Justin Burnett

Bow fishermen return to Lone Lake for carp

Two more carp are in the bag and out of Lone Lake. Bow fisherman hit the water again Friday night, scouring the shallow banks in… Continue reading

Bayview Farmers Market official reports strong opening day

The 2017 farmers market season on South Whidbey opened Saturday, flowing with the sweet sounds of marimba music and the even sweeter sounds of commerce.… Continue reading

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Nancy Waddell has The Record’s gratitude

When I was 22, I applied for my very first newspaper job and while doing so committed one of journalism’s great sins. I misspelled a… Continue reading

Building a bridge to the beach; ADA upgrades planned for Clinton Beach Park

Getting closer to the water’s edge on South Whidbey will soon be easier than ever, especially for the mobility impaired. Clinton Beach Park is slated… Continue reading

Status of gray whale hit by boat unknown

The fate of gray whale struck by a powerboat in Saratoga Passage this weekend remains a bit of mystery, though experts are hopeful it will… Continue reading

State extends Whidbey highway work to weekends

Construction at Highway 525 and Highway 20 intersections will now extend into the weekend, the state Department of Transportation announced. The intersections are being upgraded… Continue reading

New museum exhibit highlights 120,000 years on Whidbey

About 1,200 centuries ago, Whidbey was part of a broad alluvial plain covered with oak, Douglas fir and was perhaps a few degrees warmer than… Continue reading

MV Tokitae hauls less by total, more on average; 144-car ferry still makes the grade, officials say

The state ferry Tokitae transported over 23,000 fewer cars, made 10 percent fewer sailings, and cost nearly twice as much per run in fuel in… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Today’s cartoon is by Nate Beeler.… Continue reading

Future of Freeland sewers still in doubt

Freeland Water and Sewer District commissioners wanted feedback, and they got it. On Monday, downtown core property and business owners responded to the board’s invitation… Continue reading

30-mile Highway 525 paving project begins this week

Orange traffic cones are up along parts of Highway 525, and so are new light-mounted cameras. According to the state Department of Transportation, the cameras… Continue reading

Freeland sewers a bust? Board looks to business community for direction | CORRECTED

For Freeland sewer supporters, the news is not good. A finalized rate study performed for the Freeland Water and Sewer District’s Phase 1A project estimates… Continue reading

Comcast outage affects 13,000 devices on Whidbey

A failure of key Comcast equipment in Burlington knocked out cable and cellular service to customers across Whidbey Island and Skagit County for about one… Continue reading

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Don’t miss the whale festival, consider volunteering with Hearts & Hammers

By JUSTIN BURNETT One of the best parts about living on South Whidbey is that there’s never a shortage of things to do, especially when… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Fairgrounds property transfer wraps up

The votes are in, the signatures signed and the deed filed. The Port of South Whidbey is now the official owner of the fairgrounds. The… Continue reading

March landslides damage South Whidbey home, roads

It’s landslide season, and as usual Whidbey Island does not disappoint. In the past two weeks, five slides have been reported on South Whidbey alone:… Continue reading

Clinton man with stolen car charged

A night cruising around in a stolen car has left a Clinton man facing up to 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine, according… Continue reading

South Whidbey teens arrested after string of car thefts

A car-stealing spree that began in Coupeville on Tuesday, ended in Oak Harbor, and finally concluded with an arrest on South Whidbey Wednesday morning wasn’t… Continue reading

Trump represents the ultra rich

Editor, The Affordable Care Act is not failing. The GOP is trying to kill it! Why, because they never liked President Obama; they tried to… Continue reading

Langley councilwoman won’t resign early as planned

Langley City Councilwoman Rene Neff won’t resign this summer as planned. Neff made the annoucment during Langley’s regularly scheduled council meeting Monday evening at the… Continue reading