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July 23, 2019

Lawsuits may ground Growlers
Two lawsuits were filed July 9 against the U.S. Navy’s expansion of Growler jet operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Attorney General Bob Ferguson, for the state of Washington, asserts a failed environmental review process for the expansion which “unlawfully failed to measure the impacts to public health and wildlife in communities on and around Whidbey Island” and historic properties on the Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve, according to a press release from his office.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New investors come to Tulip Town

A 36-year tradition concluded in late June when Tulip Town on Bradshaw Road in Greater LaConner was purchased by Spinach Bus Ventures.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Skagit City School supporters answer bell again
It was as much a homecoming as a picnic for those who gathered at the historic Skagit City School Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

La Conner High hoops coach stands tall at Highland Games
Danny Hagen stays in shape the old-fashioned way.
The 6’-6”, 255-pound La Conner High assistant basketball coach is no stranger to the gym, but his workouts this time of year are done without benefit of the modern sports equipment found in health clubs and fitness centers.
That’s by design.
Hagen opts instead to break a sweat each spring and summer with heavy stones, large poles and hefty hay bales.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

School Board still studying superintendent raise
The La Conner School District Board of Directors met Monday for their usual bi-weekly study session, but only the schedule was normal.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Can you buy in Channel Cove?
Home Trust of Skagit Director Jodi Monroe and Melissa Luke, executive assistant, are spreading the word that homeowners are needed for the five homes that will be built in their Channel Cove development near Caledonia Street and Maple Avenue. 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Kitty Pippen remembered at quilt museum
Kitty Pippen once said she was first drawn to textile arts as a girl in China, watching the local women mend and design their clothes. She lived a life as a creative artists, but didn’t begin her quilting career in Japanese fabrics until the age of 70.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Strong performances onstage in Fairhaven
Lucky us: Bellingham TheatreWorks has roosted in the Fairhaven Arts and Events Center this July. Here’s hoping that their summer repertory theatre blossoms annually.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Filing as a write-in candidate for August election
Citizens believing they can contribute by being La Conner’s mayor, a councilmember or a La Conner School District Board Director have till August 6, election day, to file as a candidate with the Skagit County Elections Office to run for an office. There are 27 days left to organize, manage, run and win a campaign.

July 17, 2019
Citizens planning or considering write in campaigns for La Conner Town or School District positions will file for the November election. There is no primary for these offices. Skagit County’s Election Office has write in candidate guidelines.
No La Conner primary
The 18 day primary voting period starts Friday. It ends August 6 across Washington for local offices where at least three candidates are running. There is no primary for the Town of La Conner’s mayoral or two council seats or the four of five La Conner School District directors.
Our neighbors from Anacortes to Sedro Woolley and east to Hamilton, have primary contests. A primary is held only if more than two people file for a given position.
Only School Districts 1 and 2 director seats are contested in November currently.


Citizens planning or considering write in campaigns for La Conner Town or School District positions will file for the November election. There is no primary for these offices. Skagit County’s Election Office has write in candidate guidelines.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Boom times: La Conner celebrates 4th in fine style
La Conner bared its soul during Fourth of July festivities here on Thursday.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Retired U.S. Navy Captain O'Donnell still has write stuff
He has alternately been a Port of Skagit manager, Town Councilmember, Mayor of La Conner, and Skagit County Treasurer.
And a dishwasher and real estate agent.
Plus a U.S. Navy captain.
Now, just 16 months shy of his 90th birthday, Dan O’Donnell has embraced the role as La Conner’s man of letters.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Seattle band performance marks end of two week stay
The bleachers of Jack Whittaker Field were filled July 2 for the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps final practice performance. The show marked an end of the two weeks the band had been occupying La Conner schools facilities.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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