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Residents blast county's weed-spraying policy

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

A coalition of Whidbey Island residents concerned with the countyís policy of spraying roadside vegetation with herbicides gathered at Mondayís county commissionersí meeting to air their grievances.

Controversial Exxon station opens as Shell

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

Without much fanfare, a new gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Highway 525 and Fish Road in Freeland opened Saturday.

Budget-cutting mood doesn’t kill firefighters’ raise

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

Though expecting to lose about $80,000 in expected income next year due to Initiative 747 and falling investment interest rates, the three commissioners of Fire Protection District 3 agreed last week to reimburse district volunteers a higher rate and pay more in stipends for administrative help.

Live-fire training vital for district

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

Fire District burns houses as teaching tool

Fishing gear to be removed

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

Professional divers will soon be ridding Puget Sound of some of its “derelict gear,” the technical name given to the hundreds of tons of fishing debris — such as lost or abandoned nets and crab pots — that poses a significant threat to salmon and other native wildlife.

Navy jet crashes near Forks

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

The Navy is investigating the crash of a jet from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. It went down Thursday afternoon on the Olympic Peninsula near Forks.

Parks and Rec slashes budget, schedules levy

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

Though forced to cut almost $16,000 out of their 2002 budget after Washington voters approved Initiative 747 last week, the five commissioners of the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District probably will not increase the district’s levy amount when it goes to a vote in February.

Election tally nears conclusion

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

Several South Whidbey electoral races that were still close contests last week have firmed up over the past few days as election officials at the Island County Auditor’s Office have been counting out the last ballots.

I-747 forces reductions in services by county

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

In the face of daunting fiscal setbacks resulting from the passage of Initiative 747, Island County’s elected officials continue to negotiate cutbacks as they deal with a smaller budget.

Flu clinics on again, off again

  • Nov 17, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 12:58PM

Shortages and supply problems associated with flu vaccine ordered by Whidbey Island pharmacies and the Island County Health Department made a schedule of immunization clinics during the last two weeks ephemeral at best.

Local skate park grant falls through

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

South Whidbey’s yet unbuilt skate and bicycle park has received some bad news.

Gambling comes to Langley

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

China City will add pull tabs

Police arrest 3 in crime spree

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

Langley police arrested three teenaged boys last week in connection with an all-night crime spree two weeks earlier that involved several cases of stolen beer, a stolen car and a stolen cellular phone.

Bayview intersection work waits until spring

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

South Whidbey drivers will get a break from the construction delays at Bayview and Highway 525 for the winter months.

Students learn as interns

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

Post-graduation plan will be requirement

Traffic, fish return to Glendale

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

Glendale residents had to take the good with the bad last week.

Students learn about giving

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

Grant fuels philanthropy project

Middle school officials can't 'duct' a promise

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

They had their backs to the wall. Taped to the wall that is.

Jolley guilty on 1 of 3 charges

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

Glenn Jolley, a counselor who had offices in Oak Harbor and Freeland, was found guilty Monday of one count of indecent liberties.

Commissioners clash over fines on open burning

  • Nov 10, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 12:57PM

The wording of the outdoor burning ordinance adopted by the Island County Board of Commissioners a few weeks ago does not jibe with current state law, and needs to be changed.

Small Whidbey voter pool supports Webster, I-747

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:56PM

A slowly escalating vote count at the Island County Auditor’s Office from Tuesday’s election showed late this week that Whidbey Island voters made clear choices in a handful of contested elections.

Whidbey feels election's effects

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:56PM

Southend ready for I-747

Vending machines pay off for district

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:56PM

There was a time when the only food available to students during the school day — besides lunch from home — was prepared in the school’s cafeteria. The situation is different now.

Eagle population continues to rise

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:56PM

Whidbey Island’s eagles soar, dive, preen and eat as always, unaware that their legal status may be about to change.

Will there be enough?

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:56PM

Local donations steady in spite of Sept. 11

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