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Boat floats get pulled for winter on South Whidbey

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Boaters have a few more days to use two popular boat launches on South Whidbey.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | How about an apology for not returning calls?

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, In response to Mrs. Nuñez’s letter of Oct. 1, I am truly surprised by her lack of self-responsibility and tendency to always place blame. Just do the job, will you. Mrs. Nuñez is not responsive to her constituents (us) when in the office or while telecommuting, as she claims. During the first half of the year numerous errors occurred that caused many of us taxpayers to contact Mrs. Nuñez. Mrs. Nuñez amassed about 1,500 calls without bothering to listen to our requests or responding to any of us. There were so many calls in her in-box that the county phone system was put in jeopardy and all calls were deleted as they were detrimental to the system operations. I think we deserve better than this from our treasurer.

Comedienne Ann Randolph comes to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Ann Randolph, an award-winning, critically-acclaimed comedian, will be bringing her latest solo show, “Loveland,” to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 22.

High school ranks well in achievement

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

According to a list published on Sept. 25 by the Puget Sound Business Journal, South Whidbey High School ranked ninth in the state for student achievement as stated in the State Board of Education’s Achievement Index for the 2012-13 school year.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey General was awesome

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Don’t ever hesitate when it comes to using our local Whidbey Hospital emergency room. I’ve gone twice and each time I was treated fast, with respect and by caring staff. They can diagnose and stabilize you and send you on your way to a hospital better suited to treat your condition.

South Whidbey grieves loss of Langley leader

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 4:00PM

Tucker Stevens, an educator, civic-minded Langley resident, husband and father, died Wednesday night. He was 73.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Deputy treasurer position is important

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37PM

Editor, At a recent forum, Island County treasurer candidate Wanda Grone indicated that, were she required to make budget cuts, the "position" she would eliminate would be that of the foreclosure deputy. To paraphrase, as the numbers of property subject to tax foreclosure have dropped, those duties could easily be absorbed by the other staff members.

Libby Berry to present as Artists of South Whidbey featured guest

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

Artist Libby Berry will demonstrate her craft Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Community Building in Freeland.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ana Maria Nuñez for treasurer

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, Incumbent Ana Maria Nuñez is extremely qualified to be the Island County treasurer. I have learned that she implemented more new and innovative programs and services for Island County than any treasurer before her. In the last four years she has eliminated a backlog in processing adjustments to property taxes that existed for 10 years; not a problem she created but one she fixed.

WorkSource job fair coming soon

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

WorkSource Whidbey is sponsoring a one-day job fair noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Best Western in Oak Harbor. Job seekers should bring resumes and be prepared to interview for jobs.

Whidbey author releases second book

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Tanja Diamond, a Clinton resident, recently released her latest book “Riding the Phoenix, the Ultimate Guide to get Unstuck in Life, Love and Money.”

VIEWPOINT | With audit done, Island Transit is back on track, in the black

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

The state Auditors have finished their review of the Island Transit books for 2013 and confirmed there was no malfeasance. No money was stolen, but there was sloppy record-keeping and the previous management was not following standard practices in some important areas. Specifically, management of the cash-flow and documentation of the federal grant funds for the new building project in payroll and tracking inventory were of concern. The good news is the reductions in service earlier this year were sufficient to reduce expenses so Island Transit is operating in the black again and beginning to rebuild the reserve. Also a new financial officer has instituted proper record-keeping and begun a full review of internal controls to be sure best practices are being followed in all areas going forward.

Commissioner Jill Johnson endorses Island County board candidate Rick Hannold

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson endorsed board candidate Rick Hannold in a letter to the newspaper last week. Both are Republicans.

Win over Mount Baker extends Whidbey’s playoff run

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00AM

Despite having secured another district playoff match, South Whidbey volleyball players were solemn after a 3-1 loss in the second round to top-ranked Cedar Park Christian on Wednesday.

Angi Mozer selected as Port of South Whidbey executive director

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

The search for a new Port of South Whidbey executive director appears to be over.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Karla Jacks is highly qualified

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Voters in Island County have the opportunity to elect as Island County commissioner the highly qualified Karla Jacks. With a bachelor of arts degree and a masters’ of business administration, she has worked in leadership positions for major companies, including Marriott and Boeing, as director of food services and as financial operations specialist.

Weddings event set for next week on Whidbey

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

This year’s Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour is not just for the blushing bride. The event, now in its second year, will highlight services and vendors for all types of events, according to Gloria Mickunas, organizer and owner of Whidbey Party Girls!.

Island Transit discusses budget at special Friday meeting

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 11:00AM

Next year's budget will be one of two topics discussed by Island Transit directors at a special meeting on Central Whidbey this week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The truth about state Initiative 594

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, Television can be bought easily with $8 million and put people on TV who speak in generalities without any substantial proof. If you want to believe real Washington people with true facts, talk to law enforcement officers as the majority of police groups won’t vote for Initiative 594 — they support I-591. I-594 is a bad initiative that won’t stop criminals and will only put restrictions on law abiding gun owners.

SLIDESHOW | Falcons take down Mountaineers in 1A volleyball playoff

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey swept Mount Baker 3-0 in the 1A District 1 volleyball tournament Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Bothell.

Homes needed for Whidbey Hearts & Hammers work project

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

Homes are needed for the South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers annual work day coming up May 2, 2015.

SLIDESHOW | Cedar Park keeps South Whidbey volleyball at bay

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00PM

Cedar Park Christian kept its undefeated season without blemish after a 3-1 win over South Whidbey in the 1A District 1 volleyball tournament Wednesday in Bothell.

Good Cheer seeks matching funds

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

Whidbey Island Bank is prepared to boost the Good Cheer Food Bank in a big way, if others chip in as well.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Transit fixes are already underway

  • Nov 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Given the questions raised by the recently completed double audit of Island Transit finances, it is important for the public to realize that all of these questions have been addressed by the current board and financial administration. A financial recovery plan is already being implemented. Cash flow problems have been addressed. Current projections show Island Transit operations finishing this year with an operating reserve of approximately $500,000. The draft budget for 2015 shows a similar ending reserve of $450,000 with conservative assumptions of revenues.

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