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Higher winter electric rates sought by PSE

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:07PM

"Citing a big drop in wholesale electric prices and diminished hydroelectric production, Puget Sound Energy asked the state this week to increase residential electric rates 18 percent by Nov. 1. "

Sewer district gets new attorney

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:07PM

"Acting on advice from the state auditor's office, commissioners in the Holmes Harbor Sewer District fired the district's attorney Thursday night, then hired a Bellevue law firm to represent the district as it starts to untangle itself from an ill-advised bond sale. "

Tibet is seen through the art of children

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:07PM

"The Art of the Painting Club an exhibit opening Saturday, Aug. 25, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bayview Gallery, celebrates the art of Tibetan and Sri Lanka children and a new line of note cards, journals and prints by Freeland's Great Path Publishing, with proceeds to benefit the children. "

Island Dance teacher stars in new video

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:07PM

"Jennifer Bondelid, a faculty member at Island Dance in Clinton, recently returned from three weeks in the San Francisco area where she was one of the stars in the video series Esperanto, Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo (Esperanto, a Passport to the Whole World). "

Tree stops careening car short of house

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:07PM

"While writing a speeding ticket Saturday night, Aug. 4, an Island County Sheriff's Deputy watched as an oncoming vehicle went off the highway and through a ditch, glanced off a power pole, then slammed head-on into a tree just in front of a house. "

All-day kindergarten spaces available

  • Aug 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 2:07PM

"South Whidbey Primary School still has spaces available in its full-day kindergarten program, according to Principal Bernie Mahar. "

Port plans to set priorities

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:06PM

The Port of South Whidbey commissioners have called a special meeting to do some prioritizing.

People use wrong end of trail

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:06PM

"Just as the port commissioners feared, people are starting to use the wrong end of Dorothy Cleveland Trail which starts in Possession Beach Waterfront Park. "

Freeland fire station in the works

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:06PM

"Construction of a new fire station for Freeland should begin in September, according to Fire District 3 Chief Don Smith. The 8,000-square-foot building is expected to cost $1.2 million to $1.3 million. "

Intermediate school prepares for new year

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:06PM

"South Whidbey Intermediate School Principal Doug Hale encourages new students in the school district to stop by and register now, well before the opening of school on Sept. 6. "

Hospital happy with new expansion bids

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:06PM

"The second time around went much better for the Whidbey General Hospital expansion project bids. Four bids were opened Wednesday and all were within the approved bid range, "

Holmes Harbor sewer commissioners resign

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:06PM

Three Holmes Harbor Sewer District commissioners gave district ratepayers what they wanted Tuesday night by resigning from their posts.

Bush Point a fishing hot spot

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:06PM

"The west side of Whidbey Island in the Bush Point area is supplying some of the best fishing salmon fishing since the season opened Aug. 1. Word-of-mouth spreads like the common cold among fishermen, and that's all it takes to bring hordes of anglers to the shores at Bush Point. "

Glendale settlement proposal going nowhere

  • Aug 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 2:06PM

"Island County will likely decline a lawsuit settlement offer and proceed with reconstruction of Glendale Road.The group Friends of Glendale Creek filed a lawsuit last month in an attempt to stop work on the project, but so far work has progressed. "

Fire district gets low bid for Freeland station

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:05PM

"If an Arlington-based construction company meets an architect's standards, Fire District 3 has a builder for its new Freeland fire station. "

Clinton development raises concerns

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:05PM

"Humphrey, Glendale roads involved. "

Students gain yearbook expertise at 'Year Boot Camp'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:05PM

Two South Whidbey High School students recently attended the Herff Jones summer workshop at University of Puget Sound for an intensive study of the production of first-class yearbooks.

School fees set to increase

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:05PM

"It will cost athletes this school year more to participate in fall sports, which begin next Monday with the opening day of practice. Artists as well will be paying higher fees, and driver's education will be hiked by $137. "

Appeals court tosses Mirka suit

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:05PM

"On July 30, the Ninth United States Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's 1999 decision to dismiss an anti-discrimination lawsuit brought against the city by Langley resident Julane Mirka. "

"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. "

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