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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island Transit fares a fair proposal

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, 1. Paratransit and bus cuts are required because we cannot afford a “fare free” transit system. Folks are in a bind resulting from Island Transit service cuts — mismanagement is the cause. Solutions must come from our transit system administration and board of directors. Public concerns and suggestions are needed. Transit users wonder why they cannot pay for, or toward, their needed transportation.

Dog bites North Whidbey 3-year-old’s face, 15 stitches needed

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

A 3-year-old Oak Harbor girl is healing after a she was bitten in the face by a pit bull last week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Thanks for the story on WILL

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, On behalf of the members of Whidbey Island Local Lending (WILL), I would like to thank you for your excellent article and editorial. You captured the essence of what we are trying to accomplish.

Retail extended to Langley lumberyard

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

Retail zoning was approved for a small parcel on Second Street and DeBruyn Avenue in Langley on Monday night.

Anacortes overwhelms South Whidbey football for second loss

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

For the second week in a row, South Whidbey football allowed an opponent to score 30-plus points — a recipe for the Falcons’ second straight loss.

SLIDESHOW | Anacortes annihilates South Whidbey football in home opener

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 2:00PM

Anacortes stole the show in what should have been South Whidbey's triumphant home opener after losing 35-28 to Coupeville the week prior. Instead, it was a 32-17 loss - the second in a row - and a showcase of the work that lays ahead of the Falcons.

Commissioners to decide on Langley rural event center

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

A rural event center permit issued to Whidbey Wayfarer Farm in Langley has been appealed by neighbors who aren’t too excited about weddings in their Bayview Road neighborhood.

Whidbey newspapers seek iconic winter photos

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whidbey News Group is holding a contest to find a cover photo for its seasonal visitor magazine, Winter on Whidbey & Camano. Due to the success of the 2013 reader-photo contest, we decided to host the competition again this year. We’re looking for iconic images that tell the story of life in Island County between October and March.

Three Falcon runners finish in top-20 at Sehome Invitational

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey cross country had three runners finish in the top 20 of their divisions at the Sehome Invitational on Saturday in Bellingham.

Nat Geo adventurer to visit Coupeville, Clinton libraries

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

Athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis is coming to Whidbey Island later this month.

WSU presses port on Greenbank Farm, management options still being sought

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

A plan to revamp Greenbank Farm and increase its economic viability won’t be considered by the Port of Coupeville until next year.

SLIDESHOW | Greenbank man wins Whidbey Island Coho Derby

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

David Bagley of Greenbank won the 2014 Sebo's Whidbey Island Coho Derby with an 11-pound, 14-ounce silver salmon caught off Lagoon Point trolling a cut plug herring.

SLIDESHOW | Zucchini-launching, dancing and eating at Clinton Town Picnic

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 8:00AM

Hundreds turned out for the first Clinton Town Picnic, a day of free food, music and a giant slingshot for sending zucchini and butternut squash 100 yards into center field on Sept. 13 at Dan Porter Memorial Park.

ROV Champs pick up top prize, fame at Black Sea contest

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

Three girls from South Whidbey recently made international headlines. Hannah McConnaughey, Haley McConnaughey and Annika Hustad’s accomplishments in underwater robotics earned them an invitation to the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Constanta, Romania. Not only were they invited to compete against other high school teams, of which most were “overwhelmingly male” in Hannah’s words, but they left with the first-place trophy for the high school division and as kind-of celebrities enjoying Americans-in-Romania status along the idyllic seaside walkway where the events were held.

South Whidbey cross country teams take second at King’s

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 5:00PM

South Whidbey’s boys and girls cross country teams finished in second place at the first Cascade Conference meet of the year at King’s High School on Wednesday.

County to pay $30,000 in fairground repairs, annual event was held despite dangerous conditions

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

The county will fork out nearly $30,000 to repair “potentially” dangerous electrical problems at the Island County Fairgrounds. Facilities Director Larry Van Horn asked the Board of Commissioners for the emergency funding at Wednesday’s work session because “violations of this magnitude” needed to be repaired right away.

Fido fun run returns to Langley

  • Sep 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

The PAWZ 5K/run and walk returns to Langley later this month. For the second time, the event is a fundraiser for the 4-H Happy Hounds Dog Club and the Good Cheer Food Bank’s pet food program. More than 100 people, many of whom brought their mutts, came out for a fall strut through Langley last year.

Island Transit chief ‘retires’

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 22, 2014 at 8:55AM

The embattled executive director of Island Transit quit Friday after a tense meeting with the board of directors and an hour-long executive session.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Atlantis ROV set an example for us all

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whidbey Island was put on the global map this summer, and it wasn’t accomplished with a sales pitch, expensive visitor information campaigns or pricey renovations of public facilities. It was done with good old-fashioned hard work and American ingenuity. A bit of community assistance helped pave the way, but the success of three young South Whidbey entrepreneurs at an international robotics competition in Romania this summer is really theirs and theirs alone.

NOTABLE | Nightcrawlers Garden Club celebrates 34 years

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Nightcrawlers Garden Club celebrated its 34th anniversary this month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Signage a symbol of cooperation

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The shared vision of Whidbey Island residents of unobstructed access to our public beaches is steadily progressing; this will ultimately benefit the local residents, visitors, and businesses.

Kiwanis tackle children’s cancer research, care costs

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey club donated about $1,000 toward the $75,000 total, said Ron Myers, a member of the South Whidbey club and the regional Kiwanis president.

Eagles, Tigers trip up Falcon soccer girls

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey girls soccer is still looking for its first win of the season after a 4-0 loss against Granite Falls on Thursday.

County planners unveil new fee schedule, proposed fee changes are fair, builders say

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

County fees for permit and consulting services could see a few changes in the near future, under a proposal being considered by the Island County commissioners.

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