Andy Elf, a former player under “Coach” Jim Leierer, speaks to the audience at Leierer’s remembrance ceremony on Saturday. Around 600 people attended the event.  - Evan Thompson / The Record

‘Coach’ Jim Leierer remembered; hundreds attend ceremony for beloved resident

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00PM

“Coach” Jim Leierer’s memory, wisdom and corny jokes lived on at a recent remembrance ceremony.

Whidbey Island Triathlon to cause road restrictions

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00PM

The 20th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon will cause road restrictions in Langley and surrounding areas from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. The following road restrictions will be in effect for the safety of runners and cyclists:

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Not convinced by smear campaign

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 6:00PM

I read with interest your recent article about the state senate race. It was a relief to read a fact-based, even-handed article, because I’m still reeling from what turned out to be an unsolicited “push-poll” by Senator Barbara Bailey’s campaign. I got a phone call from a person identifying herself as a member of an objective political survey team.

Congressman Rick Larsen visits Clinton business

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 6:00PM

Congressman Rick Larsen visited Clinton’s MAKE Whidbey Market owner Janae Cameron to learn about her business and efforts with the Clinton Chamber of Commerce to attract new businesses to Clinton on Thursday, according to a press release.

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Charging fares is like double-taxing

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 4:00PM

Open Letter to Island Transit Board Of Directors: I recently read with dismay Island Transit’s 6 Year Transit Development Plan to implement fares for all in-county bus ridership. Island Transit has been fare free for many years and notably it has been affirmed by county-wide votes. The latest approved an increase to the transit sales tax levy and to continue a fare-free system.

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