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Report in wake of Island County Jail death calls for staffing increases, additional reforms

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Oct 8, 2015 at 6:41PM

Implementing an expert's recommendations for improving the operations of the Island County jail will come with a high price tag. However, many of the proposals in the report were implemented weeks or even months ago at a significant cost, according to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown.

Shellfish protection district here to stay

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Oct 8, 2015 at 10:34AM

Despite the temporary opening of shellfish harvesting in Holmes Harbor this spring, the first in nine years, it doesn’t appear the area’s designation as a shellfish protection district will go away any time soon.

Public voices support for non-lethal options at Langley bunny meeting

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Oct 8, 2015 at 10:11AM

If public sentiment were to hold sway, falconry might be out as an option to address Langley's rabbit problem. During a public meeting to discuss possible solutions Tuesday evening at the Island County Fairgrounds, few if any people voiced support for using birds of prey as a tool to dent the city's rabbit population. Instead, most seemed to favor more passive and nonlethal approaches, such as using fencing and sprays to keep rabbits away from homes and gardens.

Study leads to salary hikes for Island County workers

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 2:22PM

Forty county positions will get substantial salary boosts next year, with one increasing by 19 pay grades.

Mr. Do-it does it again - Frank Parra wows Mr. South Whidbey crowd for second time in two years

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 4:10PM

Frank Parra cemented his position as one of the top Mr. South Whidbey competitors in the pageant’s 10-year history after winning the 2015 event on Saturday at Freeland Hall.

New arrival | Mario Hudson Ramos

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 12:00PM

Mario Hudson Ramos was born Sept. 6 at Whidbey General Hospital to parents Victor Ramos and Laura Hudson of Clinton.

New arrival | Carolina Marguerite Alma Moreno

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 10:00AM

Carolina Marguerite Alma Moreno was born Aug. 15 at the Greenbank Birth Center to parents Christina and James Moreno of Clinton.

Falcons fall to tough-running Wildcats, 45-0

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 4:00PM

The effort was there. Falcon football head coach Michael Coe knows at least that much.

Longtime Whidbey Island couple celebrates 65th anniversary

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 6:00PM

Jim and Gert Tasche of Langley celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. The couple married at the Langley Methodist Church on Sept. 30, 1950.

Hark back to a time of classics with Island Consort

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00PM

A chorus of strings, woodwinds, voices and a harpsichord will resound through the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation this Saturday during the season opener for Island Consort.

Bunny problem not city’s fault, Langley councilman says

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00AM

Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies. It’s about all some people talk about in Langley these days, even in the hallowed halls of City Hall during Monday’s city council meeting.

Island County Jail inmate transition contract OK’d

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Island County commissioners on Monday approved a $10,500 contract with North Sound Mental Health to provide transition services for 30 days post-release to those newly freed from Island County Jail.

Part-time firefighters may be in 2016 South Whidbey Fire/EMS budget

  • Oct 6, 2015 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS will present its 2016 draft budget for review at the fire district’s board of commissioners meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 8.

City of Langley police officer hired away

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00PM

One of Langley’s newest police officers is already gone. Luke Adkins, who was hired in May 2014 and officially started in early 2015, was hired away by the Arlington Police Department.

Langley ethics board gets fifth member

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 4:00PM

Langley now has a fully formed, five-member ethics board. The confirmed appointment of Marilee Seligson by the Langley City Council on Oct. 5 bumped the ethics and training board’s ranks to its outlined five members. Previously, the council amended the rules to allow for the board to operate with three members while still pursuing a total of six, one of which would serve as an alternate.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Callison has vote of councilwoman

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, The upcoming mayor’s race in Langley is a pivotal moment. We need a leader who can get things done and work with myriad of stakeholders as our town confronts changes that come with the growing needs of our citizens and businesses. The mayor’s job consists of making sure our utilities and streets work efficiently and effectively. Managing employees and the budget, listening and addressing the concerns of citizens, representing the city in the region, carrying out the priorities set by the council for the year, connecting with businesses and merchants and, of course, running council meetings are all part of the job description. The mayor is an administrator and Tim Callison has had many successful years of experience as an administrator for an international company.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Callison was a great boss, will be a great mayor

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, I had the great pleasure of working for Tim for six years in his capacity as president of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas. As Trelleborg was my first job post-college, Tim set the bar sky-high for any and all employers I may have the rest of my career. I still remember the first time I met him. During my interview, I was given a tour that included a stop by his office. You would think that the president of a company would be too busy to speak with a lowly potential co-op college student, but with Tim you would be wrong. He stopped what he was doing and warmly welcomed me, asking me a couple of questions about myself. He made me feel like I was every bit as important as he was.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Pope deserves applause on climate change position

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor, I have never been a regular church attendee, but must applaud the current pope for singling out human-made climate change as an issue that must be addressed. His strong stance also reflects some local congregations on the island that have made known their dedication to get off fossil fuels and go green. A global issue, right enough, but the implications for the Pacific Northwest are dire if we as a species leave unchecked this climate crisis.

EDITORIAL | Shellfish protection district should go away

  • Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00AM

A state Department of Health official told The Record recently that of the 18 shellfish protection districts formed in Washington over the years, not a single one has ever been dissolved. Even those that have seen dramatic improvement remain in place, though they are now classified as being inactive. The problem? One of the primary roadblocks it seems is that state law doesn’t specify how to do away with these emergency-response districts once they’ve been created. How, when and why to form them, yes, but not what to do once the job is done.

DUI spurs Island Transit chief executive decision

  • Oct 3, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Oct 6, 2015 at 6:36AM

Following revelations about a DUI case, Island Transit’s interim director told board members Friday that he doesn’t want to become the permanent head of the agency.

Island County settles records request failure for $15,000 | CORRECTED

  • Oct 5, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Oct 6, 2015 at 6:34AM

Island County has agreed to pay $15,000 to The Freedom Foundation, an Olympia-based advocacy group, after failing to act on a public-records request. County commissioner Rick Hannold on Monday said he is disappointed the county agreed to the settlement, while a Foundation attorney characterized it as a victory for citizens' rights.

Whidbey General Hospital hopefuls make affiliation plans clear, Langley mayoral candidates say ‘no’ to funicular, ‘yes’ to diversifying economy

  • Oct 2, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Oct 5, 2015 at 9:32AM

Six people hoping to fill three positions in the general election this November answered a string of questions during a forum hosted by The Record on Wednesday night in Langley. Before a crowd of about 70 people at Langley United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, four candidates for two spots on the Whidbey General Hospital board of commissioners and the two Langley mayoral candidates responded to inquiries about their leadership style, what they want to improve and change, and where they want to take their respective agencies in the coming years.

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