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Public comment period for Navy study extended

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 8:00AM

The U.S. Navy is extending the public comment period for the Northwest Training and Testing Draft Environmental Impact Statement until April 15 to allow the public more time to submit comments. The draft EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of military training and testing throughout the Northwest in designated areas.

Wanted: South Whidbey Falcon football coach

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Leierer, Heggenes, Hodson and Davis: those are the men who coached South Whidbey Falcon football for the past 50-plus years. Who will be next in a short line of succession?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fairgrounds plan needs overhaul

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I’m a liberal Democrat. I believe in government and taxes and in helping those less fortunate. I don’t believed in conspiracy theories. I oppose the new Fairgrounds Strategic Plan. A long-range plan is needed, however is it necessary to spend $10 million building an event center when the strategic plan seems to indicate that $8 million would need to be generated annually in income, when routine county maintenance, better fairgrounds management and usage might be more appropriate? Won’t 249,000 more annual visitors to Langley negatively impact our lives and the ferry?

Island County to roll out permit tracking

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

In a few months, Island County residents will be able to track their permit applications online. In roughly six months, residents will be able to complete the applications online as well. Island County staff members started training this week on SmartGov, a new browser-based software that the public should have round-the-clock access to in about three months, according to Planning Director David Wechner.

Wonn Road beach access settlement possible, sources say

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:56AM

Nearly one year after Island County filed a civil lawsuit against a Greenbank property owner over a wall constructed at the end of Wonn Road, a settlement offer may be on the table.

Island County Courthouse bids sought for security

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County is accepting bids for security services at the Law and Justice Building in Coupeville through April 1.

April 2 | 50 years ago today on South Whidbey

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following are excerpts from page 1 of the April 2, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record.

EDITORIAL | Unruly soccer coach and free pass set a poor example

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

It appears South Whidbey soccer coach Terry Swanson’s time on the bench was short-lived. At a special meeting Thursday, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation commissioners unanimously agreed to lift his one-year ban from district facilities and planned to revise internal rules/policies concerning field use so as to avoid similar problems in the future.

Park grants for Trillium, Glendale

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County parks is partnering with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust to submit grant applications through the state’s Recreation and Conservation Office to the Local Parks Grant Program.

EDITORIAL | South End parks a community treasure, levy deserves support

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

The South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District will ask voters to dig a bit deeper into their pocketbooks this month. The only measure on the April special election ballot, parks commissioners have proposed a levy-lid lift to cover the rising cost of maintenance and operations needs. A modest hike of 3 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, and the district’s first increase ever — if passed — this is a reasonable request the public should honor.

Island County Planning Commission to review comp plan

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Island County Planning Commission will discuss proposed updates to the Island County Comprehensive Plan and development regulations that protect fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas at their regular work session 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.

Glendale an unlikely acquisition for parks

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:54AM

The opportunity to help acquire public beach access in Glendale is before the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District.

Adventures in the kitchen | Students learn to roast, bake and fry in new HUB series

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

One part ambition, two parts learning and a dash of expertise to lead the way. That is the recipe for students taking part in The HUB’s newest after-school class, Chef Cooking Series for Youth, featuring four South Whidbey chefs.

Wolves hand Falcons first loss

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

The island rivalry lived up to its billing between the South Whidbey and Coupeville boys soccer teams Friday, March 28.

Snow Queen redux| Theatrical ballet returns after 16 years as a gift to Langley

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

One of the main thrusts of “The Snow Queen” is about what one friend will do for another.

Sports Complex fields reopen at South Whidbey Parks commissioners’ orders

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District fields are now open for people to use. It sounds simple, but a week ago the fields, parks and facilities were not so accessible.

Whidbey audubon talks puffins

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 6:00AM

Two experts will talk about the Rhinoceros Auklet and the Tufted Puffin with the Whidbey Audubon Society this week.

Parks district's field use plan gets user OK

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

A divisive fight over field use and park access may come to an amicable end this month. After a youth soccer coach was banned from the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District properties for failing to follow parks staff direction, and the coach’s subsequent pardon by the parks commissioners, a field use plan has been agreed upon by the parties involved.

Waldorf students set to explore Moab desert

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Students in the eighth-grade class of Whidbey Island Waldorf School are preparing for their final journey together, and what an adventure it will be.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ryan’s House concert a success

  • Apr 5, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, “Thankyous” are in order to the many people who made the Concert for Ryan’s House for Youth on Saturday at the South Whidbey High School Auditorium a wonderful success. Thanks first to the members of the Rainey Music Project: the very talented Richard Rorex, Robert Marsanyi, Alan Brown, Dave Willis, Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews and Kim Jones; thank you so much!

South Whidbey fire district to review Bayview station costs

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Mar 14, 2013 at 11:23AM

South Whidbey Fire/EMS leaders will discuss a new Bayview fire station at a commissioners meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Chief Rusty Palmer said district leaders will discuss new estimates for the proposed Bayview Fire Station located between the Bayview School and Good Cheer Food Bank on Bayview Road.

Langley dancer Melyssa Smith wows judges at regional dancing competition

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Melyssa Smith, a Langley dancer, is participating in the U.S. Northwest Regional competitions and her awards are piling up.

Island County planners project population growth in 22 years

  • Mar 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County planners estimate that Island County will grow by nearly 10,000 people by the year 2036.

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