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Not all is fiscal gloom and doom in Langley. There’s a mini land rush in town — for burial plots at the city cemetery.
Five people escaped injury when their vehicles went off three different roads coated with black ice in the South End on Monday night and Tuesday morning, officials said.
The Freeland Water and Sewer District has pushed back until next spring the date for a hearing to form a local improvement district for a new sewer system.
A local pioneer in the fight for the rights of gays and lesbians serving in the military hailed the U.S. Senate’s repeal Friday of the Clinton-era “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law.
Go ahead and move the ferry terminal out of Mukilteo — when Saratoga Passage freezes over. “It was a clear theme,” Hadley Rodero, a Washington State Ferries consultant, said this past week. “They want that terminal to stay in Mukilteo.”
Langley’s celebrity pooch has another plaudit for his pocket, if he only had a pocket. “We finally beat the poodle,” Sandi Smith of Possession Point said this week. “I can’t believe it. It was the highlight of all the shows I’ve been to.”
Langley officials are raising doubts about whether Kathleen Waters can be a candidate for a vacant city council seat.
Langley Passage or no Langley Passage, Robin Adams remains a candidate for the vacant position on the Langley City Council, he confirmed Thursday.
The investigation continues into why a 42-year-old Langley man was fleeing from police when his car went off the road in Freeland and struck a tree, killing him, officials said Thursday.
Maxwelton’s Little Brown Church is easing back into business, but it remains a church in search of a flock.
The operator of a miniscule radio station featuring old-time broadcasts such as “The Cisco Kid,” “I Was a Communist for the FBI,” “Jungle Jim,” “Space Patrol” and “Inner Sanctum” plans to expand to include one of the South End’s longest-running melodramas, “The Langley City Council.”
A ferry terminal in Mukilteo will remain in Mukilteo, if the traveling public has its say.
Commissioners of Island County Diking District 1 will have a special meeting this week to discuss the county's proposal to create a clean water utility.
Brad Rice has built and restored classic wooden boats for 30 years, but this time he went right to the source.
Like battling a rip tide, Port of South Whidbey officials are trying to keep their Langley Marina expansion project buoyant in a foundering economy.
Holiday House is open for business again this year, pledging to help everyone who shows up have a pleasant season despite the economic woes.
Twenty entries performed under sunny skies at this year’s Holiday Parade in downtown Langley on Saturday, said Sherry Jennings, executive director of the Langley Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event.
Planning will highlight this week’s meeting of Island County Fire District 3 commissioners.
Get ready for a rare glimpse this week into Langley’s distaff history. With Island County poised to seat its first all-women commission next month, it’s a great time to revisit Langley’s first matriarchal town government in the early 1920s.
Despite the stagnate economy and tight-fisted budgets at all levels of government, proponents of a sewer system for Freeland continue to troll for funds while updating their proposal.
A plan to modify Deer Lagoon near Bayview to benefit Puget Sound salmon migration has been reined in for more study. Meanwhile, community concern mounts.
The field is getting crowded. Two more applicants for the vacant position on the Langley City Council have turned in their paperwork to city hall.
An update on plans to rejuvenate migration of young salmon in Deer Lagoon will be held next week in Coupeville.
Robin Adams’ bid for a seat on the Langley City Council may be sidetracked by a housing development controversy that refuses to go away.
Innovation is its own reward, but it’s nice to get a little…
Winds gusting to 50 miles per hour swept across Whidbey Island Tuesday morning, disrupting ferry service on the Coupeville (Keystone)-Port Townsend route.
This is the week television’s “Supernanny” puts her behavioral stamp on South Whidbey. The episode in which Britisher Jo Frost meets and works with a young Clinton family with three rambunctious young boys will air Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. on ABC TV, local Channel 4.
What’s in a name? When it comes to the local fire department, plenty. “Our legal name is Island County Fire Protection District Number 3,” Chief Rusty Palmer said Tuesday. “That’s a mouthful.”
A new fireboat, a looming financial squeeze and a small measure of employee sacrifice all figure prominently in Island County Fire District 3’s proposed budget for 2011.
Two residents with high-powered credentials in business and government who have closely followed the contentious issues facing the city are the first to apply for the vacant position on the five-member Langley City Council.
Another windstorm is predicted to hit from the south sometime today in the wake of a sudden blow Monday night that caused an island-wide power outage on Whidbey.
Kit Ketcham is stepping up her campaign in the defense of science, so long as science is done right.
Kristen Aley knows one thing for sure about the box of dynamite she found in the woods on Wednesday. “I knocked it open with a sledgehammer,” she said Thursday. “I’m glad I didn’t get the grinder out to get the lid off.”
A dozen residents of the area north of Lone Lake were evacuated for several hours Wednesday as Navy explosives experts disposed of an old container of leaking dynamite.
Gary Nau pretty much knows what he’ll be doing on Veterans Day on Thursday.
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.
It’s tough to help others when you need it yourself. Helping Hand of South Whidbey, a front-line nonprofit organization assisting local people with basic needs, is running on empty.
It looks like Langley won't go without a library, thanks to city voters. Residents appear to be overwhelmingly approving annexation to the Sno-Isle Libraries District, according to early election returns released on Tuesday night.
Whidbey Giving Circle is hoping to expand its efforts to support young members of the island’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning community, at a time of increasing torment nationally.
Another meeting on the county’s ongoing proposal to end periodic flooding of Maxwelton Road near Maxwelton Beach will be next week in Freeland.
Elsie Olkonen, a cornerstone in Clinton’s foundation, went out the way she came in, with a smile on her face, her son said.
Volunteers are the bedrock of nonprofit organizations. Why not do something for them, too? That’s the philosophy behind a new pilot program about to be launched by Good Cheer Food Bank through a new website created by online entrepreneur Andy McRea of Clinton.
Two pet dogs died in a house fire in the Freeland area this past Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.
When it comes to competition, Candy is more than dandy. He’s hell on wheels.
It will be several weeks before the ferry M/V Kittitas returns to the Clinton-Mukilteo route, ferry officials said Monday.
If your two goats have gone missing, take a look in Bayview.
Spirited political debate continued at a South End political forum this week, as candidates for Island County coroner, clerk and treasurer, and community members for and against the school bond ballot proposal, squared off at Clinton Community Hall.
For the second time in a month, there were more questions than answers as the Langley City Council resumed discussion of the controversial 20-home Langley Passage subdivision proposed for the Edgecliff neighborhood.
It doesn’t always take long to be the best. It took Steve Trafton about 1 minute and 12 seconds.
The planners wanted to talk about options, but the crowd wanted to talk about parking and crossing times. About 80 people showed up at the first of several planned community meetings on the long-range fate of Mukilteo’s aging and overworked ferry terminal.