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"Cost, difficulty slow Lake Hancock clean-up"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:05PM

"The Department of Ecology won't try to order the Navy to remove creosote-laced logs from its Lake Hancock property, but suggests the removal of any such logs is a good idea. Central Whidbey's Lake Hancock, a former Navy practice bombing site, is the focal point of an effort by several Whidbey Island residents to start a creosote-log removal program throughout Puget Sound. "

Freeland planners get frustrated

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:05PM

"After two-and-a -half years of planning with not a lot to show for it, frustration is showing on the Freeland Subarea Planning Committee. "

Fire District to hire its own project manager for Freeland station

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:04PM

Fire District 3 will hire its own project manager for construction of the new Freeland fire station.

Special filing period set

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:04PM

August 15 is the final day in a special filing period at the Island County Auditor's Office for elective positions for which no one filed during the regular filing period of July 23-27.

Late filings fill out some races

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:04PM

"Final-day filings with the Island County Auditor's Office will fill out several South Whidbey ballot spaces, but will not offer voters much in the way of choices. "

Wording may change on Clinton ferry traffic signs

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:04PM

"The North Sound Ferry Advisory Committee is pondering a plethora of sign possibilities aimed at better informing motorists in Clinton how to proceed to the ferry dock. New signs were installed this spring, but the public reception was cool. "

Neighbors organize against cell tower

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:04PM

"Agroup of property owners at the top of Swede Hill Road are asking that changes be made in Isladn County code relating to cell phone towers, so people living in residential areas don't have to live next to what they consider an unsightly and physically harmful structure. "

County burn ban renewed

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

The Island County Fire Marshal has renewed the existing ban on all outdoor burning in Island County.

Work begins on Southend's fourth traffic light

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

"The ground is being prepared for South Whidbey Island's fourth stoplight on Highway 525. The new light is at the intersection of Bayview Road and and the highway. Motorists can expect to see the lights by November, according to John Snyder of SRV Construction, general contractor for the project. The Oak Harbor firm won the bid for the $800,000 job. "

Port commissioner fined by state agency

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

"The PDC announced this week that South Whidbey Port Commissioner Jim Hawley was one of a number of office holders fined for not filing their personal financial reports on time. It's an annual requirement for elected officials, and the deadline is April 15. "

Chamber provides free fair bus on Sunday

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

The Langley Chamber of Commerce has stepped in where Island Transit could not tread to supply free bus rides to Island County Fairgoers on Sunday.

Fairgrounds are ready for 2001 Island County Fair

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

"Dozens of volunteers scrubbed, swept, and painted at the Island County Fairgrounds this week, preparing the site for its biggest week of the year. Fair events start at 7 a.m. Wednesday in the arena with a display green colts in the first of an almost endless list of animal and livestock shows. Animals will dominate the Wednesday schedule until late afternoon, with the start of the fair's musical entertainment. From there, the fair will roll through Sunday evening, when comedians Williams and Ree close out the fun with their act. "

Local band plays for fair opening Wednesday

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

"The Island County Fair opens Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m. with three island musical groups: Crazed Duck Soup at 4 p.m., the Bourbon Street Delinquents at 5:30 and Delta Rain at 6:30, plus more events. "

Whidbey Children's Theater performs at the Fair

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

"The young performers of Whidbey Children's Theater will present their final show of the summer on Thursday, Aug. 16, opening day of the Island County Fair. Made in the USA is a song and dance revue of American music featuring New Orleans jazz, country western pop and oldies rock and roll. It features 21 actors, singers and dancers ages 10-16. "

Hot weather is a surprise to islanders

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

"It's finally summer on South Whidbey. The current heat wave is sending some people to the beaches, keeping some indoors and some complaining about lack of air conditioning. And local parks and beaches are getting more use by boaters and picnickers. "

Penguin imposter causes a stir on Whidbey

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

"Reports of a penguin at Bush Point Thursday night turned out to be false, although by Friday morning rumors were rampant that a penguin had been seen on the island. After all, with global warming there are some strange things happening in nature. "

Highland Games bring Scotland to Whidbey

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:03PM

"The historic Greenbank Farm will become part of the Scottish highlands for a day when the Whidbey Island Highland Games return on Saturday, Aug. 11. "

Coupeville Arts Festival is this weekend

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:02PM

Arts are in the spotlight at this annual festival in historic Coupeville.

Slightly Retired

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:02PM

Why the Northwest has no fireflies

Langley's Oakley tames the Rock again: Triathlon records fall

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:02PM

Val Keller drops into the chilly waters of Lone Lake as the women's wave of the Tri-the-Rock triathlon headed for the starting line Saturday morning. The race was won for the second time by Peter Oakley of Langley.

Kids camp out with paramedics

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:02PM

">Fire District 3's new Saratoga Fire Station came alive Monday for the first day of Base Camp 911, sponsored by the Whidbey Island Paramedic Association with assistance from Fire District 3 and state and local police agencies. Twenty-three boys and girls ages 8-12 were obviously having a great time at the camp even though the schedule was hectic. "

Juniors battle in tennis tourney

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:02PM

"Eighteen girls and 15 boys between the ages of 10 and 18 took the court at South Whidbey High School the weekend of July 20 and 21, for the second annual South Whidbey Parks and Recreation Junior Tennis Tournament. "

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:02PM

Your porch may be attacked this week under cover of night.

Islanders compete in O-Mok-See games

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:02PM

"The Wild West was revisited by a group of Whidbey Island horseback riders recently when they competed in the sport of pattern horse racing called O-Mok-See in Vernal, Utah. "

Anglers anticipate salmon success

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:01PM

"Waters all around Whidbey Island opened for salmon fishing Aug. 1. If you want to fish from Whidbey Island, every place is open, from the tip of North Whidbey to the tip of South Whidbey. "

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