Although I have written many articles that appear in journalistic venues, they mainly relied on historical research. However, I have begun reporting stories in the more traditional journalistic way.


There’s more to farmers markets than meets the eye,” Salish Current, June 6, 2024.

“Local flower-farming takes root in a global economy,” Salish Current, May 28, 2024.

Keeping wheat’s story–and profits–local,” Salish Current, April 15, 2024.

Skagit agritourism controversy is about more than weddings in barns,” Salish Current, March 28, 2024.

Historical Museum signs Mortenson for exhibit,” La Conner Weekly News, March 20, 2024.

Still centers of farm community, Granges adapt in a changing world,” Salish Current, March 13, 2024.

Wary farmers watch weak snowpack,” La Conner Weekly News, February 28, 2024.

Library . . . plus: today’s version provides much more than books,” Salish Current, February 27, 2024.

Skagit Ag Summit explores issues, resources and stories for farmers,” La Conner Weekly News, February 14, 2024.

Cultivating a resilient regional ‘seed to sandwich’ food system,” Salish Current, February 12, 2024.

Birding Festival features Skagit’s abundance,” La Conner Weekly News, February 7, 2024.

Tony Angell blends art and science to explore birds’ ‘niches of time,'” La Conner Weekly News, February 7, 2024.

Strengthening local food ties in COVID’s wake,” Salish Current, January 31, 2024.

Skagit Ag Summit gathers experts and farmers,” La Conner Weekly News, January 31, 2024.

Bird enthusiasts to land at Maple Hall for Birding Festival,” La Conner Weekly News, January 17, 2024.

Connecting Skagit’s food producers and food needs,” Salish Current, January 15, 2024.

Helping Hands reach out to help meet neighbors’ needs,” La Conner Weekly News, January 10, 2024.

In touch with the Earth: there’s more than marketing behind ‘organic’ labels,” Salish Current, December 20, 2023.

Managing food insecurity key to a strong local food system,” La Conner Weekly News, December 20, 2023.

Wildfire fighting is on a year-round cycle,” Salish Current, December 13, 2023.

Skagit County Historical Museum’s holiday fundraiser is this Saturday,” La Conner Weekly News, November 29, 2023.

Skagit’s white birds of winter are ambassadors among land use, values conflicts,” Salish Current, November 22, 2023.

2024 Tulip Festival post unveiled, plans underway,” La Conner Weekly News, November 22, 2023.

Skagit County water outlook complicated, challenging,” La Conner Weekly News, November 15, 2023.

Returning grizzly bears to the North Cascades,” Salish Current, November 3, 2023.

Still on the Trail of the Common Good: How public lands retirees use their experience to protect the nation’s legacy,” Next Avenue, October 31, 2023.

Birds’ return requires people to ‘Be Bird Wise,'” La Conner Weekly News, October 25, 2023.

Farm stand neighbors seasons closing,” La Conner Weekly News, October 25, 2023.

‘Surge’ intersects art and science; opens at MoNA Saturday,” La Conner Weekly News, October 11, 2023.

Barbers as historians new museum exhibit,” La Conner Weekly News, October 11, 2023.

Gov. Inslee comes to Anacortes for housing discussion,” La Conner Weekly News, October 4, 2023.

Skagit Habitat for Humanity buys La Conner property,” La Conner Weekly News, October 4, 2023.

Cutting hair and keeping history: Barbers as local story keepers,” La Conner Weekly News, September 27, 2023.

Locals in small operation take on ‘tall order’ in marine ecosystem,” Salish Current, September 22, 2023.

Drought persists, requires adjustments and acceptance,” La Conner Weekly News, September 20, 2023.

Signs of a hidden threat: preparing for the really big one,” Salish Current, September 6, 2023.

“Finding happily ever after in Skagit’s ag zone,” Salish Current, August 11, 2023.

“Keeping History Alive at Northern State Hospital,” La Conner Weekly News, August 9, 2023

“Panning for Local History Gold at Darrington Ranger Station,” The Daily Herald [Everett, WA], June 14, 2023.