Wednesday, April 27, 2011

In the April 27, 2011 issue...

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Photo by Marci Plank
Look Quick! They're already topping the tulips in the fields this week. Still, the view at Tulip Town last week on Local's Only night was spectacular.

Upper Skagit wants land zoned for industry
The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, which purchased the La Conner Pier property at the waterfront end of Caledonia Street in 2009, has asked the town to change the land’s zoning back to “industrial.”
The request has drawn concern from some residents in the area, who worry about the effects of truck traffic, noise, and lights on the nearby neighborhood, which includes many families with small children. In today's paper

Shelter Bay can celebrate ... or not 
 There’s good news, and so-so news for Shelter Bay residents this week. Writer Amylynn Richards has the story on the new homeowner fee increases that will go into effect after the property owners approve the upcoming budget next week. Voting down the increase would take a huge election turnout with a huge majority of no votes.
On the bright side, residents in Shelter Bay and throughout Fire District 13 could be in for some savings on their fire insurance premiums. The ratings outfit that determines how effective a fire agency for insurance companies is has given District 13 a better rating.
Read both stories in today’s paper …

 Don't miss writer Sue Phillips feature on Tony Curtis, an Irish poet who has been spending time in La Conner.
“I work with students, alcoholics, prisoners, and those in asylums,” he says.
But when he’s here, he visits schools for the Skagit River Poetry Project, which has invited him for the past five years to bring his lyric poetry, humor and wit to local classrooms.

Police Blotter is back this week.  Read all about the 24-hour family argument in the Pleasant Ridge area in today's paper.

Pull & Be Damned columnist Jim Smith has a commentary about the compost operation near the waste water treatment plant. 

Columnist Mickey Bambrick is back in Norway, gathering lots of material for readers who follow the Norsk beat.

Paper is on sale in news stands around town and as usual, in the book store, liquor store, gas station,  drug store and produce market.  Or call 360-466-3315 to get it delivered.

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