A large slide of earth and trees crashed into a Clinton beachfront cabin, knocking it off its foundation and forcing Island County to restrict entry and occupancy.
Another provider associated with Whidbey Naturals in Oak Harbor has been arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license, the Oak Harbor Police Department reported. Former Navy physician C. Hugh Jonson was arrested Wednesday by Oak Harbor police. Another provider at the holistic medicine clinic, Arely Jimenez-Beckius, was also arrested for practicing medicine without a license Feb. 16.
In honor of Washington State Parks turning 102 years old, visitors can enjoy all state parks for free Thursday, March 19.
After years of complaints, tech giant Apple Inc. acknowledged two major Whidbey Island errors on its mobile map program this week and promised to have at least one of the problems fixed within two months. Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson broke the good news late Thursday afternoon with a call to The Record, saying she'd been contacted by a company representative and assured the Langley issue was being addressed.
The challenges facing Island Transit go beyond the financial mess that came to light last summer.
Food trucks with city-issued licenses will have to look elsewhere than downtown Langley during Choochokam Arts Festival weekend.
Heeding the words of several residents, the Langley City Council agreed to task the planning director with gathering data on the marina’s visits and projections ahead of a public input meeting in late March.
Beach access advocates have something to celebrate. Island County has earmarked $175,000 to identify the county’s many beach access points and prioritize them for maintenance and signage. The lack of county-sanctioned beach access, along with clearly marked kayak access points have been an ongoing concern for groups supporting public access to the seashore.
Island County will host a number of informal public meetings to discuss the Island County Comprehensive Plan Update, to be completed in 2016. Island County is expected to grow by 9,452 people and 2,031 jobs between now and 2036, according to a news release from the Island County planning department.
Langley will soon accept proposals to purchase the firehouse building on Second Street.
Langley’s next mayor will make $55,000 a year. The city council approved the higher salary from the city’s base $30,000 salary, which is in the Langley Municipal Code. As part of the adjustment, the council also voted for a $2,000 salary increase based on past cost of living adjustments that other city staff received for the past four years.
Getting people to inspect their septic systems has been an ongoing battle for Island County.
Honeybees are an integral part of the ecosystem, and their rapid population decline is of great concern to scientists worldwide.
Whidbey General Hospital’s new CEO will earn a base salary of $279,000 per year with a potential annual bonus of nearly $70,000, according to a contract to be finalized March 9.
The long awaited land appraisal for the Dog House Tavern is finally complete, and the solution to reopening the Langley landmark may be a “reduced value” property swap.
Food trucks in Langley will have to woo the city for use of one of its two designated spaces in the downtown area.
A group of students at South Whidbey Academy may not be able to save the world, but they are striving to save the land, and the communities that rely upon it.
The following are 9-1-1 reports from the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.
Whidbey General Hospital is violating the law by not providing abortion services, the American Civil Liberties Union claims.
An Oak Harbor man found dead in a Clinton ravine this past October died of natural causes, the Island County Coroner has determined.