Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In the October 12, 2011 issue...

Election season
This is an issue for political junkies -- the paper is all election stuff with a bunch of letters to the editor alleging immoral behavior by just about everyone and profiles of the La Conner Town Council candidates and the Mayor's race. You have to be a political junkie or really, really bored to read this stuff.

Thank goodness we have this...
Harry Heron by Don Coyote
Harry is running for Port Commissioner Piling 1. Nobody knows the waterfront like Harry. He promises to work a leg off to bring back the native smelt runs, enforce the no wake zone, lobby to have Rainbow Bridge painted in “mossy oak camo,” make seagulls obtain panhandling licenses and to run those cormorants out of town.

Candidate Debate Oct. 19
Candidates for La Conner Mayor and Town Council are expected to provide a lively evening of political discussion starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the school auditorium.
Retiring Skagit Valley College President Dr. Gary Tollefson will moderate the debate, and residents will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Incumbents Councilman Jacques Brunisholz and Councilman Don Wright and their respective challengers, Marna Hanneman and Dan O’Donnell have agreed to participate.
Mayor Ramon Hayes and his challenger, Councilman Stuart Welch, will also face each other at the event.
The debate sponsor, La Conner Weekly News, will provide the coffee and cookies.
The La Conner School District auditorium is on North 6th Street on the oldest part of the campus. An elevator is available for those who wish to avoid the steep stairs.
Ballots will be mailed to registered voters on Oct. 19. They’ll be counted on Election Day, Nov. 8.

Newspaper garners awards
The talented writers and photographers for La Conner Weekly News came home from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association dinner with a total of 15 awards on Friday.  Click on "Award Winners" above to see the winning  photos.

Photo by Randy Richards 
Award winning journalists from left are Mickey Bambrick, Amylynn Richards, Ryan Hiller, Alexander Kramer, Kirsten Morse, Anna Ferdinand, Sue Phillips and Jim Smith.

From the Police Blotter:
10:31 p.m.: Unofficial Skateboarding – Deputies received a report that three juveniles were skateboarding at the La Conner Middle School. They left before a deputy arrived.

The paper is in all the usual places on store counters and in news boxes and of course, right here in our office conveniently located next to the Station House Bar & Grill (which sometimes doubles as our conference room).


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