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Two Whidbey Island residents got in a little grassroots action this week.
It wasn’t so great for travelers, but it was dynamite for business. The first round of ferry detours from Clinton to Edmonds and back this past weekend served up 90-minute waits between boats and plenty of pizza and burgers on the Clinton shore.
Growth, diversity and identity in this seaside city of 1,100 dominate the debate in the only contested race for the five-member Langley City Council.
Here’s one South End farm that’s going to stay a farm forever. And a wildlife preserve, too. A conservation easement on 54 acres next to Deer Lagoon has been acquired by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.
There are only a few hours left to bridge the $2 million gap in funding needed to preserve Trillium Woods, Whidbey Camano Land Trust officials said Thursday morning.
The Schuster Group, a Seattle-based real estate development and investment firm, will sell its interest in Holmes Harbor Golf and Beach Club in Freeland, the company announced Tuesday.
To take advantage of available federal funds for road projects, Island County has dusted off a 10-year-old proposal for a circular intersection at Highway 525 and Honeymoon Bay Road-Bush Point Road.
The quake-prone geologic fault under South Whidbey extends farther east than previously suspected, and may affect the severity of earthquakes in the Cascade foothills, scientist… Continue reading
Four people were injured in a T-bone vehicle collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Bush Point and Mutiny Bay roads north of Freeland, one of the South End’s most dangerous intersections, officials said.
Dormant for several months on the issue, the city is branching out into a new area of debate. After more than two years of study, development of a proposed tree ordinance for Langley will come before the city’s volunteer Planning Advisory Board this week.
With one eye on the economy and the other on the number of requests for public money, South Whidbey school officials are considering a bond issue next year for building maintenance and improvements.
South End activist Steve Erickson has put himself on the business end of the statewide push to decriminalize marijuana.
Bob Galbreath Road remained closed Monday after the roadway began to crumble early Sunday evening right next to a repaired sinkhole that had closed the road late last October.
Local whale watchers are worried about Lolita, the orca that was captured in Penn Cove in 1970 and has been the star of the Miami Seaquarium, a major tourist attraction in Florida, for more than 40 years.
The first of four sleek twin-hull passenger ferries destined for the San Francisco Bay Area is being prepared for sea trials at the Langley marina. Built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, the $8.8 million catamaran “Gemini” was launched last week and towed to Langley for finishing work.
Public hearings will begin this month on the city of Langley’s 2010 preliminary budget. The first hearing will be at the city council’s regular meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at city hall on Second Street. A council workshop will be at 4 p.m.
It’ll cost half as much as previously estimated to bring Langley Middle School up to current seismic standards, South Whidbey School District officials were told Friday.
After a seven-month delay, the South Whidbey School District may be within a couple of weeks of bringing water fountains back to its buildings.
A new fire chief to replace retiring Dan Stout has been selected by Island County Fire District 3 commissioners, it was announced at their meeting in Freeland on Thursday night.
You CAN get there from here, and Langley hopes snappier road signs will help point the way.