Wednesday, September 7, 2011

In the Sept. 7, 2011 issue

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Photo by Amylynn Richards
BACK TO SCHOOL WEAR -- NOT! La Conner High School students Todd Hoagland and Hayden Schmidt got a grin out of Tess Bruland, left, as they paraded in front of the whole school last Thursday modeling outfits that could get them sent home to change.

Upper Skagit zone change request ...
the Mayor weighs in
La Conner Mayor Ramon Hayes has a guest editorial on the proposal bu the Upper Skagit Tribe to have the commercial property it purchased on the waterfront end of Caledonia Street zoned for industry. In today's paper, Hayes explains why he thinks this is a good deal for the nearby residents, most of whom hate the idea.

Photo by Anna Ferdinand
CAREFREE: These little eight-year-old girls, Summer Rozema of Bay View and Anna Jane Thulen of La Conner, were having a good time with a box of donated dolls while their moms raised money to help combat a crime that ruins the lives of children all over the world -- slavery. In today's paper, writer Anna Ferdinand has the story about a group of local women fighting to end human sex trafficking, which experts say hits closer to home than most people realize.

A new library!
Join the discussion at 5 p.m. on Tuesday as the board of La Conner Regional Library talks about purchasing the old hardware store on Morris Street as a site for a new library. Writer Alexander Kramer has the details in today's paper.

Must Read:
Our unique local columnists: Mickey Bambrick in Nuggets from Norway talks about coffee customs, our Zookeeper Mel Damski writes about why we like living here, Sue Phillips has a new Plant Lady featuring the evergreen huckleberry and Derek Furman the Tech Guy explains the virtues of Gimp while Richard at the old gas station has some new movie reviews. You can't find this stuff anywhere else!

From the Police Blotter:

5:46 a.m.: Asleep at the wheel – A motor vehicle accident occurred on Chilberg Road near La Conner when a driver dozed off at the wheel.  The car rolled on its side, but was righted by a tow truck.  No one was hurt in the accident.

Pick up the paper in town today. It's on the counters at the new Swinomish gas station, the old roundabout gas station, the produce market, drug store, book store and liquor store and in the quarter-loving red news stands (yes, we know they even take Canadians) along First and Morris streets.

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