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Regulations won’t go unchallenged, WEAN vows

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Environmental activists plan to challenge Island County in the Western Washington Growth Management Hearing Board again if major changes aren’t made to fish, wildlife and habitat regulations.

New rules irk farmers, environmentalists alike

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

As the county struggles to find a balance between protecting the environment and farmers’ right to maintain their land, neither camp appears happy with the latest regulatory update.

Falling for her garden; artist to launch season

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

Artists of South Whidbey will start their fall season with a meeting next week.

KUDOS | Volunteers remove invasive English holly from the Saratoga Woods Preserve

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteers take a break during a stewardship work party at the Saratoga Woods Preserve outside of Langley. Volunteers spent the morning removing invasive English holly from the forest understory and closing a side trail that was causing erosion. To learn how to volunteer with the Land Trust at a stewardship work party, visit or contact Ida Gianopulos at or 360-222-3310. From left to right: Candy Charlwood, Janet Johnston, Jim Redd, Rob Craig, Dennis Willson, Maria Moon,Gretchen Luxenberg and Fritz Funk. Volunteers not pictured: John Boone, John Joynt.

Langley hosts first Arts Alive day

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 12:00PM

For Langley resident Kim Tinuviel, colors have always struck a special chord. The musician, photographer, multi-media artist and painter recalls a childhood filled with symphonic hues and multi-colored melodies, something she continued to experience as a young adult attending Juilliard and which she would later find to be called synesthesia.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey General Hospital staff are first rate

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, When I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in June 2013, I was unsure where to seek treatment. Should I go to Swedish or Virginia Mason or should I stay close to home? In one of the best choices ever, I elected to use Whidbey General Hospital.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Island Transit Director Martha Rose should stay

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, This is my opinion based on my experience working with Island Transit: 1. We would not have Island Transit without Martha Rose.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Digital subscribers are getting ripped off

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, Your digital edition costs the same as your delivered edition. It includes the same ads. Since the digital edition does not have the materials and labor/delivery costs of the print edition, I have to assume that your digital customers are being greatly ripped off.

Lind’s pharmacy considers corporate ties

  • Sep 5, 2014 at 4:00PM

A longtime South Whidbey pharmacist struggling with industry changes is considering a prescription for corporate ownership.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Fishing a worthy Whidbey tradition

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00AM

“Set the hook, set the hook,” yelled my maddened grandfather. Well, there was no third-time’s-a-charm in this case. I couldn’t have been more than 6, my pole was bent in half, the reel screaming and my feeble yanks to “set the hook” proved too much for him. With a mumbled “Here, let me help,” I was relieved of my burden and looked down to find my pole replaced with a net.

Cops ban Facebook user in hiding

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

A former South Whidbey man hiding out from the long arm of the law in China was recently banned from the Island County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for his trollish activities, according to Detective Ed Wallace.

Whidbey coho derby swims under new leadership

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whidbey Island’s annual silver salmon derby continues this year with a new host. Instead of being organized by the Puget Sound Anglers, which lost its Whidbey Island chapter last year, Sebo’s Do-It Center will run the show as the event’s major sponsor with help from the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club and South Whidbey Sons of the American Legion.

Art project aims to promote global friendship

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 8:00AM

Walking along First Street or Cascade Avenue in Langley this weekend, passerby may have noticed a colorful new 150-foot-long art installation. The Northwest Language Academy recently teamed up with the city of Langley to promote what Josette Hendrix, Northwest Language Academy founder and director, is referring to as a “global friendship art project.

Safety fair in Freeland to focus on emergency preparation

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:53PM

Learn what materials and preparations can help during an emergency at a safety fair Wednesday, Sept. 3. Hosted by Puget Sound Energy in its Freeland community office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from the Island County Emergency Management team, Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross, South Whidbey Fire/EMS and PSE will advise people on what they can do to prepare.

Whidbey, Puget Sound crabbing season ends

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:51PM

Crabbing for most of Washington is over for now. The season officially ended Sept. 1 in all marine areas except those around the San Juan Islands.

Whidbey fair group seeks lease extension

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:51PM

The Island County Fair Association has requested that its current lease on the fairground property be extended until April 1, 2015 to allow county leadership time to discuss the property’s future. Island County commissioners will discuss the request, received by letter Aug. 27, at today’s regular work session.

Clinton girl qualifies for Washington State Fair in dressage

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:50PM

Bucking the flair, adornment and speed of most equestrian competitions, Emma Scotthanson of Clinton will take part in Washington State Fair’s dressage competition.

Whidbey Island Area Fair’s open exhibition winners

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:50PM

These are the winners in food preservation and baked goods at the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

KUDOS | Northwest Institute of Literary Arts class graduation

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:50PM

The Northwest Institute of Literary Arts held its commencement for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The graduation was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 9 at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center. From left to right, graduates Jackie Haskins, Chelsea Knorr, Lawrence Cheek (faculty), Ana Maria Spagna (faculty), Iris Graville and Gina Warren.

Beyond Skill: Figurative painter Golucho visits Whidbey

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:49PM

Throughout the art world, Spanish painter Golucho’s works are regarded as emotional, provocative and masterfully crafted. But according to the painter, philosopher and poet, his artistic technique is a vessel through which he delivers a much deeper message.

Six Bowls project unites a community with shared stories, recipes, art

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:49PM

One year ago, six ceramic and glass artists shaped six unique bowls which would pass through the hands of six poets and dozens of island residents, uniting the Whidbey community in gatherings and conversations about life, art, food and more.

Weekend ride may cause Whidbey traffic congestion

  • Sep 4, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 4:48PM

Drivers should prepare for lots of bicyclists on the roads of Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties this weekend as the Bike MS Deception Pass Classic is Sept. 6-7, the state Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

Memorial Zylstra flagpole receives needed face lift

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:47PM

A flag now flies in front of the county’s historic court house building on a pole that has been broken for more than 10 years.

SHERIFF'S REPORT | A slanderous mother, a false child abuse report and vandalism

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Sep 4, 2014 at 4:47PM

The following items are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Friday, Aug. 15 2:54 a.m. — A loud, barking dog was reported, but its exact location on Fox Spit Road was unknown. In the past, the white Great Pyrenees wandered in the street.

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