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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Eagles, raccoons can’t be blamed for pet deaths

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, I found the “Langley Rabbit Wars” story very interesting. In my veterinary practice, I deal with a number of wildlife issues, including predation of small pets. I would like to address the comment by Chief Dave Marks concerning raccoon and eagle predation on pets. Bottom line: it is extremely rare. Coyotes are almost always the culprit. In my nearly 30 years of practice, I have seen one cat that was killed by a raccoon.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Questioner wasn’t asking Congressman Rick Larsen about Crimea

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, I’m writing to you in regards to the article “Rep. Rick Larsen backs Whidbey Navy base, touts transportation” published in The Record, Jan. 20. The article states: “Toward the end of the meeting, the questions veered toward more fringe topics for the congressman. One man, who identified himself as a Ukrainian, asked where the indignation was over alleged human rights violations perpetrated by the new government in the now Russian-occupied area of Crimea. After visiting Ukraine a few weeks ago, Larsen said he supported President Barack Obama’s decision to support the new government.

Falcon girls’ defense struggles in loss to second-place Wildcats

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 6:00AM

Defense led the way for the Archbishop Murphy girls basketball team in a 52-30 win over South Whidbey in Everett Tuesday night.

Murphy boys survive South Whidbey’s 3-point barrage

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 6:00PM

Archbishop Murphy withstood a three-point barrage from South Whidbey and left Langley with a 62-57 boys basketball win Tuesday night.

EDITORIAL | School district’s policy isn’t about transparency

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 8:00AM

This month the South Whidbey School District moved forward with a policy of identifying online people who make public records requests. Their names, what they asked for, and the estimated time and expense of fulfilling the requests are detailed. So? Who cares? The information is public anyway. Taxpayers should know everything about the agencies they fund. And as school board members say, anyone with a legitimate request shouldn’t be afraid to put their name behind it.

Port of South Whidbey commissioner to be named soon

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Port of South Whidbey is expected to appoint a replacement for former Commissioner Dennis Gregoire from a pool of three candidates next month.

Meetings moved to Tuesdays

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 4:39PM

Island County commissioners voted Monday to switch regular commission meetings from Mondays to Tuesdays starting next week.

Langley warming center OK’d for sub-35 temps

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 6:00AM

Unsheltered individuals living on South Whidbey now have a safe space to stay when the temperature drops below freezing.

New route to restore some South End transit service cuts

  • Jan 31, 2015 at 6:00AM

A new Island Transit route on South Whidbey is being proposed.

South Whidbey hikers express symbiotic relationship with nature

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 4:00PM

Whether the skies are clear and bright with sunshine or grey and pouring rain, Barbara Powell and her dog and hiking partner, Echo, take to the trails for their twice-daily walk. Powell is one of several South Whidbey residents who regularly treks the island’s numerous parks, beaches and trail systems.

Land Trust gets $1 million to purchase old Waterman Mill property

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Jan 29, 2015 at 9:33AM

More than 2,000 feet of shoreline, 33 acres of forest and wetlands, and 26 acres of beach and tidelands on South Whidbey will be protected in part due to a $1 million federal grant awarded this month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | City minutes need improvement

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jan 28, 2015 at 10:57AM

Editor, Langley fails to accurately report the proceedings of their council meetings and fails to properly save documents. At the Jan. 20 council meeting, I used a report submitted by the Langley Parks Commission to make my point. The Record noted that this advisory board presented a significant report to the council. The minutes did not provide the commission’s conclusion or their reasoning. The city could not find the document.

Rabbit wars: Langley mayor pardons city’s bunnies despite citizen complaints

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 3:03PM

Worried that a mass culling or relocation of Langley’s abundant rabbit population would be political suicide, Mayor Fred McCarthy has decided to let the bunnies be.

Fiber arts program weaves new skills into students

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 3:01PM

Sheep may not be masters of arithmetic, and goats may not be adept business strategists. But students at South Whidbey Academy are learning lessons in these and a variety of other subjects through study of these animals, and their fibers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Smoking ills are a society-wide issue

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, Smoking: While I agree with you that raising the legal age for smoking cigarettes is unlikely to be effective, the implication of your editorial is that it’s no one’s business but the adult smoker’s.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Employee parking is a problem

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is a letter to Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy: The brief note in the Saturday Record brings up Langley parking. As a 40-plus-year resident of Clinton, I write to the current mayor from time to time to explain why I, and a lot of other residents, do not go into Langley.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ferries article missed numbers

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, Your Jan. 14 edition of The Record misquoted Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson in a ferries article. She did not say fares went up 200 percent since 2000. She said fares have risen “over 100 percent” (actually 101 percent) while nationwide inflation has caused prices to rise 33.2 percent over the same period.

Stifling defense leads way in Falcons’ Tiger taming

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00AM

Behind a stingy defense and a red-hot offense, the Falcon girls basketball team scorched the Granite Falls Tigers 67-33 on Friday night.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Langley’s rabbit woes deserve redress

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

“Ooooo, dat wascaly wabbit. Oooooo.” One can almost picture Elmer Fudd fuming over Langley’s newly declared public enemy number one — Bugs Bunny. Lips pursed, shaking his head and lifting a fist to the heavens crying, “That scwewy wabbit!”

South Whidbey boys roll over Granite Falls

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 8:00AM

Falcon senior Parker Collins scored a game-high 19 points to power the South Whidbey boys basketball team to a 56-43 win over Granite Falls on Friday.

Sound Waters conference to discuss ‘all things Puget Sound’

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island’s ecosystem is one of its most unique and delicate features. Oceanic and land-based flora and fauna intertwine in a complex chain, each link reliant upon the others to maintain the wellbeing of the whole.

Master Gardener training offered in Island County

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00AM

Become a trained Master Gardener, with the help of the Washington State University Island County extension program this year.

Deception Pass Bridge to close for summer paving

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 4:00PM

Deception Pass Bridge will be closed for five nights this summer for paving and bridge maintenance.

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