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LEDs to light Langley’s streets

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 10:00AM

Heeding the advice and concern of Langley citizens, as well as data from the American Medical Association, Langley officials will replace nearly all 100 traditional sodium streetlights with 3,000-Kelvin bulb light emitting diodes, also known as LEDs. Mayor Tim Callison said at Monday night’s city council meeting that the city expects to save $2,500 a year as a result of the switch. The savings will eventually be used to replace 4,000-Kelvin bulbs installed on Second Street two years ago during a renovation project.

Photo contest for Island County comp plan art

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00PM

The county is holding a photo contest to decide the art that will be featured on the cover pages of chapters in the county’s comprehensive plan. Eleven photos will be chosen for the comprehensive plan, with the county looking for pictures for ten chapters and the plan’s front cover. Photos will illustrate the theme of each section, as the chapters include land use, shoreline management, historic preservation and more.

Asphalt paving west of Coupeville

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00PM

Drivers are advised to be aware that several roads west of Coupeville will see construction crews working to complete pavement preservation projects this week. Sherman Road from State Highway 20 to Cemetery Road, Black Road from Sherman Road to Broadway Street and Madrona Way from town limits to Good Lane will undergo asphalt paving between July 18 and 22.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Reporting captured emotional moment

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 6:00PM

I heard it with my own ears so I read Evan Thompson’s 10th Legislative District state Senate forum article.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Reporting captured emotional moment

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 6:00PM

I heard it with my own ears so I read Evan Thompson’s 10th Legislative District state Senate forum article.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Homola walks the walk, deserves vote

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00PM

Angie Homola is running for the Washington State Senate. She will get my vote and here’s why:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Recent viewpoint sheds light on cops

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00PM

I would like to thank Island County Sheriff Mark Brown for his recent opinion piece on the dedication of local law enforcement. I come from an extended law enforcement family, and my relations are good people who got into the field to try and make the world a better place (kind of a family mission).

New WAIF program aims to snip feral cat population

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 6:00PM

‘The more the merrier’ is a philosophy the Whidbey Island Animal Improvement Foundation, or WAIF, tends to embrace when it comes to taking in cats and dogs. But as the old saying goes, too much of a good thing is a bad thing, and this rings true when Shari Bibich considers the island’s significant feral and free-roaming cat population. The Shelter Manager of WAIF’s Coupeville facility, Bibich says the foundation has begun to readdress this issue with a new program, CATsNIP.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Public forgotten in festival mishap

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

This year’s Maxwelton Parade had to be the biggest and best event in their long history. How is it possible that a small beach community with only volunteers can organize an event such as this that gives so much pleasure to so many year after year? No admittance fee, No fee to be in the parade and No parking fees.

VIEWPOINT | Whidbey ECO Net changes with seasons

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00PM

Summer is here; the days are long and the weather is amazing! It is hard not to get out and enjoy the beautiful, natural wonders that Whidbey Island has to offer us.

Music takes to the forest to drive South Whidbey State Park usage

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 10:00AM

The old growth forests of South Whidbey State Park have always been a prime destination for hiking and trail running, but the park will have a different element over the weekend — live music. Nonprofit organization Friends of South Whidbey State Park has organized the first-ever Forest Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the park’s amphitheater in an initiative to increase the park’s usage. South Whidbey’s “conductor of fun” and go-to host Jim Freeman will emcee the festival, and five Whidbey-based groups will perform throughout the afternoon with performers covering a range of genres from jazz to maritime tunes to bluegrass.

Ten South Whidbey grads to compete at collegiate level

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00PM

While one journey has just ended for South Whidbey High School’s graduating seniors, another is just beginning for a select few.

South Whidbey School District increases mental health funding

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 8:00AM

It’s a little bit of money that could go a long way in addressing mental health problems for South Whidbey students, an Island County official said.

Port of South Whidbey officials promise slow, measured approach to fairgrounds

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Jul 17, 2016 at 9:12AM

For better or worse, voters will decide the fate of the Island County Fairgrounds in just two weeks time. The primary election is Aug. 2 and it will determine whether ownership of the 13-acre facility is transferred to an optimistic Port of South Whidbey and a property-funding 5-cent tax hike OK’d, or if stewardship will remain with a reluctant board of county commissioners, a body that’s said the fairgrounds’ proverbial checkbook is quickly running out of pages.

School Board considers renaming South Whidbey High School stadium after respected coach

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 10:00AM

“Coach” Jim Leierer’s legacy may be cemented in more ways than just in the hearts of those who knew him. The South Whidbey School District board of directors discussed renaming South Whidbey High School’s stadium after the longtime football coach at a workshop meeting Wednesday night.

South Whidbey “heroes” release debut album

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 10:00AM

To many, the members of Western Heroes are South Whidbey legends. For years their grooves have gotten people young and old out of their seats and onto the dance floor.

Shocking news: organizations partner to bring defibrillators to public streets, parks on South End

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 4:08PM

Representatives from a slew of Whidbey Island organizations have teamed up to roll out the first of three automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be located in public places on the South End. The installment of the AEDs is part of a push from Rotary of Whidbey-Westside, WhidbeyHealth Hospital Foundation and South Whidbey Parks & Rec to bring defibrillators out of business closets and onto the streets for public usage.

Scholarships awarded by Langley Masonic Lodge

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 2:00PM

The Langley Masonic Lodge recently awarded scholarships to juniors at South Whidbey High School as part of an annual tradition over the past 30 years.

Langley United Methodist Church youth group donates $1,000 to Ryan’s House

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 12:00PM

The Langley United Methodist Church youth group awarded $1,000 to Ryan’s House, a safe haven for at-risk and homeless teens.

Motorists should expect delays on Highway 20 through October, Department of Transportation says

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 2:00PM

Between now and October, Island County residents and visitors can expect considerable delays when traveling on Highway 20 south of Coupeville. Crews began construction between Jacobs Road and Morris Road on June 13, reducing the one-mile stretch of road to a single lane between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Ballots for Island County August election sent out

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 10:00AM

Local delivery ballots for the August primary election were sent in the mail on Tuesday, July 12. A measure concerning Island County Fairgrounds property ownership and a property tax increase to support it is included in the ballot. Also on the ballot is the race for the state Senate’s 10th Legislative District. The candidates are Angie Homola, D-Oak Harbor, Nick Petrish, D-Anacortes and incumbent Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor.

Applications sought for Island County hotel-motel tax

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 6:00PM

Island County’s Lodging and Tax Advisory Committee is accepting proposal applications for the 2017 Island County 2 percent Hotel-Motel Tax tourism promotions. The program is estimated to bring in $246,000 in lodging tax revenue that will eventually be allocated in various grants in 2017. In the past, the grants have funded roughly 20-25 proposals for Island County events, visitor centers and tourism activities.

Remembrance of ‘Coach’ scheduled at South Whidbey High School

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 6:00PM

A remembrance of Jim “Coach” Leierer’s life will be held at 2 p.m. July 23, in the South Whidbey High School Gym on Maxwelton Road. Leierer was a longtime coach of the Langley and South Whidbey High School football programs.

Scoreboard ad plan approved by South Whidbey School District board

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 4:00PM

The South Whidbey School District board of directors approved a marketing and fundraising plan that will help pay for the purchase of new scoreboards for South Whidbey High School at a workshop meeting Wednesday night. The plan, proposed by Maintenance Director Brian Miller and community member Jon Chapman, will give businesses the opportunity to purchase long-term advertising on the back of Waterman Field’s press box and main gymnasium wall.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Far right ploy used in recent letter

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is in response to a letter to the editor from Ed Hickey, “Hillary Clinton could upend amendment rights,” in the July 4 edition of The Record. Mr. Hickey claims that if the country were left in Hillary Clinton’s hands she would “attack the first and second amendments” by filling the Supreme Court with judges who have leftist agendas.

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