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TOKITAE DIVES INTO ROUGH WATERS

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Ramps on the state’s new 144-car ferry, Tokitae, which entered service Monday, may be too steep for some cars and cause them to scrape their undercarriages. The ferry’s first day was marred with questions about its design and Washington State Ferries management, as charged by a pair of state representatives, including one from South Whidbey.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | P.E.O. an example of island’s culture

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, The culture of support is highlighted in our Whidbey Island living. The more I reach out to our community seeking assistance and benefits for those incarcerated in the county’s correctional facility, the more our community comes alive.

Burn piles, smoke cause alarm

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 4:04PM

A handful of emergency calls were made this weekend when South Whidbey residents saw smoke.

Parks commission member needed in Langley

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 3:39PM

Langley is looking to fill a three-year term open seat on the city's Parks and Open Space Commission.

Safety officials urge fireworks caution

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Two of Whidbey’s top emergency responders are urging people to know and follow the rules before lighting off fireworks this Independence Day weekend. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, also the county’s fire marshal, said that unincorporated areas of Island County allow the use of private fireworks between June 28 and July 5. Other than July 4, fireworks may only be discharged between noon and 11 p.m. On Independence Day, July 4, they may be set off from 9 a.m. to midnight.

SLIDESHOW | South Whidbey welcomes the Tokitae

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2014 at 1:00PM

To many people here on Whidbey Island, Washington state's newest ferry is more than just a ship. The Tokitae, as it's called, is the fruit of their labor in a local shipyard. It promises riders slightly shorter ferry lines. And it's a floating awareness campaign for endangered resident orca whales. Hundreds of admirers stopped by the Tokitae, docked at the Clinton Ferry Terminal, for a welcoming ceremony on Sunday.

Island County transportation meetings coming later this month

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island County’s Transportation Element Update project team will visit locations around the county for a second time to speak with interested citizens about projects and gather input on early draft proposed goals, policies and future transportation conditions.

South Whidbey schools' technology spending may drop

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

The South Whidbey School District may spend a bit less than planned on technology supplies this year.

EDITORIAL | Lawmakers right to call for state ferries shakeup

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Hindsight is 20/20. But when $144 million in taxpayer money is spent to design and build a new state ferry, you expect a whole lot of foresight. Currently, with Washington State Ferries, we don’t seem to be getting much of that at all. Though the new state ferry Tokitae finally went into service on the Clinton-Mukilteo run this week, it wasn’t without glitches.

Island County ponders growing weed problem

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County commissioners will consider this week increasing funding that helps combat a growing noxious weed issue.

Equestrian program teaches life lessons

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

For Equestrian Crossings, riding lessons are life lessons. Commonly referred to as EqX, the program is a crossroads between somebody wanting to do something and finding a way to make it happen, said Miriam Burk, a founder of the non-profit group.

June 4 | 50 years ago

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 8:19AM

The following are portion of stories from the June 4, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record.

Trash sale funds South Whidbey community treasures

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 10:00AM

Five Whidbey organizations were presented with checks totaling $7,500 last month at a ceremony at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Freeland.

Anchor recovery is underway off Central Whidbey

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 10:57AM

Anchor Ventures LLC, the group of history hunters seeking to recover an anchor they believe is from the historic exploration of the Pacific Northwest's waterways by English explorer George Vancouver will begin their operation today around noon off the west side of Central Whidbey Island.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | County bike trail plan is good for South Whidbey

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Kudos to those Island County government folks for that new bike trail we read about in the June 21 edition of The Record. As countless cities across the country struggle with the long-term challenges to earn a bike friendly ribbon, we just went ahead and did it.

South Whidbey alumna makes college dean’s list

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:00PM

Claire Hofius, the daughter of Betsy and Douglas Hofius of Clinton, made the dean’s list of Macalester College for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2013-2014 school year.

Maxwelton parade brings fun, solidarity

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:21PM

The sleepy community of Maxwelton will come alive for the 99th time later this week with the annual Fourth of July parade.

South Whidbey Little Leaguers take on All-Stars tournaments

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 1:00PM

All but one of South Whidbey Little League’s All-Star teams in both baseball and softball were eliminated this week.

Crane on barge arrives to Central Whidbey anchor site

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 2:00PM

The crane arrived on a barge at about 1:30 p.m. Monday to the site of an anchor recovery off Central Whidbey Island.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey Island Garden Tour was delightful

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Kudos to all the kind, energetic and skillful volunteers for a delightful 19th annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour. Kudos also to the owners whose lovingly created, nurtured and manicured gardens made a special day for all who were lucky enough to get tickets. These resourceful gardeners did most of the work themselves, donating their time and effort to benefit many nonprofits on South Whidbey and giving tour guests surprises at every turn.

July 2 | 50 years ago

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00PM

The following are segments of stories in the July 2, 1964, edition of the South Whidbey Record, then titled the Whidbey Island Record.

Langley Police get alleged fleet-footed thief

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Langley Police Chief Dave Marks got his man, alleged thief Travis Loetterle.

Hanging around

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

A few elementary-school-age boys hung out, literally, on a tree at Seawall Park on June 30, celebrating the freedom of summer and the surprisingly dry weather in Langley, despite forecasts for rain and persistent gray clouds.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Disrupting meeting was rude, selfish

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The whining estate owners who want the touch-and-go Outlying Field Coupeville to be removed because of the engine noise ought to have some sensitivity to the noise they created at the recent Coupeville meeting. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen couldn’t be heard through their racket, and they were so disruptive with their noise that he couldn’t share information from his past year’s work.

Anchor successfully recovered from Puget Sound

  • Jun 9, 2014 at 7:00PM

An anchor believed by the recovery crew Anchor Ventures LLC to be from the HMS Chatham - part of the Captain George Vancouver expedition into the Pacific Northwest - was successfully raised from Puget Sound west of Central Whidbey Island today.

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