Wednesday, April 18, 2012

in the April 18, 2012 issue

Photo by Don Coyote
Photo by Don Coyote
Parade, sunshine and tulips; a recipe for invasion
Writer Adrian Sharpe tells what it is like in La Conner on a sunny day, when there are acres of tulips in bloom around the town. Throw in a parade and we have lots of company around here! The local merchants and restaurants owners have been pretty happy as the tulip tourists mean business is in bloom, too.

Boardwalk funding in new State budget
For decades, people in La Conner have envisioned a boardwalk running past all the shops and restaurants along the length of the downtown waterfront.
The boardwalk is finally on track to start taking shape this year. Last week the state Legislature approved a jobs package that includes $750,000 in the state capital improvements budget to start building the boardwalk, said Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D- Camano Island.
La Conner Mayor Ramon Hayes said that means the boardwalk construction could begin late this summer or in early fall. In today's paper!

Photo by Jim Itter
A semi truck trailer parked on the south side of Caledonia Street near the Swinomish Channel, the truck, owned by Alpac Components was loaded with wooden walls the company manufactures when it suddenly tipped over Friday morning. An employee had un-hitched the trailer from the truck cab portion to switch out cabs, when the trailer just flopped over onto its side. Writer Adrian Sharpe explains this Friday the 13th "mystery" in today's paper.

Not so Impromptu Parade
Photo by Don Coyote
Photo by Don Coyote
Photo by Don Coyote

From the Police Blotter:
6:02 p.m.: Bothersome boater – A business owner on First Street in La Conner, complained that a live-aboard boater was disturbing customers by shouting and playing loud music. Deputies warned the boat owner that he would be cited for disorderly conduct if they had to come back.

1 comment:

  1. The trailer accidents are due to more overloading or driving mistakes.

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