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Island County study claims Navy’s impact is ‘significant’

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

An economic impact study completed by the Island County Economic Development Council this month shows the impact Whidbey Island Naval Air Station has on area economies.

New members sought for Island County Historical Society

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 9:24AM

The Island County Historical Society Board of Trustees is seeking new members to fill expiring positions on the board. Since 1949, the society has been dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Island County history.

2013 | A South Whidbey year in review

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 9:27AM

It was an action-packed year with big events, from the construction of state ferries in Freeland and an unexpected new mayor in Langley to continued turmoil among the Island County commissioners and at Outlying Field Coupeville.

Santa’s fire truck tour a hit on South Whidbey | KUDOS

  • Jan 1, 2014 at 9:00AM

Leon Kohlhaas, Greta Kohlhaas and Leon Kohlhaas get a special visit from Santa, aka Jon Gabelein, a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with South Whidbey Fire/EMS.

South Whidbey birders gather for the annual count

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 10:21AM

Friday was a day for the birds for more than 60 people signed up and taking part in the annual Christmas Bird Count.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Find a solution with cooperation, respect

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I’ve been reading the articles and letters about the OLF controversy, and will add my two cents. It is astounding to me that there are people in the community, including our commissioners, who think that some of us — I don’t live near the OLF and am not affected by the noise personally — should just put up with the noise level at the OLF. It is astounding to me that former military personnel could imply that one is unpatriotic, or else, because of having never actively served, is uninformed when complaining about the reality of the Growler noise.

Whidbey General Hospital billing system gets pricey

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Hang-ups in a new electronic records system caused delays in billings and reduced the amount of cash available at Whidbey General Hospital.

South Whidbey 2013 sports review

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 11:00AM

The past 12 months brought a host of ecstatic moments for sports on South Whidbey, and one major tragedy.

New immersion space holds open house | GALLERIES

  • Jan 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

An open house for Barb Nichols’ new Sound & Color Immersion Space will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, and from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at 6714 Kenney Way, off Sills Road in Clinton.

Island County says real estate agents responsible for noise disclosure

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

Planning Director David Wechner told the Island County Board of Commissioners Wednesday that some real estate agents are not giving out both of the county’s required noise disclosure statements.

Health care act hits South Whidbey fire district volunteers

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

While millions of Americans get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the 85 volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians of South Whidbey Fire/EMS are in limbo.

NSA spying has gone too far, cost too much

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Unfortunately, the Boeing company just lost a $4 billion contract to Brazil because of NSA spying. More unfortunate is the Senate vote approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) which surrenders legislative power over trade to multinational corporations.

Law enforcement fate up to Coupeville Town Council

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

The future of the Coupeville Marshal’s Office will be decided in the New Year.

Island musicians return for holiday performance

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 11:00AM

Coming in for a landing after a busy year, South Whidbey favorites Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel are returning for their 29th annual performance, “Twelfth Night.”

Three Whidbey artists show work at Blooms | GALLERIES

  • Jan 3, 2014 at 12:00PM

The January and February art show will feature three local artists at Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art.

Conservation futures group seeks new members

  • Jan 4, 2014 at 9:00AM

Applicants are requested for an open position on the Conservation Futures Technical Advisory Group. The position is for a someone living in unincorporated Island County. Applicants must be county residents for at least one year prior to appointment.

Islands Red Cross helps Everett shelter

  • Jan 4, 2014 at 9:00AM

Seven volunteers from The Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross have helped staff an emergency shelter in Everett, which opened Dec. 15.

Cornet Bay fuel cleanup underway

  • Jan 4, 2014 at 9:00AM

Alan Hall can’t complain about where he works these days. When he steps out of his portable office, he can stare out at scenic Cornet Bay and sometimes even catch a glimpse of a hovering bald eagle.

Sierra Club, Port Townsend criticize Navy’s jet noise at Outlying Field

  • Jan 4, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Sierra Club and the City of Port Townsend have both released comments criticizing jet noise produced by the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler.

VIEWPOINT | Get a leash on loose bully dogs at Greenbank Farm

  • Jan 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

By MERRITT CLIFTON There are very few people, if any, who have written more on behalf of dogs over the past 40-odd years than I have, or spent more time down the back alleys of the developing world observing dogs in the habitats in which they came to co-evolve with humans.

EDITORIAL | Greater transparency please, it’s our right

  • Jan 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Today, millions of Americans will hold true to the annual tradition of making, and in many cases breaking, New Year’s resolutions. Government should not be excluded from this favorite pastime. It does many things well, and Island County is fortunate to have many excellent public servants and elected officials. But no one person or agency is perfect, and this year The Record would like to see strides for improvement in the often foggy realm of transparency.

Photographer, painter featured at Penn Cove | GALLERIES

  • Jan 4, 2014 at 11:00AM

Fine art photographer Kelly Kellogg will be at Penn Cove Gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, and Sunday, Jan. 19.

2014’s polar bears; record numbers brave the waters of Useless Bay

  • Jan 5, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 2:06PM

Lined up like a medieval army, men, women, children and the elderly let loose screams of courage Wednesday and charged the chilly waters of Useless Bay for the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge. Lunging, diving and in some cases tip-toeing, 190 people started the new year with a dip at Double Bluff park. Event officials estimate even more stood on the beach to watch the spectacle unfold.

Langley’s holiday cheer raffle goes to Freeland resident | KUDOS

  • Jan 5, 2014 at 9:00AM

Freeland resident, Cindy Weed, walked home with $1,000 after winning the holiday cheer drawing from the Langley Chamber of Commerce.

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