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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey General staff gave exceptional care

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I recently had to be admitted to Whidbey General Hospital on very short notice. I would like to go on record by stating we are so lucky to have this wonderful hospital on Whidbey Island. From the moment I was admitted, and for the next five days, the care given to me both in the medical-surgical areas and in the critical care unit was exceptional. I was taken care of in a loving and caring way by all of the staff.

MAYOR'S BEAT | The ups, downs of the Langley Lift

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Recent feedback from the community indicated a few concerns over view blockage, structural design, and aesthetic appearance of the proposed Langley Lift. We are listening. In many ways we see the newly expanded marina as another gateway to the city. Our current focus is on economic development. We have an interest in linking Cascade to the marina for boaters, tourists, and mobility-challenged individuals. We want the capability to move people, supplies, and equipment up and down the bluff to boats or for other personal reasons.

Island County cited by state for accounting deficiencies

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County was cited by the State Auditor’s Office for “significant deficiencies” in its financial reporting.

Langley housing development claims first place in regional contest

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

The Highlands at Langley, a housing development, recently received first place in a regional competition for most energy efficient home. Langley Builders, manufacturer of The Highlands, specialize in Built Green homes which are designed to be energy efficient, comfortable and environmentally friendly.

Animal fun run PAWZ 5K draws a crowd to Langley

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Every dog has its day, the saying goes, and that was certainly the case Sept. 28 in Langley at the second PAWZ By the Sea 5K run/walk.

SLIDESHOW | Tigers taken down by Falcons for first football win

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 9:00AM

Granite Falls coughed up three fumbles that resulted in 17 first-half points for South Whidbey in the Cascade Conference football game Sept. 26 at South Whidbey High School. The Falcons went on to win 43-21.

South Whidbey artist makes homecoming debut

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:18PM

When Allegra Rose first watched “The Ring” from her home in Texas, it wasn’t the sight of ghoulish Samara Morgan that inspired her to paint, but the distinct recollection of the scent of decay in the Pacific Northwest forest. Rose, an artist who uses the pseudonym Scruffy Jones, relocated from South Whidbey to Texas during her time in the military. Though she said it was never her intention to stay for an extended period of time, she elected to attend school there and eventually became drawn to the culture and folklore of the Lone Star State, remaining there for over a decade.

50 years ago | October 1

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories from the Oct. 1, 1964 edition of the Whidbey Island Record, now the South Whidbey Record.

EDITORIAL | View assessment made public opinion clear

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

No thanks. That’s the word from the community concerning the Langley Lift proposal following a recent view assessment, and city officials should take this to heart. The objective is a worthy one, but the people have spoken: in its current form, the project is unacceptable and needs to be rethought.

Glendale beach sale, access to be secured

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island beach access advocates are celebrating an announcement that the beach at Glendale will be preserved for public use.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Can’t we get Oak Harbor Mayor Dudley out of here?

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley sounds like a bully to me, and that is the last thing we need. Island Transit’s woes are complex and long standing, and the agency needs all the help it can get. Hollering at people, and attacking them publicly is a lousy strategy. Elected officials are supposed to forge compromises and work for solutions. Can’t we get this guy out of there? He is making things worse, his style is destructive.

Langley's Sassy Siren gets new owner

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

Langley’s most attitude-laden clothing boutique is changing hands. Jennifer Krouse is the new owner of the Sassy Siren after Tracey Fleisher ran it for several years.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Grone’s claims were untrue, incumbent says

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, My opponent claims I was absent from my office 50 percent of the year. This is untrue. I was gone from my office to care for my sister who was fighting breast cancer for three months, time allowed under the Family Medical Leave Act. However, as agreed with the Board of Island County Commissioners, I did telecommute from her home, completing the work for which I am responsible. I conducted weekly teleconferences with the chief deputy and accountant, staying apprised of issues in my office.

Langley fairgrounds upgrades OK’d

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Island County Area Fairgrounds will receive $29,338 worth of electrical repairs in the coming weeks. Commissioners approved the contract with Clinton-based electrical contractor Jerry Beck and Company Inc. at their regular Monday meeting.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Tuition hike isn’t needed for higher education focus

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, In light of the governor’s recent request for state agencies to plan for a 15 percent reduction in their budgets, I have sent a letter asking for his support in keeping higher education affordable by proposing a budget that does not make cuts to higher education funding.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks is right Island County commissioner

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Local elections matter. Please take the time to become informed and vote for those seeking county offices. Four years ago, the voters of Island County made what I believe was a less than informed decision, and elected Kelly Emerson as county commissioner. For three and a half years the Island County Board of Commissioners and the citizens of this county suffered through our ill-fated choice.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Commissioner candidate endorses fellow Republican

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 2, 2014 at 9:35AM

Editor, Let me say right from the start that I completely, wholeheartedly, and unequivocally endorse Rick Hannold for election to the District 3 seat on the Island County Board of Commissioners. I strongly urge all of you who were so kind as to honor me with your votes in last month’s primary to cast your vote for Rick this November. I firmly believe that the election of the Karla “Tax”/Mary Margaret Haugen ticket (and don’t kid yourselves, that’s exactly what it is) to the board will result in nothing but higher taxes, bigger government, more burdensome and unnecessary regulations, and a general decline in the overall quality of life here in Island County.

Whidbey General to honor boat, dock workers

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey General Hospital’s emergency responders will honor ferry workers on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo run Saturday, Oct. 4. The hospital emergency medical technicians and paramedics rely on the ferry to transport patients to the mainland for specialized care or severe trauma or cardiac issues. Last year, 600 patients were taken across the ferry to facilities on the mainland, according to a press release from Whidbey General Hospital.

South Whidbey pot license holder eager to open store

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Oct 2, 2014 at 8:31AM

Whidbey Island Cannabis Company is a recreational marijuana store in name only.

Orcas headed to Puget Sound, whale group says

  • Oct 2, 2014 at 10:58AM

Hot on the tails of spawning salmon, experts expect orcas to be in Puget Sound this month. After spending most of the summer in the San Juan Islands, Southern Resident orca pods venture into Puget Sound for the fall and early winter months, Orca Network announced in a news release this week. They typically travel down Admiralty Inlet to south of Vashon Island chasing chum salmon runs, which start around Oct. 1.

Candidate forums have election Q&A

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 4:00PM

Candidates hoping to earn an elected position and firearms initiatives in the November general election will participate at two public forums this month.

Funding fallout sinks Snohomish PUD’s tidal turbine project off Whidbey

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 4:03PM

Confusion about a funding agreement contributed to the sudden end of an eight-year, multimillion-dollar tidal energy project near Whidbey Island.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley Lift would block view shed

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 4:06PM

Editor, I am against permitting for the Langley lift. I have lived in the area for 30 years and the panoramic view along Cascade Avenue as you come into Langley is one of the delights of the area. I hear tourists and locals alike marvel at that view when I am at work in downtown Langley. Why blight it with anything at all? If the view weren’t important why would the trees be trimmed? Why would the sign be there identifying the mountains in the panoramic view?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Dudley a champion for transit change

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, It is time to start basing our opinions about government agencies on facts, not emotions. In a recent letter to the editor, a writer speculated that Scott Dudley sounds to her like a bully. He is an official from Oak Harbor trying to bring accountability to a badly mismanaged Island Transit. The problems there are deep and run from the top down.

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