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Plan to reopen Freeland golf course hits snag

A fast-tracked effort to reopen Holmes Harbor Golf Course in Freeland may have landed in the rough, although backers of the plan remain optimistic.

  • May 21st, 2010 11:56pm

Windstorm causes little damage on Whidbey

A storm out of the west swept the entire Washington coast and inland Wednesday night and Thursday morning, scattering trees and limbs on Whidbey Island but causing no apparent injuries, officials said.

  • May 20th, 2010 5:32pm

Abel selected to fill vacancy on Langley council

Fran Abel, a civic activist with a deep interest in land use and local fiscal policy, is the newest member of the Langley City Council.

  • May 19th, 2010 6:38pm

SWHS grad is featured speaker at foundation gala

A 1988 graduate of South Whidbey High School who went on to make her mark in education will be the featured speaker at this weekend’s annual South Whidbey Schools Foundation gala fundraiser.

  • May 18th, 2010 10:26pm

Two candidates vie for vacant seat on Langley City Council

Two candidates with a keen interest in land use and the city budget have applied to fill the Position 3 vacancy on the Langley City Council.

  • May 14th, 2010 11:10pm

South Whidbey woman rebuilds her life after devastating fire

Tears still come and her voice still breaks when Ann Donovan talks about the fire three weeks ago that ruined most of her possessions, left her homeless and killed one of her pets.

  • May 14th, 2010 11:05pm

Sewer district opens negotiations to buy Holmes Harbor Golf Course

The Holmes Harbor Sewer District has submitted an offer to purchase Holmes Harbor Golf Course in Freeland, which closed two months ago for financial reasons.

  • May 14th, 2010 10:48pm

Langley officials ask for more time to consider new restrictions on noise pollution

Further consideration of a new noise ordinance for Langley has been pushed back. Mayor Paul Samuelson said Wednesday that a first public hearing on the issue has been removed from next week’s city council agenda and rescheduled for June 7.

  • May 14th, 2010 10:43pm

Good Cheer’s weekend fundraising was a resounding success

It was a banner weekend for Good Cheer Food Bank as its first-ever talent-show fundraiser and a food drive by area mail carriers exceeded all expectations.

  • May 12th, 2010 6:00pm

Brush fire, car crash keep Fire District 3 crews busy

A brush fire and an errant spare tire put Island County Fire District 3 emergency personnel on the road this past weekend.

  • May 11th, 2010 10:26pm

Langley property owner donates land for city’s first community garden

You don’t need your own ground to grow a garden anymore, thanks to the city and Dorothy Anderson. Anderson, granddaughter of a pioneer Langley couple, has donated a chunk of her family’s 20 acres to be used for the city’s first community garden.

  • May 10th, 2010 8:29pm

County may keep the gap in Glendale Road

The gap in flood-damaged Glendale Road should stay there for the time being, Island County officials say.

  • May 7th, 2010 11:32pm

Glendale disaster prompts claim for $955K in damages

A Glendale property owner says Island County owes him almost a million dollars for damage caused by last spring’s flooding of Glendale Creek south of Clinton.

  • May 7th, 2010 11:27pm

UPDATE | Langley’s Dog House snapped up at auction

Langley’s historic Dog House Tavern was sold just above the minimum bid of $590,000 in an auction Friday morning on the steps of the Island County courthouse.

  • May 7th, 2010 11:05pm

Whidbey aid for Tibetan quake victims comes on the hoof

Phase Two: 100 yaks. A local Buddhist group is extending its outreach to victims of last month’s damaging earthquake in Tibet with a campaign to raise money for a herd of the highly valued, high-altitude bovines.

  • May 6th, 2010 2:43pm

UPDATE | Windstorm levels trees, cuts power on Whidbey

Brisk winds that gathered force during the weekend swept across Whidbey Island on Monday, knocking down trees, disrupting rural travel and causing a number of scattered power outages throughout the day.

  • May 4th, 2010 11:04pm

Wind knocks down trees on Whidbey

Brisk winds overnight knocked down some trees and caused small, scattered power outages across Whidbey Island, but no injuries were reported, officials said Monday morning.

  • May 3rd, 2010 5:21pm

Local push for Pepsi’s online grant money is gathering steam

The effort to get South Whidbey nonprofits into an online contest for grant money is snowballing, according to Andy McRea, organizer of the campaign.

  • May 2nd, 2010 5:00pm

Support grows for Freeland golf course rescue plan

Nearly 150 people filled the gymnasium at Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday night to discuss the fate of the now-closed Holmes Harbor Golf Course.

  • Apr 30th, 2010 11:48pm

Auction for Langley’s Dog House put off again

Public auction of Langley's historic Dog House Tavern has been put off again, the second week in a row.

  • Apr 30th, 2010 5:15pm

St. Augustine’s celebrates expansion project today in Freeland

St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland will celebrate its new building with a dedication ceremony this afternoon.

  • Apr 28th, 2010 6:00pm

Parking for Whidbey commuters fading away in Mukilteo

Overnight commuter parking in Mukilteo is going fast, and what’s left of it is going up. Diamond Parking notified Whidbey Island ferry commuters this past Friday that the city of Mukilteo will take over the two remaining 75-space overnight lots near the Mukilteo Lighthouse.

  • Apr 28th, 2010 9:41pm

Woman loses home in Freeland blaze

A Freeland woman is regrouping this week after losing her pet dog, her cat and kittens and most of her possessions in a mobile-home fire Saturday morning.

  • Apr 28th, 2010 3:53pm

Public hearing on Langley Passage housing project continues

Developers of Langley Passage will get a chance to respond to community criticism as a public hearing continues Wednesday.

  • Apr 27th, 2010 11:05pm

UPDATE | Nonprofit group hopes to reopen Holmes Harbor Golf Course

Holmes Harbor Golf Course at Freeland will reopen next month as a public facility, if community members and the Holmes Harbor Sewer District have their way.

  • Apr 26th, 2010 5:12pm

Dog House auction sale put off for another week

More than 20 people showed up for nothing on a cool and cloudy Friday morning as the public auction of the historic Dog House Tavern in Langley was postponed for a week.

  • Apr 23rd, 2010 5:57pm

Sailboat is beached in Holmes Harbor

The Coast Guard is urging boat owners to make sure their vessels are secure during windy periods.

  • Apr 23rd, 2010 5:02pm

Nonprofit plan hatched to reopen Holmes Harbor Golf Course

Holmes Harbor Golf Course at Freeland will reopen next month as a public facility, if community members and the Holmes Harbor Sewer District have their way.

  • Apr 22nd, 2010 9:57pm

In hard times, school foundation auction tries to fill the gaps on South Whidbey

South Whidbey Schools Foundation members say there’s never been a greater need for its efforts than in this period of declining enrollment and reduced state funding.

  • Apr 22nd, 2010 2:45pm

Langley’s iconic Dog House goes to auction on Friday

Langley’s historic Dog House Tavern will be auctioned off as scheduled in Coupeville this week

  • Apr 21st, 2010 5:00pm

Langley moves to fill vacant city council seat

The search gets under way this weekend for someone to fill Jim Recupero’s vacant seat on the Langley City Council amid one of the more demanding periods in the city’s civic history.

  • Apr 20th, 2010 11:35pm

South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers needs a helping hand

Hearts & Hammers needs more volunteers for its annual workday in May, at least according to its computers. And it can use more firewood, too.

  • Apr 20th, 2010 11:32pm

Island County says it will accept title for Trillium land

Island County will accept the title to the 664-acre Trillium Woods property if the Whidbey Camano Land Trust is successful in its efforts to purchase it.

  • Apr 16th, 2010 11:25pm

Economy may force Langley to make more budget cuts

The city of Langley continues to feel the economic pinch, and if things don’t pick up may be forced to amend its budget and make more cuts, city finance director Debbie Mahler warned.

  • Apr 16th, 2010 11:21pm

Residents urge rejection of Langley Passage development

Public comment on a controversial 20-lot housing development wound up on a unanimous note Wednesday night. Just say no.

  • Apr 16th, 2010 11:18pm

Woman arrested after threatening Island County deputy with a knife

A 52-year-old Seattle woman was released from custody Wednesday afternoon after threatening to stab an Island County deputy sheriff with a knife the night before.

  • Apr 19th, 2010 3:34pm

Good Cheer Food Bank manager, 9-year-old partner gear up for Mother’s Day talent show

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the “Mother of All Talent Shows” to benefit Good Cheer Food Bank is shaping up nicely, thanks to the efforts of a couple of unlikely but intrepid troopers.

  • Apr 15th, 2010 6:25pm

Hole in Glendale Road may stay that way, county says

Maybe the best thing to do with washed-out Glendale Road is to leave it washed out, said Island County Engineer Randy Brackett.

  • Apr 15th, 2010 4:39pm

Historic Maxwelton church nearly ready to reopen

The Little Brown Church is back in business. The Maxwelton Valley community fixture has been cleared by county planning, health and fire officials, and can be used by the public again.

  • Apr 12th, 2010 5:36pm

Bicycling brothers from Greenbank finish a year on wheels and still going strong

Two brothers from Greenbank are a year into a round-the-world trip for charity, and they’re still on their feet.

  • Apr 9th, 2010 11:41pm

Second hearing set for controversial Edgecliff development

The second of three pubic hearings on Langley Passage, a controversial 20-home development in Langley’s Edgecliff neighborhood, will be next week.

  • Apr 9th, 2010 11:38pm

UPDATE | Windstorm hits South Whidbey

Larry Hagen was awake in his Scatchet Head bedroom Thursday morning shortly after 4 a.m. when an 80-foot hemlock snapped and fell on his roof.

  • Apr 9th, 2010 11:32pm

Early morning windstorm sweeps Whidbey

A windy, wet cold front rapidly moving in from the west early Thursday morning caused scattered power outages and downed trees, but no reported injuries, officials said.

  • Apr 8th, 2010 4:29pm

They’re saving Trillium Woods near Freeland, one little piece at a time

Three acres down and 661 to go. A Langley couple has pledged $6,500 to “save” an acre of the former Trillium Woods as part of Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s drive to preserve the entire property as forest land.

  • Apr 8th, 2010 12:00am

Langley ends subdivision moratorium

The city’s nearly three-year moratorium on subdivisions was terminated Monday night. The five-member Langley City Council voted unanimously not to extend the ban again when it expires today.

  • Apr 6th, 2010 11:01pm

Langley teen wins award for her unselfish enthusiasm

Jenny Zisette of Langley is the second South End teenager in four months to be caught doing good in her community.

  • Apr 5th, 2010 4:09pm

Langley council to revisit subdivision moratorium

Langley’s nearly three-year-long moratorium on new subdivisions may come to an end next week. Or maybe it won’t.

  • Apr 5th, 2010 4:03pm

Island County Diking District’s pump project dinged in court

Round One of a lawsuit against Island County Diking District 1 over its controversial pump project has gone to its upset property owners.

  • Apr 5th, 2010 4:03pm

Windstorm building across South Whidbey

Strong winds swept South Whidbey on Friday morning as a storm off the Washington Coast made its way inland. The storm was expected to peak in the afternoon, then subside.

  • Apr 2nd, 2010 4:56pm

Superior court judge rules against diking district over pump assessments

Round one in the lawsuit against Island County Diking District 1 over its controversial pump project has gone to the plaintiffs.

  • Apr 1st, 2010 4:35pm