The Island County hearing examiner will listen for two days to arguments regarding permits for a proposed tidal turbine pilot project in waters off Whidbey Island.
A group opposed to the grand proposal for an overhaul of the Island County Fairgrounds wants the backers to slow their roll, scale back and seek more design input.
Heavy rainfall over the past week and a prediction of up to three more inches Friday led the National Weather Service to issue a landslide warning to Whidbey Island on Wednesday. According to a weather statement sent out Wednesday, between one and six inches of rain fell over the past three days, which adds pressure to soil instability.
Camano Island resident Marc Hennemann said as county commissioner he would keep taxes down and make public safety a priority.
A burnt bag of popcorn caused a minor interruption of Wednesday’s public meeting discussing Navy testing and training in the Northwest.
Langley is seeking to fill seven openings on the newly established Arts Commission Board. The arts commission is responsible for advising the city council on arts-related issues and planning and implementing a public art program. Positions are open to all residents of Island County.
Whale food advocacy, lobbying for Lolita’s return, a new whale center and now, whale watching trips will be available in Langley. Beginning March 8, Mystic Sea Charters will launch whale watching tours out of Langley’s new and expanded South Whidbey Harbor.
Island County’s Disabled American Veterans chapter was given $10,000 by Island County through the Veterans Assistance Fund.
In the parlance of soccer, Terry Swanson got a red card last Thursday.
Island County commissioners approved rural county economic development sales tax funding for 2013 to two South Whidbey projects last week.
Last week water was shut off along Second Street in Langley, forcing some businesses to close.
A “stubborn” chimney fire was extinguished Saturday night in Freeland without any injuries and little property damage, said a South Whidbey Fire/EMS official. The 6 p.m. fire on June Beach Road, a small strip off East Harbor Road, took two hours to quell. Neither of the two occupants were harmed.
Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson reprimanded county Treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez at the end of Monday’s meeting over a perceived error on Camano Island tax statements.
South Whidbey saw what may be its biggest clear-cut in years at a property just north of Freeland recently.
Ron Nelson, executive director of the Island County Economic Development Council, will talk about how to develop a business plan from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Langley.
A twenty-year quest to bring home Lolita, the last of seven orcas captured from Penn Cove decades ago, has resulted in what may be a small but significant victory.
The Langley commercial space formerly known as Mike’s Place has new owners.
Change orders on the Second Street project totaling $58,513 will be presented to the Langley City Council at its regular meeting Monday.
The Langley Whale Center officially opens to the public today.
The Port of South Whidbey is back to full strength.