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City council postpones Highlands decision

  • Jul 12, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:22PM

The Langley City Council postponed a decision on the Highlands, the largest development in city history, after council members raised a multitude of questions about the project last week.

Fire district questions deal from WGH

  • Jul 12, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:22PM

Fire districts and Whidbey General Hospital officials are continuing to struggle over the best way to provide emergency services to the public. While Whidbey General Hospital is asking local fire districts to play a larger role in providing basic life support services, commissioners with Island County Fire District 3 are questioning the viability of the hospital’s plan.

Inmate dies in county lockup

  • Jul 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:22PM

Island County says inmate dies during custody.

Greenbank Farm hires new manager

  • Jul 10, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:22PM

Cheryl Sagmeister will replace former Greenbank Farm director Laura Blankenship.

Rising construction costs may change Commons project

  • Jul 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:22PM

Increased construction cost could mean a change in plans for The Commons, a planned community center for all ages in Bayview. Even so, supporters say the project will be built on time and no corners will be cut.

Woe is we: Ferry riders face long lines

  • Jul 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:22PM

Ferry travelers faced a grueling two-hour wait as visitors left Whidbey Island Wednesday after the Fourth of July holiday. It was one of the worst waits in recent memory. In Clinton the long line of cars waiting for the ferry snaked up Highway 525 past the end of the ferry holding lane. At times vehicles were stopped beyond Campbell Road, almost to Ken’s Korner shopping mall.

Langley to condemn fairground property

  • Jul 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:22PM

After several failed attempts, the city of Langley has ended negotiations with the Island County Fair Board about an easement over the fairgrounds. Instead, city officials are taking legal steps to acquire the property needed to build a new road through condemnation and eminent domain proceedings.

Legal challenges wind down, sewer study ahead

  • Jul 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

The legal challenges by Main Street Sewer District to become the sewer entity for Freeland appear to be finished. But that isn’t going to stop commissioners with Main Street from pushing their case forward in the court of public opinion.

Supporters, opponents of I-933 are near even in campaign contributions

  • Jul 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Campaigns for and against Initiative 933 have raised almost equal amounts, but supporters of the controversial proposal are now facing a much-depleted war chest after wrapping up their signature drive to get I-933 onto the ballot.

Local golf course has not yet sold

  • Jul 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

The Island Greens Golf Course and Driving Range is for sale. Current owners Karen and Dave Anderson would like to preserve the popular links as a 9-hole golf course. The Andersons have turned down offers from potential buyers who wanted to purchase the property to build homes on the land.

Councilman Allderdice resigns from post

  • Jul 6, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Langley City Councilman Doug Allderdice resigned Wednesday.

School board may increase graduation requirements

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Students graduating in 2010 may have to take a few more classes to earn their diploma at South Whidbey High School. A proposal to increase graduation requirements at the high school will be considered by the South Whidbey Board of Education this summer.

Fine art sale this week benefits Youth Connection

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Not all the art is in booths on the streets of Langley this weekend. One of South Whidbey’s most popular art sales coincides with Choochokam, South Whidbey’s well-known arts festival.

Interesting hobby is just a stone’s throw away

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

The Whidbey Pebble Pushers are tumbling down to the South End this weekend for a rock and gem show and sale. The free event will feature a wide variety of displays, including individual collections, large collective displays and a fossil display gathered by a paleontologist.

Public calls for ex-director’s return

  • Jul 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

The public had one clear message for the Greenbank Farm leadership during a special Port of Coupeville meeting on Monday: An onsite manager must be hired to fill the vacancy left by former executive director Laura Blankenship. Fast.

Public calls for ex-director’s return

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

The public had one clear message for the Greenbank Farm leadership during a special Port of Coupeville meeting on Monday: An onsite manager must be hired to fill the vacancy left by former executive director Laura Blankenship. Fast.

Quake shakes Whidbey Island

  • Jul 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 shook Whidbey and Camano islands Tuesday afternoon.

I-933 backers submit petitions to state

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Backers of a controversial initiative on land-use regulations say they've got enough signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.

Congressman Larsen makes third trip to Iraq

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Iraq is showing slow signs of progress, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen said Monday at the close of his third visit to Baghdad.

Celebrate America returns to Freeland Park

  • Jul 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:21PM

Organizers of the Freeland Park Independence Day celebration are putting a couple of new spins on a South Whidbey tradition. This year the fireworks show and festivities on July 3 will feature activities ranging from old-favorites to new activities that require the audience to get up and shout.

Proposed ‘condo’ garages cause concern

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

No more storage units on Highway 525 into Freeland. That’s the message some Freeland residents are sending to Island County planners after an Edmonds man asked the county if it was OK to build condo-style garages for recreational vehicles on the corner of Highway 525 and Mutiny Bay Road.

Maxwelton Parade celebrates 91st year

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

The Maxwelton Fourth of July Parade celebrates its 91st anniversary this year and a woman who has been at 56 of the parades will serve as the Grand Marshal. Mary Bowen has been chosen as Grand Marshal and is looking forward to tossing candy to the kids as she rides in a convertible down Maxwelton Road.

Freeland Library to close for major remodel

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

The Freeland Library will close its doors to the public next Saturday for a six-month remodeling project that will cost $346,000. For library patrons, that means children, teen and adult programs that were scheduled for later this month at the library will be shifted to Trinity Lutheran Church. And readers who don’t want to hit the road to borrow books from another Sno-Isle library can visit the bookmobile on Fridays at the church, starting July 28.

New owner takes over 1504 Café

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

Some customers have sat in the same chair while drinking their morning coffee since 1989 when the 1504 Café in Freeland opened. One man actually brought in his own TV to watch the news channel during his visits. The TV has been at the coffee shop ever since. Many customers have stayed the same over the past 17 years, but ownership of the espresso hotspot has changed twice. Now, it’s the third time.

Friends of Friends welcomes new director

  • Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:20PM

Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, the South Whidbey volunteer safety net, has helped South Enders struggling to keep up with rising healthcare cost for 10 years. Now, for the first time since it was founded, the group is facing a major change in its leadership.

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