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La Conner Elementary School totem pole removed for restoration

LA CONNER — For the past 24 years, a totem pole bearing the likenesses of a bear, an eagle and a salmon has stood atop a small knoll in front.

La Conner still thinking about flood protection

LA CONNER — About two decades in the making, La Conner is as close as it's ever been to constructing a dike that would protect the town during a Skagit.

Prep Track and Field: Lagerwey wins state title for La Conner

La Conner's Matty Lagerwey got a big win by a tiny margin Thursday at the Class 2B Track and Field Championships in Cheney.

La Conner's Smelt Derby draws hopeful anglers

Anglers at the La Conner Rotary Club's 54th Smelt Derby Family Festival were hopeful. Catching a smelt or two would make their day.

Education Focus: La Conner students create haunted house

LA CONNER — Things are about to get scary in the La Conner School District.

Graduation season begins for county schools

The end of the school year has arrived, and Skagit County high school seniors are starting to celebrate their accomplishments.

County track and field championships start today | Sports

It's the longest-running prep track and field meet in Washington, and today will kick off its 113th year.

Prep Roundup: Hurricanes win decathlon meet

LA CONNER — A five-athlete team from Mount Vernon Christian proved victorious at an unusual track and field meet Wednesday at La Conner High School.

Pairings set for regional round of basketball playoffs

Three Skagit County high school basketball teams have been seeded among the top eight for their 16-team state tournaments.

Prep Roundup: County track meet kicks off

LA CONNER — Taino Ferdinand kicked off the 113th Skagit County Track and Field Championships on Wednesday in memorable fashion.

Prep Roundup: Concrete picks up first win

LA CONNER — The Concrete softball team is winless no more.

Students of the Month

Burlington. The Rotary Club of Burlington has selected Sadie Brink and Aaron Fisher as the students of the month for February. Brink, who maintains a 4.0 GPA, ...

Chimacum principal resigns: Whitney Meissner accepts position in La Conner School District  Port Townsend Leader

Whitney Meissner plans to resign as principal of Chimacum High School once her employment status as superintendent of the La Conner School District is ...

Honoring athletes: Lagerwey, Ferdinand named overall Athletes of the Year

LA CONNER — Two multi-sport prep stars were named the Skagit Valley Herald's Athletes of the Year on Tuesday at the annual Skagit Valley Herald Sports ...

Skagit Valley Herald Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Matty Lagerwey

Matty Lagerwey doesn't play it safe. This spring, that meant taking some chances that made her senior track and field season more memorable than it would ...

Burlington-Edison scores sweep at Skagit County track championships

LA CONNER — Burlington-Edison athletes Taino Ferdinand and Audrey Knutson became three-time champs at this year's Skagit County track and field ...

Grieving Bellevue dad takes on internet 'challenges' after son's death

A Bellevue father is making it his mission to make teenagers think twice about participating in dangerous “internet challenges.”

Skagit Valley Herald Coach of the Year: Suzanne Marble

Though Suzanne Marble guided the La Conner volleyball team to a state title last fall, she most enjoys talking about the months leading up to the season.

Sports Stars 2019: High School Athletes of the Year

Read the latest edition of the Skagit Valley Herald in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of ...

Prep Softball: Anacortes thumps Burlington-Edison

ANACORTES — The Anacortes softball team rolled to a Northwest Conference victory Tuesday behind a great game by Riley Pirkle.

La Conner High School offers students chance to learn Lushootseed

LA CONNER — When Aurelia Washington's great-aunts died several years ago, their language — the traditional Lushootseed spoken by the Swinomish people ...

La Conner Kiwanis names November students of the month

The Kiwanis Club of La Conner announced the students of the month for November.

New superintendents ready for work

As parents and students prepare for a new school year, two Skagit County school districts are moving forward with new leadership.

2018 Prep Fall Soccer Preview

Girls' Soccer. Anacortes Seahawks. Coach: Gretchen Hanson (fourth year). Conference: Northwest. Last season: 5-9-3. Key returners: Natalie Dale, sr., defender ...

Prep Roundup: Tigers win home meet

BURLINGTON — Audrey Knutson was a multiple-event winner Thursday for the Burlington-Edison track and field team in a three-team meet.

Anacortes Waterfront Festival features something for everyone

ANACORTES — Boat building for kids and adults, free boat rides, carnival rides, music and more were featured at the 30th annual Anacortes Waterfront Festival ...

Fish for the taking in La Conner's Smelt Derby

LA CONNER — Four-year-old Tyler Wyman had a line in the water, jigs attached, waiting for a bite. And fish were obliging. Tyler and his father, Andrew Wyman, ...

Prep Roundup: Bulldogs get past Mariner

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon boys' soccer team nosed ahead of Mariner on Tuesday night with a second-half goal.

Ruby "Elaine" Carlson | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Jan. 13, 1937—2019. Elaine (Mom) passed away at home surrounded by her loving children, after an extended illness. Mom was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Argura, ...

La Conner teen survives crash that split car in half  KOMO News

A local teen has a powerful message for others after surviving a car crash that left his vehicle in two pieces. On Sunday evening the 17 year old La Conner teen ...

ENGAGEMENT: Taya Postma & Knute Olsen  Lynden Tribune

Taya Postma of Lynden and Knute Olsen of LaConner announce their engagement and plans for a March 2019 wedding. Taya is a daughter of Ron and Sally ...

School districts incorporate Native American culture into curriculum

Though a channel divides the town of La Conner from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community reservation, the two cultures are intertwined in Michael Carrigan's ...

Hundred of miles at a time — La Conner ultrarunner to compete in Ireland

As a young student in Ireland, Yvonne Naughton was a track and field athlete. A talented sprinter and jumper, she won national-level competitions and earned a ...

Washington school districts add Native American culture to curriculum  Yakima Herald-Republic

MOUNT VERNON — Though a channel divides the town of La Conner from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community reservation, the two cultures are intertwined ...

School districts add Native American culture to curriculum  The Spokesman Review

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Though a channel divides the town of La Conner from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community reservation, the two cultures are ...

Traditions abound at high school graduations

At just about every high school graduation ceremony, certain things are bound to happen.

Best High Schools In Washington 2017: U.S. News And World Report

Best High Schools In Washington 2017 - Seattle, WA - The annual list is out and 54 Washington state schools rank among the best in the U.S. Find out which ...

Seattle area: It's time for Thanksgiving turkey trots  The Seattle Times

Here are six events to help you work off that Thanksgiving meal (and donate to charity):

Rhody: Here comes the 80th Rhody Fest Grand Parade!  Port Townsend Leader

Saturday's 80th Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade starts at 1 p.m. Uptown on Lawrence Street at the fire hall, proceeds downhill to Monroe Street and then ...

Apple Blossom Festival winners | Neighbors  The Wenatchee World Online

Scores of ribbons, plaques and certificates were handed out during the recently completed 2014 Apple Blossom Festival and Classy Chassis car parade/show.

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