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Shoddy accounting results in transit staff cuts, service reduction

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 26, 2014 at 7:30AM

A total of 24 employees will be laid off, Saturday bus service is being cancelled and five routes will be eliminated or changed due to financial problems uncovered at Island Transit.

SHERIFF'S REPORT | An upset step son, a dog named 'Boss' and a missing husband

  • Today at 6:00AM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday, July 3 8:19 p.m. — A caller reported a Whidbey Island Nourishes food vending machine at Clinton Hall was vandalized.

Dying starfish stump experts

  • Today at 8:00AM

Starfish are one of Charlie Seablom’s favorite aquatic animals to discover. The pisaster starfish, known officially as a “seastar,” has the traditional five limbs and comes in a wide variety of colors. The orange-colored sunflower sea star grows to be far bigger, can have up to 24 legs and can “run” quite quickly.

Greenbank Farm’s most dedicated volunteers: the Fido poop patrol

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

If the folks who take their dogs for walks to Greenbank Farm weren’t responsible pet owners and poop picker-up-ers, the place would literally be knee-deep in doggy doo-doo. Judy Feldman, the farm director, held a poop scooping event at the farm’s trails for off-leash dogs last Thursday, but only three helpers showed up, armed with gloves pulled to the elbows and something that looked like the Jaws of Life.

Langley considering zoning change to allow retail outside downtown

  • Today at 10:00AM

Searching for lower rent and more space, Sarah Boin and her husband Patrick may have their ideal space in Langley. Just up the street from Wander on Whidbey, her Anthes Avenue outdoors shop, the Boins have their sights set on space in the former Living Green building on Second Street and De Bruyn Avenue. To be able to move her business there [which she said is tentative] and open a restaurant [which she said is definite], Boin asked the Langley City Council to consider changing the city’s zoning code Monday night.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks is right for commissioner

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 4:59PM

Editor, Camano Island and its fate is so closely tied to Stanwood, my hometown and place I love, that I feel compelled to take an interest in its politics. For that reason, I am writing to provide my heartfelt endorsement and support of Karla Jacks. Anyone with half an eye to Island County politics in the last few years should feel some shame for the low level of political discourse. In Karla we can all be proud.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fawn season necessitates dog owner responsibility

  • Today at 10:00AM

Editor, Summer of the fawn: South Whidbey is still beautiful, but it is not the open frontier. It is a community, and living in community requires respect for neighbors; our dogs cannot run loose. We love them and do not easily acknowledge that they are predators by nature and as a pack of efficient killers, even toy breeds. Now is the time of spindly, vulnerable baby deer rightly guarded by mothers who will justly pound any danger to their young to a pulp if they can.

SOUND OFF | Bluff stabilization is a Langley responsibility

  • Today at 6:00AM

To the mayor, city council of Langley and the Port of South Whidbey Commissioners: Please address a solution to the separate and serious landslides on Wharf Street in 2013. It is disturbing to know that the money that was originally allocated for the widening and consequent shoring up of the bluff toward Cascade Avenue by the Island County Council of Governments is not targeted for use to serve the wider Langley community.

Mayor honors Langley planner

  • Today at 8:00AM

Langley Director of Community Planning Jeff Arango got high praise at the city council meeting Monday. Mayor Fred McCarthy presented him with an award for his work on the redesign of Second Street that was part public works, part “placemaking,” and part downtown revitalization.

Rescuers find lost kayaking kids on Whidbey

  • Today at 6:00AM

Seven kayaking students were temporarily missing near Deception Pass Bridge Thursday afternoon, but were found uninjured. Two instructors took their class of 12-year-olds and temporarily lost sight of them “due to whatever reason,” according to Ed Wallace from the Island County Sheriff’s Department.

South Whidbey school board approves 2014-2015 budget

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

The board unanimously approved the school district’s 2014-15 $15.3 million budget Wednesday evening. Board members previously expressed some concern about the district’s projected spending on increased faculty salaries and maintenance costs, but Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Dan Poolman confirmed that money available from sources such as the General Fund (money earned through state tax dollars) have proven sufficient enough to provide the district with a healthy projected budget for the upcoming year.

Freeland favorite shutters its doors

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 4:44PM

In the midst of this past Saturday’s rush, Gerry and Angele Woolery looked at each other and knew the day had finally come.

Three treasurer candidates to face off in primary

  • Today at 10:00AM

Candidates running against Island County Treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez say they can do a better job handling the county’s money.

Whidbey's beaver population: residents chew on problem, seek county help

  • Today at 6:00AM

Some residents believe the county could be doing more about the island’s beaver problem, but the solutions are not always clear cut.

Former Falcon to join Hawaii college soccer team

  • Today at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey Falcon soccer season is long over for Trey Adams, yet his workouts continue almost every day and every week.

Regatta of wrecks, hot rods Yacht club aims to refloat the lost, forgotten with Lone Lake event

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 6:00PM

Driving through the streets of South Whidbey, residents may notice a trend: dozens of dejected boats sit in yards and driveways waiting idly for the day they might set sail once more.

Commissioners clash over Whidbey Island-wide bike trail in Freeland

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jul 24, 2014 at 8:12AM

A portion of a Freeland trail project was removed from the county’s Capital Improvement Plan on Monday, despite urging from South Whidbey Commissioner Helen Price Johnson.

‘Langley Lift’ elevator gets soft OK from city council

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:39AM

Getting people from South Whidbey Harbor up to the city’s business hub is Langley’s next big project. The city seems to have a willing partner in Paul Schell, owner of the Inn at Langley, who is interested in having the elevator installed on his property.

County public hearing on fish and wildlife continued to July 28

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

A public hearing on the county’s fish and wildlife habitat conservation plan has been continued to 6:15 p.m. Monday, July 28.

Island County Fair Association gets $30,000 for maintenance from county

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County commissioners approved $30,000 for maintenance of the Island County Fairgrounds Monday, but management of the property remains uncertain.

Langley proclaims July 26 as Island Shakespeare Festival Day

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Let it be known throughout the realm that evermore, the fourth Saturday of July shall be Island Shakespeare Festival Day in Langley.

Street plan includes First, Anthes work in Langley

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00PM

Any major work on transportation in the next six years is already laid out in Langley’s transportation improvement plan.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Break-ins, airplanes, and BEES!

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

A joyful noise, Whidbey Island Music Festival returns

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 4:00PM

The hills will come alive with the sound of music during Whidbey Island Music Festival’s ninth annual summer concert series.

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