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Whidbey Audubon Society bestows two scholarships

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

The Whidbey Audubon Society 2014 scholarship awardees are Caitlyn Connolly of Coupeville High School and Rachel Crowther of Oak Harbor High School.

Island County OKs some fair association building expenses

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

State required electrical upgrades at the Island County Fairgrounds will be covered by Island County.

Coming soon to Navy base: six P8-A squadrons

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 6:00PM

The Navy has decided to base six P8-A squadrons at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the close of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement this month. The Navy weighed two alternatives during the SEIS process and chose the option to base six fleet squadrons at NAS Whidbey and six fleet squadrons plus the replacement squadron at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida.

Accused Coupeville cop was “tricked,” judge says

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 2:00PM

There’s nothing unusual about the police using a ruse against a criminal suspect. Such trickery can be “legal and appropriate,” said Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock.

North Whidbey man accused of kidnapping, brutal rape

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 8:00AM

North Whidbey resident Darcy Zook got the scare of a lifetime when police caught a suspect in a brutal rape and kidnapping case hiding in an orchard just outside her doors Saturday.

Taproom@Bayview Corner to bring nightlife, beer variety to town

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

Two Whidbey Island residents will bring a bit of nightlife to the South End this week.

Langley parks commission sets work plan

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 4:00PM

The citizen commission in charge of Langley’s parks and open spaces has set an ambitious work plan for itself in the coming year. Speaking to the city council June 16, commission Chairwoman Nancy Rowan said the group would like to see a commitment from the city staff to create a budget for them to accomplish some work preserving open space in town. She cited a 2009 survey of Langley residents who stated parks were a high priority. “It shows that people want walking trails and beach walks,” she said.

Safety concerns doom Pottery Shed at Island County Fairgrounds

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

A small structure on the Island County Fairgrounds will be torn down this weekend. According to Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, county Facilities Director Larry Van Horn recommended the demolition of the Pottery Shed for safety reasons. Described as a small lean-to attached to the Malone Building, it will be taken down on Saturday.

Second Street in Langley opens for traffic

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 4:00PM

With the plaza complete, Second Street is open for parking and traffic, though it looks a bit like a tamed Wild West until the striping of lanes and parking spaces is finished this week, weather permitting. Langley Director of Community Planning Jeff Arango said the construction crew needs at least 24 hours of no rain to line the street. Tables and benches for the plaza — a raised, wide crosswalk designed to use visual cues for drivers to pay attention — between Callahan’s Firehouse and the South Whidbey Commons should arrive soon.

Island County's public health money troubles also a statewide issue

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 16, 2014 at 9:32AM

Island County’s Public Health Department is feeling a financial pinch that appears to be a statewide issue.

Boat ramp plan earns praise from boaters, gripes from neighbors

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Jun 15, 2014 at 7:12AM

At least two neighbors of the Possession Beach boat ramp have concerns about noise mitigation with the proposed new design.

Whidbey crabbing season begins July 3

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Shellfish season for delectable Dungeness and red rock crab begins July 3 around Whidbey Island. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 — all of the waters surrounding the island — open to recreational harvest Thursdays through Mondays each week through Sept. 1.

Island County Board of Health honors 15 heroes

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County residents, organizations and businesses were honored this month as recipients of the Linda Lee Martens Memorial Community Health Hero award. The Island County Board of Health convenes annually with the Community Health Advisory Board to honor the recipients that are selected out of a pool nominated by the community.

Island County transportation meetings delayed

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

Meetings to discuss the Island County Transportation Element have been delayed and are pending reschedule. The meetings were to occur on Camano Island, in Oak Harbor and Freeland in late June. When rescheduled, the meetings will present poster displays, a mapping station and the opportunity to comment in writing on the county’s transportation needs and services.

Road closure planned for Freeland's Celebrate America

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:39PM

Celebrate America, Freeland’s premier July 3 event, recently announced the event will result in several road closures. The following roads will be closed from 2 to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 3:

Identity thieves target South Whidbey mail

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

A rash of mail thefts has occurred on South Whidbey in recent weeks, the Island County Sheriff’s Office has announced. According to an email alert sent out by Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, thefts have been reported island-wide, but have been concentrated on the South End. The thieves may be targeting specific mail, he warned.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | A pulled knife, a man with a blow torch and pilfered mail

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

The following items are 9-1-1 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct. Saturday, May 31 11:13 a.m. — A caller on Harbor View Drive reported two people fell off the bluff.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Friends asked for help, community responded

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, The Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund would like to thank everyone who responded to our spring letter. Through the generosity of the people of South Whidbey, the group is able to continue helping South Whidbey neighbors with medically-related expenses who cannot afford to pay.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bring Americans home to defend us from Americans

  • Jun 13, 2014 at 4:33PM

Editor, I just have to comment about guns and gun control issues. I am angry.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WICA’s “Our Town” show is top-notch, a must see

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, I attended the opening night performance of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, or WICA. I went merely as a self-imposed obligation to friends in the cast and because I have great respect for the director, Tim Rarick.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | View price tag for First Street proposal too much

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, I must honestly admit that I would deeply regret the loss of my view if Mr. Francisco’s plans for First Street become a reality. I live here, and I don’t use that phrase lightly. This is my home and I know that I’m one of the luckiest people in the world to have such a beautiful one. But I would be concerned about such a radical change to the character of First Street even if I was only a neighbor.

LMS seventh graders win boys league track title

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

First place belonged to the seventh-grade boys track and field team from Langley Middle School after edging King’s by 10.5 points in the Cascade League championship meet June 2.

Greenbank Birth & Women’s Center | New arrival

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

A warm welcome to Mina Bell Janes born at home March 17, 2014 to parents Courtney Taylor and Mike Janes, and big sister Taylor Junebug of Freeland.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Confessions of a bunny killer: part 2

  • Jun 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

They’re after me. It’s true. This is no joke. They read my column last week or something because the little devils know, and they are after me. Now I must admit that nothing has actually happened yet. In fact, our exchanges have been all too brief, but I fear confrontation may be a foregone conclusion as sightings are increasing by the day.

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