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Young Life students trade service projects for donations

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 8:00AM

If South Whidbey’s school campuses look a little bit cleaner lately, there’s a reason for that.

‘Coach’ Jim Leierer remembered; hundreds attend ceremony for beloved resident

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00PM

“Coach” Jim Leierer’s memory, wisdom and corny jokes lived on at a recent remembrance ceremony.

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District to present campground plan in Olympia

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is preparing for an Aug. 9 presentation to the Recreation and Conservation Office, or RCO, as part an application to score more than half a million dollars in grants to build a campground at Community Park.

Fishin’ Club awards Whidbey kids scholarships

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00PM

The Fishin’ Club presented their 2016 scholarships to three Whidbey Island students earlier this month.

Whidbey Island Triathlon to cause road restrictions

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00PM

The 20th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon will cause road restrictions in Langley and surrounding areas from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. The following road restrictions will be in effect for the safety of runners and cyclists:

Collision in Langley closes southbound 525

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00PM

A collision on Highway 525 at the intersection of Cultus Bay Road closed down the southbound lane for about 45 minutes on Sunday afternoon. The wreck occurred at 3:20 p.m. when a silver Ford Ranger driven by Clinton resident John Meredith, 82, ran a red light heading southbound on Highway 525 and collided with a gold Honda Accord driven by Langley resident Jaci Adams, 58.

Island County-wide burn ban starting in Aug.

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 10:00AM

Outdoor burning won’t be allowed in Island County as of Aug. 1. Sheriff Mark Brown, acting as the county fire marshal, put a burn ban in effect due to “atmospheric conditions of reduced moisture levels, low humidity, and warm weather.” The burn ban proclamation also notes “the reduced availability of firefighting resources” in the county.

Veterans, siblings to compete in Whidbey Triathlon

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 4:00PM

When the Whidbey Triathlon celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Langley resident Peter Oakley can happily say he’s been around since the first event in 1997. Oakley said the quality of the event, including everything from the organizers to the volunteers, has kept him coming back to the triathlon annually.

Island County jailer gets job back; arbitrator demotes her over jail death

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Jul 26, 2016 at 7:43AM

The only person fired in connection with a young man’s death inside the Island County jail has returned to work.

Langley City Council continues discussion on fireworks

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Jul 25, 2016 at 10:43AM

Despite a slew of complaints by residents following what they claimed to be a loud display of fireworks on July 4, Langley fireworks policy will remain unrevised. The decision is not final, however, as discussions on the topic will continue moving forward, said Mayor Tim Callison.

Langley's sewer comprehensive plan approved by state

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 3:00PM

Langley’s sewer comprehensive plan received approval from the Department of Ecology, said Public Works Director Stan Berryman at the regular monthly city council meeting Monday night.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | It’s up to us to protect beaches

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

To my dismay, a recent walk on Double Bluff beach revealed a rainbow of paper remnants and plastic particles (the detritus of fireworks), plastic water bottles, newspapers, fire pits, driftwood fort cities, unidentifiable rubbish, the stench of dog feces and an overflowing outhouse, and a dam line of driftwood hindering the water from climbing the beach in its natural pattern.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Public welcome to pick up free books

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 8:00AM

I very much enjoyed your recent article about the Little Free Library. Ours, opened three years ago, was not mentioned in the piece and we’d like to let people know about it.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Not convinced by smear campaign

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 6:00PM

I read with interest your recent article about the state senate race. It was a relief to read a fact-based, even-handed article, because I’m still reeling from what turned out to be an unsolicited “push-poll” by Senator Barbara Bailey’s campaign. I got a phone call from a person identifying herself as a member of an objective political survey team.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Charging fares is like double-taxing

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 4:00PM

Open Letter to Island Transit Board Of Directors: I recently read with dismay Island Transit’s 6 Year Transit Development Plan to implement fares for all in-county bus ridership. Island Transit has been fare free for many years and notably it has been affirmed by county-wide votes. The latest approved an increase to the transit sales tax levy and to continue a fare-free system.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Not much went into finding artist

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

I have to weigh in on the issue of the Park/Talman sculpture being demolished by the hospital. Mikal, the spelling he preferred, and I were very good friends since 1975. I couldn’t agree more with Bill Skubi’s description of him in the June 29 issue of the Whidbey News-Times.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Let’s ban everything fun and noise related

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

In response to the letters about banning fireworks in the July 9 edition of The Record, I fully agree. Let’s ban everything fun and noise related in Langley. Someone think about the bunnies! As someone who grew up in Langley I am saddened to see the amount of control and influence that whiners who have moved here from wherever have over the town and the South End.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sheriff’s suggestion seems like a catch-22

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

Mark Brown says “Cops aren’t to blame for community violence.” Well, that may be so in Island County where there are only three African-Americans for every 100 whites living here.

South Whidbey girls dream of a bigger tomorrow

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

For more than a couple dozen South Whidbey girls this past week at Langley Middle School, it was time to dream big. That, and having fun along the way. At a free, three-day “Start Dreaming” camp sponsored by Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island, girls going into the sixth, seventh and eighth grades participated in a plethora of activities ranging from career planning to fitness activities. The focus, organizers said, revolved around empowering the young women.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Where is sheriff’s remorse in matter?

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

I’m writing in response to the letter penned by Island County Sheriff Mark Brown published July 9. I, too, am deeply disturbed by the shooting in Dallas by a mad man who left five police officers dead.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Join in promoting Black Lives Matter

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 8:00AM

In North Miami on Monday, unarmed behavior therapist Charles Kinsey was shot by police as he lay on the ground in the middle of the street, hands up in the air. Mr. Kinsey had gone into the street to coax an autistic patient to return to his group home.

South Whidbey Pony League team to compete in Lynden

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey’s Pony League club team has come a long way in just two years.

Federal grant to help fund employee training in Island County

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 12:00PM

A $2.7 million federal grant will help manufacturing businesses across Washington pay for worker training at nearly no cost, according to a recent press release from the Workforce Training Board.

Congressman Rick Larsen visits Clinton business

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 6:00PM

Congressman Rick Larsen visited Clinton’s MAKE Whidbey Market owner Janae Cameron to learn about her business and efforts with the Clinton Chamber of Commerce to attract new businesses to Clinton on Thursday, according to a press release.

Teens chase boat thieves through Whidbey waters with drone

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 3:35PM

Two teens with a drone and sheriff’s deputies thwarted South Whidbey boat bandits out for a joyride Wednesday. The unusual case, complete with a happy ending, made regional and even national TV news this week.

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