Justin Burnett

Justin posted 731 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Honoring fallen heroes at Bayview Cemetery

They gave their lives in service to their country, and Monday the people of South Whidbey remembered.

  • May 29th, 2014 4:01pm

SEA the future with South Whidbey park, group partnership

A public/private partnership that some say is the future of state park stewardship was commemorated at South Whidbey State Park on Sunday.

  • May 28th, 2014 4:21pm

MV Salish Responder christened, in service at Langley

It’s done, it looks great and the MV Salish Responder is now officially in service.

  • May 29th, 2014 3:16pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Error in today’s Record, please

Gray skies and drizzly rain; that’s what I see outside my office window in Freeland. And on the eve of an eventful Memorial Day weekend.

  • May 24th, 2014 4:00pm

ProBuild closes: Builders lament loss of Clinton lumberyard

Clinton is without a building supply store for the first time in over 45 years today.

  • May 23rd, 2014 10:43pm

County plans for Clinton trail

Clinton may be the next beneficiary of a long-range county plan to build a paved trail that stretches the length of Whidbey Island.

  • May 21st, 2014 7:04pm

Two business owners eye South Whidbey cannabis stores

A well-known Langley businesswoman may become the first person to open a retail marijuana store on the South End.

  • May 16th, 2014 10:47pm

Rise of the tent caterpillars on South Whidbey

Some think they’re cool, others say they’re gross. While opinions on tent caterpillars seem to vary, there is one thing no one seems to dispute — the little buggers are everywhere.

  • May 19th, 2014 4:52pm

Hospital to sell Bayview property

Whidbey General Hospital will move forward with the sale of a 4.5-acre lot in Bayview. The board of commissioners agreed in an unanimous 5-0 vote at its regularly scheduled 7 a.m. meeting Monday that the property was no longer compatible with the designs of the hospital, and that selling the property was the best decision.

  • May 14th, 2014 5:21pm

Yummy, yummy at Bayview

Kirkland resident Nora Johnson, 2, samples a treat at the Bayview Farmers Market on Saturday, May 10.

  • May 13th, 2014 10:46pm

Phony phone campaign cites school, police effort

An alleged telephone campaign seeking funding for a drug and alcohol prevention program at Langley Middle School is a scam, South Whidbey School District officials confirmed this week. Neither the district nor a school partner is involved in such an effort, said Superintendent Jo Moccia, and residents who receive calls requesting money for the phony effort should report the incident to police.

  • May 9th, 2014 11:03pm

Hospital followed law buying Bayview property without appraisal, state says

Whidbey General Hospital did not have an appraisal done before it spent $2 million on a property in Bayview valued at $618,000 six years ago, and it turns out they didn’t have to.

  • May 1st, 2014 1:47pm

Clouds part for Freeland Sunny View project with water OK

A 26-unit affordable housing development proposed in Freeland cleared a major hurdle this week.

  • Apr 25th, 2014 11:16pm

Fifth-grade students raise salmon fry for Maxwelton watershed

Like proud parents on graduation day, about 100 South Whidbey fifth graders said their goodbyes to hundreds of salmon fry Friday.

  • Apr 20th, 2014 3:35pm

Tuesday fire claims South Whidbey home

Fire destroyed a large house on South Whidbey today. The blaze was reported at about 5 p.m. at a home on Longwood Lane, off Ewing Road.

  • Apr 16th, 2014 4:20am

Multi-state 9-1-1 outage included Island County

South Whidbey was included in a massive 9-1-1 outage that is believed to have spanned several states and lasted more than six hours Thursday morning.

  • Apr 14th, 2014 3:58pm

Hospital board to consider Bayview property sale

A proposal to sell a 4.5-acre Bayview property purchased in 2007 for nearly $2 million would likely result in a financial loss for Whidbey General Hospital, a commissioner said Thursday.

  • Apr 11th, 2014 3:56pm

Gov. Inslee signs second round of derelict vessel rules into law

The 2012 sinking of the F/V Deep Sea in Penn Cove is once again making waves across Washington.

  • Apr 6th, 2014 4:42pm

Spring break, Air Force style | Colorado cadets forfeit vacation to build Freeland home

Spring break isn’t always about partying on some faraway tropical beach.

  • Apr 2nd, 2014 6:21pm

Lawmakers from Island County end 2014 session on South Whidbey

Whidbey Island state lawmakers visited the South End last week to brief constituents on highlights of the 2014 Legislative session.

  • Mar 28th, 2014 3:28pm

Fee policy irks Freeland developers

The Freeland Water and Sewer District made it clear this week that it does not consider all developments to be equal and that water commissioners can force some customers to pay upfront for some services and not others.

  • Mar 24th, 2014 2:22pm

KOMO helicopter crash hits home on South Whidbey

South Whidbey is mourning the loss of a well-known and respected news photographer and videographer this week.

  • Mar 23rd, 2014 2:53pm

Kidding season begins on South Whidbey

Yes, they are as cute as they look. Their cries, their little wagging tails, their bids for attention: it’s the whole package and Vicky Brown, owner of Little Brown Farm in Freeland, sums it up best.

  • Mar 22nd, 2014 5:29pm

Wonn Road beach access settlement possible, sources say

Nearly one year after Island County filed a civil lawsuit against a Greenbank property owner over a wall constructed at the end of Wonn Road, a settlement offer may be on the table.

  • Mar 12th, 2014 4:56pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | More whales in Langley please

Langley needs more whale stuff. The Village by the Sea’s quest to become the whale capital of Whidbey Island is off to a swimming start, but more can be done.

  • Mar 1st, 2014 12:26am

52 acres of Freeland forest felled in logging operation

South Whidbey saw what may be its biggest clear-cut in years at a property just north of Freeland recently.

  • Mar 3rd, 2014 8:24pm

Freedom for Lolita? NOAA policy reversal could be a game changer for endangered species

A twenty-year quest to bring home Lolita, the last of seven orcas captured from Penn Cove decades ago, has resulted in what may be a small but significant victory.

  • Mar 2nd, 2014 8:22pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Grass isn’t so green in Seattle, King County

They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the street, but that’s not always so, particularly when it comes to Whidbey Island first responders. Never is that so clear as with the ongoing debate in Seattle over the interaction between a city police officer and Stranger editor Dominic Holden.

  • Feb 28th, 2014 10:00am

Filter blamed for Langley Middle School fire scare

Reports of a fire at Langley Middle School resulted in a facility-wide evacuation Monday.

  • Feb 26th, 2014 3:05pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Langley murder is no mystery to me

So, word is a murderer is loose in Langley? Well, well, well, I just happen to have a list of suspects, all of whom have been hiding right under my nose for months. That’s right, the villain is clearly an employee of the South Whidbey Record.

  • Feb 21st, 2014 11:48pm

Freeland gains two supporters for sewer plan

The Freeland Water and Sewer District’s latest plans for sewers in Freeland received a small but ringing endorsement last week.

  • Feb 22nd, 2014 12:28am

Bayview crash sends one to Harborview

A Clinton man was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Thursday after sustaining injuries in a two-car collision on South Whidbey.

  • Feb 17th, 2014 3:56pm

Freeland sewer talks return

Freeland residents may soon be considering yet another proposal for sewers.

  • Feb 12th, 2014 5:35pm

South Whidbey crashes send two to hospital

Two people involved in two unrelated car accidents on South Whidbey were sent to the hospital Thursday. According to the Washington State Patrol, James Harris, 33, and Kristi Etzell, age unknown, were both transported to Whidbey General Hospital. A hospital official confirmed that both were treated and released the same day.

  • Feb 10th, 2014 10:38pm

Anchor of ages believed found off Whidbey Island

Once strong and new, it secured our future. Now rusty and covered in sea life, it will connect us with our past. Maybe.

  • Feb 8th, 2014 3:20am

Island County home prices see small jump in 2013

On the heels of a four-year downward slide, homes values in Island County may be showing signs of true and lasting recovery.

  • Jan 31st, 2014 4:26pm

Congressman Larsen tours South Whidbey fire boat, harbor

Congressman Rick Larsen spent much of Thursday on Whidbey Island, making stops in Langley, Central Whidbey and Oak Harbor.

  • Jan 29th, 2014 6:32pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Don’t miss out on history, it’s happening now

Years of discussion, planning and financial wrangling paved the way for a big day in Langley this week. On Tuesday, workers began construction of the Second Street renovation project, a $2.2 million plan to replace aging utilities and spruce up what is arguably the city’s busiest street.

  • Jan 23rd, 2014 7:00pm

Burglars hit South Whidbey Center

Burglars have struck another blow on South Whidbey, this time to a non-profit group.

  • Jan 25th, 2014 5:21pm

The road to success | Langley Second Street project begins

Construction on the Second Street renovation project began Tuesday morning in Langley.

  • Jan 21st, 2014 10:39pm

Freeland fuel plume in check, lab results indicate

Freeland’s water supply appears to be under little immediate threat from a 2005 fuel spill on Main Street, state regulators have announced.

  • Jan 22nd, 2014 7:34pm

2014’s polar bears; record numbers brave the waters of Useless Bay

Lined up like a medieval army, men, women, children and the elderly let loose screams of courage Wednesday and charged the chilly waters of Useless Bay for the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge. Lunging, diving and in some cases tip-toeing, 190 people started the new year with a dip at Double Bluff park. Event officials estimate even more stood on the beach to watch the spectacle unfold.

  • Jan 5th, 2014 5:00pm

Ferry floats from Freeland at last

The superstructure of the Samish, Washington's newest 144-car ferry, left Holmes Harbor this morning aboard a 340-foot-long barge.

  • Dec 23rd, 2013 8:15pm

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

It’s Thursday morning and weather forecasters have just announced some of the best news of the month, possibly the entire year. Snow is predicted later today.

  • Dec 21st, 2013 12:38am

SAMISH READIES TO SAIL | Barges, tugs mobilize in Holmes Harbor in preparation for ferry departure

Washington’s newest 144-car ferry is expected to embark on its first sailing today, though instead of shuttling passengers through Puget Sound it will be the one hitching a ride.

  • Dec 21st, 2013 2:49pm

Langley OKs budget, mayor’s salary

Langley will retain a full-time mayor and the job will continue to pay $53,000.

  • Dec 20th, 2013 5:00pm

Langley honors Councilman Seligson at final meeting

Councilman Hal Seligson attended his last Langley City Council meeting as a councilman Monday night after three years of an appointed and elected term.

  • Dec 17th, 2013 11:49pm

South Whidbey burglaries rise 38 percent in two years

On a late Monday evening, Carolyn Tamler and her husband came home after a few days off-island to a sight every vacationer dreads — they returned to a house that had been burglarized.

  • Dec 17th, 2013 5:32pm

Bayview robber still at large

The masked gunman who robbed a Bayview gas station last week is still at large, island police have confirmed.

  • Dec 16th, 2013 7:23pm

Preliminary drilling results show good news for Freeland wells

The drilling for four groundwater monitoring wells wrapped up in Freeland last week and soil samples taken along the way appear to indicate good news.

  • Dec 16th, 2013 4:41pm