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Island County Diking District leader needed

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County Diking District 2 is in search for a new commissioner.

SLIDESHOW | Fifth-inning mistakes cost Falcons in rivalry baseball game

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

South Whidbey had a string of plays go poorly in the fifth inning of a baseball game against Coupeville on March 17 in the Cascade Conference opener for both teams.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | A week spotlighting the public’s right to know

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

Today is the last day of Sunshine Week, and it’s a good to recognize why newspapers do the job they do.

Langley review board grumbles about port signs

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Port of South Whidbey’s expansion of the dock, commonly called Langley marina but officially the South Whidbey Harbor, has one sticking point that Langley’s Design Review Board is keeping an eye on.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commissioner Johnson’s criticism was out of line

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Commissioner Johnson’s diatribe against another elected official was extremely inappropriate and unprofessional. I would hope that she has thought long and hard about her terrible mistake and will then apologize to both of the elected officials involved in this debacle, particularly Treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez.

South Whidbey band unites to benefit youth at Ryan’s House For Youth

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

For six musicians, the issue of youth homelessness on South Whidbey united them. What resulted was the Rainey Music Project, a group of musicians playing for Ryan’s House for Youth.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Appreciative of island’s emergency responders

  • Mar 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

I never imagined it would happen to me, but on Feb. 13, I was the one carried unconscious out of the woods on a backboard. With a concussion and a broken wrist, I am healing well, but that was as close to a serious accident as I ever want. I will ride my sweet horse again, but though I am a good and experienced rider, if I had not been wearing a helmet, I would be dead.

KOMO helicopter crash hits home on South Whidbey

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 4:06PM

South Whidbey is mourning the loss of a well-known and respected news photographer and videographer this week.

South Whidbey girl wins best junior handler at dog show | KUDOS

  • Mar 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Annie Mutschler, a senior at South Whidbey High School, has the distinction of being a Seattle Kennel Club best junior handler.

Langley Police working on social outreach

  • Mar 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Now that the police department size is set at three officers and a chief, Acting Chief David Marks has made plans to better connect with residents.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Wonn Road beach access belongs to the public, not Montgomery

  • Mar 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

It seems to be already quite soundly established that the beach access property in question on Wonn Road belongs to Island County and not to some guy who decided to build a wall across it because he wanted it.

State leaders christen new Clinton-Mukilteo ferry

  • Mar 23, 2014 at 11:00AM

Travelers between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island will be the first to enjoy the state’s newest ferry.

Fee policy irks Freeland developers

  • Mar 21, 2014 at 4:25PM

The Freeland Water and Sewer District made it clear this week that it does not consider all developments to be equal and that water commissioners can force some customers to pay upfront for some services and not others.

Price Johnson discusses priorities in Washington D.C.

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson traveled to Washington D.C. as part of the National Association of Counties’ Legislative Conference earlier this month.

Falcons open track season at Whidbey Island Jamboree

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

The South Whidbey track teams combined to win four events at the Whidbey Island Jamboree on Thursday, March 20, in Oak Harbor.

Island County to study, revise speed limits

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 11:18AM

Island County Public Works officials plan to conduct speed studies this spring when annual traffic counts on county roads are also collected. The studies are in response to petitions from citizens requesting reduced speed limits on various road segments throughout the county.

Washington ferries chief to step down; Moseley sets sights on new horizons

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 11:00AM

David Moseley, assistant secretary for the Washington State Department of Transportation, Ferries Division announced his resignation Tuesday.

Island County marijuana rules up for input

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

The public can comment on the county’s new recreational marijuana ordinance this month. A public hearing has been set for 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 21, in the Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville. A second opportunity for public input will be available later that night at 6 p.m.

EDITORIAL | Glendale reversal shows foresight

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

A single person has the power to change the future for us all. On Monday, that was Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson. The Oak Harbor Republican reconsidered her earlier position and, in a surprise move, agreed to approve a partnership between the county and the Whidbey Camano Land Trust to purchase beachfront property in Glendale. The county isn’t pitching any money into the deal, but will hold a recreation easement on the land.

Whidbey Garden tour needs volunteers

  • Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is looking for volunteers. Positions are available for the pre-tour Friday June 27, and on the day of the tour Saturday, June 28. Volunteers will receive a ticket for the pre-tour, and are invited to the post-tour party on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Every year, proceeds from the tour are given to local nonprofits and programs with projects promoting the improvement, restoration and maintenance of common habitat. Since 1996, the Garden Tour has awarded over $300,000 to our community.

Feds OK Snohomish PUD underwater turbine pilot

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Plans to install the first tidal turbines in the sea floor off Whidbey Island passed an important regulatory hurdle this week.

Crowd calls for South Whidbey Parks field access, staff wants board support

  • Mar 24, 2014 at 9:09AM

Division created by a soccer coach’s eviction from the Sports Complex in February remained largely intact at a South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District commissioners meeting Wednesday, March 19.

Bovine bodies on Whidbey beaches irritate property owners

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

Dead cows floating around South Whidbey and Camano Island are raising a stink with property owners. Keith Higman, director of Island County Public Health, said his office received a call about a bloated bovine on a South Whidbey beach about a week and a half ago. On Monday, another cow cadaver was reported on a beach just south of Camano Island State Park.

Family farms prepare for the season on South Whidbey

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

The grass is greener, the birds are singing and people are outside again preparing for spring.

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