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April 1, 2020

Town government open though doors closed
La Conner is operating under a Declaration of Emergency proclaimed by Mayor Ramon Hayes March 17 and approved by the Town Council March 24. Tuesday’s Council meeting was conducted by teleconference without the public present. Residents could call in.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

No markets, no tourists: Perfect storm slams tulip growers
Just two weeks ago, Brent Roozen was anticipating a great season for daffodils and tulips. Growing conditions were perfect and orders for field-cut flowers were strong.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Jared Fair new La Conner Library director
The La Conner Regional Library Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Jared Fair as the new Library Director. Fair, the managing librarian for Yakima Valley Libraries, will join the La Conner Library on April 13.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Learning doesn't stop despite campus closures
The idea of homework being a drag is so old school these days. 

Now it’s helping La Conner students battle cabin fever and occasional boredom as they wait out campus closures through April 24. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Restaurants delivering on takeout orders
The variety of restaurants and coffee shops had a variety of sales volume in the week since Gov. Jay Inslee ordered they cease serving sit-down customers. They are an essential business under Inslee’s Monday declaration telling everyone to stay home, except for a short list of approved activities, including picking up take-out meals, getting groceries and medicines, seeing doctors and getting exercise. Social distancing – keeping six feet distance – is always necessary.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Skagit Valley Chorale statement re: COVID-19
The Skagit Valley Chorale is a volunteer, non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to bringing great choral music to our community. We held a regular weekly rehearsal on March 10, 2020 in Mount Vernon, WA. About 55 people (roughly one-half of the group) attended. 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Marlys Baker resigns from school board
Marlys Baker had quickly found a home on the La Conner School Board after having unseated longtime incumbent Janie Beasley in their race for the Swinomish director district seat last November.
In just four months Baker had earned high praise from La Conner Schools Superintendent Dr. Whitney Meissner and board colleagues for her immediate impact.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

School's out today, and into April

School’s out, but not for the summer.

La Conner students and staff are off campus now through April 24 due to county and state mandates designed to help curb spread of the coronavirus.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

COVID-19 case in La Conner
A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 is at home in self-isolation in greater La Conner and taking a 14 day quarantine, as are those exposed to the sick person, reliable sources have told the Weekly News.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Local restaurants serving hope in takeout orders

“We are nervous. But we are going to go out swinging!!” Seeds owner Kjendal Hicks’ reply to a Monday email surveying local restaurants was the feistiest. She also shared the difficulty decision of laying off most of her staff.

For Cristal Perkins and Belen Arias, co-owners with their mom of Santo Coyote Mexican Kitchen, laying off half their staff Monday was the rough start to their day. Ted Furst, majority owner of Nell Thorn wrote that “the entire hourly staff is laid off,” on “standby” in Employment Security Department terminology. They can collect unemployment for eight weeks without needing to look for work. Health insurance is extended through April for those with coverage. he reported.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Spring flower forecast good; visitors uncertain
As this issue goes to press, the outlook for daffodils and tulips is brighter than the outlook for visitors to admire them. “This year is far better than last year, when all our early daffodils were burnt by the extended deep freeze,” said Brent Roozen of the Washington Bulb Company.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

La Conner wastewater treatment plant turns waste into cash
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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