Writer M. Sharon Baker has the story on a internationally known art school that has moved to La Conner. Students from this school have had their work exhibited in a La Conner museum. Pick up the paper today.
Trains could rattle our neighbors
La Conner has no train tracks, but folks nearby in Conway and Mount Vernon could be in for a lot more rail traffic is a plan goes through for a deep water port terminal near Canada to service coal cargo tankers bound for China. Writer Anna Ferdinand has all the details in today's paper.
Canoe Journey is almost here
Several family canoes from Canada left weeks ago and dozens more from all over the Northwest are already on the water en-route to the Paddle to Swinomish, which promises to be the largest and most spectacular event ever to be held here.
The Swinomish Tribal Community, Town of La Conner, La Conner School District, Skagit County offices and scores of local volunteers have been working to welcome thousands of visitors to town. The festivities start on Monday, July 25, when about 130 canoes will begin landing at Swinomish.
Meanwhile, writer Alexander Kramer, has details in today's paper about a special Canoe Journey exhibit that will open next week at the Skagit County Historical Museum.
From the police blotter:
4:39 a.m.: Suspicious – An anonymous caller reported that somebody was yelling in an apartment, 900 block Maple Ave. Deputies contacted the neighbor, who had been singing along to the music on his stereo.
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