Island police are looking into the death of an Oak Harbor man on South Whidbey last week.
Langley Community Planning Director Jeff Arango is stepping down. After three-and-a-half years at the helm, Arango confirmed he has accepted a position at Seattle-based BERK Consulting, a private planning company, and submitted a letter of resignation to city officials. Arango said he enjoyed his time as Langley’s planning chief, but that he was ready for a new challenge.
While most students headed home to relax after an early release from school Wednesday, about handful of kids gathered in the spacious MakerTron lab in Clinton to learn the basics of computer-aided design and 3-D printing techniques.
Whidbey Island’s version of a SWAT team arrested a carjacking suspect at an apartment building outside Oak Harbor Wednesday, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with a stake in Clinton or interest in seeing what has happened, and can happen, should make their way to the Clinton Community Council meeting Thursday, Oct. 23.
An hour-long meeting between the owners of the Dog House Tavern and Langley’s mayor and planning director has them all back to where they started more than a year ago: renovation and restoration.
Island County Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan announced at the Island Transit meeting last week he would seek the organization’s top job, but he appears to have had a change of heart over the weekend.
For Clinton resident Lynae Slinden, the year 2000 was more than the beginning of a new millennium. It was the year she would celebrate her 50th birthday, the year she could finally and confidently say she survived breast cancer, and it was the beginning of a new and fearless adventure.
The funicular is back. Maybe. Criticism over the view impacts of a bridge and elevator tower to shuttle people from Cascade Avenue down to South Whidbey Harbor in Langley has city officials reconsidering the original proposal, according to Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy.
With cases of Ebola now reported in the United States, Whidbey General Hospital is joining hospitals across the country in preparing to receive patients afflicted with the disease.
When Lynda Eccles was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she’d already lost one sister to the disease and watched another go through the same diagnosis six months prior.
Legislative candidates clash on how to fund the state’s education mandate and how to handle Whidbey and state transportation issues. Republican incumbent Dave Hayes, finishing his first term as District 10 Position 2 representative, said that the state supreme court’s order to fund education is going to affect every part of the budget in the coming years.
The Bayview Farmers Market had a successful year and organizers have decided to expand the season.
Republican Island County Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan issued a surprise endorsement last week. Vaughan broke party lines Thursday and endorsed Democratic candidate Karla Jacks to fill the District 3 seat he currently holds.
The Langley Middle School will be overtaken by ghosts, ghouls and goblins during its annual Halloween celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. The event will kick off with a carnival, complete with cake walk, face painting, games and bake sale, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria and will be followed by a “Creepy Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, featuring songs performed by the 7th grade symphonic, 8th grade ensemble and Langley Middle School Jazz band.
A one-car accident knocked out power to more than 850 homes on South Whidbey last week, some for as long as 12 hours. According to Puget Sound Energy officials, the accident and subsequent outage occurred at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, on Cultus Bay and French roads. Electricity was restored to 312 homes about an hour later, but the remaining 540 customers were in the dark until just after 3 a.m.
Whidbey General Hospital is offering a free class during October to help people break from tobacco addiction. The class, “Four Weeks to Freedom from Tobacco,” is run by respiratory therapist and certified tobacco treatment specialist Katherine Riddle.
Island County commissioners agreed to cut roughly $100,000 in new staff positions from the budget over the last two weeks, but fell short of their goal to cut roughly $300,000. A second budget hearing followed by a likely adoption will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room.
Renovating the Dog House Tavern is a possibility, and so is demolition for the owners of Langley’s historic building.
There was more than one surprise at Wednesday’s candidate forum in Freeland where both local and national issues were discussed by general election candidates. Island County commissioner candidate Rick Hannold told the audience that the threat of global warming is largely overstated.