Accessing community resources
On April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon, Concrete School District, along with Head Start, will host a community event focused on community services for parents and their young children.

The event will take place at 7838 South Superior Ave., Portable “B,” in Concrete. It will include “Child Find,” Head Start, and Community Preschool Open House, and Early Head Start, which assists families with prenatal to three-year-old children. Other community resources in attendance will be Pregnancy Choices, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), SPARC (Skagit Preschool and Resource Center), a local dentist, and nurse.  [read more]

Trouble in paradise (March 2010)
Lake Tyee’s Board of Directors ousted, electrical upgrade assessment still undecided. [read more]

Mardi Gras in Concrete (February 2010)
Who says Mardi Gras is only a Southern celebration? For a third year, Mardi Gras will arrive in Concrete on Feb. 20. [read more]

Lake Tyee property owners just say no (January 2010)
A Dec. 12 meeting at the Lake Tyee Recreational Community clubhouse drew hundreds of property owners, some from as far away as Minnesota. Not many were happy campers. On the agenda was a controversial idea proposed by the Lake Tyee Board of Directors: a one-time, $4,470 assess-ment to cover crucial upgrades to the community’s electrical system, which is badly in need of repair. [read more]

Imagine Concrete tackles playground, Lone Star Building, community garden (January 2010)
Imagine what could be! That’s what last April’s “Imagine Concrete” community vision workshop was all about. On April 18, 2009, the “Imagine Concrete” community vision workshop was held as a first step toward developing a community revitalization strategy. The future direction of the town and local area were discussed by members of the community. [read more]

Good with wood (January 2010)
Rick Williams sits on his deck in late December, a piece of old-growth yellow cedar between his wrists and a pocket-knife cradled in his hands. He’s working on something that transcends mere art: He’s writing a story with a knife, one that will be retold for generations. [read more]

Between a creek and a hard place (December 2009)
Bill Chamness has a problem with water. His property, located at 7639 S. Superior Ave. in Concrete, has a neighbor that doesn’t respect his boundaries. Lorenzen Creek runs through a shallow channel along the northern edge of Chamness’ eight acres. The land here is nearly flat, causing the creek to travel at an almost imperceptible pace and allowing any silt in the water to settle out and fill the channel. That’s exactly what happened last winter, when above-average levels of snow, warmth, and rain combined to flood areas usually safe from such events. [read more]

Fly-In, Cement City Street Fair share July 25 weekend (July 2009)
Concrete will bustle even more from July 24–26, when two annual events—the Concrete Old-Fashioned Vintage Fly-In and Cement City Street Fair—will bring out the crowds.  [read more]

Baker Lake Resort to go primitive (July 2009)
Baker Lake Resort, located thirty minutes north of State Route 20 on Baker Lake Road, will soon change. [read more]

Concrete cleans up (June 2009)

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