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Back Country Horsemen continue long path of Putney Woods forest stewardship

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 4:00PM

The trails of Putney Woods in Langley are clearer, sturdier and more traversable these days, thanks to the labor of dozens of Back Country Horsemen volunteers.

Yewen Arros Tongate | New arrival

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 6:00PM

Yewen Arros Tongate was born to parents Allison Tongate and Corey Graves on Dec. 13, 2015 at the Greenbank Birth Center.

Launch headaches revisit Nichols Brothers

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 4:00PM

Despite some engineering improvements to its new launch system, floating a new 1,320-plus ton tugboat into Holmes Harbor once again proved a tricky affair for Nichols Brothers Boat Builders.

Falcon grapplers look for opening to state

  • Feb 12, 2016 at 6:00PM

The pressure is on for South Whidbey senior Madison Evans.

Fireworks bill to temporarily ban fireworks clears Washington legislative committee

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Feb 12, 2016 at 7:17AM

The Island County commissioners may soon have the flexibility they so desired last year to temporarily ban fireworks in times of extreme drought.

WhidbeyHealth hospital expansion on time and on budget, officials say

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:20AM

The land south of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is full of bare soil and busy construction workers.

South Whidbey school levy a go, first ballot count shows

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:20AM

Voters appeared to have overwhelmingly approved South Whidbey School District’s Proposition No. 1 Replacement Maintenance and Operation Levy.

Meetings planned to gather veteran input

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 12:00PM

Input gathered at a series of community meetings across Whidbey Island this month will eventually end up on the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee.

Langley man named Volunteer of the Year

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 2:42PM

Bob Gentz admits he briefly considered bolting from the auditorium Saturday when his name flashed up on the screen at Sound Waters University.

Sound Waters geologist ‘We’re getting better prepared for the big one’

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 6:00PM

No one knows how many Native Americans died when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck the Washington coast on Jan. 26, 1700. Besides battering the coast, the tsunami surged the entire length of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and reached the northwest shores of Whidbey Island.

Tattoo artist plans for permanence in Greenbank

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 10:00AM

That little red building off the highway in Greenbank has a new tenant and, unlike some recent renters who seemed to last there only a matter of days, this one says he’s here to stay.

Public sets high standard for Langley’s next planner

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 4:00PM

Langley’s next planner will need to be a tightrope walker, balancing growth against preservation, emotional intelligence mixed with code acumen and enforcement, organization and communication.

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District public meeting planned for campground design

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District will hold its first public meeting regarding campground development on 35 acres of land adjacent to Community Park at 6 p.m. on March 10.

Island County judge spruces up courtroom with area, historical art

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 12:00PM

An appreciation for Whidbey Island’s history — and his own — led Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock to cover the bare walls of his courtroom with a dozen historic black-and-white photos.

Young jazz band director brings fresh energy to Langley Middle School

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 6:00PM

When Langley Middle School jazz band students call first-year band director Nick Delmedico a goof ball, they mean it in a good way. The 24-year-old Central Washington University graduate has done more than make a good impression on his band in their first six months together.

Feb. 10, 1966, Feb. 12, 1991 and Feb. 7, 2001 | HISTORY CORNER

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, Feb. 10, 1966, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1991 and Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001.

Annual showcase hopes to shed light on SWHS

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 4:00PM

For South Whidbey seniors Rohini Mikkelsen and Chandler Hagglund, the school’s first annual showcase in 2015 was a success in all but one area: attendance. Mikkelsen, the associated student body president, and Hagglund, the class treasurer, are working alongside school administrators and teachers to make this year’s event widely attended.

SWHS ensemble places first at jazz festival | NOTABLE

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble recently won first place in AA Division of the 54th annual Clark College Jazz Festival.

Island County looks for planning help to meet comprenehsive plan deadline

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 6:00PM

Seeking to strengthen a planning department that has endured much turnover, Island County is seeking a consultant, assistant director of planning and a long-range planner.

Nine Falcon grapplers head to regional tourney

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey will send nine wrestlers to the Class 1A Region 1 tournament at Klahowya High School on Feb. 13. The Falcons finished fourth in the five-team 1A District 1 sub-regional tournament with 105 points. Sultan won the tournament with 375.5 points, while Nooksack Valley finished second with 227.

Fourth quarter lead slips away in Falcon playoff loss

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey’s girls basketball team lost in overtime to Nooksack Valley, 54-45, on Monday night at Erikson Gymnasium in the first round of the 1A District 1 tournament. South Whidbey led for most of the game and led 34-27 entering the fourth quarter. But, following midrange baskets by Falcon juniors Kacie Hanson and Kinsey Eager which pushed South Whidbey ahead by nine, the Pioneers went on a 12-0 run.

Whidbey General Hospital no more; board approves new name

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 6:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital commissioners voted unanimously Monday to move forward with a plan to rebrand the hospital and its clinics under the umbrella name WhidbeyHealth.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Announcement was premature

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 4:00PM

Editor, I have been tempted to write a letter to the editor more often than anticipated since moving to the island, but the recent article proudly announcing the new name for Whidbey General Hospital as, “Whidbey Health” (Hospital Board to Vote on New Name) simply cannot be ignored. The article touts the excitement of CEO Geri Forbes in promoting the entire transition strategy and steps in accomplishing the unapproved decision by the board of commissioners.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Better Olympia coverage will be good thing for all

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 2:00PM

Editor, Thank you South Whidbey Record for your recent pledge to publish news stories about happenings in Olympia regarding legislation and legislators! Thank you for your great start with the piece about the teachers compensation and how that is being handled, with regard to the McCleary decision. And how great an opportunity and joint effort to host our local legislators later this month!

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