A firefighter hoses down a brush fire off Double Bluff Road today. Officials say it was the largest since the 1990s. - Jan Kocian photo

Today's brushfires on South Whidbey scorched an estimated 15 acres, officials say

  • Jul 3, 2015 at 8:44PM

South Whidbey firefighters fought what they called the largest brushfire on the South End since the 1990s today. According to Mike Cotton, deputy chief for South Whidbey Fire/EMS, it scorched about 15 acres of grassland, damaged power lines and power poles, and threatened a number of buildings. Multiple island and state agencies responded to the emergency, it caused heavy traffic delays along Highway 525 and even resulted in some residents leaving their homes as a precautionary measure.

Langley City Council to hold right of way loss hearing

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

The Langley City Council will hold a public hearing over a public right of way vacation in the alley between First and Second streets behind the Star Store next week. The hearing is scheduled to take place at the council’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Six students awarded South Whidbey Kiwanis education funds

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

Kiwanis of South Whidbey awarded six $1,000 scholarships to South Whidbey High School graduates.

Two women to join Langley's ethics board

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 10:00AM

Langley’s still unformed ethics board is on its way with the scheduled appointment of two additional members Monday, July 6. The Langley City Council is expected to hear and confirm a pair of appointments to the ethics board. The two candidates are Sharon Betcher and Monica Guzman.

This week in history | July 4

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 10:00AM

A collection of front-page stories from The Record's archives 50, 25 and 15 years ago.

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