Last-minute voters, time is running out. Ballots were mailed last week and the clock is steadily ticking down to the Nov. 4 general election. For those who haven’t had the chance to dive into the issues, get to know the candidates, or are still wrestling with the right decisions, here’s who we think deserves your vote.
Funicular — it’s as much fun to say as it is to contemplate, and it appears the concept is back on the table in Langley.
Every year at this time, the Whidbey News Group newspapers, including the South Whidbey Record, go pink. It’s all in observance of National Breast Cancer Month.
Publicly funded art is like blown glass — it’s lovely to some, considered dangerous by others. The perspective, it seems, rests in the eye of the beholder.
It appears the South Whidbey Record still has what it takes to be a stellar newspaper. At the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest in Lake Chelan this past weekend, The Record took home 13 awards in news, photography and design. The paper also took third place in general excellence, a category that weighed us against other newspapers around the state with comparable circulations.
Years of work, millions invested, and in the end it appears the financial currents of affordable energy proved too much for Admiralty Inlet. This week, the Snohomish County Public Utility District announced it has scrubbed its research project exploring tidal energy in the waters between Fort Casey on Central Whidbey and Port Townsend due to unexpected financial problems with its partner, the federal Department of Energy.
No thanks. That’s the word from the community concerning the Langley Lift proposal following a recent view assessment, and city officials should take this to heart. The objective is a worthy one, but the people have spoken: in its current form, the project is unacceptable and needs to be rethought.
Recent feedback from the community indicated a few concerns over view blockage, structural design, and aesthetic appearance of the proposed Langley Lift. We are listening. In many ways we see the newly expanded marina as another gateway to the city. Our current focus is on economic development. We have an interest in linking Cascade to the marina for boaters, tourists, and mobility-challenged individuals. We want the capability to move people, supplies, and equipment up and down the bluff to boats or for other personal reasons.