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Island County transportation meetings delayed

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

Meetings to discuss the Island County Transportation Element have been delayed and are pending reschedule. The meetings were to occur on Camano Island, in Oak Harbor and Freeland in late June. When rescheduled, the meetings will present poster displays, a mapping station and the opportunity to comment in writing on the county’s transportation needs and services.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | A pulled knife, a man with a blow torch and pilfered mail

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Saturday, May 31 11:13 a.m. — A caller on Harbor View Drive reported two people fell off the bluff.

Whidbey Coffee master Dan Ollis | Brewing success for 25 years

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

His iPad is a constant whirl of activity. Dan Ollis keeps the device handy for communication on the fly. As president of a buzzing coffee company with 122 employees, he’s often on the go, making the front seat of his black Chevy Tahoe his mobile office.

Whidbey crabbing season begins July 3

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Shellfish season for delectable Dungeness and red rock crab begins July 3 around Whidbey Island. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 — all of the waters surrounding the island — open to recreational harvest Thursdays through Mondays each week through Sept. 1.

Sailing class brings people together on Lone Lake

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Turns out that sailing is a popular pastime on South Whidbey. Years of offering children’s classes expanded into adult classes last year, and often both were full. This year, the adult classes that began June 10 had spots available. Less-than-filled courses didn’t stop the South Whidbey Yacht Club, which runs the program through the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District, from offering a four-session class for veterans in early June.

LMS seventh graders win boys league track title

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

First place belonged to the seventh-grade boys track and field team from Langley Middle School after edging King’s by 10.5 points in the Cascade League championship meet June 2.

Boat ramp plan earns praise from boaters, gripes from neighbors

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jun 15, 2014 at 7:12AM

At least two neighbors of the Possession Beach boat ramp have concerns about noise mitigation with the proposed new design.

Seattle girl wins Maxwelton parade contest

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Jadyn Smith is the winner of the Maxwelton 4th of July parade button design contest for 2014.

Island County's public health money troubles also a statewide issue

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 16, 2014 at 9:32AM

Island County’s Public Health Department is feeling a financial pinch that appears to be a statewide issue.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Confessions of a bunny killer: part 2

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

They’re after me. It’s true. This is no joke. They read my column last week or something because the little devils know, and they are after me. Now I must admit that nothing has actually happened yet. In fact, our exchanges have been all too brief, but I fear confrontation may be a foregone conclusion as sightings are increasing by the day.

Hospital Auxiliary awards two student scholarships

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Whidbey General Hospital Auxiliary awarded two $600 yearly scholarships to Whidbey students pursuing a health care career.

Greenbank Birth & Women’s Center | New arrival

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

A warm welcome to Mina Bell Janes born at home March 17, 2014 to parents Courtney Taylor and Mike Janes, and big sister Taylor Junebug of Freeland.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | View price tag for First Street proposal too much

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I must honestly admit that I would deeply regret the loss of my view if Mr. Francisco’s plans for First Street become a reality. I live here, and I don’t use that phrase lightly. This is my home and I know that I’m one of the luckiest people in the world to have such a beautiful one. But I would be concerned about such a radical change to the character of First Street even if I was only a neighbor.

Maxwelton Independence Day parade nears

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

The 99th Maxwelton Community Independence Day parade is just around the corner, and organizers are encouraging entries.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WICA’s “Our Town” show is top-notch, a must see

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I attended the opening night performance of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, or WICA. I went merely as a self-imposed obligation to friends in the cast and because I have great respect for the director, Tim Rarick.

Island County Board of Health honors 15 heroes

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County residents, organizations and businesses were honored this month as recipients of the Linda Lee Martens Memorial Community Health Hero award. The Island County Board of Health convenes annually with the Community Health Advisory Board to honor the recipients that are selected out of a pool nominated by the community.

Identity thieves target South Whidbey mail

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

A rash of mail thefts has occurred on South Whidbey in recent weeks, the Island County Sheriff’s Office has announced. According to an email alert sent out by Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, thefts have been reported island-wide, but have been concentrated on the South End. The thieves may be targeting specific mail, he warned.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | More to topic than gun writer wrote

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is letter is about Mr. Freeman’s gun-inspired anger. Yes, the U.S. “has become even more awash with guns,” especially since the present administration took office, but homicide rates have declined even as the total supply of guns has increased. Notwithstanding Mr. Freeman’s paranoia about guns, mass shootings contribute a relatively small fraction of gun deaths — and result in massive news coverage. Northeastern criminology professor James Alan Fox: “… there has been no increase in mass shootings and certainly no epidemic.”

Second Street in Langley opens for traffic

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

With the plaza complete, Second Street is open for parking and traffic, though it looks a bit like a tamed Wild West until the striping of lanes and parking spaces is finished this week, weather permitting. Langley Director of Community Planning Jeff Arango said the construction crew needs at least 24 hours of no rain to line the street. Tables and benches for the plaza — a raised, wide crosswalk designed to use visual cues for drivers to pay attention — between Callahan’s Firehouse and the South Whidbey Commons should arrive soon.

Nighttime blaze claims Goss Lake barn

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Jun 19, 2014 at 8:26AM

A fire destroyed a two-story, 3,300-square-foot barn near Goss Lake early Tuesday morning.

Boys basketball head coach leaves for Oak Harbor High School

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey boys basketball coach Scott Collins recently resigned after one year leading the Falcons. In his second stint with South Whidbey, Collins’ squad finished 4-10 in Cascade Conference games and 6-17 overall. Collins previously coached for two years before resigning in 2009 because of the commute from his home in Burlington to his teaching job at Oak Harbor High School, then coaching at South Whidbey.

Coming soon to Navy base: six P8-A squadrons

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Navy has decided to base six P8-A squadrons at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the close of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement this month. The Navy weighed two alternatives during the SEIS process and chose the option to base six fleet squadrons at NAS Whidbey and six fleet squadrons plus the replacement squadron at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida.

Island County OKs some fair association building expenses

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

State required electrical upgrades at the Island County Fairgrounds will be covered by Island County.

Junior varsity girls Falcon soccer coach needed

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

South Whidbey High School’s girls soccer program needs a junior varsity/assistant head coach. After two years of Ben Rusch leading the program with the aid of Jane Gerlach, she decided to step away from the team. Those interested in the position can contact South Whidbey High School Athletic Director Kelly Kirk at 360-221-6808, ext. 5408.

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