Roy Jacobson

Business is booming at the Langley cemetery

Not all is fiscal gloom and doom in Langley. There’s a mini land rush in town — for burial plots at the city cemetery.

Black ice sends cars off road

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.

Freeland sewer backers delay LID hearing

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.

Islanders to ferry service: Keep the terminal in Mukilteo

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 dog Mr. Jones still riding high on show circuit

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 vet hails repeal of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

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.

Adams stays in the running for Langley 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.

Investigation continues into fatal crash in Freeland

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.

Historic Maxwelton Valley church springing back to life

Maxwelton’s Little Brown Church is easing back into business, but it remains a church in search of a flock.

UPDATE | Langley city officials question candidate’s eligibility

Langley officials are raising doubts about whether Kathleen Waters can be a candidate for a vacant city council seat.

Langley radio station plans to air City Council meetings

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.”

Idea to move Mukilteo Ferry Terminal gets chilly reception

A ferry terminal in Mukilteo will remain in Mukilteo, if the traveling public has its say.

Diking commission to discuss proposed clean water utility

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.

Dugout canoe replica stretches Freeland boat builder’s creativity

Brad Rice has built and restored classic wooden boats for 30 years, but this time he went right to the source.

Port looks into scaling back marina project

Like battling a rip tide, Port of South Whidbey officials are trying to keep their Langley Marina expansion project buoyant in a foundering economy.

South Whidbey’s Holiday House fills the gift gap for families in need

Holiday House is open for business again this year, pledging to help everyone who shows up have a pleasant season despite the economic woes.

Search goes on for Freeland sewer funds

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.

Big crowd enjoys festive holiday parade in Langley

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.

FD3 to discuss strategic planning

Planning will highlight this week’s meeting of Island County Fire District 3 commissioners.

Plan to aid salmon raises hackles in Deer Lagoon neighborhood

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.