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Blaze claims home

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

FREELAND — A fire that ignited in a garage raged through an adjacent Freeland home, destroying it and many of the homeowner’s possessions. The Dec. 19 fire also displaced the house’s owner, Don Binder, who is now living at a nearby hotel.

Fireworks ban finds lack of support in Langley

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

LANGLEY — In one of his final jobs as outgoing city administrator, Walt Blackford tackled an explosive issue — fireworks. At the last city council meeting of 2007, Blackford presented a report to the Langley City Council in response to residents’ complaints over fireworks.

Fresh from the garden: Ruby cooks it all

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

One of the truly palatable luxuries of life is having an excellent meal cooked for you. Now “Ruby’s Cooking!” puts that delicious luxury at your fingertips.

Arise Trust helps women achieve their full potential

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

Twenty years ago an anonymous Whidbey Island woman did a remarkable thing; she proposed giving significant money to programs that benefit local women in the form of scholarships to individuals and grants to social service agencies.

Bayview School student wins logo contest

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

FREELAND — A Bayview School student is the winner of the design contest for Saratoga Community Housing’s new logo. The Saratoga Community Housing, a community land trust project, is so new that it didn’t have a logo.

Hundreds gather to remember life of Greenbank teen

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

LANGLEY — Pastor Matt Chambers held the small, battered box up high for all to see. It was an old music box, one that had been dropped and dinged too many times to remember. Glue, tape and a rubber band held it together.

Colburn steps down from Langley council

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

LANGLEY — His health is fine. In fact, he’s been working out. Mayor Neil Colburn said he’s sick, though, sick of the sniping that’s been filling an online chat room about his efforts to lead Langley.

Langley Marina, A look at the future

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:09AM

LANGLEY — Port officials presented their new plan for the future of the city’s small boat harbor to city officials Wednesday, a $15 million make-over that will make the Langley marina a magnet for visitors and residents alike.

Sen. Haugen: State can’t wait forever for new ferries

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:10AM

COUPEVILLE — State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen lambasted critics this week who are second guessing the move to spend $100 million on new ferries.

Colburn says he will resign

  • Dec 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:10AM

Minutes after being sworn in as Langley city councilman, outgoing Mayor Neil Colburn announced his resignation from the council effective Jan. 1.

SWHS teen killed while crossing Highway 525

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:10AM

A 15-year-old Greenbank teen was hit by a car and killed while on her way home from Christmas shopping Saturday afternoon. Tonya Scriven, a sophomore at South Whidbey High School, was trying to walk across Highway 525 near Greenbank Farm when she was hit by a car driven by a Coupeville man.

A PASSION PIECE

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:10AM

A night out at the theater can be magical. There’s the privilege of a ticket in hand; the lobby with its promise of refreshment; the fresh program offered by a welcoming usher. Upon entering the theater, the sinking down into a comfy chair designated solely for your singular body and then the darkness; the lights; the set; the costumes; the actor projecting the very essence of a playwright’s soul strung on the vision of the director.

County to create new department for mental health programs

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:10AM

Island County government will go through a bit of remodeling once the 2008 budget is put into action. Beyond pulling the parks department into the county’s planning department, county commissioners have also decided to create a new department to handle programs that will be funded by this year’s passage of the county’s mental health initiative.

Chiropractor organizes ERGO Day

  • Dec 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:10AM

A Clinton computer store is hosting ERGO Day today, which will include a lecture and day-long market of ergonomic furniture and other computer accessories.

State announces plan to devote $100 million for new ferries

  • Dec 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:10AM

Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen said the announcement Thursday that the state will spend $100 million on three new ferries is good news for South Whidbey. During a press conference in Seattle earlier this week, Gov. Chris Gregoire said she will put $100 million in the 2008 supplemental state budget to pay for the new ferries.

County planning commission starts deliberations on wetlands rules

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:10AM

Rules criticized for allowing building on all lands The first overhaul of the county’s rules for developing property with wetlands in more than two decades is nearing completion. Island County planning commissioners were scheduled to begin their review of the county’s new wetlands rules this week.

Commissioners OK Freeland growth plan

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:11AM

FREELAND — Island County commissioners unanimously voted to designate Freeland an urban area after a public meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church Monday night.

Governor says state will spend $100 million on three new ferries

  • Dec 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:11AM

Gov. Chris Gregoire said today she will put $100 million in the 2008 supplemental state budget to pay for three new ferries. The move would mean the retirement of the state's 80-year-old Steel Electric ferries, which were pulled out of service last month on the Port Townsend-Keystone run.

Rempel Brothers’ critics remain cautious about application rejection

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:11AM

Marcia Comer of Greenbank is celebrating a small victory and catching her breath. For Comer, a vocal critic of Rempel Brothers Concrete and its proposed plan for a 100-acre gravel pit in her neighborhood, Island County’s rejection of the company’s application on Friday gave her and others along Ellwood Drive a little bit of breathing room.

Kids engage in a heart-to-heart with science

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:11AM

LANGLEY — Teachers see it all the time. So do parents. It’s that special, magical moment when a light goes on in a child’s mind and they, well, just “get it.” That’s the rationale behind Pacific Science Center’s big white vans. The vans travel to schools throughout the state to bring the wonders of science and math to children.

Rep. Strow to resign seat in state House for new job

  • Dec 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:11AM

Rep. Chris Strow announced plans Thursday to step down from his state House of Representatives seat before the start of the 2008 Legislative Session.

VIDEO: Super Soaker - Huge storm hits Whidbey Island.

  • Dec 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:11AM

The storm that hit Puget Sound on Dec. 3 caused landslides and power outages on Whidbey.

County will add to courthouse staff

  • Dec 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:11AM

COUPEVILLE — Island County will beef up its staffing in the courthouse next year if county commissioners follow through on changes to next year’s spending plan. Though work on the 2008 budget is not complete, county commissioners have approved adding more workers in multiple county departments.

Soaker storm brings slides, power outage

  • Dec 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:12AM

The weather turned nasty here on South Whidbey Island once again this week, but the South End escaped much of the havoc brought by record rainfall throughout the Puget Sound. Heavy snowfall Saturday followed by high winds and steady rain caused at least 78 Puget Sound Energy customers to lose power at midnight Sunday.

Residents rally to fight proposal

  • Dec 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 10:12AM

GREENBANK — Neighbors of Rempel Brothers Concrete, Inc. are protesting the company’s proposed expansion of mining operations. Residents of the Wildwoodview Acres neighborhood south of Ledgewood Beach warn the proposed 100-acre gravel pit could contaminate the aquifer that supplies drinking water. They are also angry that Island County told nearby property owners about the proposal during a long holiday break, giving residents little time to respond to the company’s application for the pit.

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