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Local driver shares her DUI story with a national audience

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:35AM

Jessica Leon passes by the spot on Bayview Road every day, where she stood in handcuffs in the pouring rain getting arrested for driving under the influence. It’s a daily reminder of a dark chapter in her life, but also that she is doing the right thing now.

State says yes to deal

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:35AM

Port can take over marina FREELAND — State officials have given their blessing to the transfer of the Langley marina to the Port of South Whidbey. But not in writing.

VIDEO: 2007 Highland Games

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:34AM

The 2007 Highland Games attracted Celtic clans and fans to Greenbank Farm this year. Watch the video.

City council continues to support historic preservation

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:34AM

Staff to research strain on city employees and financial impact LANGLEY — Langley council members have asked the city to take a close look at how much it will cost the city to get a historic preservation program up and running. Councilman Bob Waterman, the chairman of the council’s historic preservation committee, introduced a draft historical preservation ordinance to his fellow council members Wednesday.

City council continues to support historic preservation

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:34AM

Staff to research strain on city employees and financial impact LANGLEY — Langley council members have asked the city to take a close look at how much it will cost the city to get a historic preservation program up and running. Councilman Bob Waterman, the chairman of the council’s historic preservation committee, introduced a draft historical preservation ordinance to his fellow council members Wednesday.

Kids get an early taste of the fair

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:34AM

Dairy goats and their owners from Kidding Around 4-H Club and others got an early taste of the Island County Fair when they presented their animals for judging Wednesday. One goat owner, Arianna Broyles, 4, of Clinton, brought Dot, her LaMancha. Arianna entered Dot in the Peewee Showmanship class, where kids under 8 get to show their animals.

Search starts for the greatest zuke

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:34AM

Jamie Summerland is just 6, but even at her tender age, she seems to already have the drive of a super gardener who is destined to live up to her sunny name. Jamie lives in Coupeville and is a first-time entrant in the Island County Fair’s giant zucchini contest. Judging starts at noon Sunday, Aug. 19, in front of the 4-H Building on the fairgrounds.

Volunteer docs keep the fair safe

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:34AM

Katie, Emma and Maria Leese have been working hard all year to get their Romney sheep ready for prime time at the Island County Fair. But first, they have to get by Dr. Robert Moody.

VIDEO: Island County Fair gets underway

  • Aug 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:33AM

Catch the action at the start of this year's Island County Fair. The fair runs through Sunday in Langley. For details on Saturday's and Sunday's events, pick up the Saturday edition of The South Whidbey Record.

VIDEO; 4-H at the Island County Fair

  • Aug 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:33AM

Island youth talk about the animals they've brought to this year's Island County Fair.

Logging company to start work at county campground

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:33AM

COUPEVILLE — Island County Commissioners approved a contract for selective logging at Rhododendron County Park Campground. Though the cutting proposal had been controversial when first proposed – some questioned whether tree cutting would hurt the park’s signature plant, or lead to the loss of old growth trees — the logging contract was unanimously approved Monday with little discussion and no public comment.

Commissioners to interview three candidates for Shelton’s replacement

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:33AM

The board of Island County commissioners will publicly interview three applicants for the commissioner’s position that will soon be open after the resignation of Commissioner Mike Shelton.

Policy would limit building in Langley’s growth area

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:33AM

If Langley’s volunteer planners get their way, large parts of the city’s urban growth area would remain undeveloped even after the land is annexed into town. Volunteers helping to update Langley’s growth plan want the city to adopt a policy that would leave 85 percent of the land that’s pulled within city limits as “open space” untouched by development.

4-H auction brings record prices for meat

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:33AM

LANGLEY — Pigs are very intelligent animals. And it seemed as if they knew that their ham was in jeopardy when their handlers showed them at Saturday’s 4-H Livestock Auction at the Island County Fair.

4-H auction brings record prices for meat

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:33AM

LANGLEY — Pigs are very intelligent animals. And it seemed as if they knew that their ham was in jeopardy when their handlers showed them at Saturday’s 4-H Livestock Auction at the Island County Fair.

Auction called off: County says no tax foreclosures planned

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:33AM

COUPEVILLE — For perhaps the first time in Island County history, the county will not auction away the properties of people who have not paid their back taxes. More than a dozen properties are usually put on the auction block each year after property owners fail to pay their taxes for three years running.

VIDEO: Pig Taxi

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:33AM

Watch how this little piggie goes to market at the Island County Fair.

VIDEO: Island County Fair Pie Contest

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:32AM

Judges for this year's 4-H pie contest at the Island County Fair pick a winner.

New trails named for Whidbey Island conservationists

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:32AM

As glaciers melt unnaturally fast and forests everywhere are felled, a life spent conserving the wilderness deserves recognition, if not sainthood. Acting on a request by Save The Trees, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has named 7.4 acres of South Whidbey State Park the “Ryan Addition” after Whidbey conservationists Al and Maurine Ryan.

Freeland growth plan makes its way to Olympia

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:32AM

Timing on ballot measure not settled FREELAND — While Island County has placed Freeland’s plan for growth in the hands of the state for review, incorporation proponents differ over when voters will get to decide if Freeland becomes a city.

Looking back Langley’s past

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:32AM

LANGLEY — It’s your chance to make history, or at least help record it. The South Whidbey Historical Society is asking residents for stories, artifacts and pictures. While pioneer-era memorabilia is still as sought after as ever, the society wants to begin a collection of information from a younger chapter of Langley’s history: the period from the mid-1960s through the 1980s.

PSE tree trimming worries neighbors along Coles Road

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:32AM

LANGLEY — A group of Coles Road neighbors met Wednesday with Puget Sound Energy to raise concerns about trees being cut down near power lines in their neighborhood. Earlier in the week, PSE began trimming trees along Coles Road. The Bellevue-based utility has vowed to become more aggressive in removing branches and trees near its lines in the aftermath of storms last winter that left millions in western Washington without power.

Teen driver won’t face DUI charges

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:31AM

The teenage driver who caused a major crash on Highway 525 in June will not be charged with driving under the influence. Even though Nicole Parnell, 17, had been arrested after the accident on suspicion of DUI, Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks said the county does not have enough evidence to press charges.

Strow drops bid for commissioner

  • Aug 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:31AM

State Rep. Chris Strow said he is pulling his hat out of the ring in the race to replace Island County Commissioner Mike Shelton.

Freeland man moves to establish MADD chapter

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2013 at 10:31AM

After the death of Jim Gervais’ daughter Karen he got angry and decided to do something about it. And when he did, he got MADD. Gervais decided to establish a Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter on Whidbey’s South End.

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