Justin Burnett

Freeland says goodbye to ‘the last chicken house’

A chapter of Freeland’s agricultural and pioneering past closed this week with the demolition of an old chicken coop, a building some considered an area… Continue reading

Pooch falls off huge Clinton bluff, lives to wag tail another day

A stranded pup named “Chunk” was rescued from the side of a massive bluff in Clinton this weekend. According to South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty… Continue reading

Alternative lending program, WILL, a benefit for Whidbey

By RANDY WILCOX I found my way to Whidbey in one of the usual ways. Fifty years ago, our annual summer vacation on Sunlight Beach… Continue reading

Nichols launches National Geographic Quest cruise boat

Holmes Harbor accepted Nichols Brothers Boat Builders latest contribution to the maritime world this week, a 239-foot cruise ship destined to tour the west coasts… Continue reading

Clinton man pleads ‘not guilty’ to vehicular homicide charge

Jeffrey Lewellen, the Clinton man accused of causing a collision that killed a Lake Stevens woman on a moped last month, has pleaded “not guilty”… Continue reading

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Don’t wait for aliens to arrive, go out and volunteer

By JUSTIN BURNETT According to the famous quote by notable philosopher Justin Burnett, a community is only as strong as its volunteers. Given the staggering… Continue reading

Headstone of Honeymoon Bay’s namesake is relocated to area clubhouse

Nearly 110 years after her wedding day and the lovers’ retreat that gave Honeymoon Bay its name, Minnie Spencer-Plumb has returned to her slice of… Continue reading

Driftwood blaze the result of unattended beach fire, official says

An unattended beach fire got out of control at Admiralty Heights on Sunday, igniting a large section of driftwood and prompting shoreline residents to tackle… Continue reading

No traffic light, roundabout for Cameron Road, state says

State road officials appear to be rejecting a request from several businesses and the fire district to add a stop light or roundabout at Cameron… Continue reading

Island County seeks noxious weed board member

The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants to fill a position on the Noxious Weed Control Board. Appointed by the commissioners, board members make decisions… Continue reading

Seattle’s future mayor? Greenbank man says he has the right stuff

Fifteen years ago, Thom Gunn wrote a column for the Seattle Times musing that if he were “king” he’d save Whidbey by making growth pay… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, May 27, 2017

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, May 27, 2017… Continue reading

Filing week yields two more South Whidbey races: parks and city council

The close of filing week has revealed two additional races, one for Langley City Council and another on the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District… Continue reading

EDITORIAL | Looking forward to a new Dog House (corrected)

Barring any new or unforeseen obstacles, the Dog House in Langley will get its fabled building permit this week. The document, which has been years… Continue reading

Useless Bay tidelands to remain under Parks purview

Hundreds of acres of Useless Bay tidelands will remain under the stewardship of Washington State Parks, and jet skis are now prohibited from landing on… Continue reading

Today’s cartoons for Saturday, May 20, 2017

Today’s cartoons for Saturday, May 20, 2017… Continue reading

Langley City Council now has two races

Langley has another city council race. Christy Korrow, chairwoman of Langley Planning Advisory Board, filed for position 1 on Wednesday, the seat formerly held by… Continue reading

PHOTO GALLERY | Useless Bay, a kitesurfer’s playground

Justin Burnett/The Record — Here’s some shots of Edward Crawford charging Useless Bay on Monday afternoon. The 24-year-old Seattle resident says it’s the best place… Continue reading

First day of filing week produces race for Langley City Council seat

An open Langley City Council seat became the first contested race on South Whidbey Monday. Peter Morton, a retired vice president at Boeing, filed to… Continue reading

Filing week to begin with Langley City Council vacancy

Two of three Langley City Council members up for election this November will seek additional terms, and the third has confirmed plans to step down… Continue reading