Wednesday, April 11, 2012

in the April 11, 2012 issue

La Conner Boardwalk funding survives state budget process
   La Conner Mayor Ramon Hayes said he received a call from State Sen, Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, this morning with news that the state's capital improvements budget hammered out by the Legislature late last night includes $750,000 for the first phase of the boardwalk construction. (This news came too late to make today's paper.)

New totem ties communities together
   La Conner artist, Kevin Paul, who is a Swinomish Tribal Senator, has carved a story pole that will be unveiled at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon on Monday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m.
   The Skagit Valley College Foundation commissioned the pole to represent the tie between the college and the local tribal community. It will stand 18 feet tall near the main entrance to the college. Writer Adrian Sharpe has the story in today's paper explaining the symbols carved on the artwork.

Weekend was “Egg-stasy” for kids 
   Writer Adrian Sharpe and photographer Don Coyote attended the two Easter egg hunts in La Conner. One on Saturday in Pioneer Park, and the other on Sunday in the garden at La Crema coffee.

Photo by Don Coyote

Photo by Don Coyote

Photo by Don Coyote

Photo by Don Coyote
Congressman tours a Conway slough
Writer Adrian Sharpe followed Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, on a tour of a local hunting and recreation ground, Wiley Slough, Monday. 
Before the tour, Larsen sat down for an informal lunch with locals including farmers Dave Hedlin, Keith Morrison, and Serena Campbell.  Then Larsen and the group went for a walk along Wiley Slough on Fir Island, noting the many improvements due to  conservation efforts over the last 10 years.
Photo by Don Coyote

From the Police Blotter:
3:32 a.m.: Bad Guest – A resident in the 900 block of Maple Avenue, in La Conner, allowed a guest to sleep in the laundry room. However, sometime during the night the guest tried to enter the apartment and an argument erupted. Neighbors called the police.

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