Roy Jacobson

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Both sides planning appeals on Langley PAB decision

The hot-potato Langley Passage housing project was tossed into the laps of the Langley City Council on Wednesday.

  • Aug 13th, 2010 11:35pm

Teens attacked, bitten by dog pack in Clinton

Two teenage girls are recovering from bites after being attacked by three dogs in Freeland this past week.

  • Aug 16th, 2010 4:27pm

Nichols Brothers says goodbye to tugs, but yard remains busy

The last of five large tugboats built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland is about to leave the yard, but the workload remains steady and no employee reductions are planned, company officials said Monday.

  • Aug 10th, 2010 11:22pm

Friendship Force and friends will liven up the fair parade

The Island County Fair parade will have an international flavor this year,…

  • Aug 9th, 2010 2:47pm

Volunteers hope to harvest South Whidbey’s neglected fruit

Four high-minded South Whidbey women have their eyes on the island’s low-hanging fruit.

  • Aug 6th, 2010 11:17pm

Deer Lagoon salmon project prompts early concerns

A proposal to modify a section of wetlands west of Deer Lagoon near Bayview to benefit salmon migration is raising a few ripples in the neighborhood.

  • Aug 5th, 2010 3:50pm

Diking District 1 commissioners meet this week for budget talks

Island County Diking District 1 commissioners are expected to talk about next year's budget at their meeting this week. Meanwhile, the results of a lawsuit against the district, and a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding a pump permit, are still up in the air.

  • Aug 3rd, 2010 10:29pm

Plane makes hard landing at Langley airpark after pilot forgets to lower the wheels

t would have been a perfect landing, Fred Lundahl said. If only he’d remembered to put the wheels down.

  • Aug 5th, 2010 3:59pm

Possible SBX move to Everett overshadowed in Langley by focus on military spending

Islanders were nearly outnumbered Thursday evening as Defense Department representatives laid out a case for bringing a mammoth anti-missile platform to Everett for maintenance.

  • Aug 2nd, 2010 4:10pm

Clinton burglary, car-theft suspect jailed in Snohomish County

A 28-year-old Tacoma man is in jail in Snohomish County after an apparent wild time on both sides of Saratoga Passage earlier this month.

  • Jul 30th, 2010 11:29pm

Lakeside Bible Camp in Clinton celebrates its golden anniversary

Lakeside Bible Camp is thriving, thanks to plenty of help on the ground and what camp officials are convinced is an emphatic boost from above.

  • Jul 30th, 2010 11:28pm

Langley doll shop fulfills Clinton woman’s lifelong dream

For 35 years, Kathleen Taylor of Clinton dreamed and dreamed about a sea of tiny painted faces peeking through a picturesque village window. This past fall, her dreams came true inside a little shop on First Street in downtown Langley.

  • Jul 27th, 2010 11:00pm

Sea and shore events will commemorate orca captures

Forty years later, Lolita the orca whale is still doing her two 20-minute shticks down at Miami Seaquarium in Florida after being snatched from Penn Cove.

  • Jul 27th, 2010 8:22pm

Navy to visit Langley to talk about bringing missile radar platform to Puget Sound

A 25-story seagoing monster may lumber into Everett this fall after being banished to Alaska in 2003 by determined protesters, including many from South Whidbey.

  • Jul 23rd, 2010 11:21pm

Shortfall forces Langley to tap its nest egg

Declining revenues and mounting red ink forced the city of Langley to dip into its savings this week, amid predictions that the city’s economic outlook for the next two years is far from bright.

  • Jul 23rd, 2010 11:12pm

Group hopes to set up teen homeless shelter on South Whidbey

They’re living in cars, they’re living in tents, they’re living in campers. They’re crashing in churches. They’re going from couch to couch, trying to get by and get through school.

  • Jul 26th, 2010 9:59pm

Langley may need more budget cuts

If revenue continues to lag, the city of Langley may be in for more cuts, Finance Director Debbie Mahler said Thursday.

  • Jul 16th, 2010 11:55pm

Langley set to pass noise rules

Langley may have a new noise ordinance next week, one that tries to balance the boisterous festival and tourist atmosphere with the peace and quiet of downtown residents.

  • Jul 16th, 2010 11:57pm

Freeland pair in their 90s are heading for the altar

Being old-fashioned types, Phyllis Cain and Bill Iles look at their wedding next week as a lifetime deal.

  • Jul 19th, 2010 3:50pm

Diking district residents sue to get their payments back

A group of residents and businesses in controversy-laden Island County Diking District 1 have sued to get their 2009 tax assessments back and to prohibit the district from levying more assessments.

  • Jul 15th, 2010 4:06pm

Elusive burglar from Island County caught in the Bahamas

Island County wants to be first in line when “barefoot bandit” Colton Harris-Moore returns to the United States to face charges.

  • Jul 14th, 2010 10:23pm

Buddhists bless site of monument to prayer and peace near Freeland

Feelings were warm Thursday morning, and it wasn’t all due to the rising temperature. About 30 people took part in a Tibetan Buddhist blessing ceremony for a new structure dedicated to prayer and peace.

  • Jul 9th, 2010 11:24pm

Langley home used in Internet scam

Karwyn Driftmeyer’s dream rental house in Langley nearly turned into a nightmare, thanks to an Internet scam.

  • Jul 9th, 2010 11:23pm

Two South Whidbey teens honored for their community spirit

Two more South Whidbey teens have joined the growing ranks of youths caught doing good in their communities.

  • Jul 8th, 2010 4:44pm

Historic church gets top billing at annual Maxwelton parade

An entire church and all the people associated with it will be grand marshals for the 95th annual Maxwelton Community Independence Day parade on Sunday.

  • Jul 2nd, 2010 10:42pm

Some on South Whidbey stressed over noise, danger from illegal Fourth of July fireworks

The fireworks season is here, and Tom Trimbath of Clinton is already cringing. “Every year I’m up on the roof with hat, goggles, gloves and a garden hose,” said Trimbath, who lives in a small house at Sandy Hook near Possession Point. “It’s one of the most stressful days of the year,” he said. “It’s a health issue. Just talking about it gets my heart rate up.”

  • Jun 28th, 2010 4:12pm

Langley man plans vigil for Gulf victims — and a new U.S. energy policy

A human line in the sand in Langley this weekend will mourn the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and spread the call for a new national energy policy.

  • Jun 25th, 2010 5:25pm

Man visiting Freeland survives 20-foot fall at Fort Casey

A 67-year-old Michigan man is recovering from multiple injuries at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after falling more than 20 feet from a wall at Fort Casey State Park near Coupeville.

  • Jun 24th, 2010 4:00pm

Deadline nears for $30 million Freeland sewer-grant application

Freeland sewer backers may know in August if they’ll get as much as $30 million from the federal government to build a new system.

  • Jun 21st, 2010 8:04pm

Nichols Brothers of Freeland fine-tunes master plan

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is looking into noise and light as the company continues to fine-tune its application for a master-plan permit from the county.

  • Jun 18th, 2010 11:12pm

Langley considers annexation to Sno-Isle system

Langley is exploring the possibility of annexing the city to the Sno-Isle Libraries district. The switch wouldn’t affect library services, only the way they’re funded.

  • Jun 18th, 2010 11:08pm

Langley gets prickly on downtown parking

Summer’s around the corner, and it’s looking for a place to park in Langley. Tourist visits are increasing, and the city is beefing up it’s typically lackadaisical downtown parking enforcement.

  • Jun 17th, 2010 3:30pm

St. Hubert’s women’s group in Langley raises money for new home

The Women of St. Hubert’s in Langley heeded an unusual Apostolic call and raised $3,000 to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Island County.

  • Jun 16th, 2010 5:00pm

Bull turns into a big hamburger helper for Good Cheer

The congregation went for the bull, and the food bank got the burgers.

  • Jun 15th, 2010 10:23pm

Couple pulled from water at Freeland after canoe capsizes

An Anacortes couple were cold and wet but otherwise apparently uninjured after spending an hour in chilly Holmes Harbor on Saturday afternoon after their canoe capsized.

  • Jun 15th, 2010 10:11pm

Bayview celebrates its largest graduating class ever

The joint was jumping in Bayview on Thursday as 20 Bayview School seniors were handed their high school diplomas in a colorful swirl of whoops, enthusiasm and marimba music.

  • Jun 11th, 2010 10:43pm

UPDATE | Land trust gets 90-day extension to acquire Trillium Woods

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust has another 90 days to raise money for the preservation of the former Trillium Woods property northwest of Freeland, trust officials said late Thursday.

  • Jun 11th, 2010 10:30pm

Land trust’s Trillium Woods deadline extended 90 days

Whidbey Camano Land Trust has another 90 days to raise the money needed to buy the former Trillium Woods property northwest of Freeland, trust officials said late Thursday.

  • Jun 11th, 2010 11:53pm

Fundraising falling short for preservation of Trillium Woods

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.

  • Jun 11th, 2010 3:46pm

New TEEN program links island youths with jobs

A new jobs program launched by the Langley-based nonprofit South Whidbey Youth Connection in April appears to be graining traction, director Duane Gimbel said.

  • Jun 9th, 2010 4:39pm

New state cell phone law for drivers starts soon on Whidbey

Beginning Thursday on the South End and throughout the state, drivers can be pulled over and ticketed for talking on hand-held cell phones or texting. The fine is $124.

  • Jun 8th, 2010 10:45pm

Freeland burglars caught on home surveillance camera

The search continues for two persons caught by a home-surveillance video system burglarizing a Freeland-area waterfront home this past week.

  • Jun 8th, 2010 6:14pm

Eagle Scout candidate provides places to roost at cemetery

Visitors to Langley Woodmen Cemetery now have some comfortable seats on which…

  • Jun 7th, 2010 7:17pm

Whidbey Camano Land Trust less than halfway to its $4.2 million Trillium goal

Eight days from the deadline, Whidbey Camano Land Trust is still far from its goal to raise $4.2 million to purchase the former Trillium Woods property.

  • Jun 4th, 2010 4:13pm

Langley teen center closes as money runs out

For the first time in 21 years, the after-school drop-in center for teens in Langley is closing before the end of the school year for lack of money.

  • May 28th, 2010 11:29pm

A century later, historic Maxwelton church is back in business

Maxwelton’s historic Little Brown Church will be back in action Saturday, 100 years to the day since the first service was conducted inside.

  • May 27th, 2010 7:04pm

New brochure puts Clinton on the map and on the ferries

Clinton is getting the word out that it’s not just a bump in the road to Freeland or Langley.

  • May 27th, 2010 6:56pm

‘Visual Journalism Boot Camp’ comes to Langley May 27

CRASH! Another newspaper bites the dust. POW! Another TV station slashes its budget. BLOOEY! A radio station wipes out its news department altogether and installs all sports talk, all the time. What’s a serious journalist with a paycheck in jeopardy to do? “Traditional mainstream media is forever changed,” Russell Sparkman, Langley’s bellwether of new-age media, agreed Monday. “Our tradition of storytelling produced by professionals is at risk. “People who have been working as journalists are finding it very, very difficult to find meaningful work,” he said. “But there are glimmers of hope,” he added, “and reasons to be optimistic. We could experience a renaissance of appreciation for the visual storyteller.” If hope springs eternal, it will flow for sure this week as Sparkman’s Langley Center for New Media presents a two-day program titled “Visual Journalism Boot Camp.” The event, featuring experts in the latest journalistic technology and philosophy, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28, at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley.

  • May 26th, 2010 9:23pm

Neighbors suspect Colton Harris-Moore in Sandy Hook burglaries; police say there’s no proof

A series of break-ins and two stolen boats are fueling speculation in the Sandy Hook neighborhood near Possession Point south of Clinton that a notorious felon from Camano Island may have paid a visit.

  • May 26th, 2010 4:08pm

Clinton’s Gordon Simmons earns a place in tow-truck hall of fame

He’s towed everything from Beetles to bulldozers, school buses to fire trucks, but one job alone would probably put Gordon Simmons of Clinton in the tow-truck hall of fame. The horse in the septic tank.

  • May 24th, 2010 4:43pm