Story Archives

Archive Results — 23701 thru 23725 of about 26025 items

Grand plan unveiled for Langley's First Street | CORRECTED

  • May 17, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 19, 2014 at 3:04PM

Langley property owner Richard Francisco has unveiled big plans for two new mixed-use, three-story buildings on First Street.

Imagine it, design it, build it | MakerTron Labs creates community classroom for science, technology, engineering

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Located inside Ken’s Korner Mall is a space made to create — MakerTron Labs. It’s a community lab space for classes, research, and, above all, for making things. For Damien Cortez, executive director of the new space, “make” is a big and all-encompassing word.

Longer, costlier Possession Point boat ramp sought by Port of South Whidbey

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00AM updated May 20, 2014 at 9:02AM

Port of South Whidbey Commissioners informally agreed on the scope of the Possession Beach boat ramp revamp project Tuesday, May 13.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Fiber farm letter was a stretch

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Regarding the letter to the editor by Stan Walker about seeing a sign for a “fiber farm” and assuming that it referred to growing marijuana is quite a stretch. A fiber farm is a farm that raises fiber animals, such as alpaca, sheep, goats, etc. for fiber for clothing and has nothing to do with marijuana or dietary fiber. There are quite a few fiber farms on Whidbey Island.

Rise of the tent caterpillars on South Whidbey

  • May 17, 2014 at 8:00AM updated May 19, 2014 at 9:52AM

Some think they’re cool, others say they’re gross. While opinions on tent caterpillars seem to vary, there is one thing no one seems to dispute — the little buggers are everywhere.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | College costs need more explanation

  • May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, I read a recent letter to the editor by Kelli White-Mellish regarding the cost of tuition at Skagit Valley College versus larger four year public universities. I attended Everett Junior College for two years upon graduating from Langley High School in 1953. I received a $90 scholarship that covered my first years tuition. After getting my associate’s degree I transferred to, and graduated from, the University of Washington, where the tuition went up to about $180 per year.

Impending recreational pot business in Island County off to a hazy start

  • May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

The recreational marijuana business is getting off to a rocky start on North Whidbey. Mark Calim, the owner of Mark’s Auto Repair on Goldie Road, said he and two fellow businesses are effectively being kicked out to make way for pot-related businesses. And they aren’t happy about it.

EDITORIAL | County made right move with pot shops

  • May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

It’s not official, but chances are good that South Whidbey will become home to two of Island County’s new retail marijuana stores. South End business owners Maureen Cooke and Lucas Jushinski have both submitted applications to the state to open shops in Bayview and Freeland. Yet ironically, despite the passage of I-502 in 2012, it appears these early entrepreneurs will owe their existence — if they are successfully permitted — to Island County commissioners Helen Price Johnson, a South Whidbey Democrat, and Jill Johnson, a Oak Harbor Republican.

Two business owners eye South Whidbey cannabis stores

  • May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

A well-known Langley businesswoman may become the first person to open a retail marijuana store on the South End.

Filing week yields several surprises in Island County

  • May 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

The election season turned a little ugly even before filing week was over.

Falcon season on the brink after shootout loss

  • May 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey’s boys soccer season is on the brink of ending after a 2-1 shootout loss to Blaine on Thursday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bird column on predatory felines a timely reminder

  • May 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Thanks to Frances Wood for her timely reminder to keep cats indoors in her article on California quail. The quail are one of the most vulnerable birds, along with our ground nesters: the juncos, sparrows and towhees. The chipmunks and Douglas squirrels are also easy prey for cats.

Centennial Garden earns more green from main street ceremony

  • May 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Langley Centennial Garden received the Green Community award at the Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony from the Washington Main Street program on May 7 in Wenatchee.

South Whidbey top doubles team claims district title

  • May 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey’s first doubles team of Amelia Weeks and Tess Radisch claimed the 1A District 1 girls tennis title after losing a combined four games in the matches Tuesday.

South Whidbey School Board chooses new student rep

  • May 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Reganne Brown was chosen as the new student representative on the South Whidbey School Board for the 2014-2015 school year. The board heard from six students during their interview process on Wednesday, May 14, including: Macey Bishop, Emma Lungren, Anna Lynch, Kara Mead and Sophia Stoughton.

Falcon senior boy wins district triple jump title, several girls make finals

  • May 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey senior Kale Reichersamer took first place at the first day of the 1A District track and field championships May 14.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hearts & Hammers story was excellent

  • May 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Thank you for the excellent article about Hearts and Hammers Work Day on May 3. The article captured the various ways that the organization’s volunteers help homeowners remain in their homes when they can’t manage all the tasks themselves.

Port of South Whidbey works out details with IBA

  • May 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Port of South Whidbey and Island Beach Access have moved forward to install access signs for public beach areas on the South End. During the regular meeting on Tuesday, May 13, members from the beach access group further explained their plans to establish signs and communicate to the public the access points both on land and water sides.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Take note, 100 Deadly Days of Summer is here

  • May 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Memorial Day Weekend to the end of Labor Day Weekend: a 100-day period that embraces vacation time, travel time, and nice weather. Seen from another angle, lots of folks are driving, some of the drivers are impaired. In 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during those 100 Deadly Days of Summer 33,561 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States and 2.36 million were injured.

SLIDESHOW | Penalty kick shootout goes South Whidbey's way

  • May 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jaidin Jones scored a pair of goals in regulation and made a penalty kick in the overtime shootout May 13 against Cascade Christian to keep South Whidbey's hopes of reaching the 1A state boys soccer tournament alive.

SLIDESHOW | Doubles teams power South Whidbey girls to team District 1 title

  • May 19, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey's two doubles teams boosted the Falcons to their second consecutive 1A District 1 title after hosting the tournament May 13.

County plans for Clinton trail

  • May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 21, 2014 at 12:04PM

Clinton may be the next beneficiary of a long-range county plan to build a paved trail that stretches the length of Whidbey Island.

Shortened moratorium unlikely, says Langley city planner

  • May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

Shortening Langley’s historic building demolition moratorium to 30 days is not likely, said the city’s planning director.

17 Falcon track and field athletes qualify for regional meet

  • May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey will be well represented at this week’s 1A tri-district track and field meet after 17 athletes qualified at the 1A District 1 championships.

Read the Feb 28
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates