Nathan Whalen

Nathan posted 93 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Griffin named manager for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve

Kristen Griffin said she is “uniquely suited” to appreciate island living and the historic significance of Whidbey Island.

  • Mar 5th, 2014 3:00pm

Whidbey General Hospital officials respond to state audit findings

Several employees at Whidbey General Hospital are seeing some smaller paychecks thanks to a snafu in a new payroll system.

  • Feb 22nd, 2014 12:17am

Project manager hired for Whidbey General Hospital expansion

Whidbey General Hospital leaders have agreed to pay an Anacortes project manager up to $750,000 to coordinate the expansion project.

  • Feb 7th, 2014 4:27pm

Island Transit settles into new facilities

Today’s Island Transit looks a lot different from the entity that formed in 1987 with five buses and 20 employees working out of a former auto shop that had two maintenance bays and one restroom.

  • Jan 21st, 2014 10:54pm

Ledgewood landslide house burns in late night blaze

A Driftwood Way home abandoned since a massive landslide made national headlines in 2013 burned to the ground Sunday night.

  • Jan 24th, 2014 11:46pm

2014’s first born is delivered at WGH

Brian and Kathryn Wilson were hoping that their son would be born on their five-year wedding anniversary.

  • Jan 8th, 2014 5:00pm

State dings Island Transit with finding

For the second time, state auditors are questioning Island Transit officials on how they monitor staff uses of take-home vehicles and fuel cards.

  • Jan 10th, 2014 4:20pm

Whidbey General Hospital billing system gets pricey

Hang-ups in a new electronic records system caused delays in billings and reduced the amount of cash available at Whidbey General Hospital.

  • Jan 2nd, 2014 5:52pm

Whidbey General Hospital board OK’s pay hike for union

Food service and clerical workers at Whidbey General Hospital got an early Christmas present this year.

  • Dec 31st, 2013 8:00pm

Hunt for Whidbey General Hospital project lead begins

Leaders at Whidbey General Hospital are looking for someone to coordinate construction of a new wing.

  • Dec 30th, 2013 5:56pm

Mystery boat in Admiralty Inlet was a repair vessel

A large ship floating for more than a week near the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry route piqued the curiosity of nearby residents. It turns out the Wave Venture, a 464-foot vessel owned by United Kingdom-based Global Marine Systems, has been sailing in the area while its crew repairs fiber optic cables.

  • Dec 26th, 2013 6:12pm

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation finds new leader

Leaders of Whidbey’s animal shelter tapped the Midwest to find a new executive director.

  • Dec 12th, 2013 7:00pm

New Coupeville port director spurs salary change

The next month or so will be a time of transition for the Port of Coupeville.

  • Nov 26th, 2013 5:41pm

McDonald named Port of Coupeville executive director

A new face will soon be running the day-to-day operations of the Port of Coupeville.

  • Nov 26th, 2013 5:41pm

New shelter one step in WAIF’s goal for expanding service

If fundraising goes as expected, stray animals caught on Whidbey Island could have a new home.

  • Nov 25th, 2013 6:00pm

Greenbank Farm septic woes raise stink with state

Problems with Greenbank Farm’s septic system have prompted state involvement and could leave the Port of Coupeville with a pricey fix.

  • Nov 6th, 2013 7:30pm

Whidbey General Hospital to sell properties

Two Whidbey General Hospital properties that aren’t being used will soon be sold off.

  • Nov 6th, 2013 7:18pm

Whidbey General Hospital gives bond second go

For the second time, Whidbey General Hospital leaders are sending the same bond proposal to the voters.

  • Nov 5th, 2013 4:31pm

Whidbey General Hospital says again, partnership not in future

With Whidbey General Hospital asking voters to approve a bond to pay for an expansion, one critic is arguing for hospital leaders to try something different.

  • Nov 6th, 2013 5:05am

$50 million bond for Whidbey General hospital?

In terms of facilities, Whidbey General Hospital is facing stiff competition from its neighbors.

  • Oct 16th, 2013 5:21pm

Greenbank solar energy project remains incomplete

The clock is ticking for a solar energy investment project at Greenbank Farm.

  • Sep 22nd, 2013 1:04am

Land trust creates new preserve on Central Whidbey Island

Thanks to state dollars, federal dollars and resident donations, the Whidbey Camano Land Trust acquired acres of land on Central Whidbey Island that is home to an old-growth forest as well as a threatened plant.

  • Sep 17th, 2013 9:25pm

Ebey’s Reserve races way to hot rod airwaves

Two race car drivers sped through one of the most picturesque parts of Ebey’s Landing in a flash.

  • Sep 11th, 2013 5:00pm

Island Transit plans future projects, more routes

With the construction of its new headquarters nearly complete, Island Transit leaders are looking for future projects.

  • Sep 10th, 2013 9:19pm

Volunteers rally around $50 million Whidbey General Hospital bond

With proven support on South Whidbey, volunteers tasked with promoting a bond to expand Whidbey General Hospital are focusing on the north end.

  • Aug 27th, 2013 9:32pm

Highland Games mark 15 years at Greenbank Farm

Get your cabers ready to toss. A group of Scottish-minded people will get their large poles ready to hurl when they participate in the annual Highland Games, which takes place Aug. 10 at the Greenbank Farm.

  • Aug 2nd, 2013 11:22pm

South Whidbey farmers utilize program to start Deep Harvest

Nathaniel Talbot and Annie Jesperson started from square one.

  • Jul 22nd, 2013 4:23am

Loganberry Festival reaches new heights

A popular festival on Central Whidbey will soar to new heights next week.

  • Jul 19th, 2013 9:30pm

Shifty Sailors celebrate 20 years

What started as an attempt to promote a book became a decades-long journey for a group of Central Whidbey-based singers.

  • Jul 9th, 2013 9:57pm

Freeland man drifts off road, remains in serious condition at Harborview | UPDATE

A Freeland man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after crashing his car Wednesday morning on Highway 20. As of June 21, a Harborview spokesperson said Edward Sawyers was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

  • Jun 22nd, 2013 3:19pm

Whidbey General Hospital employees lament conditions

A group of Whidbey General Hospital employees descended upon the June 10 hospital commissioners’ meeting to speak about the long hours they work, often days at a time with no days off or no vacation, and the less-than-average wages they earn.

  • Jun 18th, 2013 8:58pm

Clean water spending in Island County questioned

During a Wednesday work session, Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson questioned how money collected through the county’s clean water utility is used.

  • Jun 14th, 2013 9:44pm

Fare increase looms for ferry travelers, including Clinton

Riding state ferries is likely to become a bit more expensive.

  • Jun 4th, 2013 8:49pm

Farmers find new Greenbank home

A small group of students hoping to cultivate a career in agriculture are busy harvesting crops at the Greenbank Farm.

  • May 24th, 2013 9:14pm

Greenbank Farm upgrades make port list

With both the Greenbank Farm and Coupeville Wharf in need of some TLC, leaders for the Port of Coupeville are exploring potential maintenance projects.

  • May 21st, 2013 9:07pm

North Whidbey home goes up in flames

A fire of unknown origin claimed a mobile home on North Whidbey Thursday morning.

  • May 17th, 2013 10:28pm

New life given to Whidbey General Hospital bond vote

A commissioner for Whidbey General Hospital resuscitated the idea this week of asking voters to approve a bond measure.

  • May 17th, 2013 10:13pm

Clinton driver hits tree on Central Whidbey, ends up in hospital

A Clinton resident was transported to Whidbey General Hospital Friday morning after her car struck a tree along State Highway 20 near Libbey Road.

  • May 14th, 2013 8:50pm

South Whidbey grad named Island 4-H coordinator | NOTABLE

Thanks to the help of the students participating in 4-H throughout Island County, a coordinator has been hired to ensure the popular organization continues.

  • May 14th, 2013 8:35pm

Private liquor sales stall on Whidbey Island

Nearly a year after a voter approved ballot initiative allowed liquor to be sold in large retail stores, some former state-owned and contract liquor stores on Whidbey are struggling.

  • May 10th, 2013 11:03pm

Dozens turn out for Day of Prayer in Coupeville

A group of religious leaders, community leaders and faithful ventured to the steps of the former Island County courthouse May 2 to pray and give thanks.

  • May 10th, 2013 10:53pm

Coupeville port OKs lease at Greenbank Farm

The commissioners for the Port of Coupeville will provide some legal cover for the Greenbank Farm Management Group.

  • May 8th, 2013 5:21pm

Whidbey Island Biz Expo changes names, location

An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus.

  • May 7th, 2013 9:43pm

Bjork accepts stint as Coupeville superintendent

The Coupeville School District is currently on its third superintendent for this school year.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013 9:14pm

Case resigns from Whidbey General, Island County positions

Dr. Roger Case is winding down his long career tending to the health of Island County residents.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013 8:55pm

Coupeville port commissioner objects to ‘scheming,’ quits

After a little more than a year into her six-year term on the commission for the Port of Coupeville, Laura Blankenship resigned last week from her elected position.

  • Apr 18th, 2013 3:00pm

Governor Inslee visits Ledgewood landslide

Gov. Jay Inslee along with a throng of local, state and federal officials got a first-hand look Saturday at the natural disaster that devastated a Central Whidbey neighborhood.

  • Apr 12th, 2013 3:09pm

Double Bluff fall prompts call for better warning

For a Langley resident, a climb up a bluff turned into a trip to the hospital.

  • Apr 2nd, 2013 8:44pm

Whidbey’s County Connector bus routes threatened

Island Transit officials are worried they may lose funding for a service that has been seeing tens of thousands of riders.

  • Mar 29th, 2013 10:14pm

Washington State University looks at Greenbank Farm

As leaders for the Port of Coupeville continue to sort out how Greenbank Farm will operate, another entity is looking at whether to establish a presence at the publicly owned farm.

  • Mar 22nd, 2013 11:06pm