Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In the June 15, 2011 issue...

Council shot down zoning request
 La Conner Town Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to deny a request for a change in the town’s comprehensive plan that would designate land in a south end neighborhood for industrial use. Upper Skagit Indian Tribe owns the 5½ acres of at the waterfront on the south side of Caledonia Street and uses it for its fishing operation. The tribe wanted the land changed from commercial to industrial zoning to be compatible with its present use. Read about it in today's paper.

  Photo by Amylynn Richards
SCHOOL'S OUT! – Kyle McKnight and Jenna Barsness applaud for a classmate who is accepting one of the dozens of scholarships and awards bestowed on the 43 members of the 2011 graduating class at La Conner High School on Thursday. See the long list of awards on page 4 in today's paper.

 Dude! Skate Park! 
Construction starts next week on La Conner’s long awaited skateboard park at the north end of 6th Street near the school property. La Conner Town Council voted unanimously to award a $96,000 construction contract to get it going. Read today's paper to find out about the cool feature to be added at the suggestion of  Spanish teacher Mr. B.

Photo by Joy Neal

Remember when there were turkeys here? Now we have sculptures dedicated to their memory. This life-size piece of art was created by Don Mulanax for the Kiwanis annual Cash Cow Art Show and auction. 

New Garden of Hope to feed needy
 Writer Sue Phillips has the story of how the local food banks, including the La Conner Sunrise Food Bank, will be offering fresh produce every week because of the generosity of local farmers and gardeners. 

From the Police Blotter:  
3:40 p.m.: Alarm – The cleaning crew accidentally set off the alarm at Bank of America in La Conner. Did anyone see TV coverage on this one?

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