Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Week of June 2nd

 In this week's paper:

Full jail means criminals roam free - Sandy Stokes
Police blotter readers will recognize this line: "The jail was too crowded, so the man was booked and released." That begs the question: How many people does the Skagit County Jail hold? The quick answer: There are 180 prisoner beds. On Tuesday, there were 188 inmates in the jail; four more were being housed in Snohomish County, and another 38 were serving sentences at home wearing ankle bracelets for monitoring.

Toddler Owl - This hatchling owl, still covered in down, was found on the ground near the Swinomish Channel on Tuesday afternoon. It appeared the young bird had fallen from a nest in the rafter of the old Moore-Clark building. The owl has taken to Anacortes abd turned over to a Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation Center volunteer, who planned to transport the little animal by ferry to the rehabber's facility in Friday Harbor.
[Photo by Bill Stokes]

Community Skateboard Park Fund
We're still working on getting the official numbers for donations to the fund, and will keep a running tally until we raise the full amount. For information about the park and ways to support the campaign, you can check out the Facebook page, or call Town Hall @ (360) 466-3125.

Orange Eating - One of the "how to be a kid" lessons offered in the middle school's musical production is the proper way to eat oranges, as demonstrated by Ariana Bolton, Rachel Hastings, Madisom Smith, and Tess Bruland. The performances are 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
[Photo by Scott McDade]

Have some lessons in kid-style living - Scott McDade
Ever wonder why kids have more fun? You'll find the answer on stage next week! The madcap musical, "How to Eat Like A Child (And Other Lessons in NOT Being A Grown-Up)," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. next Monday and Tuesday, June 7 and 8, in the La Conner school auditorium. Admission is free. 

Eyes leave road, crash ensues - Amylynn Richards
A La Conner High School senior ran a stop sign and hit a pickup driven by an Anacortes man Friday. According to the Washington State Patrol, Derek Reinhardt, 18, of La Conner, failed to stop his 1997 Jeep Wrangler at the intersection of  Young and Best roads at about 6:22 p.m. on Friday.

No accord between fire district and town - Sandy Stokes
La Conner and Fire District 13, which surrounds the town, are at impasse. The Town Council unanimously rejected the fire district's proposed changes to the operating agreement concerning the fire station the town and district co-own. Then the district's fire commissioners gave the town six months notice that it will terminate the agreement. 

 [Editorial cartoon by A. Atoms Mousey]


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