Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In the August 24, 2011 issue ....

Aug. 29, 2011 see updates to industrial re-zone issues below

Skatepark opening party Aug. 31 at 4 p.m.
Photo by Amylynn Richards
The new skateboard park at the north end of Sixth Street near the schools is nearly finished. The La Conner Senior Center is putting on the grand opening party at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.

  Photo by Alexander Kramer
On Tuesday a Sedro-Woolley woman suspected to be under the influence of drugs swerved into oncoming traffic, struck a car driven by a Shelter Bay man and came to rest on the wrong side of the road on the Rainbow Bridge. The local man escaped serious injury and the at-fault driver was transported to a hospital complaining of neck pain.

Too late to print: 
    Tuesday night the La Conner Town Council reversed itself on a vote to deny the Upper Skagit Tribe a zone change to industrial use on land it purchased adjacent to a residential neighborhood.
   The Council voted 3-2 to not adopt a resolution that would have made final a decision it made in June to deny the zone change. It means residents might have to live next to a permanent industrial zone, after all.
   Scroll down below today's post to see what two council members have to say... 

And on channel dredging ...
Columnist Mel Damski reports on his impromptu meeting with a U.S. Senator to lobby on behalf of La Conner.

Wonder why the park is Gilkey?
Writer Janna Gage has the whole, fascinating story on the history of the Gilkey Square namesake.

From the Police blotter:
4:44 p.m.: Trapped dog – Someone heard a dog barking in a building on Morris Street, La Conner, and was afraid it was locked in the bathroom. It was later found that the dog was in the business next door, and not stranded in the bathroom.
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