Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In the March 2, 2011 issue...

We joined the flood map fight
Posted by Sandy Stokes
The town of La Conner has signed on with Mount Vernon and Burlington in their effort to convince federal officials to correct flaws in the government’s final rendition of the federal Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
The cities have teamed up to appeal the maps and have until the end of this month to convince the federal officials to fix them. City officials say that flawed data went into the maps, which were developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The town will pay $1,000 to get on board with Mount Vernon and Burlington, which are funding the $150,000 map fight. Read today's paper to find out why these maps affect everyone, not just people on low ground.

 Photo by Danya Wolf
La Conner High School seniors Brandon Drye, BG Miller and Samie Miller served breakfast to Smelt Derby attendees at Maple Hall on Saturday. The royalty in their midst is Her Highness the Smelt Queen, Linda Reynolds Gravley. 

It's prunin' time again
Residents of La Conner can schedule a free pickup of yard waste during the week of March 21 through March 25 by calling Town Hall, 466-3125. Plant matter and branches only. The town crew will not pick up felled trees, grass clippings, rusted out water heaters or smelly sofas.

La Conner journalist Mary Evitt was at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle last week when she caught up with John Christianson of Christianson's Nursery. The garden display by John and his wife, Toni, took the Gold Medal, People's Choice and three other top awards in the show. Details in today's paper.

From the police blotter: 3:04 a.m.: Disorderly – Neighbors complained of a disturbance coming from an apartment, 900 block Maple Ave., La Conner. The deputies went to the residence and found one of the people asleep and the other watching television. It was determined that all the action was on the TV. They turned it down.  Read what else happened in town in today's paper!

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