Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Week of April 7th

In this week's La Conner Weekly News: 

Glorious Color -- This stunning view at Tulip Town is one of the attractions that lure visitors to Skagit Valley every spring. 
[Photo by Sammie Bisson]

 Refinery explosion jolted local residents - Amylynn Richards
The Deadly blast at the Tesoro refiery on March Point near Anacortes was felt all the way to Shelter Bay. The explosion occured at 12:40 a.m. Friday, April 2 as employees performed routine maintenance in a highly flammable are of the refinery...

Growing Pains: Library needs more room - Alexander Kramer
The La Conner Regional Library is feeling cramped, and the hunt is on for a new space. In the past few months, the library's staff and Board of Trustees have been talking about the possibility of moving to a larger space...

Happy Hitter -- La Conner Brave's Tommy Peth hits a good one and runs for home during ;ast week's baseball game against Shoreline Christian.
[Photo by Amylynn Richards]

Local tulips draw international delegation - Fred Owens
Throughout the world, the tulip is a treasured flower. In Europe and Asia, gardeners cultivate tulips and gather for festivals this time of year. In Canada, the blooms come later, in May, and in Australia and South America, it is time for blossoms in October...

Older Jim Smith (Notes from Pull-And-Be Damned) and Mickey Bambrick (Nuggets from Norway) can be found here.

Don't forget to pick up the latest stories by these hilarious local writers.

Egg Hunter -- Ian Hamilton of La Conner plans his egg-hunting strategy during the La Conner Firemen's Association Easter Egg Hunt held in Pioneer Park on Saturday.
[Photo by Amylynn Richards]

Police Blotter
Friday April 2 
1:50 p.m.: Suspicious -- Caller reported unknown car was parked in their driveway, 200 block Maple Ave. in La Conner. The deputy contacted owner, who was shopping in La Conner, and the car was moved.

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