies and sex education in schools.
State lawmakers will also finalize supplemental operating, transportation and capital budgets. These are mid-course adjustments to these two-year state budgets. These budgets are important and reflect our priorities as a state.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Local author helps prime souls
“O is for openness,” “H is for Hope,” “U is for Universe” and Cate Schultz has written “Soul Primer: Building Blocks of the Soul” to share an alphabet of lessons to “A” assist you as you journey on the road toward Abundance.
Wednesday, February 19, 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

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