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The hot-potato Langley Passage housing project was tossed into the laps of the Langley City Council on Wednesday.
Two teenage girls are recovering from bites after being attacked by three dogs in Freeland this past week.
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.
The Island County Fair parade will have an international flavor this year,…
Four high-minded South Whidbey women have their eyes on the island’s low-hanging fruit.
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.
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.
t would have been a perfect landing, Fred Lundahl said. If only he’d remembered to put the wheels down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If revenue continues to lag, the city of Langley may be in for more cuts, Finance Director Debbie Mahler said Thursday.
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.
Being old-fashioned types, Phyllis Cain and Bill Iles look at their wedding next week as a lifetime deal.
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.
Island County wants to be first in line when “barefoot bandit” Colton Harris-Moore returns to the United States to face charges.
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.
Karwyn Driftmeyer’s dream rental house in Langley nearly turned into a nightmare, thanks to an Internet scam.
Two more South Whidbey teens have joined the growing ranks of youths caught doing good in their communities.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The congregation went for the bull, and the food bank got the burgers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The search continues for two persons caught by a home-surveillance video system burglarizing a Freeland-area waterfront home this past week.
Visitors to Langley Woodmen Cemetery now have some comfortable seats on which…
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.
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.
Maxwelton’s historic Little Brown Church will be back in action Saturday, 100 years to the day since the first service was conducted inside.
Clinton is getting the word out that it’s not just a bump in the road to Freeland or Langley.
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.
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.
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.